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Dave’s Dish: Fulmer talks Pruitt and recruiting

Dave’s Dish: Fulmer talks Pruitt and recruiting

Tennessee’s 2018 class ranked 20th in the nation. That’s admirable for Jeremy Pruitt who had only a week to address the inaugural early signing period. However, it’s certainly reasonable to think it could have been better had Pruitt had more time to recruit for the Vols.   In a recent interview with WGOW, UT athletic…MORE

Dave’s Dish: Keys to NSD for Vols

Dave’s Dish: Keys to NSD for Vols

Jeremy Pruitt certainly faced plenty of challenges as he attempted to assemble the best possible 2018 class for Tennessee.   Now the first-year head coach, the former Alabama defensive coordinator had to fill out his coaching staff, address the bizarre Jauan Jennings’ situation and, oh yeah, he had to put together a recruiting class with…MORE

Dave’s Dish: Was hiring Fulmer as AD the right thing to do?

Dave’s Dish: Was hiring Fulmer as AD the right thing to do?

(This is part of a series of reports in which coaches who are promised anonymity for their responses give their assessments of Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt and the state of UT’s football program)   Hiring a former coach as athletic director may not be popular nowadays, but it was the right thing for Tennessee to…MORE

Dave’s Dish: When will Pruitt be good at UT? Soon…

Dave’s Dish: When will Pruitt be good at UT? Soon…

An unnamed coach with extensive Southeastern Conference experience has no doubt that Jeremy Pruitt will have success at Tennessee – and soon.   “To me, Jeremy is the best defensive mind in the in the SEC,” said the coach who is still in the SEC..   That’s strong praise, especially with Alabama’s Nick Saban considered…MORE

Dave’s Dish: Roll Tide!!!

Dave’s Dish: Roll Tide!!!

So Tennessee fans, who ya got?   Let’s face it, most UT fans would rather root for Satan than see one of their rivals, Alabama or Georgia, win a national title, which will happen Monday evening.   Frankly, there’s only one correct choice. Grab the houndstooth cap and pull for Crimson Tide. Ouch, that just…MORE

Dave’s Dish: Whose to blame for Kahlil not becoming a star?

Dave’s Dish: Whose to blame for Kahlil not becoming a star?

Kahlil McKenzie’s decision to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft is curious to say the least. It’s further proof that former UT coach Butch Jones got minimal production out of his top star prospects.   McKenzie was a “must have” in recruiting. He was one the highest-rated prospects in the…MORE

Dave’s Dish: How to grade Jeremy Pruitt’s first real test as a Vol

Dave’s Dish: How to grade Jeremy Pruitt’s first real test as a Vol

Let’s face it. No one really knows how to grade most college football programs solely on the inaugural signing period on Wednesday.   Sure, there’s the obvious. Georgia was phenomenal. Alabama was surprisingly just solid. Then, there’s Arkansas. Well, they still have plenty of work to do.   So where do you place Tennessee in…MORE

Dave’s Dish: Tee’s Ultimatum didn’t affect the Vols thanks to Fulmer

Dave’s Dish: Tee’s Ultimatum didn’t affect the Vols thanks to Fulmer

It’s easy to still have a strong affinity for Tee Martin.   After all, the former Tennessee quarterback was Mr. Clutch as he led the Vols to the national title in 1998. However, his latest comments are a reminder that college football can be more about business than emotion.   When asked about coaching at…MORE

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Site/Vid du Jour 6/12

Site/Vid du Jour 6/12

website of the day – The local LGBTQ community’s Candlelight Vigil will be held tonight at City Hall at 7:30pm.  This is their organization’s main site. https://www.cityofequality.org/ video of the day – Tn. woman caught on video, releasing her kids from a car dog crate.  She’s facing charges.  https://twitter.com/FOXNashville/status/1005971200059887619

Site/Vid du Jour 6/6

Site/Vid du Jour 6/6

video – phone camera footage of massive flooding at Nantahala Outdoor Center.  This is video of death in fast water.   twin sites – riverbendfestival.com riverfrontnights.com   2nd video – My son’s epic adventure in China/Mongolia produced 18 Go Pro videos.  This one concentrates solely on the mind-blowing light show he attended.