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Posted: Friday, February 27th, 2015, 2:43 PM
I'll let Orange Throat kick off the weekend. For the uninitiated, Orange Throat is a UT insider that chooses to share his musings/inside word with us.


We've opined in this space with serious questions about the hire of Mike DeBord as OC. I'm joining Tony B as a DeBord sheep, based on his press conference and interview with Tony. I think he brings a great dynamic to Butch's staff. This guy is a real pro, comfortable in his own skin. Butch is a mercurial guy who needs some grounding at head quarters, and I think DeBord might be a huge hire. Now, if our offense sucks next season, I reserve the right to change my mind.

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 6:55 PM
by Beano

VOL HOOPS PROGRESS REPORT Saturday night at The Tad Pad was the most disappointing night of the Donnie Tyndall era so far for me. I want so badly for this team to make the NIT and be rewarded for the over-the-top effort they have displayed throughout what has been a trying season filled with adversity and uncertainty. Yet with every close loss in tossup games that hope –once firmly in their grasp- slips further and further away. It feels as if Mississippi State and Ole Miss conspired to deliver a Magnolia State mauling to Tennessee’s once pleasantly surprising season. I now believe it will take wins in three of their remaining four contests or a couple of wins in the SEC Tournament both of which seem unlikely considering the Vols undermanned roster and their inability to make shots under seemingly any circumstance.

I’m not sure what I expected...[more]
Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 10:49 AM
Special thanks to Dr Sean Sinclair DDS (Maryville) for filling in for me yesterday on the show. This Snowpocalypse sucks out loud. I didn't sign up for this. Our kids haven't gone to school for 9 days and I feel like dog meat. Other than that, things are great. Big ups to all the clown callers that think my illness is haze worthy! Whatever gets you through the day.

I want to publicly apologize to Dr Sinclair for telling him that the road leading up to Ray Mears Studio was clear. It had in fact (unbeknownst to me) iced over. What can I say? Sean I'm sorry and I wouldn't blame you if you never talk to me again....[more]
SnowMageddon Wednesday
Posted: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015, 8:19 AM
Sources tell that Donnie Tyndall was a at New Mexico Junior College last night seeing a trio of guys that CC Hoops wrote about toward the end of last week. Two of the guys getting love last night are teammates while the other is perhaps the most coveted of the three. Tennessee is apparently set to put the hard press on at least two of the three guys they've been interested in from that one club alone. I expect Tennessee to sign 3 in the spring. If you're doing the math, that means the Vols will have to get creative or there's someone on the roster that doesn't figure to be there in a few months. Stay tuned.

Tennessee was seeing PG Rob Gray last night. It would alleviate a lot of problems if UT could land him for next year. This is a guy not afraid to have the ball in his hands at the end of game. A great ball handler that would really solidify things. Gray is a Tyndall type of player....[more]
Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015, 7:16 PM
by Beano

NOT MUCH THIS WEEK: I apologize for this week’s abbreviated blog. The power went out in Beanoland Monday at 9pm and wasn’t restored until late Wednesday evening so I had little time to devote to this week’s sport’s world. As if there was ever any doubt I now know unequivocally I AM NOT a candidate to intentionally go off the grid.

QUITE FRANKLY COLLEGE BASKETBALL SUCKS: Though I prefer a College Football Saturday and can more closely relate to baseball and the challenges that game’s players face I do still love College Basketball. It is not an unconditional love however and if the pace, flow and player skill set doesn’t improve the day is coming when I won’t even be mildly fond of it. The game has become too physical, too perimeter oriented, too coach orchestrated while taking too dang long to play....[more]
Posted: Thursday, February 12th, 2015, 11:36 PM
by Beano

BLOGGER GENERAL’S WARNING: The following blog segment contains half-truth, stereotypes which are generally the product of ignorant intolerance. I would like to say “I’m sorry” in advance to Vandy fans I know and like such as Vandy Joe, Doc C and uh, well, uh, I guess that’s about all of em. For everyone else sit back while I spew some healthy hate and venom:

BEATING VANDY IS LIKE CANDY: OK, I’ll admit it, I have a problem; I HATE Vandy Basketball with every fiber of my being. I hate their team regardless of who dons the uniform and their coach regardless if his name is Richard Schmidt or Kevin Stallings (who I’m sure in my wildest Show Your Gold hating moments I’ve referred to as Dick and well… That + Head). I hate that hell-hole they call a gymnasium with its stupid raised floor and equally ridiculous bench arrangement. I hate the fact that regardless of whether they have a team that pounds it inside or hoists threes for 40 minutes they wear a path marching to the free throw line 30 times a night while their opponents are lucky to shoot 10....[more]
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