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 on: Today at 12:27:12 AM 
Started by Black Diamond Vol - Last post by Tnphil
There's new kids on the block now.

 on: Today at 12:26:19 AM 
Started by PirateVOL - Last post by Tnphil
Sad! And prayers.

I read on TOS John was in the hospital.....she left to go home and was in a accident?

 on: Yesterday at 07:04:31 PM 
Started by Black Diamond Vol - Last post by Black Diamond Vol
...so boring and unwatchable in the post-Tiger era.

 on: Yesterday at 01:52:37 PM 
Started by PirateVOL - Last post by PirateVOL
It's 42 Days and a wakeup till its FOOTBALL TIME in TENNESSEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guido and his wife J

The gang at a tailgate (Checkout granny holding TROLo, who Guido named)


 on: July 22, 2017, 11:34:15 EDT 
Started by volsboy - Last post by BanditVol
And the last two years are all I really care about.  Of course he's going to struggle vs. ranked teams at Central Michigan and Cincinnati.  And his first two years at UT were in a stacked like never before SEC, with a couple of the worst rosters in UT history (and two straight years with zero draft picks to prove it).  Only in 2015 did he begin to work on a somewhat level playing field. 

I am going to say that 8-4 is the basement I expect.  In other words, that is my minimum expectation for the Vols.  We should never be worse than that.  And that Jones got us there 3 years after the Dooley debacle is actually not bad at all, no matter how much some whine about it.

Also, let me point out that when I set a standard, generally one game less is acceptable (though just barely).  So for instance, this year I expect 7-5 but 6-6 would be enough for me to be okay with one more season for Jones.

And about this season...it's the final exception to my "8-4 is the floor" rule.  I am allowing that because of the tremendous number of leaders we lost from last year.  Consider it my final concession to Jones for inheriting the mess Dooley left behind.  From 2018 on, I expect 8-4 as a minimum.

I think the odds of 8 regular season wins or more this year are actually pretty good, but the intangibles of new QB, past inconsistency at OL, and lack of defensive performance at the end of last season (and was that coaching or injuries?) lead me to predict 7-5.  But I think 8 or 9 or even 10 wins is possible.

 on: July 22, 2017, 11:19:30 EDT 
Started by volsboy - Last post by BanditVol
Our numbers were heavily penalized by Dooley.  In his last two seasons, he was 1-14 in the SEC, and the one win was in OT vs. Vandy, and among the 14 was the loss to Kentucky's third string QB(who was actually a WR).

You can't make shizzle like that up.   

And people wonder why it took Jones so long to get us to a modicum of respectability.

 on: July 22, 2017, 11:16:34 EDT 
Started by Black Diamond Vol - Last post by BanditVol
Keep all the tennis and golf to yourself, but I'd love to see the other three. 

 on: July 22, 2017, 08:19:09 EDT 
Started by Black Diamond Vol - Last post by Black Diamond Vol
...is the "2017 Championship of Bags".  Which is basically the Super Bowl of Cornhole (I'm assuming.  I'd hate to think that some lesser Cornhole tournament would warrant national TV coverage.).

I'll bet all of these guys are SEC tailgaters in the Fall.

 on: July 22, 2017, 06:59:32 EDT 
Started by PirateVOL - Last post by BanditVol
Naht-ur-ahl.  Gaus.

RIP Barbara.

 on: July 22, 2017, 01:10:13 EDT 
Started by droner - Last post by Tnphil
Yeah...that's the ticket. The NCAA about to drop the hammer on Ole Miss and they bring in more trouble if they hired Kiffy Boy. The NCAA would close their INDY office and open up a new headquarters in Oxford.

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