BREAKING : UT source confirms that John Palermo will be next defensive line coach for Vols.via Austin Ward's Twitter Great hire imo and from all accounts, Dooley's primary target from the start. Coached at Minnesota, Wisconsin, head coach at Austin Peay, Notre Dame, Miami, my brother-in-law at Tennessee Tech, D-line at Redskins and then MTSU. Played at Florida State His wiki page
Cuonzo Martin said he couldn't help but notice the scores of blue-clad Kentucky fans in Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday. "Yeah, it concerns you,'' Tennessee's men's basketball coach, who had a handful of Kentucky fans sitting behind his team's bench, said Monday at media day. "We see 21,000 there, but we'd like to see the 21,000-plus in orange, especially when you say you're going up against a rival.'' The Vols' 65-62 loss to the No. 2-ranked Wildcats represented UT's first sellout crowd of the season, with 21,678 packed into the arena. "If the upper bowl is not packed (with orange), it's one thing,'' Martin said. "But you have the lower bowl ... "There was not a lot of red in that lower bowl when Indiana came to the gym at Purdue.'' Martin played at Purdue 1991-95 and coached there as an assistant 2000-08.
At this stage of the game, I give the Vols a slight chance (20 percent) to come on and make the NCAA tournament and a 50-50 chance at being invited to the Postseason NIT field.BallerVols picks: A win over Georgia | Ask Griff | GoVolsXtra.com Mike Griffith's opinion of the Tennessee basketball team is improving. If I'm reading it right, his latest predictions give the Vols 15 wins plus 5 50/50 games, good enough for a 50% shot at the NIT and a 20% shot at the big T.
"I keep coming back to the fact that if you want to win championships, you've got to be able to guard in the halfcourt," Calipari said. "You've got to be physical and you've got to have toughness. [Martin]'s doing it by changing the culture."Wiedmer: Calipari impressed with Vols | timesfreepress.com Discuss.
The following players are no longer with Tennessee: LB Robert Nelson, DT Arthur Jeffery, & LB Martaze Jackson.Per Jimmy Hyams Is there a single Kiffin recruit left from his first class? One?
Massive defensive tackle Daniel McCullers (6-6, 380) has committed to Tennessee, per @AustinPriceless.Josh Ward's Twitter 4* committed to Tennessee over Alabama
BREAKING: Big news on Tennessee's defensive coordinator's search: ($) LinkyWes Rucker at 247 WE HAVE HIRED SAL SUNSERI AS DC Update: This is now being confirmed by Austin Ward: "@Vols_Beat According to a UT source, Alabama outside linebackers coach Sal Sunseri is the new defensive coordinator for the Vols." Confirmations abound now. Deal is worth 700-800k per year.
BREAKING: According to a source, North Carolina's Sam Pittman is in line to replace Harry Hiestand as Vols offensive line coach.Vols Beat Twitter (Austin Ward) Indicates Hiestand was encouraged to move on and seems to be a great hire on the face of things...
Can we replace the awful football standings and schedule with the basketball standings and schedule on the front page? Also, if someone will please tell me who those guys were in Tennessee Orange on Saturday morning, I would appreciate it. They looked like some Hawaiian import - a team that played Duke close and went to double OT with Memphis in Maui - rather than what had been on the court in December. If the Vols play like they did against Florida, then middle of the pack in the SEC will be the conversation rather than arguing about whether we are worst in the SEC. Welcome, Mr. Stokes.