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The 'Mike Hamilton-ing' of Michigan Football

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Tennessee'sMichigan's biggest problem is not knowing who its customers are, what they're like and what they want.

Brandon often says, "We all think of every home Michigan football game like a miniature Super Bowl."

I don't know any Michigan fans who think that. Quite the opposite, they think Michigan football games are the antidote for the artificial excess of the Super Bowl -- as do most college football fans.

Pat Forde's over and underachiever index

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His formula essentially ranks a team's based on the number of NFL combine participants from that school. He then subtracts the team's final Sagarin rating from the combine number. Some teams were obvious overachievers in 2012... Stanford ranked 22nd in talent and 9th in Sagarin for a rating of +13. The biggest overachiever was Northwestern at +69 due to a talent rating of 90 vs. a Sagarin rating of 21. Other prominent overachievers include Ole Miss(+66), Texas Tech(+53), Louisville(+47), Michigan(+44) and Vanderbilt(+39). Care to guess who the biggest underachievers were? The worst was Hawaii at -86 with a talent ranking of 33 and a Sagarin rating of 118. Other notable underachievers are Illinois(-83), Boston College(-65), Southern Mississippi(-77), UConn(-63), Cal(-60) and Arkansas(-55). As for Tennessee, and Mister Orange Dockers, we came in at a score that looks better by comparison to the above but is still in fact horrendous at -40.

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Week One College Football Lines

Courtesy of 5Dimes and Sportsbook.agSEC-------------North Carolina +12.5 at South CarolinaOle Miss -3.5 at VanderbiltAlabama -19.5 vs. Virginia TechKentucky -4.5 vs. Western KentuckyMississippi...

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Working Draft of RPI Projection

All data provided by Live-RPI.com.This is nowhere close to finished... but I'd like to go ahead and publish things to see if anyone has ideas about what else I could do with this. Or...

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Tennessee at Georgetown - Computer Forecasts

Tennessee at GeorgetownFriday November 30th, 20126:30 PM - ESPN and ESPN3Verizon Center, Washington D.C.

Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball receives votes in AP Preseason Poll

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SEC teams are ranked as follow... #3 Kentucky #10 Florida #15 Missouri Tennessee would come in at #35 with 15 total points in an extended poll. No other SEC teams are receiving votes and our only other ranked opponent is #17 Memphis whom we get at home.

Jon Gruden's guide to Knoxville.

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Jon Gruden's guide to Knoxville.

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Week #5 early pointspreads and chatter - Updated with TV schedule

Going to add the TV schedule when it's finalized in a day or two, and the remaining spreads as they come in... including the FCS Top 25.

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National media and computer predictions for Tennessee at Georgia...

We're definitely a big underdog in this one... let's see just how bad. Early Vegas spread is UGA -14

Happy Birthday, Coach Martin

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He was born in East St. Louis Illinois on Thursday September 3rd 1971. Happy 41st, coach!

You're welcome for the cold chills.

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You're welcome for the cold chills.

CBS Sports College Fantasy Football

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If there is enough interest we could form a league... I've used their CFFL for the last few years and it's been fantastic. Excellent game tracking and support for every player in FBS.

Georgia State coach Bill Curry to retire after 2012 season

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He's an oldschool SEC guy, having coached at both Kentucky and Alabama, and a man of great integrity. He will be missed.

NC State WR Bryan Underwood injured

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Coach O'Brien will not disclose the nature of his injury, but has stated it will require surgery and he will be out for the opener. Underwood caught 16 passes for 226 yards and 2 TDs in 2011 and was expected to compete for a starting role this season.

Former UT basketball player Philip Jurick charged with drug possession

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He transferred to Oklahoma State after a short stint at Chattanooga State, but was caught this weekend on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Georgia State Panthers blog & forum - PantherTalk

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These are some very welcoming folks with some excellent writing. They are currently doing an interesting series on their 50 most important players.

NC State, 2nd string OLB, Michael Peek out with an ACL tear

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In addition, backup QB, Tyler Brosius has been forced into a transfer to community college due to academic issues. This is in addition to issues with two freshman defensive players and 2010 leading rusher, Mustafa Greene who is coming off a medical redshirt in 2011.

Austin Bray to play football at Fork Union Military in 2012

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Tyler's little brother graduated from Kingsburg High in April, but received minimal recruiting attention due to injury issues and a platoon QB system. Obviously he wants to change this.

College Football Countdown: No. 88 Tennessee

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via the Orlando Sentinel Not sure how a team with Bray, Hunter and Rogers could possibly be the 88th best... but we shouldn't be lacking motivation this season.

Tennessee in the first ESPN Thurday Night Game

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It's a little known fact that UT participated in the first game of the now regular series of ESPN's Thursday Night Games. Despite being uranked coming into this one, Louisville was getting a lot of hype after finishing 1990 ranked #14 with a 34-7 upset of Alabama in the Fiesta Bowl and this was a highly anticipated game.

Phil Steele's 2012 Preseason All-SEC Team

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Tennessee selections are as follows... 1st Team WR - Da'Rick Rogers 2nd team WR - Justin Hunter CB - Prentiss Waggner 3rd team G - Dallas Thomas LB - AJ Johnson 4th team T - Ja'Wuan James

1993 - South Carolina at Tennessee

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Full broadcast of the game... see Heath Shuler and Charlie Garner at their very best.

Da'Rick is Da'Stickin Around

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Good to hear... as highly rated as the incoming guys are, there is no substitute for a proven quantity like Da'Rick Rogers.

NIT game vs. MTSU set for 7pm Monday

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TV = ESPN Tickets will once again be $10 general admission for all seats

ESPN NCAA Tournament Pick'em

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This is NOT a standard bracket contest, it's simply picking the winners in each successive round. =============== This game challenges you to predict the upsets in this NCAA Tournament pick'em game. Teams are placed in 1 of 4 buckets based on their seeding (1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16) and if you pick the winner from a lower seeded bucket you score more points. Each pick locks at the tip-off of each game. Play Now! Get in the action now: http://games.espn.go.com/college-hoops-pickem/en/group?groupID=3392 Group: Rocky Top Talk Password: peyton

Nate Silver dissects the NCAA selection process... and the RPI

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As a professional statistician he has a great basis for judging mathematical systems, and he confirms what we already knew... the RPI is an absolute mess.

Justin Gatlin wins the World 60-Meter Championship

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Quite a comeback and we hope to see him in London.

Straight-shooting Cuonzo Martin says Vols "an NCAA Tournament team"

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"We got to do our job and do our part, but I think we’re an NCAA tournament team." I still believe it's way too early to make proclamations like that, but it's astounding that we're even discussing this considering where our program was just two months ago.

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