RSS Feed Instagram Our YouTube Channel Like the show on Facebook @TonyBasilio on Twitter Send an Email to Tony or someone on the show! @TonyBasilio on Twitter
Download the iPhone App! Download the Droid App!
Download Our App
Go to page
Join the T Club Pick Your Level Below
Stand With Tony Join The T Club!
Saturdays This Fall Listen on
& On Your Apps!
Get the Droid App! Get the iPhone App!

Go to page
Finding A Way to Win!
Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017, 1:42 PM
by Alison
• Permalink

The team that makes the fewest mistakes will win is General Neyland’s number one Maxim. There is a reason General Neyland is often referred to as one of the best, if not the best, defensive football coaches ever. Sports Illustrated named Neyland as the defensive coordinator of its all-century college football team in its "Best of the 20th Century" edition. (Thank you, Wikipedia)
Two turnovers equaled two Tennessee touchdowns and the Vols left Atlanta with a 1-0 record for the season opener against Georgia Tech. The Vols 42-41 double overtime win was a nail biter. I do not know a UT fan who does not have high blood pressure during football season. There is a reason I do not do cardio during the season (or ever); my sports teams increase my heart rate enough.
Statistics say that when a team is out rushed by 286 yards the win/loss record is 1,226 to 5 since 2004. That statistic is now 1,226 to 6. Two players were game changers for the Vols. Wide receiver Marquez Callaway and defensive tackle Paul Bain. Without Callaway and Bain, Tennessee would have easily lost their season opener.
Marquez Callaway just made a name for himself at the University of Tennessee. The former four-star prospect from Georgia put on a show for his home state with four great catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. The 6-foot-2 sophomore will be another reason why they call UT wide receiver U! With veteran starter Jauan Jennings out indefinitely with a wrist injury the Vols are in good hands with Callaway.
Paul Bain is a walk-on who transferred from Tusculum College in 2015. He did not appear in a single game until last year against Tennessee Tech where he had two tackles. He did not see playing time again until the Music City Bowl. Bain blocked the 36-yard field goal attempt by Georgia Tech on the final play of regulation that forced the game to overtime and saved the Vols from starting their season 0-1. What is so special about Bain is that he defines what a VFL (Vol For Life) stands for. As a walk-on, he does not have a scholarship and he works two jobs (Champs athletic store and at a horse farm) to pay for his educational and living expenses all while attending classes and practices. He literally gives his all for Tennessee on and off the field.

Coach Butch Jones said "Well, what can you say about Paul Bain? He's a walk on, pays his own way for school, has two jobs to make ends meet, and we put him on there, and I'll tell you what, just coming from the locker room, he got probably the biggest cheer and respect from our players. But I just respect him so much, him as a person and what he means to our football program, and obviously he had a big hand in helping us win the football game tonight."

Vol Nation, I think we are going to be in good hands with Callaway and Bain and the rest of team 121! #DATway

Map of Recent Visitors
Click for interactive map!
Map data ©2017 Google, INEGI, MapLink - Terms of Use

Calhoun's Atop Bearden Hill
6515 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN

Calhoun's on the River
400 Neyland Drive
Knoxville, TN

Calhoun's at Pellissippi Parkway
10020 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN

1 2 3 .. 161

Listen Live! Pick a Player:
Listen using Mainstream Player
Listen using Alternate Player
Listen using TuneIn Radio (NCAA)
Call Select Ticket Service for all of your College and Pro Ticket needs! Click for
Click to Lighting Specialist of Knoxville on the web!
FISH Hospitality Pantries (a.k.a. Hospitality Pantries, Inc.) operates four pantries in East, South, Northwest and West Knoxville. They currently provide food to approximately 8,000 families every month. FISH focuses on what more can be done to help ensure that everyone gets enough to eat.

Thank you for your support!

Click here to learn about continuing to support FISH Hospitality Pantries.
Click to Book Corner!

© 2017 TonyBasilio.comTM
TonyBasilio.comTM is owned by P & C EntertainmentTM/Tony Basilio, owner

Back to top
Join The T Club - Please consider supporting this blog and the Tony Basilio Show. You can subscribe here.