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My Halloween costume: Darth Vol!

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I thought you guys would enjoy this.

Tennessee Volunteers wins the football game by 6-0 against Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Atlanta, Georgia.

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News reel about Tennessee beating Ga. Tech 6-0 in Atlanta, Nov. 12, 1956. Be on the lookout for a touchdown pass from one John Majors.

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Eric Gordon is not your homeboy; gigantic Doug Atkins to greet fans at Neyland; other Talking Points

Newspapers used to call these "briefs," but since underwear is perilously close to "pants," and we don't care for pants around here, you'll have to settle for Talking Points... Eric Gordon, frosh...

[Nickell Robey is] planning to visit Southern Cal next week. Monte Kiffin has been very persistent....

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[Nickell Robey is] planning to visit Southern Cal next week. Monte Kiffin has been very persistent. He’s probably been in here more than is legal. Of course they don’t pay attention to the rules.

AD: Nickell Robey ‘probably not going to sign with Georgia’ | AJC College Sports Recruiting

Video collage of UT "Vols" practicing at Decatur High Sunday, 12/27/2009 - inDECATUR

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My friend Dave lives in Decatur, Georgia where the Vols have been practicing this week in preparation for the Peach Chik-fil-A Bowl. He got lots of cool photos and some video on his inDecatur blog.

My grandparents’ 1961 Gator Bowl trip

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I usually comment over at Rocky Top Talk, but thought I would crosspost this here as well since it'd likely be of interest to you. This is footage of my grandparents' trip to Jekyll Island and ultimately Jacksonville to watch Georgia Tech and Penn State play in the 1961 Gator Bowl. In the third video, I think you might catch a glimpse of a young JoePa walking with the mascot before the second half starts.

My grandparents’ 1961 Gator Bowl trip

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I usually comment over at Rocky Top Talk, but thought I would crosspost this here as well since it'd likely be of interest to you. This is footage of my grandparents' trip to Jekyll Island and ultimately Jacksonville to watch Georgia Tech and Penn State play in the 1961 Gator Bowl. There are glimpses of the band, the Ramblin' Wreck, and several coaches.

My grandparents’ 1961 Gator Bowl trip

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This is footage from my grandparents' trip to Jekyll Island and ultimately Jacksonville to watch Georgia Tech play Penn State in the 1961 Gator Bowl. The tenuous Tennessee connection is Georgia Tech was coached by former UT quarterback Bobby Dodd. Really, I just thought y'all might like to see some early 1960s color game footage.

Tommy West is a class act | Mr. College Football

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I know we hate Tiger High, but remember that before Tommy West was a Tiger, he was a Vol.

Football, dogfighting, and brain damage : The New Yorker

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I'm not saying you have to quit watching football or anything, but you should read this.

Alabama’s Terrence Cody blocked a Tennessee field goal as time expired and in the wild celebration t...

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Alabama’s Terrence Cody blocked a Tennessee field goal as time expired and in the wild celebration that followed the big guy took off his helmet. Gary Danielson, who covered the game for CBS, wondered if it should have been an unsportsmanlike violation because it happened while the ball was still live. Kiffin was convinced that it was and said publicly that the refs had missed it. Well, the refs didn’t miss it. The way the rule is written, even if a penalty had been called (which it shouldn’t be in that situation), it would have been marked off on the next play and not the previous play. The ball belonged to Alabama after the blocked kick. "That’s a case where the rule is pretty clear," said [SEC supervisor of football officials Rogers] Redding. "Even if there had been time left on the clock, the ball would have belonged to Alabama. And if a penalty had been called, it would still be Alabama’s ball after the penalty was enforced."

It looks like Coach Kiffin is wrong about this one. Time for conferences to get out of the officiating business | Mr. College Football

Tom Mattingly calls T. Kyle King a whiner who can't write in KNS

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I generally like and respect Kyle's writing, but he's been off base writing about the Vols on several occasions this season and past off season. Mattingly's tone here is ungracious, but then again, so was Kyle's in the post Mattingly references. Decide for yourself whether two wrongs makes a right.

I am, how you say, an ar-teest. Credit for the idea goes to Pete by way of Holly on Twitter.

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I am, how you say, an ar-teest. Credit for the idea goes to Pete by way of Holly on Twitter.

The two schools were in the same district, just about 40 miles apart. [Trooper] Taylor and [Willie...

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The two schools were in the same district, just about 40 miles apart. [Trooper] Taylor and [Willie Mack] Garza knew each other off the field as well. Garza would sometimes go to rodeos in Cuero. Taylor was a teenage bull rider.

Can we please find a way to hire him back the next time there's an opening on the offensive staff?? Assistants Garza, Taylor go way back " GoVolsXtra

"I think in a lot of ways Phil Fulmer was guilty of one thing, and that was hanging around and...

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"I think in a lot of ways Phil Fulmer was guilty of one thing, and that was hanging around and being successful for a long period of time," Brando said on Thursday. "When you do that, you have a tendency of saying some of the same things in the preseason and during the season. And in my estimation, the thing Lane Kiffin, to this point, has done is energize the base, which right now in this economy is what big-time business and big-time college football is about. "It’s sort of what Sarah Palin did for the Republican ticket. Maybe not get more votes, but energize the base of the Republican party. It doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily going to be successful, but if that’s what (Tennessee) wanted to do when they hired Kiffin, that’s what he was able to accomplish in the offseason. Now we’ll see how much staying power he has, and how successful he can be. He’s got a long way to go, in my view, to be as successful as Phil Fulmer."

Fulmer: Kiffin needs to back up offseason talk | GatorSports.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, FL (Posted without commentary. I suggest reading and keeping political opinions to yourself, as that never, ever ends well on a sports blog.)

JasonPye.com: Talking football with Dawg Sports

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Jason is a friend of mine whom I disagree with about nearly everything. But he's good people, and his interview with Kyle is worth a read to get an idea about where a couple of knowledgeable Bulldog fans think their team is. I still think Kyle is smoking light bulbs if he really thinks UGA is going to beat Florida this year.

Even though it may cost Hardesty some carries, he's relieved that practice performances are paying...

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Even though it may cost Hardesty some carries, he's relieved that practice performances are paying off. "I like it because there's competition all across the board," he said. "I've seen in the past where there were guys that probably could play that didn't get a chance."

Hardesty, upperclassmen see positives in playing freshmen " GoVolsXtra
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Best hotel in Gainesville for a game?

Hello hated rivals. I am Tennessee alum, and apparently a masochist because I'm contemplating making the trip down to Gainesville Sept. 19 to watch the Gators (probably, but hopefully not) smack my...

Georgia Sports Blog: Vols Chant Ancient Proverbs for Help from Beyond the Grave

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Flame bait from a Georgia blogger. He's looking for a rise to stir up traffic to his blog. I suggest venting here instead if you must.

Class ends at 11, and Berry discusses his recruitment three years ago out of Creekside High School...

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Class ends at 11, and Berry discusses his recruitment three years ago out of Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga., while waiting for a magazine shoot at Neyland Stadium. "I guess I just felt like Georgia thought they had me in the bag, and they didn't even know about me and I was in their backyard," Berry explains. "I remember when I went on my recruiting visit, coach (Mark) Richt had my name and stats written on his hand. I guess he thought I didn't see it or something, but I did. "They were talking to me about playing wide receiver; they didn't even know my position was safety and quarterback. That really made me upset. Coach Kiffin (who then was at Southern Cal), he came with Pete Carroll and the running backs coach and they knew all about me. And I was in Georgia's backyard. "But all the talk was about Caleb King (now a redshirt sophomore at Georgia battling for a starting job). I guess that's why I always favored Tennessee. They always recruited me hard and let me know what I meant to them. That hurt my feelings, I'm not even going to lie. But I love Mark Richt, love his staff. Him and coach (Rodney) Garner, because they're the ones that recruited me. They're both good men. I was just like, 'Dang.' I just felt like you need to be in your backyard. I just felt like (they) needed to know a little something about me. A few more phone calls or something."

VolQuest.com - Berry's daily walk

The Blind Side Trailer - Trailer Addict

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Having read the book, I'm not optimistic the movie is going to be real accurate. And Sandra Bullock's Southern accent is weak. But hey, Ed Orgeron, Phil Fulmer and Nick Saban cameos! (though not in this trailer)

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Painting my office Tennessee Orange

Because there's no such thing as too much Tennessee Orange, I decided to paint my office with it. Here's a photo of what my office looked like before painting: Here's the finished product: Not...

In a large interview room he was asked a totally inappropriate question—whether or not he is still a...

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In a large interview room he was asked a totally inappropriate question—whether or not he is still a virgin (I am not going to mention the person’s name who asked the question or his website. It’s out there if you really want it). Tebow was within his rights to get up and walk out of the room. He was within his rights to tell the questioner that it was none of his damned business. Instead he said "Yes, I am." The reporters in the room—at least the ones with integrity—were clearly uncomfortable at the line of questioning. Tebow laughed and put them at ease. He took a situation where a "reporter" was clearly out of line and made light of it. It was a move few us could have made so deftly.

Was Tim Tebow "virginity" question out of bounds? | Mr. College Football For the record, I share Tony's opinion. I'm as tired of hearing about the Tebow Child's exploits as anyone, but I thought Clay Travis' question was stupid, irrelevant, and nobody's business. I am sufficiently irritated that I'm not sure I'll buy his book now.

The most radical Tennessee uniform came with the "Halloween jerseys" of 1963, orange with black...

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The most radical Tennessee uniform came with the "Halloween jerseys" of 1963, orange with black numbers, uniforms that weren't a big hit. They went gently into that good night at the end of the season. A 5-5 season and a new coach in town the next season helped make that happen.

Mattingly: Vols' uniform has been anything but " GoVolsXtra (For those of you pining for black jerseys, it's already sort of been done, and didn't go well. I really hope this never, ever happens again.)

Lane Kiffin Show with Ed Orgeron (via lanekiffinshow) (xtranormal.com, the site used to make this...

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Lane Kiffin Show with Ed Orgeron (via lanekiffinshow) (xtranormal.com, the site used to make this video, has much potential for hilarity)

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Some thoughts on the Daniel Hood situation

I have been mulling over UT's decision to give Daniel Hood a football scholarship.As you've likely read by now, Hood was convicted when he was 13 years old in assisting with the rape of his cousin....

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