Monthly Archives: September 2012

Vol Stuff (10/1/12)

Tyler Bray believes Vols are improving  

Vols can take away some positives from Gameday 5 loss  

What Dooley’s pep talk for Vols needs to include  

Four downs from Vols Gameday 5  

Where do Vols go from here?  

SEC Gameday 5 lessons  

Post-Gameday 5 SEC bowl projections  

Spurrier can’t stop thinking about all those long runs by UGA freshmen  

The SEC Sunday notes package  

Big offensive numbers put up on Gameday 5  

Top teams Gameday 5 thoughts & notes  

Post-Gameday 5 bowl projections  

New Top 25  


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Vol Stuff (9/30/12)

Vols Gameday 5 recaps  

“We are leaving here a better team than when we got here” – Derek Dooley  

Why the Vols will be a 2013 SEC contender  

Cordarrelle Patterson makes up his own trick play for Vols–ncaaf.html  

Vols post-game videos  

Growing pains but progress for Vols in Gameday 5 loss  

Grading the Vols on Gameday 5  

Analyses of shootout in Athens  


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Gameday 5 Vol Stuff

Let the 2012 SEC gauntlet begin for the Tennessee Volunteers. Here comes
four straight ranked opponents for the Vols with three of those games road
trips and the lone home game is only against the top ranked team in the
country.  This seems to happen every year lately but at least the Vols
aren’t playing both the 1st & 2nd ranked teams this year like they did in
2011.  For Vol fans, Gameday 5 doesn’t look very promising with a road trip
to play the #5 ranked team.  UGA features an extremely balanced offense
featuring 2 of the best running backs (both freshman) in the country while putting
what can be a dominating, game changing defense on the other side of the ball.
On paper, this just is not a good matchup for the Vols based on what we’ve
seen from both teams this season.  For the Vols to have any shot at pulling the
road upset today in Athens, some things must happen.  1) Vols absolutely have
to play a full 60 minute game.  We saw very clearly what happens when they don’t
against a good team on Gameday 3 against UF.  2) Somehow, the Vol defense has to
avoid giving up the big play.  We were warned there is a major challenging when
transitioning to the 3-4 scheme and we’re now living through that with busted
assignments that easily can be game changers.  Vols cannot afford those kind of
plays today against a good UGA team on their home field.  3) Tyler Bray has to
play big boys ball and stop pouting when he gets popped by a blitzing UGA
defender.  If he has any shot of making noise at the next level with his NFL
caliber arm, he has to deal with pressure from good teams better than he has
demonstrated so far.  4) Play solid in the kicking game.  Vols have a decent
chance of being as good or better than the home team in the kicking game.  Make
the most of that chance, it’s always the difference if the game is close.  Even
if all 4 of these things go the Vols way, they still probably need some help
from UGA to pull the road upset.

Bottom line, Dooley and the Vols have to beat a ranked team at some point if
all is going to work out well in the end.  Today is the next chance to do
that against a team the Vols have pulled that level of road upset before (2004).
On paper, this is far from a good matchup for the Vols.  Fortunately, what
happens on the field trumps anything on paper.  The Vols need to show up
between the hedges and get it done on the field today.  It’s going to be
anything but easy but it’s definitely not going to get any easier over this
four game stretch. 

Vols-UGA preview; The Adult Table  

Sizing up the Vols-UGA Gameday 5 battle  

Vols motivated by being picked as a 2 TD dog  

Vols & the passing premium, airing it out  

Vols-UGA may test the scoreboard today  

Vols must have consistent QB play in crucial stretch  

UGA likely to get better today with return of 2 suspended players  

Dawggone family pickle for Dooleys with Vols-UGA Gameday  

Take the Vols & the points in today’s picks  

Vols-UGA picked as an upset watch  

3 keys to Vols pulling the upset in Athens  

Will UGA players focus be in Athens or Columbia today?  

SEC Gameday 5 previews & TV times  

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Vol Stuff (9/28/12)

Vols-UGA previews  

Vols-UGA huge game for Vols in recruiting  

5 keys for Vols to pull the road upset in Athens  

Vols will have plenty of challenges & opportunities against UGA  

Vols looking to pick up first SEC win against UGA  

Can Vols passing game get it done against UGA  

Vols practice report  

The legend of Vol A.J. Johnson continues to grow  

Comparing the weapons in Vols-UGA matchup  

Is Todd Gurley UGA’s best since Hershell?  

Can UGA QB Aaron Murray exploit Vols secondary?  

UGA QB Aaron Murray doesn’t like to get hit  

Barbara Dooley pulling for Vols against hometown UGA  

UGA helping lead a SEC East revival  

What impact will Vols-UGA have on retail sales?  

Vol hoops target Jonathan Williams III to announce on Oct 18  

Vol netters continue doubles success  

Former Vols Stanley Morgan nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame  

Former Lady Vol Kara Lawson receives WNBA award  

SEC Gameday 5 predictions  

Around the SEC on Gameday 5  

Gameday 5 predictions  

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Barbara Dooley pulling for the Vols

No surprise that Barbara Dooley will be pulling for Derek and the Vols in Athens this week.  In a radio interview earlier this week, Vince also said he would be pulling for the Vols in the privacy of his home with the curtains pulled so no high tech camera could catch his reactions to the game.  Let’s hope the Dooley’s have a really fun Gameday 5 as the Vols come into their hometown for a SEC battle.  

Vol Stuff (9/27/12)

Vols-UGA preview  

Vols have Georgia on their mind 

A statistics based Vols-UGA preview  

Vol practice reports  

The good, bad & ugly from Vols first 4 games  

Vols recruiting news 

Vol fans need to give Derek Dooley a break  

Vols offense to be challenged by UGA 3-4 defense  

James Stone settles in at center for Vols  

Tyler Bray & Aaron Murray good friends  

2012 has the same feel of 2004 to Mark Richt  

UGA vows to not overlook Vols  

UGA expected to have suspended players back for Vols  

Can Vols pull off another Sanford Stadium shocker?  

Vols face uncertainty with upcoming SEC schedule gauntlet  

Eric Berry goes puppy shopping  

Vols have tough non-conference hoops schedule  

Profile of Vol 5 start hoops commitment Robert Hubbs III  

Vols in the NFL wrap-up  

UGA makes a believer out of Vandy’s Franklin  

What SEC fans should be talking about  

Another bowl game?!?  

Week 5 college football TV schedule  

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Vol Stuff (9/26/12)

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Mark Richt leary of Vols  

Vols will have to play consistent to have a shot of upseting UGA  

Herman Lathers calls out Vols for road trip to UGA  

Rajion Neal tightens grip on starting tailback for Vols  

Young players stepping up for Vols  

Vols know UGA will bring balanced offensive attack  

Vols on the outlook for UGA big plays  

Vols maximize kicking game in Gameday 4 victory  

Vols final Gameday 4 player report  

UGA sizes up Vols 

UGA has already gone through the transition pains of the 3-4 defense  

How future Vol opponents did on Gameday 4  

Did Vol fans start tuning off Derek Dooley after loss to Florida?  

Nia Moore a “sleeper” for Lady Vols  

14 of 16 Lady Vol SEC games to be televised  

Updates made to Vols hoops schedule  

How do the SEC QB’s stack up after week 4  



Vol Stuff (9/25/12)

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Vols Gameday 4 grades  

Winners and losers from Vols Gameday 4  

Vols practice report  

Vols enter the 2012 schedule gauntlet  

Vols Gameday 5 Central  

Georgia routinely a pivotal game for Vols  

Can Vols win redemption in Athens?  

Gameday 5 is a critical SEC road trip for Dooley & Vols  

Are Vols a threat to streaking UGA?  

Vols week 4 trending report  

Tough to assess Derek Dooley’s 2012 coaching through 4 games  

Vols statistical rankings after week 4  

SEC Gameday 4 Players of the Week  

SEC Gameday 4 wrap  

SEC Gameday 6 TV schedule  

Gameday 4 SEC hots & nots  

6 cities, including Atlanta, considered for BCS title game  

Week 4 hots & nots


Vol Stuff (9/24/12)

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Byron Moore earns recognition as the SEC defensive player of the week  

Vols rushing attack takes a step in the right direction  

Vols still don’t have a team identity 4 games into the season  

Lessons from Vols-Zips battle  

Vols-Zips animated drive chart  

Zips feel good about Neyland performance  

3 keys for Vols against Bulldogs  

Snarky rivalry between Vols & Bulldogs  (Marvin West)  

Mark Richt talks matchup with Vols  

Gametime decision on Rambo & Ogletree for UGA  

SEC post-Gameday 4 notes  

SEC bowl projections  

Spurrier bails again on taking questions from the media–ncaaf.html  

SEC Gameday 4 helmet stickers  

What was important from Gameday 4  


Vol Stuff (9/23/12)

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Vols get it done in the 4th quarter to zap Zips  

The good & bad of Vols Gameday 4 win  

Vols report card for Gameday 4  

Bryon Moore steps up for Vols secondary  

Offensive line coach Pittman sees improvment in Vols line play  

Vols Gameday 4 post-game videos  

Vols top 6 performances of last 30 years  

Former Vol Da’Rick Rogers puts up 303 yards receiving for Tennessee Tech  

UGA runs Vandy out of Athens