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Friday Live @ KenJo Market
1104 Highway 321 N in Lenoir City, TN 37771
Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016, 9:24 AM
This is it! The whole ball of wax. The big enchilada. It's time! It's time for Tennessee to win a game of consequence in Neyland Stadium. It's time for this fan base to see October with some magic in their eyes. It's time to put the past behind us and reclaim past glory. It's time to beat the damn Florida Gators once again.

Before we do anything else...Please spread the word to your friends/coworkers on what we do here! Be a great week for the living fan to discover/rediscover what we do here...[more]
Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016, 5:53 PM
by Beano

TIME TO THRILL KNOXVILLE: Butch Jones and company have done a nice job with frills; now it’s time for some thrills. Accepting a job few would consider, coming on the heels of the Lane Train’s sudden departure and Mike Hamilton’s -or more accurately a couple of well-known booster’s- decision to replace him with the first hobo they saw hanging around the tracks, Jones has done an admirable job of reconstruction. Butch and his staff have tirelessly repaired relationships with Tennessee high school coaches while spreading the Big Orange cheer throughout the southeast and beyond. Tennessee’s program has emerged from the depths of despair to a Top-15 ranking. The Volunteer roster is replenished to the point where every opponent must take notice of the talent in orange and consider a matchup with Tennessee as a threat to their season. The interest of the college football universe has been recaptured as well with ESPN Gameday making yet another appearance after an extended absence. The eyes of the nation are gazing once again at Tennessee’s football program and its time for Butch -and his “infallible” process- to assure they don’t turn away in amusement....[more]
Thursday Live @ Citizens National Bank Sevierville
Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016, 6:18 AM
If you're in the neighborhood today, we'd love to see you at Citizens National Bank in Sevierville. It's going to be a wonderful time!

I'm jacked for Florida. Being on TV with Tony Robinson last night got me all jacked up. Carlos Reviez was beyond next level, as was Jerry Glanville last night.

Jerry had an interesting tactical thought regarding the Florida game that we will unpack later today when he appears on my show at Noon Eastern. Coach Glanville said that anytime you have a weak offensive line that struggles to protect, you need to run draw plays at them....[more]
Live @ All New Sushi Spot
Posted: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016, 6:29 AM
I start today with a plea. If you haven't told at least 5 friends/acquaintances about this show this week, would you please consider doing it today? We really need your help in spreading the word on the great stuff going on around here! Huge week!!!

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Live Tuesday @ Wings Xpress
Clinton Highway
Posted: Tuesday, September 20th, 2016, 7:32 AM
Your Vol Colonel leads things off on this Tuesday. Vol Colonel please commeth correcteth....

Here's our schedule for Florida Week:

Today: Live @ Wing Xpress:Clinton Highway (5 min from downtown)

Wednesday: Live @ All New Sushi Spot (New Menu, New Look, Yass)

Thursday: Live @ Citizens National Bank Severieville (You're invited)

Thursday Night 8pm: Performing W/ FC Ramblers Live @ Clancy's Gay St

Friday: Live @ KenJo Lenior City, TN, USA...[more]
Posted: Monday, September 19th, 2016, 8:30 PM
Welcome to Florida week. With all due respect to Dr. Sean Sinclair (my Wednesday guest host) and dentists everywhere, getting to 3-0 has been like pulling teeth. I would rather be Tennessee at 3-0 and relatively untested at this point then be an Ole Miss fan today. Even though you could make the case that Ole Miss has performed much better than the Vols at this point. My bottom line remains my bottom line. So, before I turn it over to Orange Throat, I'm going to lay it down right here and right now. Tennessee is winning this game. I won't even entertain the possibility of losing this game to Florida with a transfer QB from Purdue coming into this stadium. There's no excuse not to win this game. If you want to live in your fears this week, have at it....[more]
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Posted: Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 7:36 AM
Come see us today (Friday) at The KenJo at 2003 E Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37804

Orange Throat has a legion of fans...And why not? The guy flat out gets it done twice weekly right here! 'X'...Are you reading this...Please come home. Here's Orange Throat's Friday offering.

'Tony B Nation:

Let's start out this Friday with a little clarification. Your correspondent is not a Negavol....[more]
Thursday Live @ Stover's
4505 Asheville Highway
Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2016, 7:02 AM
Two days out from Ohio...Going to be terrific fun!!! Noon kickoff in Neyland Stadium!!!! Kind of old school.

Tonight I'm playing live with Fountain City Ramblers @ Clancy's on Gay Street. We're going to have wonderful fun. We take the stage at 8p and go till whenever. Gonna make you smile!!! Get there if you can......[more]
Posted: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, 2:36 PM
by Beano
FREE THOUGHT FRIDAY (Wednesday Edition)


O-LINE WHINE: Among the early season concerns the performance of the offensive line tops my chart. It is perplexing that a veteran unit that seemed only to need to fine-tune it’s pass protection coming into the year could appear to have regressed over an offseason of such high hope. At least the message from the shifts employed by the coaching staff Saturday is they know there’s a problem with their first unit that must -and will- be addressed. Two things are blatantly obvious; Coleman Thomas is struggling and Drew Richmond is overwhelmed. The other unmistakable fact is this line performs better when Jack Jones is on the field. Let’s hope we aren’t in the midst of a 2014 cluster when Brett Kendrick outplayed everyone at tackle but mystifyingly couldn’t wrestle snaps away from other struggling members of his unit....[more]
Live @ Smoothie King
Walker Springs Road
Posted: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, 7:57 AM
Heidi Suttle's son is NEXT LEVEL!!! She edits this blog daily and does a wonderful job. She's also a great teacher and a NEXT LEVEL Mom teaching her son EVERY word...EVERY VERSE to Rocky Top...This will make you smile. You go Graham.... Link

Here’s your stat of the century….Tennessee has a chance to go 3-0 for only the 9th time since 1974. What follows is the year and final record of each team....[more]
Posted: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, 6:38 AM
Our Vol Colonel, treasure that he is, leads things off today for us here.

Drew Richmond will be fine in due time, but there's a big learning curve for a freshman on the offensive line. I don't think it's fair to look at this kid like he's a bust by any stretch of the imagination. He's just going to need time and reps to get it down. When the light does come on, I think Drew will be a fine tackle for us. I'm not going to throw this kid under the bus.

Hell, if I throw anyone under the bus it's going to be Don Mahoney. I don't think he's a top notch OL Coach....[more]
Posted: Thursday, September 8th, 2016, 1:49 PM
by Beano

MAYBE I’VE BEEN A LITTLE TOO “JOSH BY GOSH” Listening to the Tuesday edition of the Tony Basilio Show it dawned on me that I may have unintentionally inhibited some healthy discussion concerning the possibility of someone other than Josh Dobbs taking meaningful snaps as our Quarterback. As Jay -who often breaches the subject- questioned if Dobbs’ was a protected species whose shortcomings -rather than OC Mike Debord’s- could be holding back our passing game and another astute caller mentioned that Dobb’s might not be Lane Kiffin’s QB if he were directing things I wanted to be a part of the debate. I then wondered if it occurred on Tuesday rather than Monday or Friday because I wasn’t there. If my passionate support of Dobbs has indeed discouraged discussion of who can best direct Tennessee’s offense than that is a trait common for hosts I refuse to listen to and something that I would be uncomfortable knowing.

I believe with all my heart that Josh Dobbs -if truly healthy- is the best man to guide our offense on campus at the present time. But though I disagree with those that think otherwise I understand their points of contention and it wasn’t long ago I was in their shoes....[more]
Posted: Sunday, September 4th, 2016, 8:12 PM
by Beano


JOSH DOBBS: OK let me concede Josh Dobbs is my weak spot. I am overly apologetic on his behalf because I like the kid so much. The Vols based on his experience -and the relative lack thereof around the SEC- should have an advantage at the position over everyone they play in-conference but that won’t be the case if Josh performs as he did Thursday night. I believe he will bounce back and perform like a senior leader should with this caveat; the staff puts him in position to be successful. If their intention is to continue limiting his running ability and expect him to throw in a 20-yard box from 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage to 15 yards beyond then they might as well find another starter....[more]
Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016, 7:50 PM
by Beano

BEAN-BLOG EARLY EDITION: With the Vols getting a jump-start on the opening weekend of College Football season I thought I would do the same. I will try to post a condensed version late Thursday night or early Friday morning with some thoughts on the Appalachian State game. Like many early recruiting commitments however consider this a verbal-only.


SEPT 1- TENNESSEE 47 APPY STATE 17-Great respect for the Mountaineer program but this ain’t 07.

SEPT 10- TENNESSEE 34 VA TECH 20- Vols overcome months of Bud Foster preparation and the program’s tendency to stumble versus first-year coaches...[more]
Posted: Sunday, August 28th, 2016, 7:49 PM
by Beano



-Jr QB Taylor Lamb threw for a school record 31 TDs and 2387 yds in 2015 against only nine interceptions

-SR RB Marcus Cox rushed for 1423 yds (5.9 ypc) and 9 TDs in 2015

-RBs Jalen Moore (731; 5 TDs), Terrence Upshaw (442, 3 TDs) and Lamb (436; 5 TDs) along with Cox combined to make App State the 6th best rushing team in America last

-ASU lost three of their top-4 wideouts from last season but Shaedon Meadows has big-time playmaking ability (21 catches; 20.9 ypc; 3 TDs in 2015)

-WRs Jaylan Barbour (Soph) and Jaquil Capel (Sr) will be expected to step up to aid the receiving corps....[more]
Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016, 4:16 PM
by Beano


1968 TENNESSEE 17 GEORGIA 17: The Vols scored the last 8 points of the game with no time on the clock to force one of those ties that feels like a win. It was not only the first game played on “Doug’s Rug” -the artificial surface then coach Doug Dickey preferred- but it was also Lester McClain’s first game as a Vol and marked the first Tennessee football broadcast for the esteemed Voice of the Vols, John Ward. Bulldog coach Vince Dooley was so incensed by Tennessee’s fake grass that 42 years later he sent us a fake football coach.

1974 TENNESSEE 17 UCLA 17: No I don’t have a tie fetish or a reverence for the number 17. I do love the number 7 however; as in Condredge Holloway....[more]
Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016, 3:43 PM
by Beano

NOT CELEBRATORY BUT IT DOESN’T BREAK MY HART: Dave Hart if nothing else has proven himself to be a polarizing figure in his five seasons as Tennessee’s Athletic Director. But then again what do you expect from a guy specifically selected to come in wielding an axe from his first day on campus? That’s what a corporate hatchet does and Hart did it better than most wanted. I will be forever grateful for his part in consolidating the Men’s and Women’s Departments. I appreciate him even more for ridding the building of malcontents that reputedly openly rooted against Men’s athletics essentially biting the hand that fed the entire women’s department. He should also be given at least a measure of credit for returning the football program to solid footing and replenishing the department’s almost empty coffers at the time of his arrival....[more]
Posted: Sunday, August 14th, 2016, 4:52 PM
by Beano

SEC ROAD SCHEDULE DIFFICULTY: Sometimes it’s not so much who you play but where you play them. Here’s a quick glance -and assessment of difficulty- of SEC team’s conference road schedules

GAUNTLET (3 or more Testers)

ALABAMA: @Ole Miss; @Arkansas; @Tennessee; @LSU

Tide travels to all the real West contender’s stadiums

AUBURN: @Miss St; @Ole Miss; @Georgia; @Alabama

As if the seat wasn’t hot enough for Malzahn...[more]
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