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A Primer For All New Volunteers

Posted by Joel on January 10, 2008

Specifically, this is meant for Ryan Mallett, who may be coming to Rocky Top (hopefully he will) and for any other future Vol…

*”Work Like Heck” has become Phil Fulmer’s rally call…

*East Knoxville is not exactly the place to hang out. Think DJay’s hood from “Hustle & Flow”. ..

*Unless you’re the QB, Pat Summitt’s girls are off limits. She’s sweet as pie, but cross her and you won’t like it. Think of Casey Clausen and Brittany Jackson..

*Ye Olde Steakhouse is a great place to grab a steak. The price may be a little steep for a college kid (if you wanted to get paid to go to class & play football, Florida State should be your choice of schools), but it is well-worth it. I personally enjoy the Rib Eye & Shrimp, with the Woodshed Potatoes.

*Students hang on “The Strip”, which is Cumberland Street, on weekends.

*Memorize the locations of any Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop around Knoxville. You might have to feed the Head Coach/Battle Captain and his Defensive Coordinator/First Mate.

*If you see rainbow flags in an unfamiliar neighborhood, turn the opposite way. Those flags are, well let’s just say, “Friendly”…

*”Work Like Heck”

*Old City has a few cool places to hang, and it is close to campus. When you go to a club there, just ask for the “Trooper” deal (wink wink)…

*Beware of the Legend of Sophie in Strong Hall…

*Shake Jim Haslam Jr’s hand whenever you see him. He’s a friend of all things Volunteer…

*Bruce Pearl is our version of Coach Ed Orgeron. Just think of that crazy uncle that thinks he’s 20 and will crush beer cans on his head. No, the beer cans don’t always have to be empty. I think that Will Ferrell based “Frank the Tank” from the movie “Old School” off of Coach O…

*Do not forget your trusty playbook. No, the graphics for the book did not come from Tecmo Bowl. Besides, you are too young to know about the magic of Tecmo Bowl. A grad assistant put it together on his trusty Compaq Presario back in 1997 and it has been passed down. Think of it as a family heirloom that has gotten old but Fulmer has decided to “Stay The Course”…

*On campus, you will run across ladies such as these

*Remember these 2 things: “I will give my all for Tennessee today” and, “Work Like Heck”…


2 Responses to “A Primer For All New Volunteers”

  1. Amy said

    This is a great list, and I don’t mean to be picky, but it’s Cumberland Avenue, not Cumberland Street. Also known as Kingston Pike in other parts of K’town. :)

    Did they close The Lap and The Library? And is Mrs. Winners still on The Strip? God, they had the BEST chicken biscuits and sweet tea.

  2. Joel said

    I keep getting Cumberland St. (Nashville) confused with Cunberland Ave. plus Cumberland Dr. (Chattanooga). Been doing it for YEARS!!!

    Yes for Mrs. Winner’s (as of 2003, last time I was there) and I’m not sure about The Lap…

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