Daily Archives: March 24, 2013

Delicate fee-fees in Knoxville

This is amusing on a number of levels:

… Former Vol players won’t miss Dooley either after they say he turned them away from attending practices and being connected to the program.

“No one expects red carpet but we do expect to be able to go watch spring practice,” said former UT QB Erik Ainge, who hosts a radio show on Tennessee Sports Radio 1180. Ainge said one time Dooley reached out to him to be his “spin doctor” in the media. “I sat in front of his office with his secretary and we talked for 45 minutes. I knew everybody over there better than he did. His dry cleaning wasn’t done properly, so he was making them re-starch his drycleaning. And I just sat there for 45 minutes.

“He made it really hard. Tennessee fans are begging for you to give ‘em something to get excited about. It’s as much a part of the culture here in East Tennessee as anything. You got Dollywood and UT. He made it really hard even for the die-hards to get on board.”

SOD evidently never learned the first rule of head coaching:  It’s okay to be an asshole.  As long as you’re winning.

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What is this “strength and conditioning” you speak of?

I’m not sure what the opposite of “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” is, but John Jenkins admits there was a point last season when the scales tipped for him at 370 pounds.

Between that and his academic disqualification for the bowl game, you have to wonder how seriously he took that commit to the G stuff.

“It was a lot of frustration,” Jenkins said. “Things happen. I can’t dwell on the past. I have to look forward to the future.”

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