Choosing Up Sides for Tennessee vs Tennessee

Tennessee's seniors choose sides for Saturday's Orange and White Game.

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…

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One response to “Choosing Up Sides for Tennessee vs Tennessee”

  1. tk says :

    HELLO CALIFORNIA VOL
    DONALD WELLS AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE ANNUAL ORANGE/WHITE SKIRMISH TODAY. AND IT WAS HOT. AND I DONT MEAN THE TEAM I MEAN THE TEMPERATURE. ATTENDENCE WAS 35,OOO AND CHANGE. GOOD CROWD, GOOD WEATHER….AND WELL THE TEAM…..SLUGGISH. DONALD AND I COMMENTED SEVERAL TIMES THAT THEY SEEM TO BE PLAYING IN SLOW MOTION. MAYBE SPRING DRILLS ARE NOT PLAYED AND GAME SPEED, THUS CARRYING OVER INTO THIS LAST SCRIMMAGE????? WE BOTH PUT SIMS AS SECOND TEAM QB BASED ON THIS GAME. NEW PUNTER LOOKED PROMISING ESPECIALLY DURING WARM UPS. DOOLEY STOOD IN THE OFFENSIVE BACKFIELDS ALL DAY WEARING A VISOR MUCH LIKE THOSE COACHES NAMED SPURRIER AND KIFFEN. IS THIS A BAD SIGN FOR THE VOLUNTEER FAITHFUL?????? THE DAY WAS FUN WHICH WHAT TODAY WAS SUPPOSE TO BE ALL ABOUT ANYWAY……….BUT THERE IS MUCH MUCH WORK TO BE DONE IN THE EYES OF KETRON AND WELLS. AND CONCESSION PRICES ARE STILL TOO DAMN HIGH!!!!!!!!

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