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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

Dave’s Dish: Fulmer on the road again. Good or bad?

Dave’s Dish: Fulmer on the road again. Good or bad?

Phillip Fulmer’s recent declaration that he had again become a recruiter for Tennessee football spawned two reactions.   First, some thought this was the first sign that Tennessee’s newest athletic director was looking over UT coach Jeremy Pruitt’s shoulder. After all, it would makes sense. Fulmer was one of the best recruiters in the modern…MORE

The Take (AUDIO): What To Expect From Jeremy Pruitt

The Take (AUDIO): What To Expect From Jeremy Pruitt

Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt has been named Head Coach of the Volunteers. What should we expect from Coach Pruitt? What obstacles will he need to overcome in his first year at Tennessee? Cowboy discusses this and more on The Take!MORE

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Dave Says: When to start the process?

Dave Says: When to start the process?

Dear Dave, My husband and I are debt-free, and we have an emergency fund of six months of expenses saved. We’d like to buy a home in the $250,000 to $275,000 price range in the near future, and we plan on saving $60,000 for a down payment. It should take a little less than two…

Dave Says: A home shouldn’t leave you house poor

Dave Says: A home shouldn’t leave you house poor

Dear Dave, My husband and I were listening to your radio show the other day. In it, you were speaking to a lady about buying a home. When you talk about mortgage payments being 25 percent or less of your take-home pay, does this figure include taxes and insurance or just principal and interest? Ann…

Dave Says: Emergency fund for business?

Dave Says: Emergency fund for business?

Dear Dave, I have my own small business. My annual sales are just over $100,000, and I have a couple of months in administrative and general expenses set aside. Should I have an emergency fund for my company, too? If so, how much? Taylor Dear Taylor This is a great question! I like the idea…