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All in the Game: Wishful expectations
Like so many of you, I have many things that I wish for during this brand new football season. Of course, the first is for a great Vanderbilt start with a win over Ole Miss (Thursday night). That would definitely get me going in the right direction. I have the decorations up and I'm ready for the throng that will be watching with me. My tattered flag is ready to fly.
ALL IN THE GAME: First phase begins this Friday night
High school football is here this week and the colleges get cranked up next week as the most exciting time of year gets underway for us sports enthusiasts. Hopefully, both the Jets and Panthers will get things started with big home wins.
ROCKY TOP BEAT: Starting QB yet to be named for Vols’ opener
Wake up a week from tomorrow and it’s finally game day. In many ways, it seemed like it took forever to get here. A change in coaching staff and the early exit from Rocky Top of last year’s heralded playmakers will certainly lead to a new look this season. Sometimes though, addition through subtraction is not a bad thing; only time will tell how that all works out for team No. 117.
All in the Game: Here we go again
Well, we've all waited a long time, and I believe that the wait will be worth it, as the college football season is just about to kick off.
ROCKY TOP BEAT: The countdown to the Vols’ opener is under way
The countdown to kickoff is about to reach three weeks and the Big Orange Nation is getting restless. For now, all they have is the daily reports coming out of Haslam Field. That news, at least as reported by Butch Jones, has been encouraging.
Volunteers preparing 2013 opener
The Vols started fall practice yesterday and need to make the most of all fifteen practices to get ready for their home opener on Aug. 31. It took awhile getting here but the Big Orange Nation is preparing to welcome Team 117 onto the field at the end of the month.
‘Football time in Tennessee’ is upon us
In just a few weeks, it will be "football time in Tennessee" on all levels, from elementary school to high school to college to professional.
ROCKY TOP BEAT: UT’s Class of 2014 receives one more commitment
This past week Coach Butch Jones has received several high profile commitments for the 2014 class. It has been a long time since so many highly-rated recruits have promised to make Rocky Top their future home. Kevin Mouhon, a projected linebacker from the state of Georgia, is the latest high school senior to give his oral commitment to the Vols.
Rocky Top Beat: Jones taking UT in positive direction
I hope by now that everyone had a chance to see the SEC Media Days appearance of Coach Butch Jones. He did Tennessee proud once again! He continues to do and say all the right things since his arrival on Rocky Top. No wonder the culture around the program has headed in a positive direction.
ROCKY TOP BEAT: Johnny comes marching into Lake Tansi for Major(s) event
The second week of July means legendary UT player and former Volunteer coach Johnny Majors is here for his annual invitational tournament. Johnny will be in and around Crossville this weekend, but make no mistake; he will be firmly planted on a par 3 hole to hit shots for participants in his tournament on Sunday.
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