SOD unleashes his inner interior decorator and Tennessee is the cleaner for it.

There is so much of teh awesome in this story about UT’s new football palace that I hardly know where to begin – how about a mixed martial arts cage “so we can go in and fight and all that stuff…” – but I think this is my favorite part:

“When you have 120 guys in a room and half the time they’re not dressed, you need a little room so you’re not bumping into each other,” Dooley said.

The 3,600 square foot hydro therapy center, which Dooley calls a “real showpiece” because of the friendly-on-the-eyes appeal of flowing water, will have access to and from the training center and will house two underwater treadmills, two hot-cold tubs and a 40-foot lap pool.

Clearly, this is a man still on a mission to eradicate bad shower discipline in Knoxville.


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25 responses to “SOD unleashes his inner interior decorator and Tennessee is the cleaner for it.

  1. TennesseeDawg

    Dooley just wants to run a clean program.

  2. AthensHomerDawg

    +1 Senator.
    This will go a long ways toward turning the UT program around. The largest recruiting budget in the NCAA and a miserable 2012 class ranked 10th in the SEC just needed a little scrubbing behind the ears. SOD picked the wrong conference to learn to coach in.

    • Scott W.

      Tenn picked SOD. I just hope they keep letting him intern.

    • Cojones

      I hope we say the same next year after he parades prospects through the glitter built for them. It sounds like an incredible facility that can turn young eyes-and hearts- to the Ugly T. We seem to forget what influences teenagers the most. Eye candy is number one.

  3. Ubiquitous GA Alum

    With SOD talking of naked men and Turkish bathhouses, one has to wonder if part of his recruiting pitch will be, “Do you like Gladiator movies, Timmy?”

  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    But I thought Billy Clyde Puckett likes taking showers with . . . oh never mind.

  5. Irishdawg

    Dooley’s right about locker room space. When I was at the Federal Law Enforcement Center in Brunswick, there were far too many trainees for the space the center has. The locker rooms were like the hull of a pirate ship and everyone had to make the smallest possible movements to avoid uncomfortable contact (shudders). It was terrible.

  6. Dog in Fla

    “The new $45 million Football Training Center is an addition to the Brenda Lawson Athletic Center and Neyland-Thompson Sports Center” and the FTC will now be known as SOD’s Feng Shui Center.

  7. Irishdawg

    While we’re talking locker rooms, I gotta ask this; what is it with old dudes and their weird comfort with being naked in the gym locker room? Is that a generational thing? It’s not just my gym either, because guys I work with were complaining about old guys standing around naked and having conversations in their locker rooms, too. What the fuck, over? Put some pants on, Gramps.

    • Alphadawg

      I’ve wondered this too. I also don’t understand why they think its ok to use that hair dryer for anything other than the hair on their head?

    • AthensHomerDawg

      Maybe they would rather air dry?

    • Cojones

      Wasn’t this described by the author preceeding Seth at great length such that I questioned the voyeurism everyone enjoyed reading? It’s baaacck!

    • Dog in Fla

      The latter is where the good hose discipline, first deployed by SOD to fight staph, comes into play

      • Comin' Down The Track


      • Cojones

        Maybe they spelled “staph” differently.

        It’s Biblical. Yea tho I walk thru the Valley of Death, thou art with me, my rod and my staph, they comfort me…?

        • Dog in Fla

          The Tennessee Staff Pledge: Thy rod and staph infections do not comfort me or leadeth me beside still waters but rather to water from a high-pressure hose. I shall fear staph infections that begin as small areas of tenderness, swelling, and/or redness that manifest themselves within an abnormal limit range as a simple boil to antibiotic-resistant infections to flesh-eating bacteria for which pHisohex is no cure.

          • Cojones

            Them flesh-eatin’ ones would more than likely be strep- as in “Strep it on and let’s go! Opportunity is Nowhere “.

            There are reports of a large orange dog statue in the deep end of the pool.

  8. Go Dawgs!

    All joking aside, that building kicks ass. I still can’t understand why we didn’t do more and build a full indoor facility when we were expanding Butts-Mehre.

  9. ScooBoo

    is Nowhere.