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Live @ Smoothie King Walker Springs
Posted: Monday, December 18th, 2017, 12:26 PM
ALMOST...

That should be Tennessee's slogan for its athletic department.

Austin Thomas.....Almost

Butch Jones......Almost

Beating UNC......Almost

Elite Hoops......Almost...[more]
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Friday Live at Stover's
Posted: Friday, December 15th, 2017, 12:53 PM
After a terrific week of refuge in Knoxville with great news abounding, it's time for the main event!!! North Carolina comes to town on Sunday. I asked you yesterday why this North Carolina game is such a winning ticket. There's just something special about Carolina. I assigned you to help me answer what Carolina correlated with from other sports.

Special Reminder....After The UT/UNC Game..Postgame Call In Show Listen To Garza Law UT Basketball Overtime. Join Mark Griffin, Alex Myers, Keith Hatfield & me as we break it down scientifically. And of course your calls too!!! Going to be an AWESOME time!!!...[more]
JEREMY PRUITT; CONFIDENCE AND QUESTIONS
Posted: Thursday, December 14th, 2017, 2:12 PM
by Beano
FREE THOUGHT FRIDAY

LETíS GO THROUGH IT ON JEREMY PRUITT: Isnít it nice for things to be somewhat normal and relaxing on the Tennessee Football front for a change? After a dreadful season, a prolonged decision-making process concerning Butch Jonesí future and the worst manhunt since OJ looked for Nicoleís killers somehow I believe we actually found a competent football coach. After shaking off the fatigue of the seemingly never-ending search and the joy of unbridled optimism of Jeremy Pruittís introductory press conference I think I can now take a more objective look at both what I like and what concerns I have about the hire. Letís start with the questions so I can end the segment on a positive note.

CONCERNS

NO HEAD COACHING EXPERIENCE: This Iím sure tops the list -if itís not the only entry- on every Vol fanís list of questions....[more]
Thursday
Posted: Thursday, December 14th, 2017, 9:08 AM
What a day in Big Orange Country Wednesday December 13th was!

Three Huge Stories:

Huge Story #1 Alontae Taylor: Reaffirmed his commitment to Tennessee. If you'll recall, Taylor reopened his recruitment right after Cade Mays, and it appeared bleak for Tennessee with him for a while. Taylor is a terrific playmaker that also has an alpha dog type of presence in recruiting circles. It's believed that he might just help attract other players during this recruiting cycle.

The excellent caller Jeff Muir AKA Mariano had this to say about Taylor. ' 'He's the fastest kid Maryville High has ever played there....[more]
Wednesday Live at
Copper Cellar
Cumberland Ave
Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, 8:06 AM
Today's Tony Basilio Show and blog are done in the honor of Michael Dickerson who left us entirely too soon. If you would like to help out his family with funeral expenses here's a link. Michael loved our community, his family and you. Link

Staff Notes: Chris Weinke is now a trivia question. He's the first guy to flirt with two different Tennessee administrations and manage to miss the mark. After extensive conversations with Jeremy Pruitt, Chris Weinke won't be joining the new coaching staff in Knoxville. He may just end up on Willie Taggart's new FSU staff before all is said and done....[more]
Live Tuesday @ Wings Xpress
Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 2:03 PM
I want to start on this Tuesday by publicly acknowledging Beano, Brock, Philly & Sinco for a most entertaining Tony Basilio Radio Show yesterday. I've said repeatedly that I'm the only guy in America that can leave his radio show and it actually improves. That's quite a bench right there. Those guys make you laugh, think, smile and consider the possibilities all at once. Really fun stuff fellas. Thank you.

Poison Was Right. The old philosopher Bret Michaels out in front of Poison said it best. "Give me something to believe in." It's a great sentiment. When I saw people reach out to young Keaton and his family, it gave me wonderful feelings....[more]
Monday
Posted: Monday, December 11th, 2017, 9:02 AM
Welcome to Monday. It's Nine days out from the first ever Early signing period for major college football. Plus it's the first full week for the new Jeremy Pruitt regime.

Programming Note: Due to a medical procedure, I will miss today's Tony Basilio Show. I hope to be back on the air tomorrow with you!!! Beano will be joined by Brock and Philly for what promises to be a fun program.

Orange Throat leads things off on this Monday....[more]
Friday......The Vol Has Landed
Posted: Friday, December 8th, 2017, 9:13 AM
Welcome To Friday. No more clichťs or team numbering or coaching searches or firings or back biting or drama. Let's get this thing up to a cruising altitude and enjoy the flight for a while. Shall we?

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WELCOME ABOARD COACH PRUITT
Posted: Thursday, December 7th, 2017, 11:49 PM
by Beano
FREE THOUGHT FRIDAY

WHOíS OUR NEXTUN, JIMMY SECTION? As the all-important search for the next football coach for our beloved Vols progresses I will peg this segment in the leadoff spot until its conclusion. I have no insight or insiders so it will be dedicated purely to my emotional state as the process transpires.

LETíS DO IT WITH PRUITT: Tennesseeís eventual list to replace Butch Jones was underwhelming to say the least. When it became clear however that the finalists were Jeremy Pruitt, Les Miles, Kevin Steele, Brent Venables and Mel Tucker, Pruitt was my clear choice. I favored him over Miles and Steele due to their advanced age and the fact that despite their obvious experience they were not being sought after by other schools....[more]
We Got Us A Coach
Posted: Thursday, December 7th, 2017, 7:27 AM
Welcome to Thursday!!! It should be Jeremy Pruitt day on UT's campus.

Wednesday was all about Jeremy Pruitt in Big Orange Country. When night fell he emerged as the favorite to become Tennessee's next coach. This would put Pruitt in select company of the past couple of weeks. The following guys have emerged as favorites over the past two weeks.

Dan Mullen: He's at Florida now. Greg ShiaNo: He's stuck at Herbie U Jeff Brohm: Stuck at Purdue Dave Doeren: Raise at NC State Mike Leach: Stuck in Great Northwest Jeremy Pruitt: ??????...[more]
FOUND AN AD WHILE LOOKING FOR A COACH
Posted: Monday, December 4th, 2017, 10:02 AM
by Beano
MONDAY ON MY MIND

WHOíS OUR NEXTUN, JIMMY SECTION? As the all-important search for the next football coach for our beloved Vols progresses I will peg this segment in the leadoff spot until its conclusion. I have no insight or insiders so it will be dedicated purely to my emotional state as the process transpires.

IíM FOR FULMER? WHAT IN THE WIDE-WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS? I am admittedly not a Phillip Fulmer guy....[more]
MORE COACHING NONSENSE
Posted: Thursday, November 30th, 2017, 7:35 PM
by Beano
FREE THOUGHT FRIDAY

WHOíS OUR NEXTUN, JIMMY SECTION? As the all-important search for the next football coach for our beloved Vols progresses I will peg this segment in the leadoff spot until its conclusion. I have no insight or insiders so it will be dedicated purely to my emotional state as the process transpires.

YOU CANíT MAKE UP THIS LEVEL OF INCOMPETENCE: There is no way to sugar coat the search process weíve witnessed. I had given the powers behind the throne the benefit of the doubt in the last two hires due to Lane Kiffinís late departure and the mess that Derek Dooley made of the program once handed the reins. Unfortunately, now -after witnessing without question the worst search in history- the sad truth is no coach truly deserving of this great fanbase and program will ever agree to work under the direction of our flawed power structure and stooge stand-ins serving as Board Members, Athletic Director and Chancellor....[more]
BUTCH JONES vs DAN MULLEN; NO CONTEST?
Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017, 2:39 PM
by Beano
FREE THOUGHT FRIDAY

WHOíS OUR NEXTUN, JIMMY SECTION? As the all-important search for the next football coach for our beloved Vols progresses I will peg this segment in the leadoff spot until its conclusion. I have no insight or insiders so it will be dedicated purely to my emotional state as the process transpires.

As Jon Grudenís candidacy fades to black, upper-echelon sitting head coaches either have no interest or are not being aggressively pursued and Lane Kiffin is still persona-non-grata itís time to narrow the blogís focus to more likely candidates. As far as I can tell those are the guys I had ranked 8th, 10th, 11th and others receiving votes in my Dandy Dozen of last week.

8-MATT CAMPBELL: STRENGTHS: Turns 38 later this month and is already in his 6th full season as a head coach....[more]
THE CONFLICT OF MY MIND AND HEART
Posted: Sunday, November 19th, 2017, 3:28 PM
by Beano
MONDAY ON MY MIND

WHOíS OUR NEXTUN, JIMMY SECTION? As the all-important search for the next football coach for our beloved Vols progresses I will peg this segment in the leadoff spot until its conclusion. I have no insight or insiders so it will be dedicated purely to my emotional state as the process transpires.

As the weekend came and went with no Jon Gruden announcement -and some astute advisors believing the Dennis Dodd blurb at cbssports.com was a leak from deep inside the search intended to cool Grudenmania- I believe that ship has sailed. I am also conditioned to think the powers behind the UTAD throne will not aggressively pursue other top line candidates like Chip Kelly, James Franklin, Chris Petersen, Gary Patterson or Jimbo Fisher. The HOH and others involved simply do not want to surrender power to anyone lacking previous UT ties and/or do not view the job with the high regard that Big Orange Nation does....[more]
WHAT IN THE NAME OF JIMMY SECTION?
Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017, 7:22 PM
by Beano
FREE THOUGHT FRIDAY

WHOíS OUR NEXTUN, JIMMY SECTION? As the all-important search for the next football coach for our beloved Vols progresses I will peg this segment in the leadoff spot until its conclusion. I have no insight or insiders so it will be dedicated purely to my emotional state as the process transpires. Weíll start with my personal wish list Dandy Dozen:

1-JON GRUDEN: Though Iím having trouble believing he is the best choice from a college football coaching standpoint I am convinced he is the remedy for Big Orange Nationís broken spirit and soul. Hiring Gruden would put to rest the growing sentiment that the powers that drive Tennessee Football lack vision, are tone deaf, unwilling to surrender power to a strong-willed leader and even more indicting; donít share the fanís passion for winning....[more]
FREE AT LAST; FREE AT LAST
Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017, 9:48 AM
by Beano
MONDAY ON MY MIND

BUTCH JONES GOT FIRED; WE GOT RELIEVED: I came out of church and received a phone call from my great friend Snapper Morgan letting me know that Butch Jones had been fired as Tennesseeís Head Football Coach. I hope you donít think ill of me that I was elated. I have no sympathy -nor should you- for guys that will continue to be handsomely rewarded for failing to do a job they were hired to do. Today is not a day for sympathy, it's a day for joy for another in a long line of unfit, mercenary coaches -who will soon land on his feet- has been sent packing. Today is a joyful, liberating occasion for all of Big Orange Nation. Jonestown has been shut down, the Ponzi scheme he pulled on the Tennessee program and itís faithful has been exposed and the perpetrator has been banished. Our program had been under the thumb of an incompetent and unjust ruler that has been overthrown and -with apologies to Titanís Bill- his kingdom has been torn down....[more]
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