| SEC Rant|| Good game Mizzou - Tennessee Jed on 3/8/14 at 4:46 pm|
A lot of teams would have thrown in the towel by now. Good to see the Tigers have enough wherewithal to come into TBA and compete for 40 minutes....
| SEC Rant|| UGA's Drug Culture and Their Penchant for Underperforming - Tennessee Jed on 2/25/14 at 10:35 am|
UGA consistently signs top talent, top talent that consistently underperforms on the field. What gives, what's the underlying reason? Is it the Dr. Feel Good, Drug Life culture that permeates throughout their athletic department, more preciesly their football team. JHC is the latest in a long line ...
| SEC Recruiting|| 2015 **** and current TN commit Andrew Butcher (DE, GA) - Tennessee Jed on 2/6/14 at 9:46 am|
Received an Alabama offer yesterday. I think he's solid to TN, but you never know.
| SEC Recruiting|| ESPN puts UT's 2014 class into perspective - Tennessee Jed on 2/3/14 at 8:00 am|
@ESPNRobertSmith: Tennessee has 2 more top 300 defensive recruit commitments this year ( 8 ) than they've signed in last 6 seasons combined!
Also, Butch's 2014 class has 1 more ESPN 300 recruit (11) than Dooley signed during his entire tenure(Offense and Defense). That's counting the 2009 clas...
| SEC Recruiting|| 2015 Rivals 250 Breakdown by State - Tennessee Jed on 12/10/13 at 1:09 pm|
FL - 36
TX - 34
GA - 25
LA - 10
AL - 10
TN - 8
MS - 6
SC - 5
MO - 3
KY - 2
AR - 2
Tennessee, at least in the eyes of recruiting sites, has really been stepping up in terms of in-state talent. It's been solidly ahead of South Carolina and Mississippi for a few years now. ...
| SEC Recruiting|| 2015 Jaason Lewis - ATH - VA Beach - Tennessee Jed on 12/9/13 at 4:21 pm|
@justinhunter_11 jus heard my boi Jaa Lewis finna play for tha Vols next year. #WRU #brickbybrick
Lewis and hunter played at the same high school.
Also, Jason Swain, former Vol receiver and current radio personality, is tweeting that Lewis committing to the Vols is a sure thing.
| SEC Recruiting|| Tennessee's Class Size: The Loophole? - Tennessee Jed on 12/5/13 at 2:40 pm|
[quote]13.9.1 Letter of Intent – Limitation. Each SEC member institution is limited to signing 25 football prospective student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent, Conference financial aid agreement and/or institutional offer of athletics f...
| SEC Recruiting|| How does the 247 composite work?? - Tennessee Jed on 12/4/13 at 3:06 pm|
Take for example...
Daniel Helm is a four star on Rivals, Scout, ESPN, and the traditional 247;however, he's a three star on their composite.
Jalen Hurd is a four star on every service with the exception of Rivals, on which he is a 5 star, but per the composite he's 5 star.
Evan Berry is a ...
| SEC Recruiting|| Scott Kennedy comments on TN 2015 WR Commit Preston Williams - Tennessee Jed on 11/18/13 at 11:34 am|
Premium, so I'll summarize.
Scott Kennedy, Scout.Com's director of scouting, calls 2015 WR commit Preston Williams "The #1 receiver in High school football regardless of class." Kennedy says he's faster than 2014 no.1 Malachi Dupre, and while Speedy Noil is close to Williams as a player, he’d ta...
| SEC Rant|| Miles success at LSU bodes well for Alabama and their life after Saban - Tennessee Jed on 11/12/13 at 1:38 pm|
Miles is proof that Saban's magic lingers around a program sometime after his departure. I've no doubt, Dooley could run off 2 to 3 consecutive titles immediately after Saban's retirement....
| SEC Recruiting|| Corey Thomas has committed to Tennessee - Tennessee Jed on 11/11/13 at 1:32 pm|
Per his twitter. Time to start separating the wheat from the chaff...
| Soccer Board|| Darlington Nagbe and his prospects as a USMNT player. - Tennessee Jed on 11/11/13 at 9:08 am|
Despite living in the States since the age of eleven, Nagbe won't be eligible to represent the Red White and Blue until 2015. My question is, how much value does Nagbe bring to the player pool?
I reckon quite a bit. Speedy, technical, good vision, he's definitely an upper echelon MLS player wi...
| SEC Rant|| Lettuce see your team's prominent OOC games - Tennessee Jed on 11/8/13 at 9:56 am|
Witchita State - #14
UVA - #24
Pretty weak OOC slate for the VOLS, I blame it on Memphis. Not sure why Pastner is afraid of the VOLS....
| Pelicans Talk|| Great Game Pels - Tennessee Jed on 11/7/13 at 8:12 am|
Anthony Davis is a monster. It's not a stretch to think he could finish this season as the the third best player in the league.
| Soccer Board|| Green set to join German u19 team for November FIFA schedule - Tennessee Jed on 11/5/13 at 10:25 am|
Green, who turned down an opportunity to play with the full US national team, will join the German U19 squad for two youth friendlies against France.
I wonder if there's pressure from Bayern to stay in the German set up? It wouldn't shock me in the least....
| More Sports Board|| Drew Brees is the definition of a system QB - Tennessee Jed on 11/1/13 at 12:34 pm|
Moderate to humble success prior to arriving in New Orleans, a drastic drop in performance when the system is suspended for a year.
It's not a good or bad thing, it is what it is....
| SEC Rant|| Is Muschamp capable of catching Miami and FSU - Tennessee Jed on 10/29/13 at 11:59 am|
Is Muschamp capable of usurping the two premier Florida programs, or will they continue to lag behind their more prominent siblings? At face value, it appears they should make a change as soon as possible. They've been passed up, and the gap appears to be widening. Of course, we'd all rather Musch...
| Tennessee Sports|| Worley, day to day - Dobbs and Ferguson to split 1st team reps - Tennessee Jed on 10/28/13 at 11:24 am|
All from Butch's monday morning press conference. To be honest though, it sounds like the job is Dobbs' to lose. Shocking, I know....
| SEC Rant|| Haith should have been penalized - Tennessee Jed on 10/22/13 at 6:28 pm|
With a six year show cause, at an absolute minimum.
Pearl's sanctions are criminal, he should file suit against Emmert and the NCAA....
| Tennessee Sports|| Lyle "Butch" Jones is 9-1 All-Time Coming Off a Bye Week - Tennessee Jed on 10/21/13 at 1:44 pm|
that's coaching, folks....
| Tennessee Sports|| Rivals and 247 post about our 2015 Class and its monster potential - Tennessee Jed on 10/21/13 at 10:45 am|
Mike Farrell - Rivals
Winnning will only make recruiting better for the Vols, very good class for 2015 and it could be special if they continue to show progress. This is a different team under Butch Jones, he has a great recruiting staff and kids are gravitating towards the Vols. Hot t...
| SEC Rant|| Expected to be around 63 at kick off tomorrow - Tennessee Jed on 10/18/13 at 4:41 pm|
High of 68, low of 48. I'd suggest brining a light jacket if you plan on hanging around after the game. ...
| Soccer Board|| Hannover to offer Cherundolo a front office position after his retirement. - Tennessee Jed on 10/18/13 at 10:56 am|
[quote]HANNOVER TO OFFER CHERUNDOLO JOB AFTER RETIREMENT
Hannover seemingly has no plans for their captain to leave town even when his career is over.
According to a report in German publication BILD, Hannover 96 will offer Steve Cherundolo a job in the front office to keep him at the club whe...
| SEC Recruiting|| Early Signing Period for EEs begins next year - Tennessee Jed on 10/18/13 at 10:28 am|
This is all per Bruce Feldman's twitter. Early Enrollees will be allowed to sign their LOI as early as August 1st.
Changes the game drastically....
| More Sports Board|| Preseason Grizz Gab - Tennessee Jed on 10/17/13 at 9:42 am|
ESPN NBA player rankings
Gasol - Still unranked, will be listed in the top 20, possibly top 10.
Mike Conley - 32
Zach Randolph - 35
Tony Allen - 67 (So, so underrated it's mind numbing)
| SEC Rant|| The CFB playoff system is a sham. - Tennessee Jed on 10/16/13 at 3:47 pm|
I'm all for a committee dictating who's in, who's out, and what their seed should be, that's not my gripe. My gripe is with the number of teams allowed to compete. Four schools isn't a large enough field to accurately crown the best team in the land.
The NCAA runs the most successful tourname...
| SEC Rant|| Does the addition of Missouri push the east over the top? - Tennessee Jed on 10/16/13 at 3:38 pm|
Like all things in college football, SEC divisional superiority is cyclical. For the past 10 years or so, the West has been on top, while the east was king the ten or so years prior to that.
I ask the board, has the addition of Mizzou pushed the balance of power back in the East's favor?
| Soccer Board|| New York Times - US player ratings - Tennessee Jed on 10/16/13 at 10:27 am|
More detailed notes provided in the link...
Brad Guzan: 5.5
Brad Evans: 4.5
Clarence Goodson: 6.5
Michael Orozco: 6.0
Edgar Castillo: 5.0
Sacha Kljestan: 5.5
Kyle Beckerman: 5.5
Alejandro Bedoya: 4.0
Mikkel Diskerud: 6.0
Graham Zusi: 5.5
Jozy Altidore: 6.5
| Soccer Board|| A win tonight is more important than keeping Mexico out of the WC - Tennessee Jed on 10/15/13 at 1:52 pm|
We're missing Fabian, Eddie, Landon, Jones, Bradley, Howard, Cherundolo, Besler, and Gonzalez, a win tonight proves that we do in fact have competent depth. It gives Jurgen a chance to assess our fringe players in a hostile, competitive environment. No doubt this is a pointless thread as I know our...
| SEC Recruiting|| Derrell Scott - RB - Havelock, NC - 247 (95,****, top247) - Tennessee Jed on 10/15/13 at 10:59 am|
Derrell Scott delays his announcement after visiting Tennessee. Scott had planned to announce his college decision on his birthday, 10/25/2013, with most pundits assuming that USC was the likely destination.
Per recent comments, Tennessee is "at or near the top" of his list.
Scott is the numb...