Vol in tears (10 in a row and counting)

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    This post was edited on 9/18 3:01 PM by ColonelAngus

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    Edit on 10/4/2014 to point out the 10th win in a row. :)

    This post was edited on 10/4 3:53 PM by passoverGator
     
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    Absolutely awesome collection of photos.
     
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    I was saddened when they cut to the other game so quickly after this one was over that we didn't get to see them storm the field.
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    Heheh...I don't think anybody had to spend the night in jail for misdemeanor 'storming'

    I think they stormed the parking lot right after these picts were taken Gray.
     
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    Police to UT fans: don't rush the field




    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - From Big Orange Country to Gator Country, fans are geared up and ready for this weekends match-up between the Vols and the Gators.

    Police say this year's game is the perfect storm. Not only is it a rivalry, but there's also a national presence and spotlight with ESPN's College Gameday, and it will be played at night.

    With all the hype, comes more police presence.

    Once Knoxville Police saw a new Facebook group, "Tennessee Fans Rush the Field," they sent out a warning: if you step foot on the field, you will be arrested.

    The last notable time fans stormed the field was the 1998 UT-Florida classic. Many remember the orange masses swarming the field, the goalposts coming down, and the fact that it was a huge win en route to a national championship.

    This Saturday's big spotlight is something Vol fans have been waiting for.

    "I just think this is the year, we have a great passing attack, they have some defensive injuries," said UT student Trey Norris, who is going to the game.

    "My whole family's been waiting a while, so pretty excited," said UT junior Josh Humphrey.

    "Now that the Vols are back on track, where they should be, I've been waiting ever since a couple years before Fulmer left," said UT graduate Steven Childress.

    But what some people don't remember about that 1998 game, was that the number of injuries on the field led to even higher numbers of officers to protect fans.

    "Not only for the fans, it's a safety issue for the players, and it's a safety issue for the officials on the field," said KPD spokesman Darrell DeBusk.

    KPD says if you do storm the field, you will be arrested and charged with aggravated criminal trespassing. Even encouraging someone will land you in jail, and you will be charged with inciting a riot.

    "But obviously in the event that UT wins, continue to celebrate in the stands, enjoy the moment. Don't rush the field, don't get arrested," said DeBusk.

    "I'm against it (rushing the field), not necessarily because of SEC rules. But we're traditionally a power program, we need to act like we've been there before," said Norris.

    But he says he's not making any promises that he won't if he gets caught up in the moment, something that police hope does not happen.

    KPD is also warning that if you are a student and you're arrested on the field, your name will go to judicial affairs. That could impact not only going to future games, but also your future at the university.
     
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    Priceless
     
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    "I
    just think this is the year, we have a great passing attack, they have
    some defensive injuries,
    " said UT student Trey Norris, who is going to
    the game.



    Too bad for UT we also have depth.
     
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    Best post of the week
     
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    LOL!!! This is what makes it so great and so sad at the same time. Their fan base has fallen so hard that they really did think that beating NC State and Georgia State meant they were back on track where they should be.

    Really???
     
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    I do NOT understand where this amazing optimism came from. I think some talking heads really got into their heads.
     
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    Deer in the headlights look!!!!! So sad it almost makes me wanna tear up....tear up with laughter....LOL
     
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    as ABC's Jim McKay used to say......................The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the human drama of
    athletic competition.


    .....(the ones who have been around for awhile can connect with that)


    good win for you guys, good win
     
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    I don't think TN has less talent. They were outcoached and gave up after the Gator surge...which is also coaching imo. If I were a TN fan (god help me) I'd want Dooley out NOW!!
     
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    thye have less talent, they also have less heart, and the believe in the Gator curse.
     
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    Their running backs really suck. They'd absolutely kill to have a back like Mike Gillisle.
     
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    Those pictures just show how high the hopes were. lol...in fact you could tell after Burton took that long TD run...it was like it was over at that point. They completely fell apart and got dominated...it was AWESOME!
     
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    They broke the NUMBER 1 RULE in college football. You don't beat an ACC team and think you're good because of it.
     
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    Amen.................
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPei128xXZg&feature=channel&list=UL
     
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    LOL.

    "I will be a whiny, snivelling little bitch today."

    Harsh.
     
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    Big Vol Daddy says: "THIK IK A THAD THAD DAY PA MEEE. MAH MAMA SEH TEDDETTEE LAW TUH FLAWDA."

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    I especially like the composition of this photo. Two different stages of grief: Shock, and acceptance.


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    Wow...



    I stood there on the very top row of the upper deck in Section II, my
    arms behind me, draped over the iron bar and my hands clinching the
    criss-crossed gates that separate frustrated fans from free-falling into
    the shadow of the Tennessee hills.

    I'm not suggesting the morbid thought ever crossed my mind during
    Tennessee's 37-20 how-did-this-happen-so-quickly meltdown against the Marsalis Teague
    missed tackle, the Gators' three-play, 70-yard postmark and a Frankie
    Hammond long catch-and-run just to rub it in, I felt like the only thing
    holding me up was the iron namesake of General Robert Neyland.

    The way the excitement had died and the wind was knocked out of a
    rowdy crowd of 102,000-plus, maybe I was the only thing holding the
    stadium up, too.

    There was the usual pain of a loss ... especially a loss to Florida,
    which, more often than not, is the season's first. But there was more.
    There was that feeling that we'd squandered so much -- the opportunity
    to remain firmly in the national spotlight with the college football
    world watching, the chance to impress the most impressive group of
    recruits to watch a UT game in person in a decade, the potential to beat
    a Gators team that was beatable and perhaps most importantly, the
    ability to take away any of the questions [at least for a while]
    surrounding Derek Dooley and his staff.

    Instead, we're left with more questions. Will Dooley ever win a big
    game? Can we re-learn how as a program? How does this much talent blow
    it so epically? How did it slip away so quickly? When will we ever be
    able to play with our two biggest rivals again?

    There are no answers today. We lost the game, we lost one of our top defensive players in free safety Brian Randolph, we lost our national ranking and any buzz that we'd gained, and we lost confidence in our coaching staff once again.

    What else is there to say? I guess it's a good thing that I'm not
    numb to it yet, but that may not be so far away. Just so many
    disappointing losses that you can take before you say, "I just don't let
    it get to me anymore." It still eats away at my soul.

    There was the flicker of hope just before we started walking back to
    the car. Mississippi State had only beaten Troy 30-24, Missouri isn't
    dominant, Vanderbilt looks bad, South Carolina has chinks in its armor,
    Georgia allowed Florida Atlantic to score 20 points. We are an imperfect
    team, but we've got nine games left and we cannot give up on this
    coaching staff, these players or this season. Not just yet.

    As we were walking dejectedly out of Neyland, a half-hearted chant of
    "It's great to be a Tennessee Vol" echoed through the tunneled ramp
    with my voice joined. A gentleman behind me said quietly to his wife,
    "Well, it used to be." In a comforting tone, she whispered back, "It
    will be again, honey. Someday."

    Still, we wait...

    http://www.rockytoptalk.com/section/tennessee_volunteer_football
     
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    This is pretty funny, in retrospect....


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    "...we looked really good, we played pretty well...except there are 4 quarters in a game...."

    Yes. Yes there are.
     
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    This entire thread is hillarious. It should be pinned. The exerpt from Rockytoptalk.com is fantastic.
     
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    TEAGUE 4 FOR 4 AND 0 FOR 4


    Vol senior Marsalis Teague
    started at cornerback against Florida Saturday night, marking the
    fourth time in four opportunities he started against the Gators during
    his career. After starting at wide receiver in 2009, he opened the next
    three contests at corner.


    Unfortunately for Teague, the milestone will not be a memorable one. He
    missed a potential touchdown-saving tackle on Trey Burton's 80-yard
    burst that tied the score at 20 in the third quarter and finished 0-4
    versus the Gators in his four starts against them.
     
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    I thought this article should be enshrined here:


    "When Florida wide receiver Frankie Hammond sped through the Tennessee
    secondary Saturday night, it's a wonder the entire Neyland Stadium
    crowd didn't move just as swiftly for the exits.


    Some stuck around for the last 9 minutes. Maybe they were too tired to leave.

    UT fans probably felt as exhausted as their team looked in the fourth quarter of Florida's come-from-behind, 37-20 victory.

    Hammond's 75-yard touchdown wasn't a game winner. It was a game clincher.

    It also was the deflating dart in a Big Orange balloon that had been pumped full of optimism all week."

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    "Hope left town before the Gators did. And it won't be back in Neyland
    Stadium on Oct. 20 when the Tide comes to Knoxville with another
    winning streak in tow.

    Even if the Vols beat Georgia and Mississippi State on the road,
    their fans won't risk the emotional investment they made against
    Florida. Who could blame them?

    So much went into Saturday's game: money, time, emotion, and the
    anticipation that a series long dominated by the Gators was about to
    take a Tennessee turn.

    Some fans spent Friday night on the premises, intent on securing a
    prominent position for ESPN GameDay the following morning. Tailgaters
    were there from morning to night.

    All they got in return was a devastating fourth quarter and an epic
    post-game traffic jam. The traffic was still so bad two and a half hours
    after the game, I felt as though I had just covered a Talladega 500.

    Sitting there in a car that wasn't moving, you probably wondered where this program is headed."

    http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/sep/16/john-adams-all-in-for-tennessee-not-after-that/
     
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    Another article by the same guy. He's apparently pretty disappointed:


    "Tennessee has changed its talent level in

    football. It hasn't changed its mind-set.

    You saw that last Saturday when Florida zoomed past the Vols in the fourth quarter for a 37-20 victory.

    Once Tennessee fell behind, it kept falling. Never mind that there
    were almost 10 minutes left in the game when Florida took a 14-point
    lead. The Vols couldn't have looked any more helpless if they had been
    down by 41.

    That wasn't an aberration. It's the continuation of a theme.---------

    Coming back against Kentucky and Vanderbilt isn't comparable to
    coming back against Florida, which has won eight consecutive games
    against UT. Once the Gators started rolling, the Vols rolled over.

    Given their history, why wouldn't they?
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    UT's most talented players didn't deliver once the Vols fell behind
    against Florida. Wide receiver Justin Hunter dropped what should have
    been an easy completion for a first down. Wide receiver Cordarrelle
    Patterson failed to make a difficult catch on a deep throw from Tyler
    Bray. And the usually accurate Bray too often was off-target.


    So, instead of a comeback, all you got were the same old Vols."

    http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/sep/18/john-adams-tennessees-resolve-in-big-games-hasnt/?partner=RSS
     
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    UT has Akron....then AT Georgia and AT MSU then BAMA at home and then AT South Carolina.

    The poor VOLS are going to have 4 losses before Halloween....and we will probably have 3.[​IMG]
     
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    Apparently, Bray didn't take it too well either:



    KNOXVILLE ? Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray never has been the type to go back and watch the video from season-ending games.

    He decided the last 20 minutes of the Volunteers' loss to Florida deserved similar treatment.

    Bray said after Tennessee's indoor practice Tuesday morning that he
    watched only the first half of a game the Vols led 20-13 before
    collapsing in the game's final 20 minutes.

    "That wasn't our team," Bray said.

    "They kept scoring," Bray said. "I get frustrated. Anybody's going to get down and feel like they've got to make that play.

    "You've just got to make a play. You go from throwing bombs and
    running backs running great and linemen blocking great to no one's doing
    anything great. It can get frustrating."

    This post was edited on 9/19 12:29 PM by JD Gator
     
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    And here is one columnist's reaction to the above statements by Bray:


    "Bray refused to watch the film of the final 20 minutes. No way? Way.

    Bray said: "That wasn't our team." Say what? No way? Way.

    And then he added: "They kept scoring. I get frustrated. Anybody's
    going to get down and feel like they've got to make that play. You've
    just got to make a play. You go from throwing bombs and running backs
    running great and linemen blocking great to no one's doing anything
    great. It can get frustrating." No way? Bray.

    It's fairly easy to be the man when being the man is easy. "Anybody's
    going to get down...." Anybody that is except good quarterbacks who
    have the chance to change things. Hey, we all know quarterbacks get too
    much praise for success and blame for failure. But that's because the
    they're the quarterbacks.

    Bray did not take a bad angle on Frankie Hammond Jr. or miss the
    tackle on Trey Burton. And every one in orange from the Governor to the
    ground's keeper was frustrated Saturday night.

    But when the heart beat of your football team stops, then your dead."

    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/sep/19/5-10-they-said-what-no-way/
     
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    sadgator remembers a prior quote from Fred Taylor once on Gameday saying that Florida was so inside Tennessee's head that Tennessee needed to see a psychologist. It seems true again. 8 straight is an insane streak in that series.

    You read the Tennessee quotes and it is like we took their season and their program with us on Saturday night. Something tells sadgator that the season is going to get extremely ugly for them...
     
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    Vols melt under the bright spotlight


    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ? Good thing the Knoxville Police Department put out
    that warning earlier in the week about fans rushing the field at Neyland
    Stadium.



    The next time, somebody might want to instead put out a warning
    about expecting a different ending to a movie we've all seen over and
    over again for much of the last decade.



    In this case, it's eight years and counting.



    That's how many times Florida has beaten Tennessee in a row after the latest flop on Rocky Top, a 37-20 romp by the Gators on Saturday night that spoiled what the Vols had hoped would be their breakout party.



    The buildup was as loud as Tennessee's shade of orange.
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    "They're front-runners. They talk a lot," Florida running back Trey Burton said of the Vols. "As soon as we got up, their fans started leaving. It's a big win for us."



    Indeed, the anticipated rush of the field became a rush of the aisles, as frustrated Tennessee fans scurried to the exits.


    "Once you get in the heat of battle and once adversity hits, you've got
    to respond to adversity and not crunch under adversity, and that's what
    we did," Tennessee linebacker Herman Lathers lamented.


    "We weren't responding well," said Bray, whose intentional grounding
    penalty after the Vols snuffed out a Florida fake punt in the third
    quarter was when the game turned in the Gators' favor.



    "We knew that we were going to be the ones that stopped us. We just fell apart."



    http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/tag/_/name/justin-hunter
     
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    Love the articles, JD.....thanks for sharing them!
     
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    Enjoying the Vol misery but wondering why they are absolutely so devastated and obsessed with us. Then it came to me.

    Tennessee loses to us first EVERY YEAR. It is like Lucy and Charlie Brown with the football, or us taking their virginity. They come into the season (like all fans) all bundled up with hope and with no losses, only to go down hard in this early game that taints the whole season. Losing to Alabama (or others) later is less painful because we are the one that always crushes the season opening dream. Not only do they lose to us, but they take it as losing the season.
     
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    I read the post mortems, and they STILL think they have more talent.

    Why?

    Their team is a QB, two receivers, and mediocrity.

    I'm sorry, but having a QB and two receivers doesn't make you a good team, I don't care who they are. 3 vs. 22 just isn't going to work.
     
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    More talent than what? I haven't seen too many Vols saying they have tons of talent. Not AFTER the game, anyway.
     
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    Re: Vol in tears (8 and counting)


    There was that feeling that we'd squandered so much -- the opportunity
    to remain firmly in the national spotlight with the college football
    world watching, the chance to impress the most impressive group of
    recruits to watch a UT game in person in a decade, the potential to beat
    a Gators team that was beatable
    and perhaps most importantly, the
    ability to take away any of the questions [at least for a while]
    surrounding Derek Dooley and his staff.

    Instead, we're left with more questions. Will Dooley ever win a big
    game? Can we re-learn how as a program? How does this much talent blow
    it so epically
    ? How did it slip away so quickly? When will we ever be
    able to play with our two biggest rivals again?


    Straight from your earlier post.
     
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    Re: Vol in tears (8 and counting)

    The Gators were, and are, "beatable." I disagree with the second bolded statement- but that's still just one guy. THis is obviously a question of degree- but by and large, I don't get the impression that Vol fans think they are loaded with talent.
     

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