Say you love me and I’ll let you go.

Maybe I’m reading way too much into this situation, but the first thing that came to mind when I read this silly comment from SOD

“I think if you talk to Justin and you talk to Peter and you talk to Eric and you talk to DeAnthony, I think they’ll all feel the same way, that we’re doing the right things, that we’re heading in the right direction and the success is going to come and the worst is behind us.”

… was that he’s either delusional or that there was some sort of quid pro quo in play.  And damned if this quote from Arnett doesn’t sound just like that happened.

“I want to ensure that all recruits, current players and fans know that the University of Tennessee is headed in the right direction. All good things take time and work. UT has always surpassed the rest and I believe in due time they will be back to the number one program in the SEC.”

Seriously, who ever talks like that when they’re leaving a football program?

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11 responses to “Say you love me and I’ll let you go.

  1. TennesseeDawg

    SOD prepared a statement for Arnett to read in order to get his release. What’s even worse is the Tennessee beat writers up here saying that Arnett didn’t have a relationship with his dad before he came to Tennessee and is using it only as an excuse to transfer. According to SOD, if he continues to do such great things at Tennessee there won’t be anybody left when he achieves greatness.

  2. The other Doug

    This statement is missing the grammatical errors that were so prevalent in his first statement.

  3. UGA Illuminati

    TO: Leadership
    FROM: Special Agent Russ

    I think it is clear to everyone at the Illuminati that Dooley deserves the Lane Kiffin Employee of the Year Award. His complete dismantling of the Tennessee program only rivals that of the award’s founder ( and former Illuminati contractor) Lane Kiffin. Mush is really going to have to pick it up to win this award.

    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Dear Illuminati,

      I have read on the internet that Russ’ flatulence is affecting Walsh’s kicking stroke…would you care to comment?

      • Cojones

        Russ can’t talk, you know. He barely passed the entrance exam to The Journalism School. Plus, Walsh’s kicking stroke is only affected when he shares Russ’s Place.

  4. Go Dawgs!

    Apparently, Tennessee’s public relations department is now being run by the same guy who organized the people “crying” when Fearless Leader Kim Jong-Il died. It really sounds like the main reason SOD didn’t want to let the kid leave was because it perpetuates the appearance that UT is a sinking ship. So, it came down to him saying, “OK, you can leave, but you’ve got to say that you wish you were staying and love Tennessee.”

  5. Gravidy

    Wow. Whatever Tennessee hack wrote that statement didn’t even try to hide the fact that is was written by…well, uhhh… a Tennessee hack. I’ve seen more convincing statements made on hostage videos.

  6. W Cobb Dawg

    Arnett balked when they said he’d also have to sing ‘rocky top’.