Monthly Archives: November 2012

Vol Stuff (11/30/12)

The Gruden rumors get louder
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/30/former-super-bowl-winner-gruden-mulls/  

http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/11/30/3709378/gruden-mulling-tennessee-offer-per-chattanooga-times-free-press-report  

What is the fair market value for Jon Gruden?
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/11/29/3708222/what-is-the-fair-market-value-for-jon-gruden  

Vols & Georgetown tip it up tonight, 6:30pm – ESPN TV
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/112812aaa.html  

Vols-Georgetown preview
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1426159-tennessee-vs-georgetown-previewing-the-key-matchups  

Georgetown brings a lot of history to the court
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/30/tennessee-vols-face-history-in-visiting-hoyas/?sportscollege  

Young Lady Vols adapting to a new style
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2012/nov/30/young-lady-vols-still-adapting-new-style/  

What to watch in the SECC game
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/56851/what-to-watch-in-the-sec-week-14-3  

Can Mark Richt & Dawgs seize the moment?
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-11-29/sec-championship-game-2012-alabama-vs-georgia-mark-richt-big-games-aaron-murray  

The road to the SECC game
  UGA
http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/239721/georgia-the-road-to-atlanta.aspx  
  Bama
http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/239763/alabama-the-road-to-atlanta.aspx#  

SECC game Q&A
http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/239798/sec-championship-qa-gary-danielson.aspx  

Monte Kiffin resigns as USC DC
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-11-29/monte-kiffin-resigns-lane-kiffin-usc-trojans-matt-barkley-oregon-ducks-tampa-bay  

Championship week picks
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1245110.html  

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Vol Stuff (11/29/12)

Can Jon Gruden be a home run hire & solution for Vols
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/29/is-gruden-the-right-solution-for-the-vols/?sports  

Gruden or bust for Vols?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1425822-jon-gruden-or-bust-more-like-gruden-or-other-great-coach-for-volunteers  

Gruden rumor mill running in overdrive
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/29/jon-gruden-tennessee-coaching-rumors-swirling/?sportscollege  

Lady Vols trip MTSU in OT
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2012/nov/29/williams-powers-lady-vols-through-ot/  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/112812aab.html  

http://www.nooga.com/158702/lady-vols-rally-to-beat-mtsu-in-overtime-88-81/  

Vols hoops report
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/112812aac.html  

Can Kenny Hall become consistent contributor for Vols?
http://www.nooga.com/158667/hall-delivers-for-vols-but-can-he-become-consistent/  

Vols to play 2013 hoops tourney in Bahamas
http://www.nooga.com/158699/vols-in-2013-battle-4-atlantis-tournament/  

A living history of the Dooley era
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/11/28/3682434/the-derek-dooley-era-an-rtt-living-history  

The dark side of Nick Saban
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-dave-hyde-commentary-1128-20121126,0,7025960.column  

MTSU to C-USA
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/21176630/report-middle-tennessee-state-florida-atlantic-to-join-conference-usa  

Louisville to ACC
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/jeremy-fowler/21172310/acc-takes-louisville-to-replace-maryland-all-conference-presidents-picked-cardinals  

Championship week TV schedule
http://cfn.scout.com/2/557860.html  

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Vol Stuff (11/28/12)

Recruiting, The Gruden Effect
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/11/27/3696186/recruiting-the-gruden-effect  

Gruden to Tennessee includes ownership in Browns?
http://wreg.com/2012/11/27/news-channel-3-learns-of-tennessees-new-twist-to-lure-gruden/  

Jon Gruden’s silence is interesting
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/28/chattanooga-shouldnt-jon-gruden-say-something/?sportsColumns  

Best recruiting fits for vacant SEC jobs
http://247sports.com/Article/Who-are-the-best-candidates-for-SEC-jobs-in-terms-of-recruiting-103690  

Auburn & Arkansas primary competitors in Tennessee coaching search
http://www.nooga.com/158663/auburn-and-arkansas-among-chief-competitors-in-tennessee-coaching-search/  

A few key questions hold the key to Vol’s football future
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/nov/26/vols-future-may-rely-on-answers-to-key-questions/  

Reasons for Bray to come back for senior season
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1424436-tennessee-football-why-tyler-bray-shouldnt-declare-for-the-nfl-draft  

Vol hoopsters are much better than what Oakland saw last year
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/27/martins-vols-much-better-than-oakland-saw-last/?sportsColumns 

Lady Vols-MTSU tip it up tonight, 7pm
http://www.utsports.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/112712aac.html   

Lady Vols knee deep in hoops talent
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2012/nov/28/lady-vols-knee-deep-talent/  

Diamond Vols sign 10
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/112612aab.html  

Game of his life coming up for UGA’s Mark Richt
http://www.foxsportssouth.com/11/26/12/The-Blitz-For-Richt-a-chance-at-validati/msn_landing.html?blockID=825975&feedID=4354  

Kentucky lands a Stoops to head up football program
http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/48996/sources-mark-stoops-to-kentucky  

Vandy no stepping stone for Franklin
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/11/27/vanderbilt-james-franklin-no-stepping-stone.ap/index.html?sct=cf_t2_a9  

Gameday 13 lessons
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/21141913/what-we-learned-as-top-of-bcs-holds-bottom-may-lead-to-armageddon  

ACC looks to expand in 2013
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/11/28/acc-expansion-plans.ap/index.html?sct=cf_t2_a3  

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Vol Stuff (11/27/12)

Jon Gruden is the only name creating a unified buzz for UT
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/27/grudens-name-only-one-creating-unified-buzz-for-ut/?sportsColumns  

Vols coaching vacancy has mass appeal
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1243839.html  

Vols coaching search heating up
http://tennessee.247sports.com/Article/Tennessee-coaching-search-could-heat-up-soon-103272  

Bob Stoops & Jimbo Fisher say no interest in Tennessee job
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/27/fisher-stoops-deny-ut-interest-tennessee-vols/?sportscollege  

Future uncertain for Tennessee football
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2012/nov/27/future-uncertain-vol-football/  

3rd time is the charm, Vols get a hoops win over Oakland
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1244019.html  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/112612aab.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/27/trae-golden-vols-rip-grizzlies-tennessee/?sportscollege  

http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/11/26/3695330/vols-cruise-win-oakland-series-on-aggregate  

Vols in the CFL update
http://www.utsports.com/blog/2012/11/vols-in-cfl-wrap-up-1126.html  

SEC hots & nots
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/56583/hot-and-not-in-the-sec-14  

SECC smack talk begins, UGA’s Rambo says Dawgs more talented than Bama
http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-georgia-sports/2012/11/25/ugas-rambo-i-feel-like-were-more-talented-than-alabama/?cxntfid=blogs_atlanta_georgia_sports  

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Vol Stuff (11/26/12)

Can even Jon Gruden dig Tennessee football out of current mess?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1420533-even-if-tennessee-gets-jon-gruden-vols-arent-returning-to-prominence  

Who Killed Tennessee Football?  (Marvin West)
http://www.shoppernewsnow.com/columnTemplates/west.aspx  

Vols tip it up with Oakland 7pm on Fox Sport South
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/112412aaa.html  

Vols-Oakland preview
http://www.nooga.com/158627/preview-tennessee-vs-oakland/  

Vols look to reverse history against Oaklan
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1421519-tennessee-volunteers-look-to-reverse-history-against-oakland-golden-grizzlies  

Lady Vols romp to 4th W of the season
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1243519.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/26/lady-vols-trounces-alcorn-state-90-37/?sportscollege  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/112512aaa.html  

Vols looking forward past a disappointing 2012
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/26/vols-looking-forward-ut-players-assess/?Sports-College08Football  

Winners & losers from Vols-Cats gameday
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1421893-tennessee-football-winners-and-losers-from-the-week-13-game-vs-kentucky  

Vols get a quick dose of off-season drama with Sunday morning arrest
http://www.nooga.com/158634/report-tennessee-tight-end-brendan-downs-arrested/  

Smokey IX is a Vol for Life
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1421603-tennessee-volunteers-football-smokey-ix-is-definitely-a-vol-for-life  

Sumlin and A&M make a quick impact in SEC
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/11/25/aggies-sec-first-year-success.ap/index.html?sct=cf_t2_a17  

UGA & Bama to sort out who from SEC goes for another BCS title
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/26/georgia-bama-to-fight-for-shot-at-national-title/?sports  

SECC Game cheap seats going for $400
http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-georgia-sports/2012/11/25/sec-championship-cheap-seats-priced-at-320/?cxntfid=blogs_atlanta_georgia_sports  

SEC title game loser also loses out on BCS bowl
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/26/sec-title-game-loser-left-out/?sportscollege  

Does ND actually have a legit shot at SEC champ?
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf–sec-rout-of-notre-dame-far-from-guaranteed-205348035.html  

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Vol Stuff (11/25/12)

Lady Vols tip it up with Alcorn State today @ 2pm
http://www.utsports.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/112312aab.html  

Recaps from Vols win over Kentucky
http://www.nooga.com/158625/instant-analysis-tennessee-37-kentucky-17/  

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/gameflash/2012/11/24/49677/  

http://cfn.scout.com/2/557718.html  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/112412aaa.html  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1243159.html  

http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/239611/tennessee-tops-kentucky-37-17.aspx  

Tribute to Vol seniors
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112412aar.html  

Vols football notebook
http://www.nooga.com/158628/tennessee-notebook-seniors-go-out-on-a-high-note-juniors-quiet-about-nfl/  

Jim Chaney king for a day
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/25/vols-interim-chaney-king-for-a-day-at-least/?sportsColumns  

Lessons from Vols-Kentucky gameday
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1419039-tennessee-football-10-things-we-learned-from-the-vols-win-vs-kentucky  

What will Vol juniors decide on NFL draft?
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/25/tennessee-vols-junior-trio-on-hold-on-nfl/?Sports-College08Football  

Grading the Vols win over Cats
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1243177.html  

New Vol staff will have recruiting bridges to mend
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/25/area-teams-ignored-by-dooley-staff/?sports  

All eyes now on Atlanta & the SECC Game
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-11-25/alabama-vs-georgia-sec-championship-ohio-state-stanford-pac-12-johnny-manziel  

Bowl projections
http://cfn.scout.com/2/557866.html  

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Gameday 13 Vol Stuff

Unlike last year’s season-ending game against Kentucky, the 2012
Vols do not have a bowl game to play for, do not have a 26 year old
streak to continue, do not have their head coach on the sideline and
they do not know who will be named to run the football program in a
few days or weeks.  The Tennessee football program is not where it
needs to be or where the fans expect it to be.  By any measuring stick,
2012 has been a disappointing season.  A season that appeared to offer
a much different ending when it kicked off in the Georgia Dome somehow
took a nosedive after a few tough early season losses and landed in a
place Vol fans didn’t want to be again.  What happened? Whose fault was
it? Did the new defensive staff hose the season up?  Do the Vols just
not have SEC caliber talent? The questions are endless.  But the conclusion
is once again the painful outcome of no bowl and another coaching change. 

I cannot imagine the pressure that is currently on Athletic Director Dave
Hart and the UT administration.  This hire has to be right.  It has to be
a coach that can get results on gamedays.  It has to be a coach that can
attract top level recruits to wear orange.  It has to be a coach that will
pump up a fan base that is totally deflated after 5 long years of losing
records and 3 coaching changes.  I’ve been following Tennessee football
since the 60’s and I cannot recall a more important hiring decision than
what is in progress on The Hill at this time. 

So while all the drama is happening around another coaching change for the
Vols, somehow the team has to show up & play a long-time rival who is
also going through a coaching change.  The reality is Kentucky started the
downfall of Derek Dooley as the Tennessee coach.  Many fans gave up on Dooley
being able to get the program back to the top of the SEC after the pathetic
performance in Lexington last season.  Fair or not, that game defined the
fans expectations of Dooley going into 2012.  Unfortunately, those expectations
played out during the season and now an iterim head coach attempts to close
out the 2012 season with an infrequent victory.  If not for the chaos that is
also present with the Kentucky program as the Cats go through a coaching change,
there would not be a lot of reason for optimism that the Vols could defend
Neyland and get the W.  On this last gameday of the 2012 season for the Vols
and Cats, there should be enough motivation from last year’s loss and pride
to defend the home field against the visiting team.  It’s a little late but the
Vols should be able to finally get a win in the SEC.  Back-to-back seasons with
a single conference victory, who could have ever imagined the Tennessee Volunteer
football program at that level?

I cannot imagine the pressure that is currently being felt by the team that is
charged with making a coaching hire and fixing the Tennessee football program.
This one is big, let’s all hope the powers in charge hit the home run that is
desperately needed. 

Vols-Cats Gameday Central
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/111912aav.html  

Vols-Cats preview
http://www.nooga.com/158614/preview-tennessee-vs-kentucky/  

Vols face team that started the latest football program mess
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/24/vols-facing-foe-that-began-mess/?sports  

The keys to the game for Vols
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2012/11/23/3678880/rtts-locks-keys-week-12  

Does Dooley leave Vols better off than Kiffin did?
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/24/Gree-does-dooley-leave-vols-better-than-kiffin-did/?sportsColumns  

Remembering the highs & lows of the Derek Dooley era
http://www.nooga.com/158605/remembering-the-highs-and-lows-of-the-derek-dooley-era/  

Getting to know Vol senior Mychal Rivera
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112312aab.html  

Vols to honor R.A. Dickey at today’s game
http://www.utsports.com/blog/2012/11/vols-to-honor-ra-dickey-at-ut-kentucky-football-game.html  

SEC Gameday 13 picks
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1242811.html  

Gameday 13 TV Schedule
http://cfn.scout.com/2/557860.html  

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Vol Stuff (11/23/12)

What are the message boards saying about Jon Gruden & Vols?
http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/11/21/jon-gruden-to-tennessee-what-are-the-vols-message-boards-saying/  

Vol players left to wonder one more time
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/23/vols-players-left-to-wonder-again/?sports  

NFL draft decisions coming for Vol underclassmen
http://www2.counton2.com/sports/2012/nov/22/vols-bray-hunter-patterson-have-choices-to-make-ar-5024970/  

How Vol hoopsters matchup in next 3 games
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1418487-tennessee-basketball-how-the-vols-match-up-against-oakland-georgetown-and-uva  

SEC fans upset with cell phone service at games
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/sec-schools-hear-fans-frustrated-over-cell-service-112112  

Duke extends David Cutcliffe’s contract through 2019
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8659579/david-cutcliffe-duke-blue-devils-agrees-long-term-extension  

Heisman hunt nearing unprecedented finish
http://www.foxsportssouth.com/11/21/12/Heisman-nearing-unprecedented-finish/msn_landing.html?blockID=823861&feedID=4354  

7 teams with a shot at the BCS title
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/andy_staples/11/22/week-13-walkthrough/index.html?sct=cf_t11_a0  

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