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Or maybe that’s really why Elvis shot his TV.
But there was some news this week that has caught my eye. For starters, Derrick Dooley’s staff now have their actual assignments of responsibility:Charlie Baggett: Assistant Head Coach and Wide Receivers Coach Jim Chaney: Offensive Coordinator and Running Backs Coach Harry Hiestand: Offensive Line Coach Darin Hinshaw: Quarterbacks Coach Eric Russell: Tight Ends Coach and Special Teams Coach Justin Smith: Devensive Coordinator Terry Joseph: Defensive Backs Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Lance Thompson: Linebackers Coach Chuck Smith: Defensive Line Coach
Only two holdovers from last year’s staff: Chaney and Thompson.
I wonder what the coaching staff’s dress code will be… polos? sweats? t-shirts? shirts and ties? I’m willing to bet you will not see black jerseys.
Former Vol hero Tee Martin will be standing on the opposite sideline on November 27, 2010, wearing blue of all colors, as he has joined his former coach Randy Sanders to become Kentucky’s wide receivers coach. Tee had been the quarterbacks coach at the University of New Mexico. At least he’s back in the SEC. But a Wildcat?
ESPN’s Chris Low gives his lowdown on UT’s recruiting class. He identifies our most glaring hole in this recruiting class as defensive tackle and our greatest successes as OL, DE, PK, and WR—we signed two of the top 6 WR prospects in the country – is Wide Receiver U coming back?
Chris also talks about how the state of Georgia got raided by other SEC schools. Tennessee certainly played a part in that Stoneman cavalry remake. Georgia produced 182 FBS signees, 65 of those signed with SEC schools, and only 14 of those signed with UGA. Vandy signed 9 from the Peach State!
And one more from Chris: he gives us a list of his “pre-spring power rankings.” Alabama, Florida, and LSU came in 1, 2, and 3. Tennessee finished a lowly ninth just ahead of Miss State, UK, and Vandy due to the Vols’ OL and DL problems, a new QB, and a killer schedule. The good Senator Blutarsky over at Get the Picture describes Chris as having way too much time on his hands, something I think all us bloggers have quite frankly.
Speaking of lists, Franklin Crittenden has ranked the SEC’s coaches from best to worst. Hey, that’s the name of his article. Dooley is 10th. He doesn’t say anything bad about him, but the fact that there is a ranking, and an article with a name implying bad coaches, is a bit ridiculous.
And finally, Mike Casella gives us the Top Ten reasons why the Florida Gators are the most hated team in college football. The book I’m reading right now recounts how one of their fans spit on the wife of Phil Fulmer at a UT-Fla game. That’s more than plenty for me. Frankly none of the reasons in the article are good ones. For alternatives, read these two posts, one at Alligator Army, and the other at Gator Tailgating, both about Peyton Manning and the Super Bowl. The Gator fans just can’t get over hating Peyton and Phil Fulmer after all these years. Enough for you?
That’s enough for me for a while. Have a great weekend and enjoy the Winter Olympics.