Monthly Archives: November 2011

Derek Dooley, Micromanagement and TPS Reports: How Corporacracy is Failing the Tennessee Football Program

Things have gotten a little ugly in Big Orange country since the Vol football team decided to not show up and compete 100% in what the fans believed was an important game in Lexington on Gameday 13.  Here’s the latest article to put the spotlight on how things are working out with the Vol football program.

Derek Dooley, Micromanagement and TPS Reports: How Corporacracy is Failing the Tennessee Football Program
http://www.feelslike98.com/featured/derek-dooley-micromanagement-and-tps-reports-how-corporacracy-is-failing-tennessee/11/28/2011/#comment-4236  

 

Vol Stuff (11/30/11)

Lady Vols roll by in-state rival 82-43
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/112911aaa.html  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1134056.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/30/lady-vols-rip-middle-tennessee-82-43/?sportscollege  

Getting to know the Lady Vols Harrison sisters
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/112911aaa.html  

SEC championship game central (video)
http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/SECSPORTS/SPORTS/FOOTBALL/2011FootballChampionship.aspx  

UGA’s road to the SECCG
http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/229757/georgia-the-road-to-atlanta.aspx  

SEC has #1 ranked team in football & basketball
http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/229762/sec-boasts-top-ranked-footballbasketball-teams.aspx  

Another SEC coach reportedly headed to Big 10
http://tracking.si.com/2011/11/30/report-mississippi-state-coach-dan-mullen-close-to-a-deal-with-penn-state/?sct=cf_t2_a3  

Sideline cheer from the 2011 regular season
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/33010839/ns/sports-college_football/displaymode/1247/?beginSlide=1  

Vol Stuff (11/29/11)

Kelsey Robinson named SEC volleyball player of the year
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-volley/spec-rel/112811aaf.html  

Lady Vols tip it up with MTSU tonight at 7pm on SportsSouth
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/112811aah.html  

Former Vol players words scarring an already injured football program
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/28/2592389/former-players-words-scarring-an-already-injured-program  

Tough lessons learned in Vol football woes
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/nov/29/tough-lessons-learned-football-woes/  

Dooley gets another commitment from his alma mater in Athens
http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2011/11/28/tennessees-derek-dooley-begins-climb-with-commitment-from-georgia-rb/?cxntfid=blogs_recruiting  

A letter from a Tennessee football fan
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/958967-just-a-little-letter-from-a-vol-fan  

Mission is clear, Dooley must get Vols out of the bottom tier of SEC
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/29/facing-it-is-tough-vols-bottom-tier/?sportsColumns  

Malik Jackson chose Vols on a leap of faith
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/nov/29/jackson-took-leap-faith-ut/  

Vol football info bytes
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/29/clarke-central-runner-commits-to-ut/?sportscollege  

Oakland now 2-0 versus Vols
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1133703.html  

http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/28/2595284/oakland-89-tennessee-81-the-work-of-sisyphus  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/112811aaa.html   

SEC title game marks 20th year anniversary
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/29/sec-title-game-in-20th-year-of-dazzling/?sportscollege  

SEC power rankings
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/34004/sec-power-rankings-week-14-2  

SEC weekend rewind
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/34033/page/WeekendRewind/weekend-rewind-sec-7  

Vol Stuff (11/28/11)

Vols-Oakland tip it up tonight @ 9pm on ESPNU
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/112711aab.html  

Vol hoopsters play a trap game with Oakland for 2nd straight year
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/28/2590981/tennessee-at-oakland-preview-same-trap-new-location  

#1 Baylor tops Lady Vols
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1133120.html  

http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/112711aaa.html  

Stats say Vols halftime defensive adjustments worked out well
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/27/2590164/finding-hope-in-which-i-convince-you-that-our-in-game-adjustments-are  

A bad season ends has a terrible ending
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/nov/28/just-terrible-loss-season-vols/  

Young Vols don’t understand what it takes to win in the SEC
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/nov/28/youth-hurts-team-crushing-loss-kentucky/  

Vol football program hits rock bottom
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1133117.html  

http://www.dnj.com/article/20111128/SPORTS/111280309/Dooley-Vols-hit-rock-bottom  

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111128/SPORTS0601/311280028/Vols-hit-bottom-2011-season-full-new-lows?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports Tennessee Volunteers  

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/958058-tennessee-volunteers-have-found-the-rocky-bottom  

More questions than answers as Vols begin an early off-season
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/28/questions-abound-as-vols-offseason-begins/?sportscollege  

Vols lack of effort against Kentucky puts Dooley on hot seat for 2012
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/957110-tennessee-vols-football-welcome-to-the-hotseat-derek-dooley  

Rocky Top weekend re-wind
http://www.utsports.com/genrel/112711aaa.html  

Vol bits & pieces
http://www.shoppernewsnow.com/columnTemplates/west.aspx  

SEC bowl projections
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7289592/urban-meyer-joins-ohio-state-buckeyes-coach-1-year-hiatus-sources-say  

Vols in the NFL
http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1299768  

Reports indicate Urban Meyer is headed to Ohio State
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/urban-meyer-accepts-ohio-state-job-112811   

Despite 2011 2nd half collapses, stats say Vols defense did something right at halftime

As tough as the 2nd halves were this season, stats indicate the Vols defensive staff was doing something right at halftime.  If the team wasn’t a national title contender, the Vol defense stepped it up in the 2nd half during the 2011 schedule.

 

Vol defensive staff was doing something right at halftime

http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/27/2590164/finding-hope-in-which-i-convince-you-that-our-in-game-adjustments-are

Vol Stuff (11/27/11)

Lady Vols get home court shot at #1 Baylor
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/112611aac.html  

Vols earn holiday vacation as Kentucky breaks the streak
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1130264.html  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/112611aaa.html

http://www.nooga.com/24517_kentucky-catastrophe/  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/27/receiver-at-qb-keys-kentucky-past-vols/?sports  

Grading the Vols on Gameday 13 loss to Kentucky
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1132762.html  

Vols give Cat fans a first in a lifetime
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/27/first-in-a-lifetime-moment-thrills-cats/?sportsColumns 

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1132901.html  

2011 Vols hit bottom
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33930/hitting-a-bottom-sobering-for-vols  

Lots of lessons from Gameday 13 for Vols to take into 2012
http://www.foxsportstennessee.com/11/26/11/Volunteers-take-difficult-lessons-in-5-7/landing.html?blockID=612848&feedID=3882  

It’s attitude adjustment time for Vol football program
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111127/COLUMNIST0202/311270061/David-Climer-Dooley-must-start-today-repair-attitude-players?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE  

It now has to be next year for Dooley
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/26/2588371/tennessee-kentucky-derek-dooley-it-has-to-be-next-year#storyjump  

Gameday 13 Vols video central
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1132821.html  

How the Vols made a quarterback legend out of a wide receiver
http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/27/1974059/john-clay-how-matt-roark-became.html  

Gameday 13 SEC lessons
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33978/what-we-learned-in-the-sec-week-13-4  

SEC Gameday 13 helmet stickers
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/33972/sec-helmet-stickers-week-13-3  

It now has to be next year for Dooley

Following a horrendous loss to Kentucky to end the 2011 season, Vol fans look to 2012.  Next season appears to be big for a lot of reasons and in particularly for Derek Dooley.  The linked article does a very good job breaking it down on just how big 2012 is for the Vols coaching staff.

It has to be next year…..

http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/26/2588371/tennessee-kentucky-derek-dooley-it-has-to-be-next-year#storyjump

Gameday 13 Vol Stuff

Gameday 13 is the same set up as in 2010.  Vols have to win the
last regular season game against Kentucky in order to go to a bowl
game and get a much needed extra month of practice for a young football
team.  Some sports scribes seem to think last week was the challenge
and once the Vandy win was in the books, beating Kentucky is a formality.
I don’t really see it that way as Kentucky appears to have enough left
in the tank to get after the Vols on Gameday 13.  I was in Sanford Stadium
last week & saw Kentucky take that game into the 4th quarter against UGA.
Kentucky had to leave Athens feeling pretty good about themselves and
their chances on their home field against Tennessee.  Bray should be closer
to his old self on Gameday 13 as he clearly was rusty last week against
Vandy.  Bray having his A game in Lexington is crucial for the Vols in this
matchup.  Kentucky has stuggled to score points and the Vols need to make
sure they get enough on the board that the Vol defense won’t have their backs
against the wall.  The Vol defense has shown signs of improvement but they’re
getting pretty nicked up in the secondary.  Injuries are part of the game but
as a Vol fan, you hope the Vol offense takes some pressure off a patched up
Vol defense against Kentucky.  If the Vols can make it 27 in a row over
Kentucky, it’ll be Nashville or Memphis for the holidays.  That would be a good
outcome for this Vol team and I suspect the fans will turn out like last year
with good support for a bowl appearance.  It’s been a tough season but the young
Vols are beginning to show signs they might have the players to make some noise
in 2012.  First things first, let’s take care of some important busines in blue
grass country on Gameday 13.  And if that happens, let’s hope Dooley and the
Vols have another locker room party but without any rogue videos of the head
coach smack talking being posted on YouTube.
 

Vols Gameday 13 info
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112111aar.html  

http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1298555  

Tennessee-Kentucky matchup analysis
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1132583.html  

Tennessee & Kentucky see streak from different sides
http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/article/Tennessee-Kentucky-see-different-sides-of-streak-2292172.php  

Gametime decision on Kentucky QB starter
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1132636.html  

Gameday 13 SEC picks
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1132405.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/26/sec-picks-for-saturday-nov-26-games/?sportscollege  

Is Peyton Manning’s NFL playing career over?
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111125/COLUMNIST0202/311250040/David-Climer-Peyton-Manning-s-career-could-end-sooner-than-you-think?odyssey=mod|mostview  

SEC holds all the cards for Music City Bowl
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111126/COLUMNIST0202/311260023/David-Climer-SEC-holds-all-cards-Music-City-Bowl-spot?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports%20Tennessee%20Volunteers  

 

Vol Stuff (11/25/11)

Tennessee-Kentucky preview
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/25/2584966/tennessee-at-kentucky-preview-this-post-is-brought-to-you-by-the  

26 reasons to be thankful for Kentucky football
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/955498-tennessee-vols-football-26-reasons-to-be-thankful-for-the-kentucky-wildcats  

Mo Couch stepping up for Vols defense
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/25/change-in-couch-paying-off-for-ut/?sportscollege  

Vol keys to the game & Gameday 13 picks
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/11/24/2583464/rtts-locks-keys-week-12  

Former Vols Randy Sanders and Tee Martin out to break Cats losing streak to Tennessee
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/25/former-vols-sanders-martin-trying-to-end-kentucky/?sportsColumns  

Former Vol Jason Witten takes down Cowboy cheerleader on crossing pattern
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Video-Jason-Witten-tackles-a-Cowboys-cheerleade?urn=nfl-wp12497