I really don’t have to tell you what Justin Scott-Wesley thinks of the Neyland Stadium turf, do I?
Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange
Weren’t there some horrific injuries in the 80’s when they used to have that awful concrete field, too?
Yes, but think of all that money they saved on lawnmower gas.
Director of Playing Surfaces back then was outsourced to Billy Bob
They used to say UT put in the artificial turf to keep the homecoming queen from grazing on the field.
Thank goodness for the University of North Texas®
No one associated with any of the fourteen families of the SEC Feeder Programs or the SEC Home Office could have done anything about the sorry state of the Neyland playing surface without the UNT twitter feed
Unacceptable for SEC standards. League office should require them, hell, even give them the money to install an artificial surface a la Ole Miss.
Dave Hart likes the idea with a twist: TARP the field and make Mexico pay for it
Guess I am mistaken, but I was under the impression ALL SEC fields were natural grass? By league rule? Maybe not.
Ole Miss. Arkansas. Vandy. For a whiile now.
Buffetting with Changes in Latitude
Mizzou as well.
A lot of UT partisans were going all-out in attacking UGA twitter accounts that complained about Neyland’s turf leading up to the game this year… I wonder what they’ve got to say now that their own administration has admitted that the Vols play on a glorified cow pasture.
The cows in my pasture resent that remark!
My cows’ pasture is better than Neyland Stadium turf…
It wasn’t just our guys getting injured in KneeTorn Stadium. Didn’t Tennessee have nearly all their starting OL go out against us along with several other injuries? At the time, I faulted their increased injuries on having longer cleat studs and an acceptance that injuries were ok, if they can beat Georgia.
Tennessee had a lot of injuries this season. Many of them in Fall camp. Are their training fields as crappy as KneeTorn? Did they get hurt in scrimmages at KneeTorn?
How many other schools have injuries against them in that cattle dump? I would love to see the stats. Someone said that Lattimore suffered one of his at that place.
Please, please, please have that CRAPPY place fixed before we play them up there again. Even artificial would be better.
Good to see the North Texas AD step up and take a stand on behalf of his players.
Kneeland Stadium….where knees are blown and careers go to die.
I’ve been saying since the Chubb injury that we should not show up next time. Don’t forfeit, just don’t go…like Office Space. Tennessee will run out of the tunnel and no Georgia…hey, where are those guys…oh, they just decided not to come. SEC will give us a loss and slap on the wrist, but be better than losing star players for the rest of the year!
Georgia ranks “among the nation’s best in the bottom line,” McGarity told the board. — AB-H, 2/12/20
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