Jeebus – Willie Martinez and John Jancek serve on the staff of a Georgia team that goes 8-5 and are unceremoniously shitcanned.
Tennessee goes 5-7 last season and guess what? Martinez and Jancek receive one-year contract extensions.
The world has gone mad, I tells ‘ya. Mad.
You know, given Casey Clausen’s infamous “one arm” comment about beating Georgia, I’m wondering if this “Casey Clausen with a bigger arm” intro is damning UT quarterback Riley Ferguson with faint praise.
Although I’m really hoping it’s an indication of David Climer’s sense of humor.
Jump right in and get your week started.
So choose beautiful Knoxville.
(NOTE: Jimmy Williamson does not approve this message.)
Butch Jones draws his own maps.
“We treat Georgia as a home state for us. You look at the proximity from Georgia to the University of Tennessee. This is home territory for us, and I think we’ve proven we’ve had great success with players from the state of Georgia…”
Sounds like another UT coach of recent memory.
Dooley and company want to recruit a five-hour, 300-mile radius from Knoxville and treat everything in that circle as “in-state” for UT.
Continuity, bitches. Maybe that explains the back-to-back losing seasons.
The more things change in Knoxville, the more they stay the same.
If you’re facing the same weather conditions I am, it’s not like you’ve got anything better to do right now than to slip into the buffet line.
- Sorry, Missouri, but you just got the KC Joyner kiss of death.
- Stewart Mandel throws in the towel on oversigning.
- Clowney says he might have stayed in Columbia for his senior year if he were paid enough to support his family. Now he tells ‘em.
- The NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors hopes to have a new management structure in place by August.
- Here’s a coach who’s on his eighth job in eight years.
- It turns out that among all the Vols who were arrested at that wild party last weekend, a man who identified himself as an assistant strength coach for Tennessee’s football team was handcuffed and put in the back of a squad car when he tried to intervene.
- “An online survey by a group of Canadian researchers suggests that Internet trolls are more likely than others to show signs of sadism, psychopathy and “Machiavellianism”: a disregard for morality and tendency to manipulate or exploit others.”
- The NLRB held its first hearing yesterday on the Northwestern players’ move to be certified as a union.
I think it’s safe to say that Tennessee ought to be out to a good start in the 2014 Fulmer Cup standings.
On Sunday news broke that two current and one former Tennessee players were arrested on alcohol-related charges and resisting arrest. Now the Associated Press is reporting that seven more Volunteers have received alcohol-related citations.
According to a police report linebackers Curt Maggitt, Jakob Johnson and Jalen Reeves-Maybin were cited for providing alcohol to underage people. Offensive lineman Dontavius Blair, defensive lineman Malik Brown, defensive end Dimarya Mixon and cornerback Justin Coleman were cited for underage consumption.
The arrested players were linebacker A.J. Johnson, former linebacker Dontavis Sapp and defensive lineman Danny O’Brien. Johnson and Sapp were arrested on charges of purchasing alcohol for minors and resisting arrest while Sapp was charged with criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and underage consumption. The criminal impersonation charge stems from O’Brien originally provided the police with fake identification that showed he was over 21.
Police were initially responding to a call about a loud party at an apartment in Knoxville. The report also states that Sapp and Johnson provided marijuana to numerous individuals at the party, including one minor.
Must have been one helluva party.
Tennessee opens with Utah State this season, in case you’re wondering. In any event, I think you can guess how long the suspensions will run.
The chafing dishes have been refilled, podna.