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Throwback Video: Tre Smith

Bday Bash 08′?

Saturday March 8th


Spiral Entertainment St. Patrick’s Day Festival:

Saturday March 15th

http://tavern.parktavern.com/view_2072498.html

march 6th: colby greer 

march 8th: allen plaugh

march 9th: adam cowart

march 10th: nathan stewart

march 11th: adam gilman, matt sanna

march 15th: brian remilard

march 17th: craig segrest

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VOL nation not happy – WAR EAGLE!

“Tennessee lost two defensive end prospects to Auburn on Wednesday, as Jomarcus Savage of J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville, Ala., and Andre Wadley (the 7th ranked player in mississippi) of Hernando High each committed to the Tigers.”

Here are a few choice comments from this blog…click the link and go read some more if you wanna see some pissed of Tenn fans. lol. WAR EAGLE GUYS!

It is obvious that recruits are not interested in playing for the Vols. I think it speaks volumes to losing Cut. Apparently, he is the recruiting genius, not Phil Fulmer. I hate to see our program going down the tubes, but it is happening. 

Second place again. That stinks.

that blows

Everybody has a bad year now and then. Besides, rating orgs aren’t always right. We might be better off without this guy . . . oh, who am I kidding? This sucks!!!

Maybe Savage thought Fulmer was going to take off his shirt and paint his chest orange at a b-ball game. No one wants to see that. Tuberville would look much better without a shirt.

http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2008/jan/30/savage-picks-auburn-over-vols/

HA HA good call saban

November 2008 – 7 in a row.

“Auburn’s offense did not even step out on the field as Auburn’s all SEC defense shocks the bama nation in what turned out to be the worst offensive performance in the history of college football.” *Breaking* Offensive coordinator McElwain resigns, applies for high shool assistant coaching position back on the west coast. Fans burn Bryant-Denny stadium to the ground in shame. NCAA drops alabama from contention. Bryant rolls in grave.

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DOUCHEBAG 

Tell me…what is a WAC coach going to do in the SEC??? Hawaii anyone?

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama hired Fresno State’s Jim McElwain as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Wednesday.

McElwain helped guide the Bulldogs to a 9-4 record in his lone season after they went 4-8 the previous year. He spent the 2006 season as quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders.

“Jim is a phenomenal coach and we are thrilled to have him on board,” coach Nick Saban said. “He did an outstanding job last year at Fresno State. Their improvement on offense, especially in the play of their quarterback, was tremendous.”

McElwain replaces Major Applewhite, who left Alabama to become running backs coach at his alma mater, Texas.

Fresno State averaged 419.5 yards and 32.9 points per game last season, after averaging just 338 yards and 23 points in 2006. The offense was even more impressive in the Humanitarian Bowl, where the Bulldogs racked up 571 yards in a 40-28 win over Georgia Tech.

Fresno State quarterback Tom Brandstater ranked 23rd nationally in pass efficiency.

“I’m ready to hit the ground running as soon as I arrive in Tuscaloosa,” McElwain said. “Coach Saban and his staff have the Alabama football program on the rise and I want to do my part to continue that momentum.”

McElwain was Michigan State’s assistant head coach, receivers coach and special teams coach from 2003-05. The receivers set school records with 312 catches and 3,510 yards on the 2003 team that reached the Alamo Bowl.

“Jim is a great coach and I think he’s going to be an outstanding head coach one day,” Fresno State coach Pat Hill said. “We wish him and his family all the best.”

McElwain has also had stints as an assistant at Louisville, Montana State and Eastern Washington. He played quarterback at Eastern Washington from 1980-83.

Check out Harris pancakin’ kids

He’s like a skinnier blackmon on some kind of mortal kombat liu kang fatality/serioid/amphetamine rage.

jerrell harris pancakin kids

We need Enrique back and Harris to not goto bama

It’s finally here, the last visit weekend before Signing Day, and while Tennessee doesn’t have an extensive guest list, the Vols will be looking to close with a bang. The opportunity to do so is there, with five-star tailback Enrique Davis among the trio of visitors we expect on campus.

Enrique Davis – 5-foot-11, 220 pounds, 4.39 40-yard dash – Tailback
Chatham, Va./Hargrave Military Academy

The Skinny: Davis is a HUGE wildcard in the Vols’ recruiting efforts. The biggest name left on the board by far, he’s exactly the kind of prospect that could allow Tennessee to close with a flourish if they can swing it.

Davis’ decision to decommit from Auburn earlier this month has been one of the most closely followed storylines in the recruiting world. Orginially from Florida, Davis signed with Auburn last February before heading to Hargrave for a post-grad year.

However, Tommy Tubberville’s decision to change offensive coordinators and move towards a spread offense didn’t sit well with Davis, a between-the-tackles guy with speed. Shortly after the staff changes, Davis de-committed and immediately began taking visits.

So far he’s been to Ole Miss and most recently Oregon this past weekend. He gave both visits high marks but hasn’t declared that anyone is his leader, making it appear that Tennessee has a legitimate shot at him coming down the stretch.

Davis has indicated that he may try and squeeze in a visit to Maryland as well, but the Knoxville trip could be his last one.

No one has emerged as a favorite in the ‘re-recruitment’ of Davis, but the Vols are still alive and swinging according to what the prospect himself told us earlier in the week.

“I know they are going to run that football and I know I can bring that to the table. I feel like I can learn from the backs there and I think they can make a run at a National Championship,” Davis told Volquest.com. “”I talked to Coach Fulmer and Coach Drayton today. They have showed me that they want me real bad. I have a good relationship with their staff.”

Davis had a chance to see Tennessee this fall when he traveled with his Hargrave team for the J.V. game. Davis did not play in that game because of an ankle injury, but the trip probably hasn’t hurt Tennessee as the Vols scramble to make a last-minute impression.

Davis has also indicated that he’s spoken with Tommy Tubbberville and the Auburn staff lately, noting that they were making an effort to show him how he would fit in the spread attack.

Rivals.com rates Davis as a five-star prospect and the No. 3 prep school prospect in the nation.

Jerrell Harris – 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, 4.5 40-yard dash – Outside linebacker
Gasden,Ala./Gasden City

The Skinny: The last official visit weekend is made for long shots, and most would say that term is applicable to Harris as it relates to Tennessee chances of siging him. But, as the old saying goes, ‘if you get them on campus you have a shot.’

Many have long assumed that Harris is heading to Alabama when it’s all said and done, but with a week left until Signing Day he hasn’t tabbed the Tide as his clear-cut leader.

Alabama got his first official visit way back on Dec. 7, but since then he’s been to Auburn, Clemson and Southern Cal, with the Vols’ visit wrapping his travel up.

It’s not hard to see why Harris’ recrutiment has been so hotly contested to this point. An electric athlete, he looks like he has the potential to develop into one of those prototypical SEC linebackers capable of terrorizing quarterbacks and chasing down plays on the other side of the field.

Who has the inside track though remains a mystery. Harris has been largely silent on his recrutiment since returning from his Auburn visit, and hasn’t given any interviews on that trip or this past weekend’s trek to Southern Cal.

Tennessee has hung around on the periphery of this recruitment since early in the game, but the Vols have never looked like a really prominent player. Pulling the last vist though is a sing that Phillip Fulmer and his staff have at least a puncher’s chance of landing the player that some consider the top linebacker in the South and one of the top players in the region period.

Rivals.com rates Harris as four-star prospect, the No. 34 overall player in the nation and the No. 3 outside linebacker in the Class of 2008.