Team 117

Every recent Tennessee head coach has (or had) a schtick:  Junior had a plan to be the biggest dick on the block; SOD, with the snappy pants and emphasis on shower hygiene, was into personal grooming; and Butch Jones seems to have a thing for cryptic slogans.

In case you missed, the 2013 version of the Tennessee Vols football team is Team 117.

Or, in Twitter parlance, #Team117.

Players started promoting the slogan shortly after an initial team meeting last week. After some initial confusion, the meaning was clear: This is the 117th installment of Tennessee football.

Glad they cleared that up.  The players probably thought it was a reference to last year’s defensive ranking.  Alas, that would have meant calling the Vols Team 110.



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20 responses to “Team 117

  1. TennesseeDawg

    Team117 is also the name of the Knoxville bar that 4 Vols will be arrested in this summer.


  2. 202dawg

    “The players probably thought it was a reference to last year’s defensive ranking”

    ZING! The Senator must’ve had his Wheaties this morning!!


  3. Is Butch Jones a Michigan man? That’s how the Wolverines refer to their teams (“Team 134” is next year’s, I believe), and, after Lane Kiffin tried to turn Tennessee into Southern California East, I’m curious how Volunteers fans will take to another head coach co-opting another program’s quirks rather than building upon their own tradition.


  4. Go Dawgs!

    I can’t wait to see #Coach24 leading #Team121.


  5. Gravidy

    While it is tempting to poke fun at this nonsense, honesty compels me to say it isn’t any more lame than that “energy bus” horse shit Richt was pimping a couple of years ago.


  6. Uglydawg

    Kiffen is a huge sucess in that regard…and Knoxville to LA is a big block.


  7. Bulldog Joe

    117 turned upside down is L11.

    That’s a lot of losses.


  8. Cousin Eddie

    Should be team 116 1/2 as they only played the Offense Half last year.


  9. Ubiquitous Ga Alum

    And half way through the season & facing and 0-3 start in conference play they’ll all be pining for #Team118


  10. AusDawg85

    This is going NOWHERE….


  11. Aaaaaaaw SNAP…Kinda hard not to miss that soft pitch eh Senator?


  12. Dog in Fla

    “Jones loves lists and motivational techniques, so much so that he’s been described as corny.”

    Which is how some mistakenly described Mike Dubose and Mike Price when they were first hired at Alabama


  13. Russ

    Honestly, my first thought was a NCAA ranking thing.