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  


Vol Stuff (11/30/11)

Lady Vols roll by in-state rival 82-43  

Getting to know the Lady Vols Harrison sisters  

SEC championship game central (video)  

UGA’s road to the SECCG  

SEC has #1 ranked team in football & basketball  

Another SEC coach reportedly headed to Big 10  

Sideline cheer from the 2011 regular season  

Vol Stuff (11/29/11)

Kelsey Robinson named SEC volleyball player of the year  

Lady Vols tip it up with MTSU tonight at 7pm on SportsSouth  

Former Vol players words scarring an already injured football program  

Tough lessons learned in Vol football woes  

Dooley gets another commitment from his alma mater in Athens  

A letter from a Tennessee football fan  

Mission is clear, Dooley must get Vols out of the bottom tier of SEC  

Malik Jackson chose Vols on a leap of faith  

Vol football info bytes  

Oakland now 2-0 versus Vols   

SEC title game marks 20th year anniversary  

SEC power rankings  

SEC weekend rewind  

Vol Stuff (11/28/11)

Vols-Oakland tip it up tonight @ 9pm on ESPNU  

Vol hoopsters play a trap game with Oakland for 2nd straight year  

#1 Baylor tops Lady Vols  

Stats say Vols halftime defensive adjustments worked out well  

A bad season ends has a terrible ending  

Young Vols don’t understand what it takes to win in the SEC  

Vol football program hits rock bottom|topnews|text|Sports Tennessee Volunteers  

More questions than answers as Vols begin an early off-season  

Vols lack of effort against Kentucky puts Dooley on hot seat for 2012  

Rocky Top weekend re-wind  

Vol bits & pieces  

SEC bowl projections  

Vols in the NFL  

Reports indicate Urban Meyer is headed to Ohio State   

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

Vol Stuff (11/27/11)

Lady Vols get home court shot at #1 Baylor  

Vols earn holiday vacation as Kentucky breaks the streak  

Grading the Vols on Gameday 13 loss to Kentucky  

Vols give Cat fans a first in a lifetime  

2011 Vols hit bottom  

Lots of lessons from Gameday 13 for Vols to take into 2012  

It’s attitude adjustment time for Vol football program|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE  

It now has to be next year for Dooley  

Gameday 13 Vols video central  

How the Vols made a quarterback legend out of a wide receiver  

Gameday 13 SEC lessons  

SEC Gameday 13 helmet stickers  

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…..

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  

Tennessee-Kentucky matchup analysis  

Tennessee & Kentucky see streak from different sides  

Gametime decision on Kentucky QB starter  

Gameday 13 SEC picks  

Is Peyton Manning’s NFL playing career over?|mostview  

SEC holds all the cards for Music City Bowl|topnews|text|Sports%20Tennessee%20Volunteers  


Vol Stuff (11/25/11)

Tennessee-Kentucky preview  

26 reasons to be thankful for Kentucky football  

Mo Couch stepping up for Vols defense  

Vol keys to the game & Gameday 13 picks  

Former Vols Randy Sanders and Tee Martin out to break Cats losing streak to Tennessee  

Former Vol Jason Witten takes down Cowboy cheerleader on crossing pattern