CFA Bowl thoughts: Eat mor oranj.

A few scattered thoughts as I watched the CFA Bowl unfold:

  • It wasn’t one of Monte Kiffin’s finest hours, that’s for sure – especially since he had a month to prepare for one of the less complex offensive schemes out there.  Heck, Georgia Tech did a better job holding down the Hokies’ scoring than the Vols did.
  • Tyrod Taylor’s fake on the end around may have been the prettiest single play of the postseason.
  • Bud Foster wouldn’t have looked too bad wearing red and black next year, would he?
  • Junior was classy to the end.  Nice post game handshake.
  • How did Georgia get smoked by those guys?
  • While the rest of us argue about the regular season and the postseason, Vol fans are hip to the real season – recruitin’ season.  Tennessee’s gonna finish in the top ten, so there!


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12 responses to “CFA Bowl thoughts: Eat mor oranj.

  1. JasonC

    I watched the first half, fell asleep for much of the second half, but getting smoked by VaTech’s offense is pretty bad. I thought they called some bad plays in the first half and put Taylor in some bad spots, one of which ended in an INT. I was surprised they didn’t roll him out a little more in the first half. Of course, I would have taken a knee at the end of the half instead of launching that long pass that got them a FG and sucked the wind out of the Vols comeback, so what they heck do I know.

    I don’t care what anyone says, Kiffin is an @$$hat. That timeout with less than a minute was pretty pointless. I hope losing continues to be part of the Masterplan.


  2. Joe B.

    Those VPI guys looked like lightning on the fast track. Eric Berry was a total non-factor. Getting ready for the draft, I presume.

    The loss at Knoxville is perplexing, but not really a big deal. We went 8-5, and it was a disaster. Ufk went 7-6 and considers it a rousing success.

    I was in Knoxville that day, and all the pre-game talk between the fanbases was about who was more mediocre. That game seemed to change the Vols thoughts about how they perceived the job Kiffin was doing, while serving to get Willie Martinez fired. At the end of the season, it looks to be a big of lipstick on Ufk’s season.

    The game was a neccessity for us to move forward as a program, and will likely go down as Kiffin’s best career win when he gets fired in the next couple of years.


    • They are going to be even worse next year. Nick Stephens at QB behind an OL that returns fewer total starts (10) than any other BCS conference team. (UGA returns the most of any BCS conference team with 159.) They also lose a 1,300-yard RB in Hardesty as well as 5 defensive starters including 3 of their 4 best (Berry, Williams, McCoy).

      $1.2M for Monte got Tennessee a drop-off of nearly 6 pts/game on defense in Berry’s final year.

      Good luck with that in 2010.


  3. Turd Ferguson

    Yeah, in reading some of the comments on a couple Tennessee sites, Vol fans seem to be coping with last night’s loss by assuring each other that 2010 will be better. But all signs actually point to 2010 being worse for them.

    And, by God, we had better beat them.


  4. Joe B.

    Most of their hopes seem to be pinned on Kiffin’s purported recruiting prowess, but according to the major recruiting services, Ufk is currently being outrecruited by UF, UGA, Bama and LSU, with Auburn and Scu close to them.

    Recruiting was never Fulmer’s problem, they have always kept plenty of talent.


  5. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Everybody has forgotten but the Dawgs played at UT the week after they got ripped off by the refs in the LSU game. They were flat and emotionally drained for UT. It’s the job of the coaches to get the team over things like that, so that is not a legitimate excuse, but it is a reason.The LSU game incident changed the UGA season dramatically. Those refs need to be fired by the SEC. Won’t happen though as long as Slive a/k/a Slime remains the SEC Commish.


    • Macallanlover

      I agree, the LSU game was a huge factor (I still consider that and the 1999 GT game to be wins.) Doesn’t excuse the way we handled it, but CFB is such an emotional game that one game can never be used as a definitive comparison between teams. I understand what the record book says, but it only indicates who was best that particular day under those specific circimstances. Fascinating to watch, but always conclusive. And I feel that way about games we win or dominate. That is why I never trash talk fans of other programs (I will defend us though), but it is a good policy to be humble about football because your time to eat crow is coming if you don’t, and I don’t care much for any kind of fowl.


  6. Prov

    I don’t usually root against the SEC. But last night made me realize I hate Lane more than I hate UT.


  7. Ray

    Missed the post game handshake, what happened?


  8. Thomas Brown

    I’ve got your burning question for New Year’s Day : Does every student-athlete for the TN vols on their football and men’s basketball team have a woman who provides their automobile and takes all the raps ?

    vols Number 14 men’s basketball team wishes everyone a Happy New Year.

    Not wanting to be outdone by the felony armed robbery charges against 3 football players just recruited by Lame Kitten, the men’s basketball team goes on the town all night long to celebrate the vols’ football team loss, and are arrested Friday morning, New Year’s Day, the start of The Twenty-Ten Decade.

    In a rental car belonging to a woman, the number 2, 4, 6 and 8 leading scorers of Bruce Pearl’s Number 14 men’s basketball team were arrested on felony gun charges gun under seat of driver with serial number filed off, another gun with serial number still on the gun, marijuana charges for a bag, open container under driver’s seat, and the car was speeding causing Knoxville Police to pull the car over and smell the marijuana recently smoked.

    Tyler Smith is Strong Forward and Starter on the vols’ team, as well as team leader. His leadership skills ? Tyler is the 2nd leading scorer on the team. Take 2nd leading scorer, and gather up the 4th leading scorer, and 6th and 8th leading scorers as the first off the bench for Bruce Pearl, get in a car with out of state tag, gather all the guns you can including filed off serial numbers, go buy a bag of pot, smoke it, go the liquor store and get you some alcohol, then go speeding around Knoxville.

    Sounds like the football players which Lame Kitten just recruited to ObKnoxiousville with their multiple felony charges of armed robbery, just 3 weeks ago, now, doesn’t it ? Once again, to remind you all, there was a woman who stepped forward and said all the drugs, alcohol, and charges against everyone in that automobile owned by a woman and filled with nothing but TN vols men student-athletes are all her fault, she asserts.

    Presumably, these 4 were celebrating the wonderful end to a season full of moral victories for the orange-clad nation. Orange-Clad as in Felony Prison Garb. 14-37 in the Peach Bowl they have LOST the last 3 of in a row by a combined 50 points against the hapless ACC. This loss allowed UGA to take the lead in Bowl Victories over the Tennessee vols with UGA now having the lead at 26 Bowl Wins behind only now Alabama, Southern California, and Pennsylvania State. This 14-37 shellacking in the Peach Bowl to set off the 4 men’s basketball players to their binge here, seemed to occur as the night wore on from this latest 14-37 moral victory of Lame Kitten. This also left the vols 15 Wins less and 11 Losses more than UGA Bulldogs in the Coach Richt Era.

    13 Consecutive Seasons, every year starting 1997, UGA has at least 8 Wins, a streak longer today than any other team in America, while the vols were not in a bowl game even the 2008 Season, not even in a bowl game even in the 2005 Season – both 5 win seasons, and follow that up with this season’s 7-6 against a really soft schedule with no win over any ranked team. Yet, this is what these Felons on the vols were celebrating still the morning after the moral victory.

    3 Blow-Out Losses for the vols in a row at the Peach Bowl 3-30, 14-27, and now 14-37.

    Since Tee Martin was paid $7,000 in a convenience store wire transfer he later admitted after the statute of limitations lying about it every time accused of it at the time, then talking in the 3rd person stated “That was a different Tee Martin; I would not take that money now” – since that bowl game, the vols have WON only 3 Bowl Games in the last 11 years now and counting. And, witnessed UGA be the Higher Ranked Football Team 8 Consecutive Years and Counting now, compared to the vols football team.

    3 Bowl Wins in the 11 years since Tee Martin admitted he took $7,000 wire transfer.

    3 vols football players just recruited by Lame Kitten charged with felonies.

    Now, Bruce Pearl has Felony Charges brought against these 4 vols of his :

    Tyler Smith is 2nd leading Scorer on vols # 14 basketball team.

    Tyler Smith leads, is 1st on the vols’ basketball team in Assists.

    Tyler Smith leads, is 1st on the team in Steals.

    Tyler Smith leads, is 1st on the team in Field Goal Percentage.

    Tyler Smith leads, is 1st on the team by a wide margin in made free throws.

    Tyler Smith is 3rd on the team in Rebounds.

    Tyler Smith is 5th on the team in Blocked Shots.

    Tyler Smith is a Starter, and is the Team Leader.

    Cameron Tatum is the 4th Leading Scorer.

    Cameron Tatum is 2nd on the team in Made 3-Point Shots.

    Cameron Tatum is 5th on the team in made Free Throws.

    Cameron Tatum is 4th on the team in Made Field Goals.

    Cameron Tatum is 5th on the team in Assists.

    Cameron Tatum is 4th on the team in Steals.

    Cameron Tatum is a GREAT swing man.

    Melvin Goins is 6th on the team in Scoring.

    Melvin Goins is 3rd on the team in Steals.

    Melvin Goins is 4th on the team in Assists.

    Melvin Goins is 5th on the team in Free Throws.

    Melvin Goins is 6th n the team in made 3-Point Shots.

    Melvin Goins is a fantastic guard.

    Brian Williams is 2nd on the team in Rebounds.

    Brian Williams leads the team in Offensive Rebounds.

    Brian Williams leads the team in Blocked Shots.

    Brian Williams is 2nd on the team in Field Goal Percentage.

    Brain Williams is a hell of a great inside player.

    These are CLEARLY 4 of the best basketball players in America.

    They just beat Memphis in their last game.

    They score a ton of points.

    They shoot a high percentage of their Field Goals.

    They do not shoot free throws particularly well.

    But, they do hit their 3-Point Shots.

    They are Deft on Rebounds, especially Offensive Rebounds.

    They pass the ball as well as any in America and make the extra pass.

    They Steal the ball from their opponents.

    And, they do not turn the ball over.

    These 4 players have not begun their SEC conference games yet.

    Does every automobile that every student-athlete at Tennessee on their football and men’s basketball team are actually in, belong to a woman ? A woman who quickly then steps forward and claims all the drugs, open containers, and illegal guns in the automobile and all the blame ?

    Just what exactly is going on with the vols ?

    They have all these women from the time they are identified in high school who always are there beside them, and providing them their transportation everywhere they go in a car the woman owns, and then she takes the raps as they are charged with Felonies.

    What does that job pay ?


  9. Roperdawg

    Thomas Brown just blew me away…