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Live @ Campbell Cunningham & Taylor
Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017, 7:01 AM
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THE CONFLICT OF MY MIND AND HEART
Posted: Sunday, November 19th, 2017, 3:28 PM
by Beano
MONDAY ON MY MIND

WHO’S OUR NEXTUN, JIMMY SECTION? As the all-important search for the next football coach for our beloved Vols progresses I will peg this segment in the leadoff spot until its conclusion. I have no insight or insiders so it will be dedicated purely to my emotional state as the process transpires.

As the weekend came and went with no Jon Gruden announcement -and some astute advisors believing the Dennis Dodd blurb at cbssports.com was a leak from deep inside the search intended to cool Grudenmania- I believe that ship has sailed. I am also conditioned to think the powers behind the UTAD throne will not aggressively pursue other top line candidates like Chip Kelly, James Franklin, Chris Petersen, Gary Patterson or Jimbo Fisher. The HOH and others involved simply do not want to surrender power to anyone lacking previous UT ties and/or do not view the job with the high regard that Big Orange Nation does....[more]
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Friday Live at Dixie Kitchen Distributors
Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017, 12:47 PM
#Grumors Friday. Been here 25 years and I've never and I mean NEVER seen anything like this Gruden thing. Either a bunch of hopeless Vol fans have talked themselves into believing something that's not there or Jon Gruden is REALLY in play with Tennessee. I'm inclined the truth lies somewhere in the middle. On one side of the aisle you have Jimmy Hyams who believes there's nothing. On the other side you have John Brice & Stephen Hargis and Trey Wallace saying this thing is alive and kicking heading into the weekend. Again, I'm somewhere in the middle because I know Gruden has talked to potential coaches. Plus the Gruden trolling of Vol fans. Why is he doing that? Doesn't he realize that his son attends school here? Why would he want make life miserable for his son? People are going to turn on the Grudens if he's doing this to us again....[more]
WHAT IN THE NAME OF JIMMY SECTION?
Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017, 7:22 PM
by Beano
FREE THOUGHT FRIDAY

WHO’S OUR NEXTUN, JIMMY SECTION? As the all-important search for the next football coach for our beloved Vols progresses I will peg this segment in the leadoff spot until its conclusion. I have no insight or insiders so it will be dedicated purely to my emotional state as the process transpires. We’ll start with my personal wish list Dandy Dozen:

1-JON GRUDEN: Though I’m having trouble believing he is the best choice from a college football coaching standpoint I am convinced he is the remedy for Big Orange Nation’s broken spirit and soul. Hiring Gruden would put to rest the growing sentiment that the powers that drive Tennessee Football lack vision, are tone deaf, unwilling to surrender power to a strong-willed leader and even more indicting; don’t share the fan’s passion for winning....[more]
Thursday Live at Performance Medicine
Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017, 9:46 AM
Live Today at Performance Medicine! Without Dr. Tom Rogers & Performance Medicine, there's no way I'm keeping the schedule I'm keeping. I'll be live from there today and really excited to share some insights with you.

#Grumors Day 4: Still haven't had it confirmed 100% that Gruden was on UT's campus.

Stephen Hargis in Chattanooga termed the interest Gruden has in the Tennessee job as serious according to David Blackburn.

David Blackburn has been approached as a potential ops director in a Jon Gruden administration....[more]
Wednesday Live @
Copper Cellar
Cumberland Ave
Posted: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, 8:13 AM
Live today @ Copper Cellar Cumberland. I want to call to your attention that for the first time EVER Copper Cellar on Cumberland Avenue will be serving Thanksgiving lunch and dinner. Reservations are suggested but not necessary.

As The World Turns: Coaching Search Day 3

On The Grumors

We had a terrific time yesterday painting the picture of what a Jon Gruden hire would mean. It would truly be a bonanza for Tennessee athletics.

I do think that Gruden has reached out in recent days to both Dale Jones and David Blackburn. The thought is that Blackburn would serve in a Gruden administration as director of operations....[more]
Tuesday
Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, 4:24 PM
Tennessee Search Day #2: I'd like to begin today by welcoming the great John Brice to our contributor family. John has done a tremendous job covering the Vols for well over a decade. He will be a tremendous addition to our efforts here. Spread the word!!!! John Brice is in the house.

Six players from last year’s 9-4 squad own distinction as the latest batch of Vols’ NFL Draft picks, prospects largely recruited or retained by Jones upon his arrival. Yet they own no hardware of significance — not at a place like Tennessee, which despite Jones’ rash of losses across the past season-and-a-half — 8-10 in his final 18 games, a losing streak to the last 11 SEC teams he’s faced — still rests among the nation’s 10-winningest programs all-time.

There isn’t just one element or event to signal the overdue end of the Butch Jones tenure at the University of Tennessee; there almost are too many to count.

It comes, however, better late than never....[more]
Monday
Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017, 10:55 AM
Congratulations...You survived the Butch Jones era!!!!!

Yesterday Was A Loooong One: We did a special marathon Emergency Fifth Quarter Call In Show after the news broke ... I went 7 hours and 35 minutes discussing much of what you're going to read below. I love this fan base!!! If you missed this show you can find it right here. Just be advised that I was pretty out of control as I was operating on roughly 5 and a half hours sleep and little else.

I'm Sorry: Upon further review my language and impatience toward some were really out of character. I used waaaay too much profanity....[more]
FREE AT LAST; FREE AT LAST
Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017, 9:48 AM
by Beano
MONDAY ON MY MIND

BUTCH JONES GOT FIRED; WE GOT RELIEVED: I came out of church and received a phone call from my great friend Snapper Morgan letting me know that Butch Jones had been fired as Tennessee’s Head Football Coach. I hope you don’t think ill of me that I was elated. I have no sympathy -nor should you- for guys that will continue to be handsomely rewarded for failing to do a job they were hired to do. Today is not a day for sympathy, it's a day for joy for another in a long line of unfit, mercenary coaches -who will soon land on his feet- has been sent packing. Today is a joyful, liberating occasion for all of Big Orange Nation. Jonestown has been shut down, the Ponzi scheme he pulled on the Tennessee program and it’s faithful has been exposed and the perpetrator has been banished. Our program had been under the thumb of an incompetent and unjust ruler that has been overthrown and -with apologies to Titan’s Bill- his kingdom has been torn down....[more]
Live @ Stover's
4505 Asheville Highway
Posted: Sunday, November 12th, 2017, 10:26 PM


Happy Mizzou Friday!!!

Listener Watch Party Tomorrow Night We're pumped for tomorrow night's Listener Watch Party V @ Bearden Hill Fieldhouse. I plan on getting out to watch the second half of Georgia/Auburn. We'll have prizes from our friends at Miller & Coors plus Grumors for everybody. I might even let you take a trip on my jet plane if you're really good.

Orange Throat leads thing off on this Friday with a most insightful report.

Throaty...I love how the Vols opened as a double digit dog and the # has grown as the week has gone on. Meanwhile Butch Jones is trying to rehab himself even going as far as reaching out to other coaches about the possibility of joining his staff in 2018. All the while real reporters are saying that Jon Gruden is flying around in the HOH airplane trying...[more]
WHERE'S RICHARD PRYOR WHEN YOU NEED HIM
Posted: Thursday, November 9th, 2017, 6:20 PM
by Beano
FREE THOUGHT FRIDAY

IF TONY’S WRONG WHAT’S THE TRUTH? In Tuesday’s blog Tony turned most of Big Orange Nation’s backside bright red with the implication that not only has there been little to no movement on finding a replacement for Butch Jones but the decision to even look for one hasn’t been made. He doubled-down on Thursday with the news that Jim Haslam publicly supported the sitting head coach. His anger-inducing proclamation? Butch Jones has yet to be fired. As much as I would like to stomp and yell at the top of my lungs “THAT’S PURE HORSEBLEEP” what’s out there to suggest otherwise? I asked two Mondays ago for someone to give me one good reason why it hasn’t been announced that Jones will not be returning to head the Vols in 2018....[more]
Live @ Bearden Hill Fieldhouse
Posted: Thursday, November 9th, 2017, 10:03 AM
Welcome To Thursday

Listener Watch Party: Tennessee/Mizzou. Saturday Night at Bearden Hill Fieldhouse. Presented by Miller/Coors. Going to be an awesome time! Come out and celebrate the fun and fellowship of being a part of the best fanbase in America.

As The HOH Turns:

Oh, it's a soap opera. You couldn't believe what I wrote a few days ago....[more]
O-LINE SAYS IT ALL
Posted: Monday, November 6th, 2017, 7:38 AM
by Beano
MONDAY ON MY MIND

O-LINE; A PORTRAIT OF JONES ERA: As I watched Tennessee’s patchwork offensive line feebly try to protect both Jarrett Guarantano and Will McBride Saturday evening it came to me that this unit paints the portrait that illustrates how history will view Butch Jones’s tenure. The offensive front was supposed to be Butch’s greatest achievement succeeding Derek Dooley whose failure to reinforce this most-important group was highlighted by a recruiting class void of a single member. Jones supposedly fortified the unit and entering Year-5 it was projected to be a strong-point. Instead -like so many other areas of the program- it has fallen far short of what it could have been. The unit’s paltry performance is a product of a failed strength and conditioning program, faulty evaluation, poor development and deployment, attrition and injury. With the exception of running back that is the Jones era regardless of what unit you choose to focus on....[more]
TIME & PLACE FOR EVERYTHING INCLUDING #emptyneyland
Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 10:40 AM
by Beano
FREE THOUGHT FRIDAY

EMPTY OR FILL? There has been a lot of conversation this week about proper fan etiquette, loyalty and responsibility. Most of it was generated by the #emptyneyland campaign waged on Twitter and other social media entities. The purpose of the movement is to demonstrate the widespread displeasure of Big Orange Nation that Butch Jones remains entrenched as Tennessee’s Head Football Coach despite obvious proof that he shouldn’t. The feeling being that the only voice a tone-deaf administration hears from a common fan is the echo of empty seats and short concession stand lines....[more]
MANY QUESTIONS BUT ONLY 1 ANSWER
Posted: Sunday, October 29th, 2017, 8:17 PM
by Beano
MONDAY ON MY MIND

BLOGGER’S NOTE: At the time the blog was posted there was wide-spread speculation and a report from Mike Griffith that Tennessee Administrators were meeting tonight to determine Butch Jones immediate future. If he is indeed relieved of his duties much of what is written below will be old at best and downright inaccurate at worst. Buuut, since there has been no official announcement let me take one final opportunity to pile on, er, I mean, report on the Butch Jones situation. Enjoy

SO MANY QUESTIONS WITH ONLY ONE ANSWER: Tennessee Football has become a confusing entity in the last 12 months. There are so many questions surrounding the program but when you really contemplate each query you keep coming up with the same answer....[more]
WITH A LOSS JONES GETS TOSSED; SURELY; RIGHT?
Posted: Friday, October 27th, 2017, 7:46 AM
by Beano
FREE THOUGHT FRIDAY

JONES ON TENNESSEE’S HISTORICAL CLOCK: Several weeks back I said the most likely time for the announcement to come down that Butch Jones was being relieved of his duties as Head Coach would come after Kentucky. I don’t have seer abilities or a Magic 8-Ball -let alone a Crystal Ball- and certainly don’t have any deep-throat-like sources. All I based it on was Tennessee’s historical M.O for handling situations such as these. If John Majors and Phillip Fulmer can be fired around Halloween my thought is there is absolutely no reason for Butch Jones to survive any deeper into the season than those two Hall of Famers. By coincidence It’s also likely to be the spot where Jones’ 5th edition of the Vols could absorb their 5th loss assuring they would not match the prior two season’s win totals and allow John Currie to appear to have given Jones every opportunity to recover. If the game goes as expected and Kentucky wins for only the second time since 1984 I look for an announcement to be made on Sunday or Monday that Jones will not be returning for the 2018 season. Will he finish out the season before being completely relieved of his duties...[more]
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