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Fulmer’s Press Conference

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on November 3, 2008

Today is a bittersweet day…I’ll have a complete write up about Coach Fulmer’s choice to step down tomorrow. Here is a video of his press conference.

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Is it the end of the Fulmer era or the beginning of a new one?

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 31, 2008

As this football season lumbers painfully on for Tennessee fans let’s not forget it must be painful for Coach Fulmer as well. He has been associated with the University of Tennessee in some shape or fashion for the last 34 years.

For many fans all they know is Fulmer. While nothing has been officially announced the majority of the big orange nation knows a change is coming.

In this uncertain and dark economic time I would hate for anyone to lose their job. After some brainstorming I believe I have solution that will cure both the problems of firing Fulmer and choosing a presidential candidate.

It’s time to:

ELECT FULMER AS PRESIDENT


It’s a win-win solution for everyone and what five star football stud could say no to the president of the United States when he comes recruiting for Tennessee?

Let’s look at the issues:

The Economy

  • A pro-growth, pro-jobs strategy to get our economy back on track by working like heck.

Energy

  • Our nation’s future security and prosperity depends on the next President working like heck that will break our nation’s strategic dependence on foreign sources of energy and will ensure our economic prosperity by meeting tomorrow’s demands for a clean portfolio.

National Security

  • The most sacred responsibility vested in a president – the commander in chief – is to work like heck “preserve and protect” American citizens.

Immigration

  • Fulmer will work like heck to secure the borders of Alabama (America’s own third world country) and deport all Alabamians back to their country while rescuing the poor trapped Americans that might be behind enemy lines.

Fighting Crime

  • Unless they play for Tennessee, Fulmer will work like heck to put them behind bars.

It’s time to wake up America and elect a leader that can endure the criticism of a fickle SEC fan base for 14 years.

VOTE FOR FULMER BEFORE YOU VOTE AGAINST HIM!

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Let’s play who is going to be our next coach!

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 28, 2008

Well, it’s come down to this. Super-duper secret sources at Tennessee are saying that more likely than not Philopotamus Fulmer is out as head coach at Tennessee. Which means a search for a new coach must begin.

The 3rd Saturday in Blogtober already has posted a most excellent list of coaching candidates. Because of that it makes this article ever harder to write. So I’m going to something that most of the Tennessee boosters and current football coaching doesn’t do and that is think outside of the box.

The following list took a long time for me to come up with. I spent a whopping 3 minutes of my life on this list. Here are my choices as the next head coach. Let me rephrase that: Here are the choices that are left since the Ghost of Neyland named all the good choices in his article. Have you gone and read his list yet? You should. Do it! Now!

Ronald McDonald

This would be a fine asset for the Tennessee program. He’s great with kids and wacky in a creepy way. The coaching staff he would bring with him would consist of Mayor McCheese, the Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie the Early Bird, and The Fry Kids. How sweet is that? Apparently he is also good with the Chinese as well.

This dude

I know nothing about this guy but the sign is funny as hell.

Kenny Rogers

He’s a gambler something which Fulmer isn’t. Plus he makes decent fried chicken.

Yoda

He kicks ass and he could use the force to change the outcome of the games. You know like the way Alabama purchases the refs except without money.

Vince from those annoying Shamwow commercials.

He might not be able to coach but you know he could recruit. I’m willing to bet that someone reading this purchased a Shamwow.

That’s my list take it or leave it. Either way, at this point in the season they could do a better job than the current staff.

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This season is lost though it’s not over: The Tennessee/Alabama Grade book

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 27, 2008

If a picture is worth a thousand words then the above photo is clearly a copy of War & Peace. Quite honestly that is also what best describes this season. The fans are at war with the coach and Fulmer is constantly trying to bring peace.

The Phreaky Phil-Osophy show goes on and on and on while the status of the Tennessee Football program goes down.

A lot of Tennessee fans had a “gut feeling” about this game. That feeling turned out to be a mirage of hope. This team is bad, no make that dreadful.

No matter how this rest of this season plays out Tennessee will not beat a major rival. This was the first time Tennessee has lost consecutive games to Bama in the Fulmer era. It’s another clear sign that it’s time for a coaching change.

“I’m obviously very disappointed,” said Fulmer. “We’re in a battle from top to bottom, whether it’s recruiting or whatever. But I’m more concerned about our team right now.”

Alabama beat up Tennessee for the same reason Florida did: both teams have better play makers on both sides of the ball. The VOLS didn’t even get a first down until the 13:42 mark in the 2nd quarter.

Tennessee is just 6-14 against ranked teams over the last four years and a stunning 1-9 at home against the Top 10 this decade.

If a storied NFL team like the Cowboys can cut ties with a coach that gave them 2 Super Bowl victories and 5 appearances, then surely Tennessee can cut ties with Fulmer. Bring in some fresh blood and reawaken this program.

Of course Phil continues with saying the right things.

“All I know,” Fulmer said, “is we’ll keep working to get it fixed.”

Where have I heard that before?

Let’s look at these weeks grades and see just what needs fixing.

QUARTERBACK C+

Stephens still has not turned the ball over since he took the job from Crapton Crompton. He was 16 of 28 for 137 yards. However he made some questionable throws and missed some open wide receivers.

RUNNING BACKS D

36 rushing yards. Pathetic. Absolutely no explosive runs. I do credit Hardesty for making a first down due to second effort

RECEIVERS D

Clearly Gerald Jones was missed and fears of seeing Chavis in drag allowed Eric Berry only one opportunity on offense. Taylor and Stocker each had drops. I’m not going to blame Taylor for the offensive pass interference penalty though, that was total BS.

OFFENSIVE LINE F

Though this group got a good push in short yardage situations, they also had two penalties at critical times.

DEFENSIVE LINE C+

Robert Ayers continues to shine. The game score could have turned out different if Dan Williams didn’t suffer an injury.

LINEBACKERS C-

Even though Rico McCoy had 13 tackles he often knocked on his ass and they were so far down field that it didn’t make much of a difference. Ellix Wilson had nine stops as well.

SECONDARY A-

Eric Berry had 11 tackles and laid the wood on several Bama players. DeAngelo Willingham was picked on by Bama forcing man-to-man coverage to stop the run.

SPECIAL TEAMS C

LaMarcus Thompson forced fumble on a Bama punt that was recovered by Rogan at the five yard line. Colquitt had a productive night though he shanked a punt that was costly. Lincoln Logs missed a 51 yard field goal, but I’m not going to blame him for that because that’s clearly out of his range, but he should have made that 43 yard attempt.

COACHING F/A

The A is for the defense. Considering they received zero help from the offense they deserve it. Offensively Clawson called a boring and horrid game. When the VOLS needed big plays the calls were not made.

OVERALL F

Though the defense was solid and the special teams were productive, the offense is awful and laughable. The penalties that the offensive committed during opportunistic situations took points off the board.

A look ahead:

South Carolina is next week and believe it or not I think Tennessee should win this game. South Carolina’s run game is actually worse than ours. Stephens has an advantage due to the fact he protects the ball by not throwing interceptions and not fumbling. This should be a low scoring affair. Both defenses are equally good but I believe our secondary is considerably better.

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The War that is known as the 3rd Saturday in October

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 24, 2008

 

Most experts say that fans take sports and cheering for their favorite teams to seriously. In most cases I tend to agree with them. However those experts have never experienced the Third Saturday in October either. They do not know the joy or exhilaration of seeing the Tennessee Volunteers or the Alabama Crimson Tide take the field right before kickoff. Those experts have never felt the excitement in the air that is buzzing around when the teams line up.

This game is much more than a simple competition between two border state rival schools. This game is about passion, heart, pride & respect! And nothing means more than to these two teams than respect.

For Phil Fulmer this year’s game is about his legacy and his coaching career at Tennessee. For Nick Saban this year’s game is about a possible BCS birth and the chance to play for the national championship.

It’s hard to say who has the most to lose in this game. If Tennessee loses then Fulmer is most likely out as the head coach & if Saban loses then people will still question the hire by Alabama and people will point to this lose with an “I told ya so” attitude.

It is also equally hard to say who has the most to gain by a victory. If Tennessee wins then Fulmer will most likely keep his job as the head coach whether he wins out or not. A win would also propel the VOLS into a brighter national light. The number seven recruiting class that Fulmer is currently building could jump to number one. If Alabama wins then Saban brings Alabama to an 8-0 record and a possible number one ranking. The road to the BCS National Championship becomes ever so closer. And of course Saban could reel in yet another top rated recruiting class.

For the fans this game is an oxymoron of painful orgasmic joy. They live and die on every play, every called timeout & every injury. Both fan bases are smart enough to know that one can throw out the win/loss records for these two schools when they play. That fact alone makes rivalry games like this so intense.

Throw out what the experts say about sports and the seriousness of being a fan. They have never witnessed college gridiron gladiators battle each other like these two teams. If you look into the fans eyes on this holy day you will see both love & hate. Love for their favorite team and hate for the opposing team.

The Sunday following the game (or Monday for some fans) as the players and fans alike are recovering from their injuries or walking on air, the realization should set in that this is simply a game. However the fact that their memory will either joyously or painfully remind them of the final score and then reality actually sets in.

This is not a game. This is war that is fought only once a year and victors of that year’s war savor every moment of it for many times over in their heads. I’ve always said a good Alabama team is a beaten Alabama team.

Ladies and Gentlemen this is not a game: THIS IS THE BATTLE KNOWN AS THE THIRD SATURDAY IN OCTOBER!!!!!!

GO VOLS! Beat Bama!!!

Now let’s review some past Bama farks.

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The Big Orange Roundtable Alabama Week Edition

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 22, 2008

That’s right folks it’s Alabama week and one can not have an Alabama week with the Big Orange Roundtable now can we? Taking a cue from the 3rd Saturday in Blogtober, both Billy Bob Bammer and I will be answering the questions this week.

With out further a due let’s go to the roundtable!!! (Never mind the smell it’s Bama related)

Both teams at some point or another have been described as an Evil Empire.  If your team is the Death Star, what is its planet-destroying weapon?

Thomas the Terrible: Simple Eric Berry. He is the crusher of the dreams for the QB’s and hits like hell, just ask Knowshon Moreno. He has already accumulated 5 interceptions this season and leads the county in interceptions as well.

He is a lock for all-American and possibly defensive player of the year in the SEC, unless the ref that tackled Stephen Garcia steals it. Not to mention he is also a tackling machine.

Billy Bob Bammer: Shoot that there is a easy one. Our boosters. You see our boosters pay the players more than what they might receive in the NFL. How the hell you think we get such good players in the first place?

The one thing a young man needs to worry when coming to Bama is football. You say you have a test in painting by numbers? Our boosters will gladly take that test for you.

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The Tennessee/Mississippi State Grade Book

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 20, 2008

 

The VOLS are still staying alive. While the offense showed some improvement it was the defense that dominated.

Eric Berry broke the SEC career return-yardage record with his 10th career interception in only 21 games.

“I’ve never seen anybody like Eric Berry,” said Fulmer.

“It’s amazing what he does when he has the football in his hands.”

That being said I’m still worried about the offense even though they managed to score 20 of the 34 points.

Let’s review the grades.

Quarterback B+

Stephens was 10 of 20 in the passing game with 136 yards to show for it and continues to run the offense better than the former starting QB which we won’t mention. He showed that he has a good pocket presence and even some wheels when he broke out for an 18 yard run.

Running backs C-

Though the backs are still struggling, Creer is showing excellent vision and cutting ability. He ran for 68 yards in 17 carries. He showed he has a good second effort on his 1 yard TD run.

Wide receivers D

For once I would like to see the offense run on all cylinders. Lucas Taylor made a clutch grab on fourth-down & Denarius Moore reeled in a 45-yard strike from Stephens to stretch the defense. Gerald Jones went out with an ankle sprain and never touched the ball and of course Stocker dropped one. Don’t we have another tight end named Warren? Where was he?

Offensive line C

For once this season they had zero penalties. Miracles do happen! The run blocking improved this game however they are still lacking that dominance that the past O-lines had.

Defensive line A-

Three sacks which is something that has been lacking this season. The tackles did an awesome job jamming up the interior running lanes.

Linebackers A

McKenzie had two sacks and Wilson tipped two passes that resulted in interceptions. McKenzie, however, was faked out of his shoes by the QB in the open field, leading to a first down. McCoy failed to show up again. He only had two tackles.

Secondary A+++++++

Eric Berry & Demetrice Morley each returned interceptions for touchdowns. Berry also had 10 tackles in the game and a QB sack. This secondary might be the best in the SEC.

Special teams D+

Britton Colquitt shanked a 26 yard punt off his foot. Was he drunk? Lincoln Logs continues to struggle by missing a 34-yard field goal. Decent coverage on kick offs and punts. Rogan had a 40 yard runback.

Coaching B

Clearly the best job this season. The game plan was sound. The offense was 7 of 15 on 3rd down conversions. For once Fulmer gambled on 4th down which led to a touchdown.

Overall A-

It was a nice and convincing win and the VOLS got the crowd involved. Though the team still needs work this was a huge step in the right direction. At times they looked somewhat like the Tennessee teams of old.

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Tennessee & Phil Fulmer are clearly in a perfect storm. Will change be the end result?

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 17, 2008

What’s that? Fulmer won’t be fired? Surely you think I’m joking right? Unfortunately I’m not joking.

We all know Fulmer got the dreaded “vote of confidence” from Hamilton this week. For a better perspective you need to read what the Ghost of Neyland of the 3rd Saturday in Blogtober wrote. It’s an excellent piece.

Despite the comments from Hamilton, Fulmer stated that he (Hamilton) has been supportive during this storm of criticism.

“Mike has been very supportive,” Fulmer said Wednesday. “We meet every so often, scheduled, to talk about different things and stuff.

“Obviously we’ve got problems that we’re working through,” Fulmer said, speaking of his team, “but he’s (Hamilton has) shown great confidence and … looking forward to the future.”

Coach Fulmer also stated that he is equally concerned about the status of Rocky Top.

“There’s concern. I’m not going to sit here and say there’s not,” he said. “There’s concern by everybody who loves Tennessee football or Tennessee athletics about where we are and having an opportunity here to still turn the season around and so on. I just couldn’t have been more pleased, and also with some of the friends that I have that are at the trustee level. Those folks have been really good. Contrary to what you might read sometimes.”

OK one day Mike Hamilton is reportedly saying he is not afraid to make a change in coaching and very next day Fulmer is stating he is happy with the support he is getting. (Notice he did not say exactly who was supporting him)

My question is Fulmer is trying to keep from losing control of this team? I truly hope he is able to do that.

Now I’m a distrusting person by nature so something is telling me that though Hamilton’s comments are nice to hear however I don’t exactly believe him. I will believe it when I see it. Talk is cheap.

Fulmer has a six million dollar contract buy-out & the SEC is tougher top to bottom than it has been in years. Those two reasons alone could save his job for at least one more season.

There is also something that I have noticed. Fulmer is resilient like a cockroach. No matter how must Raid and Black Flag you spray, or how many times you wear your pointy shoes, he manages to survive.

Now I know someone will point out that Hamilton said the amount of Fulmer’s buy out is in reserves so money isn’t an issue. Let me remind you of this fact. Mike Hamilton is the sole reason the students are being charged for tickets. That man is more about the “bottom line” then people realize.

This should say it all about Hamilton
This should say it all about Hamilton

Another factor is the recruiting class that he is currently building. Let’s fact it those recruits are watching the games and believing they will start next season. With this team’s performance this season, can you blame them?

Though Fulmer will remain the coach changes will take place. Basically a firing sweep of ALMOST the assistant coaches and/or coordinators.

Here’s a rundown

John Chavis Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers Coach & Associate Head Coach:

  • Chavis is safe so no worries there. The “Mustang” defense shall live on for another season. He was named defensive coordinator at UT in 1995, Chavis has gained recognition as a defensive guru the old-fashioned way — by building hard-nosed teams that have helped Tennessee rank among the stingiest in college football. Whether you like Chavis or not, you have to admit that more often than not the Tennessee defense has been great year in & year out.. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Dave Clawson Offensive Coordinator & Quarterback Coach:

  • He is the candidate to get this year’s Randy Sanders scapegoat award. He sucks & I don’t want to hear about not having the athletes to run the spread option either. One rule in coaching is when you don’t have the players to run a certain game plan you change the game plan. That is something I do not see him doing. I do not see the plays that cater to the offense’s strengths being called.

Latrell Scott Wide Receivers Coach:

  • Bye-Bye Latrell. The receivers have a load of talent but aren’t getting the proper and much needed separation that is required to help out the quarterback. Granted like Clawson this is his first year but life sometimes just isn’t fair.

Greg Adkins Offensive Line Coach:

  • The O-Line could be the major factor of our problems this season. The schemes don’t work and with Adkins being there for four years that means the starters have been coached under him the whole time.

Dan Brooks Defensive Line Coach:

  • Brooks is safe. He has been there 13 years and is a big reason that Chavis looks good. (But obviously not the only reason) If Brooks were to leave it would either be because a new coach as hired or he has taken a job as the defensive coordinator somewhere else.

Steve Caldwell Defensive Ends Coach:

  • Like Brooks he is safe and has been there for 13 years as well. If he were to leave to would be for the same reasons I have stated for Brooks.

Jason Michael Tight Ends/Offensive Line Coach:

  • I hope Jason doesn’t have a problem carrying Adkins’ bags for him.

Stan Drayton Running Backs Coach:

  • He was the Florida Running Backs before coming here….but I say big flipping deal. Outside of the offensive line, the running backs have been the most unmotivated part of the offense this season. If you don’t believe me just look at the production numbers.

Larry Slade Defensive Backs Coach:

  • Again another keeper. It’s rather hard to argue with the firing of any coach on defense when they are truly the reason the VOLS are worth watching on TV.

If a coaching change is to be occurring it needs to be done with class or it will take a long time to rebuild. Tennessee needs a smooth transition so that they do not lose what has been built to this point.

I don’t want to see anything like what is happening at Clemson, with the players’ bad mouthing coach Bowden & top rated recruits de-committing.

If we, as the VOL Nation, can remain a class act, everyone, including new recruits and coaches will take notice.

Also we all need to remember Coach Fulmer’s hard work and dedication to the University is the reason expectations are so high.

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The Tennessee/Georgia grade book

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 13, 2008

Where do I begin? Let’s start with awful and move to hopeless and finish with WTF.

Image courtesy of the 3rd Saturday in Blogtober

Image courtesy of the 3rd Saturday in Blogtober

With that being said let’s briefly go another route. I had the pleasure of the watching the game with my best friend who is a diehard Georgia fan. He pointed out 3 very questionable calls that resulted in 45 yards of penalties. The no contact pass interference, the helmet to helmet shot and wasn’t a helmet to helmet shot and late hit out of bounds that really should have been a no call. Even the announcers were surprised at those calls.

However that doesn’t excuse the nonexistent running game and the fact the defense had one of the worse games of the season.

This team is as offensively challenged as Brittany Spears is crazy. My question is what is the real problem? Is it Fulmer or Clawson? Fulmer still backs Clawson for the moment.

“The plans are good,” Fulmer said. “They’re sound. We just don’t execute like we need to. All of us need to do better.”

“He’s got the head phones on and he’s certainly aware of everything we’re doing,” Clawson said. “He certainly lets me call the game. I’m responsible for the offense.”

Well I can certainly rest easier at night knowing that. *Sarcasm*

The fight and fire does seem to continue to burn inside Fulmer however for how much longer is anyone’s guess. He knows what is coming within this coming week.

“Everybody in the world is going to talk about me,” Fulmer said. “They’re going to talk about our staff. They’re going to talk about (the players) and what kind of backbone we’ve got.

“Look ‘em in the eye and say, ‘I’m not quitting.’ Who’s going to stand up? They got to go on campus, out and about. They better be able to look them in the eye and say, ‘Hey, I did my best.’ That’s the staff, and that’s me and that’s everybody else.”

I hate to say this but sometimes ones best just isn’t good enough anymore. It’s not that Phil hasn’t done a lot of great things for UT but let’s face it, when he continues to run the same plays year after year, the opposing coaches get a lot of tape and figure out the best way counter it. See Urban Meyer, Mark Richt and Nick Saban. Any coach that looks at those schemes against UT can mount a good game plan against the offense and it is currently and has been happening a lot in the past 4 years.

Bottom line this team lacks creativity. With that being said let’s review the grades. Read the rest of this entry »

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Does Fulmer’s future hinge on a win against Georgia?

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 9, 2008

Has Coach Fulmer’s career come down to whether the VOLS win or lose come this Saturday? It depends on whether if you believe the glass is half empty or half full.

For those that believe the glass is half empty then the most obvious answer is yes. They can simply point out to the current record of their beloved VOLS. Tennessee (2-3) is last in the SEC East, and only two other teams in the entire conference stands at 0-2 in SEC play. Those are Arkansas and Mississippi State.

When Josh Briscoe says things like “If we play the way we did Saturday, we won’t beat many (Southeastern Conference) teams” after the meager 13 point performance like last Saturday night, it does cause some to wonder.

Statements like that also cause a great deal of anguish and stress to those whose glasses remain half empty. Those that believe their glass is half empty believe their booing is a badge of honor.

Of course the Tennessee Coach Phillip Fulmer and his players aren’t exactly helping their situation either. When asked if this Saturday’s showdown with the SEC Eastern Conference rival Georgia was a must win Fulmer was quick to answer.

“It’s all of the above,” Fulmer said. “It’s not business as usual. This is a very important time for us as we fight like heck to stay in the championship mix and hope somebody else gets beat.”

Tennessee is in the bottom half of the SEC in 10 major offensive categories, including last in pass efficiency (102.6) and first downs (15.8 per game).

The opening point spread is Georgia by 13 and any glass half empty person will quickly point out how 13 is the unluckiness of all.

“But we brought it on ourselves,” Quarterback Nick Stephens said. “We didn’t really play as well as we could have the first couple of games.

“It’s to be expected.”

It might be expected, but to most it’s not accepted. Of course the people whose glass remains half empty will also quickly point out about how Fulmer has a 9 lives and a contract for life, then their glass goes from being half empty to ¾ empty. Read the rest of this entry »

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