Choosing Up Sides for Tennessee vs Tennessee
FoxSportsTennessee.com will be airing the Orange and White game this Saturday, which will kickoff at 2:00 pm EDT. The webcast will begin at 1:30. The Vols Game Lounge page also has the rosters for each squad.
I have always wondered how different schools choose up sides for their intrasquad games. Juniors/Seniors vs Freshman/Sophomores? Even numbers vs odd numbers? First-teamers vs second-teamers? First-born children vs late-born kids? Players from large families vs only-childs?
This year, the respective team squads were chosen by the seniors who “drafted” each player. Dooley was quoted as saying the seniors “had detailed scouting reports on every member of the team and created some calculated mismatches in their picks.”
A little advancement of the old “Odds-and-Evens” method.
Kudos to Coach Dooley for integrating his seniors — it is their season after all — into a decision-making role. It must have been a blast for them to participate on Wednesday night in a version of a “War Room” to choose up sides.
I wonder if they will play “toss the bat” to see who gets to receive the opening kickoff.
No elephant’s trunks allowed…