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Bama Friday
Posted: Friday, October 20th, 2017, 12:44 PM • Permalink
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Bama Friday: Embrace The Day

Don't Leave Me Hanging: We have each other. Come out to the Listener Watch Party tomorrow at Bearden Hill Fieldhouse. See below for the prizes and plans. Just get there. Beano will be joining me for his first Listener Watch Party of the year.





Volunteer Spirit Remains Strong In Rocky Top: Bama might have better players, but Tennessee has the Volunteer Spirit. And the Volunteer Spirit is ALIVE and WELL. And I mean ALIVE and WELL. Tony Robinson mentioned in passing last Saturday that he was planning on going to the Tennessee/Alabama football game but needed tickets. I didn’t think anything of it. In fact, I thought he was kidding and didn’t think twice about it. Tuesday I was doing the show at Wings Xpress and Matt Dixon (who you read right here in this blog a couple times a week) walked up to me and handed me two tickets. I said ‘what are these for?’ He said ‘give these to Tony.’ I handed them to Tony, and he was really touched. That’s when he said to me ‘hey T. I need two more. My Mom wants to go too.’

What I didn’t realize is that this is the first time Tony is returning to an Alabama game since his injury in 1985. I invited Tony on yesterday and was asking for tickets when he mentioned in passing that he wanted to bring his Mom to the game. Tony wants to put that chapter behind him with his family along side of him. As soon as Tony got the words out of his mouth about his need for Tennessee Bama tickets, I received a text from my producer Brian Hartman. Byron Williams, teacher to the stars of golf at Fairways & Greens answered the bell when he told Tony the following. ‘I would be honored if you would take my tickets. You were my favorite player and the 1985 Auburn game remains my favorite Tennessee football game ever,’ Williams said. That’s some great stuff right there. Thank you Byron Williams and Matt Dixon. Thanks to your generosity, Tony Robinson will get to experience some healing tomorrow when he watches the Vols face Bama for the first time in that state since that terrible day (for him) in 1985.


Now that we're getting ready to pop another coach in Rocky Top, here's a classic Basilio Show Call from RMI who brought the goods on Do Little Dooley.

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Let's not waste much time talking about tomorrow's appointment with the dentist (no offense, Sinco). Let's focus today on the important decisions AD John Currie needs to make about the short and long-term future of our football program, but first a word or two or three on Tennessee Basketball.


THE TURMOIL around Butch Jones and our football program is allowing Rick Barnes and his underachieving basketball program to operate far below the radar. Barnes' third UT hoops team was picked 13th in the SEC media poll this week. Barnes media apologist Wes Rucker of 247 Sports breathlessly typed out a rebuttal to the pick and certainly it is hard to fathom that the Vols won't finish a good bit better than next-to-last. It's not hard to outperform expectations when you're picked that far down.


BARNES HAS LEARNED the fine art of stroking the local media, a skill he should have imparted to Jones some time ago. It is a harder task to generate interest among Vol basketball fans. Ticket sales continue to lag, a regular trend in the Barnes era. However, last year's team showed flashes and there is reason to believe this group can perhaps sharply improve on last year's 10th-place finish in the SEC.


MEANWHILE, AD CURRIE doesn't have much time to ponder when his decorated basketball coach is going to get things into high gear. He has a wildfire on his hands at the Anderson Center. Let's get calibrated:


Currie's first important decision is IF and WHEN to officially end the Butch Jones Era. If the Vols get hammered tomorrow, we wouldn't be surprised to see it happen Sunday. Currie and Jones' agent Jimmy Sexton can work out the settlement and one would think Jones might initiate this if things are really bad at Tuscaloosa. If his Vols are competitive at Alabama, Jones might be emboldened to go on to Lexington and then Currie would have to make a decision on whether or not to let him coach that game. The Vols could win there and beat Southern Miss and Missouri and rally to a 6-4 record with LSU coming in on Nov. 18. Rumors of course are rampant but our best guess is Currie will let this situation go on to Lexington, thus giving Jones every opportunity to right the ship.



Currie's next big decision, in tandem with the first, is to name an interim coach. We would suggest only two people make sense to serve as Interim HC: Steve Stripling and Phillip Fulmer. Before you Fulmer-haters shout me down, hear this out. We need a caretaker of the program to be in charge of 85 kids and 20-plus commitments until the new head coach takes over. There is no way you can give the IHC job to offensive coordinator Larry Scott. That leaves DC Bob Shoop and DL coach Brady Hoke. The problem is every one of the current UT staff will be furiously (already are) looking for jobs and will leave at any moment once the season is over.


We much prefer Stripling to Fulmer because Stripling has been in the program for five years and knows everyone, and he would be an excellent holdover for the new head coach's organization. Strip isn't a flight risk and isn't a viable candidate for the permanent job, yet the team might rally behind him and make a bowl game. The choice of Fulmer would cause too much controversy and divide the fan base further, and although he would probably love to be asked, his better judgment would be to get behind Stripling. Despite all of this good reasoning, we believe Currie likely to go with Hoke.


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The most important date you need to remember is December 20. That is the early period signing date. Currie CANNOT wait on a coach who is involved in the national championship playoff, however unlikely such a scenario would be. The new man needs to re-recruit the core of the class, starting with five-star OL Cade Mays and he needs to evaluate some of the marginal "takes" Jones and personnel man Bob Welton have committed to. Make no mistake, Mays will be the barometer on what kind of start the new head coach has.



On Monday, we will delve into a list of candidates and yes, we have decided to indulge the fantasies of the Gruden and Chip Kelly sheep, and will include them. We thought Vol Colonel's list on Tuesday was very good but we differ on his ranking of Ohio State DC Greg Schiano. Of course, all of this is assuming Tennessee doesn't pull off perhaps the biggest upset in our lifetimes, even Beano's aged lifetime.


For the record, we strongly believe the wild rumors of Gruden meeting with the likes of Haslam, Manning, Fulmer and Currie are 1000% false.



FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY (13-20 SEASON, 3-1 LAST WEEK ATS): Like our football team after the Georgia game, it's a long way back from the bottom but only Auburn's collapse at Tiger Stadium spoiled a 4-0 weekend.


Kentucky (54.5) at MISS. STATE -12: We think the Wildcats may be able to keep this within the spread, although our love for Bulldog QB Nick Fitzgerald is well documented. Kentucky QB Stephen Johnson will need a big performance to keep it close. Although the late money has been on the Bullies, we're going with the Wildcats.


AUBURN -15 at Arkansas (53.5): Arkansas has problems at quarterback and on offense in general. Auburn should be smarting after blowing the lead at LSU. We'll take the Tigers and the Under.


LSU -6.5 at Ole Miss (59.5): Our love for Rebel QB Shea Patterson is also well known but we don't see him keeping this thing to a touchdown. For sure, the Bengal Tigers are due for a letdown after huge wins over Florida and Auburn, but being on the road at a traditional rival should keep them engage. We'll take LSU and lay the points to the home dog.


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Tennessee (51) at ALABAMA -36: If you assume our Vols aren't going to score and you take the Over, you're saying Bama will break 50. Not far-fetched since they hung 49 on Bob Shoop's defense at Neyland Stadium last year. We think the Tide defense will be looking to throw a shutout and certainly will be gunning to deprive UT of a touchdown. Even though the Vol defense is dead last in run defense in the league against the best running team in the SEC, we think Shoop's group will hang in there. Tennessee turnovers could easily push this game over the total, but we'll go with the Under. Plus, 36 points is fighting words. For the ever-loving pride and honor of our Volunteer State, we're taking our Vols and the points. We'll hazard a guess at a final score of Alabama 34, Tennessee 6.



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Throaty...I agree on Stripling over Fulmer. The more I think about it the interim guy needs to be somebody with zero desire to be the head coach here long-term. Stripling was Butch's interim at two different stops before here so it would seem symmetrical to name him and let him be a good soldier until the next coach is hired. Perhaps UT could even keep him in the house after the new hire with an administrative job of some sort.

On the Grumors: Look...I get it. UT Football is a sordid mess. And people want to believe. Some even want to make things up. No problem. Whatever gets you through the night. It doesn't matter what the odds do. It doesn't matter how much you wish it or hope it or track UT's plane. Tennessee's brain trust/ search party hasn't said one word to John Gruden and the Gruden stuff remains a dream. But hey....As I said, it's fun to dream. So by all means keep connecting the dots....


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Prop Bets: The caller Adam asked a great question yesterday that I want you to consider. Will the Tennessee offense outscore Bama's defense and special teams tomorrow? I'm not kidding when I say that. This is a serious question. That I'm asking this tells you everything you need to know.



Reconsidering Tomorrow: As we gather as a fan base at Bearden Hill Fieldhouse, I want you to consider something the caller Philly said yesterday. Let's look at tomorrow as the beginning of the rebirth of Tennessee Football. Butch Jones needs to absolutely go. And part of this is that we will take our medicine as a communal fan base. One way of looking at the game is that while it will be a beat down it's hopefully the end of the regrettable era of Tennessee Football.


On Haynesworth's Comments: What did Albert Haynesworth mean by his cryptic tweet regarding the Haslam's making Tennessee Football matter again? Here's my guess. He wasn't talking about Gruden or any other imminent hire. What he was doing was using the Haslam name in a Tweet to let them know that they are on the clock. That's right. The Haslam's are about to be on the clock when it comes to the next hire. I love Haynesworth using their name. He wants to see this thing get fixed just as we all do. I LOVE former players that lay it out there. My guess is that Albert was letting you and them know that he knows. I love it. It's time to get it right and fix Tennessee Football. Here's hoping the Haslam's will truly rely on people like Peyton Manning, Albert Haynesworth and rest of the VFL community to get this thing back to where it belongs.


If Not Now, When??? If Tennessee fails to land a very good coach, Tennessee Football might just cease to be a national player for a really long time. You simply can't disappear for 20 years as an SEC contender and think that you'll be able to get it back. If the next coach fails here this will mean that Tennessee will be working on 30 years before digging out. Think about it. Did you ever think Tennessee would face a day where they were a 7 touchdown underdog in a league game? Can it get worse here? The answer is a rather stark, emphatic and unfortunate YES.





Jerry Colquitt starred at QB at Oak Ridge. He went to UT where he represented our Vols at QB on some great teams. From there he played QB at Carolina with the Panthers and also in WLAF. Jerry came back to UT where he coached during glory days of the late 90's. He then joined David Cutcliffe at Ole Miss before coaching in the NFL with Mike Holmgren in Seattle. Jerry has done film breakdown & advance scouting on a multitude of levels. What follows is a look at Alabama from a Tennessee standpoint. This is great stuff!

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CRIMSON TIDE OFFENSE

They say if you continue to do the same things with a bad result you'll never achieve a different outcome. So now that my frustrations have gotten the best of me I will do something different in hopes of a different result for the Alabama game.


There really is no point in reviewing our usual weekly matchups against our opponent. Therefore, I will only address our team and how it can make this an entertaining game for us to watch.


Crimson Tide Passing Game - Pressure on the quarterback. Jalyn Hurts is a rythm passer who typically will not find his groove in the first half of football games. What this means is that Tennessee's Defensive Coordinator must steadily apply pressure to the Alabama offense to dictate down and distance on 1st and 2nd down especially in the second half of the football game. Since the Florida game, we have witnessed Coach Bob Shoop deliver a consistent dose of linebacker blitzes which have been quite effective since that contest. Shoop has used both Colton Jumper and Tennessee nickel back Rashaun Galden in blitz situations on early downs (predominate run downs). This strategy if continued may have a positive result against the Alabama offense.

Line stunts and twists on passing downs. It is very common for defensive coordinators to employ line stunts and twists with the front four to create pressure in the absence of a premier pass rusher. Oddball pre-snap alignments on passing downs. This not only creates confusion by the opponent's offensive line just before the snap, but if done correctly Shoop can manufacture one on one pass protection matchups from offensive tackle to offensive tackle without any help from the center. At some point without help even a polished offensive lineman will be beaten on a one on one pass protection matchup when there is no help from the center. Compete in the secondary. I am proud of the development of this group especially Tennessee cornerback Justin Martin. As stated in the prior two scouting reports, as Martin goes. so does the Tennessee secondary. Tennessee is solid as a group at both safeties, nickel back and corner especially when Justin Martin plays well.


Crimson Tide Running Game – Sound personnel groupings on the field. This means having Tennessee's best defensive 11 on the field at all times situationally. For example, most teams play against 12 personnel with base defense, meaning a 4-3 personnel grouping. For some odd reason, and not due to the injury of a linebacker, Tennessee has been playing against 12 and 21 personnel with their nickel personnel grouping causing Daniel Bituli to exit the field and then bringing out a lighter defender in nickelback Rashaun Galden. I have seen this done in the event of an injury to a linebacker. Due to the fact Bituli is healthy and also Alabama by far is the most physical team this defense will face, it has to get play the Vol 4-3 personnel grouping against these run dominate offense personnel groupings if they stand a chance to play the run in quarters 3 and 4. Daniel Bituli cannot continually sit the majority of ballgames only because we won't play the proper personnel grouping against run dominant offense at times. An emerging talent such as Bituli has to be on the field most downs to help Tennessee have a chance at defending the run.

Run blitzes early in the down sequence and often throughout the first and second half. Alabama will rely heavily on Alabama runningback Damien Harris who is a one cut, speedy, second level runningback which means for the Vols it should dictate things on run downs. If there is a steady dose of blitzes from the nickelback spot as well as linebacker, I believe Harris is the type of runningback who can become frustrated. Stacking the box with safety support. Nigel Warrior has proven himself to be a multidimensional player who is worthy of adding responsibility to his plate for this contest. Warrior especially as well as Micah Abernathy have shown they are capable tacklers in space. This is the type of contest where Warrior could lend support to the front seven on run downs and sell out on run support with the hopes of putting the Crimson Tide in second and long or third and long.


CRIMSON TIDE DEFENSE

Crimson Tide Pass Defense - Shorten the wide receiver rotation. Take an NFL approach by shortening the rotation in this order -- Josh Smith, Marquez Callaway, Brandon Johnson and Tyler Byrd. These are the guys I am going on the road with given we are using a young quarerback. What this does is give either quarterback the utmost confidence in those who have played the most consistently over this season and last. Feed your best early. This is the type of game where you get your best wide receivers involved early and often on 1st and 2nd downs specifically. This is a place where you have to be 'player oriented' instead of 'system oriented' given the fact you have about 5 to 6 chances in the first half to make this a ball game by getting Smith and Callaway touches. Eliminate substitutions as much as possible. This will ensure Tennessee has it's best on the field for the majority of snaps. Minus injuries or the occasional fatigue situation Smith, Callaway and Johnson have to be on the field most of the game with Tyler Byrd being your first sub off the bench as the slot receiver.

Use the quick rhythmic passing game with Guarantano. Tennessee's passing game typically is accompanied with long elongated run fakes which is a complement of the Tennessee run game. However, this is a game in which you have to be more concerned about the quarterback throwing the ball on time and on rythm and less concerned about run fakes to keep him from taking hits unncessarily. Move the pocket for passing plays. Larry Scott has to move the pocket early and often to throw off this Alabama defensive front. Coach Scott can't give Alabama's defense a predictable pocket from which to rush the quarterback. That essentially is what did in Josh Dobb's in the 2017 contest by forgetting what got them to that point with Dobbs. Tyson Chandler vs Alabama linebackers. Use Tennessee's quickness in the passing game against the Bama linebackers on early downs to mentally occupy their linebacking corps.


Crimson Tide Run Defense – Three yards and a cloud of dust. Tennessee has to be willing and patient enough to make this an ugly game for the fans and it's opponent. They must be willing to take their 3 or 4 yards on first and second down. An ugly game with about 85-120 yards rushing is a win for the Tennessee running game. Run attempts. This is the type of contest where Tennessee should have a minimum goal of 30 attempts between Tyson Chandler and John Kelly. Doing so will shorten the contest and lessen the offensive possessions over the course of the game against Alabama.


Other keys - Slow down the pace. If you want to keep the Alabama off the field, slow down the pace and purposely snap the ball with minimal amounts of time on the clock between plays. Plan B for Tennessee offense. Don't be stubborn by not playing Dormady if Gaurantano is struggle early. Dormady may be the shot in the arm in a game such as this to spark the offense. Points off turnovers. Tennesee's defense has to score via returns for touchdowns from fumbles, interceptions, etc but also with field position. Special teams return game. This is the kind of game where positive returns on special teams could come in handy for the new Tennessee quarterback Gaurantano.


Vol Fans I am keeping this one realistic in hopes of going on the road and playing a competitive, competent football game in this nationally televised contest. How we play this game and what this staff does to make it a contest is crucial in the overall evaluation of things for the 2017 Football Vols. This contest has had stranger things happen over the course of time. Is this a contest where the Vols Coaching Staff brings out their best to salvage respect and dignity for this football season?


See ya at the 5th Quarter Fan Reaction,


Jerry Colquitt


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Harp: Vol Historian Tom Mattingly was wondering aloud to me last night if UT could go the entire game without gaining a first down. September 28, 1958 Auburn in game on NBC TV with Lindsey Nelson calling the action, OUR VOLS had ZERO first downs the entire game. Tennessee ended the game with -49 yards rushing and 19 yards passing. Total net offense of -30 yards. I would put NOTHING past a Butch Jones/Larry Scott coached offense tomorrow. That Tennessee team ended up 4-6. Sheesh Louise.


HOW I'LL REACT TO VOLS NEXT HIRE DARN-TOOTIN I'D LIKE GRUDEN...FOR A WHILE
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'Tony:

My 87 year old father says UT fight song should be changed to Hank Williams "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". Said they should run through the T to it.

HAHA! RWW'


RWW: A really great show in the not too distant future is a playlist for the Butch Jones era. So many choices. Hopefully, it will be over soon and we can get on with healing here.



'Tony:

In 2013, an epic beat down at Oregon, in 2015 almost beating Alabama on the road, in 2017 a 35 point underdog to #1 Alabama.

It’s a shame when these monumental steps only lead in circles.

Butch Jones did take Tennessee to the next level. Unfortunately, it was a round trip and we’re right back where we started (which is 2012).

Remembering This Feeling!

Undead Fan, Eric.'



Eric: I feel you. The Good Ship Jones has sailed. Grab your brick and please depart the vessel.


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Tony's Totals: Rushing Yards John Kelly: 56 Total First Downs Vols: 8 Guarantano Passing Atts: 17 Guarantano Rush Atts: 7 Bama Sacks: 4.5 Bama Ints: 1.5 Tyler Byrd Targets: 1.5 Bama Defensive TD's: .5 Bama Special Teams TD's: .5 UT Special Teams TD's: .5 Butch Red Face: 3.5 UT WR Misalignments: 3.5 UT Holding Penalties: 3.5 Total Penalties Bama: 3 Procedure Pens. Vols 4 Daniel Rugby Punts .5 Hurts Rushing Atts 9.5 Bama Rushing Yards 270 Bama Passing Yards 250 # Bama Recruits Paid 14.5 UT FG Atts 1.5 TN Red Zone Opps 2.5 Hours 5th Q 4.5 LaForce Standups 4.0 Tennessee Turnovers 3.0 Drunk Calls 5th Q 7.5 Gruden Mentions 5th Q 3.5 Hours Telecast CBS 3.5 hrs




Go Vols

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