Tennessee still pathetic under Kiffin

How pathetic is Tennessee? Very. All this energy, street cred and excitement generated by Lane Kiffin for the Tennessee Volunteer program hasn’t necessarily reached the fans.

Volunteer fans won’t even attend football games. According to the Daily News Journal, “Just 27 hours after breaking ground on a new $39 million football complex, the Tennessee Vols played Memphis in front of approximately 15,000 empty seats at Neyland Stadium.”

This isn’t good for UT’s bottom line. Apparently, the Vols are spending money in a bid to keep up with the Floridas and Alabamas of the world. The DNJ reports, “Hamilton’s free-spending is driving the Vol athletics department into deep debt ($106 million in interest payment by 2037). The program’s current budget is $100.85 million, and there are no guarantees the debt service on a $200 million building program can be covered, even though UT officials reported a $2.7 million surplus for the year ending last June 30.”

Another embarrassment is Tennessee’s continued legal problems. Lane Kiffin is running a highly disciplined program. Or not. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports, “Janzen Jackson, Mike Edwards and Nu’Keese Richardson, all 18, were charged this morning after an armed robbery attempt at a Pilot station on Cumberland Avenue, according to the Knoxville Police Department.”

Any guesses on how many coaches make sure 2010 recruits—or at least the recruits’ parents—see copies of this newspaper report?

What about this line from a tv report? “A Volunteer TV News photographer on the scene captured the suspects while they were being identified. At least one of them wore a black University of Tennessee t-shirt with an orange Adidas logo and the phrase ‘impossible is nothing’.”

The more things change in Knoxville, the more things stay the same. Fan apathy and legal troubles were supposed to end with Phil Fulmer. I guess Fulmer wasn’t the problem.

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  1. 1
    Bama Sucks

    Please tell me you don’t get paid to write this mindless junk. Does the name Jeremy Elder mean anythin got bama fans?

  2. 3
    Bear Bryant

    Whats pathetic is some basement dweller that sits at home eatting little debbies and whining on the internet about another program….(you)

  3. 6
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    You really are reaching…To say that UT is not competeing is ludicris. Bouth in financial terms and in their coaching/recruiting. They will be back , and soon. If you cant see that , then you are wearing some coke bottle thick crison googles.

  4. 9
    capstonereport

    Really?

    I think pathetic is 15,000 empty seats at Neyland.

    I think the Lil’ Wayne culture in Knoxville is pathetic.

  5. 10
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    No one said you couldnt think what you want to. 15,000 empty seats is a drop in the bucket compared to what they take in for T.V. and endorsements and you know it. Bottom line, you just hate Tennessee. Thats cool too. But dont let that skew the reality that Tenn. is doing pretty well. Much better than their record indicates. They had you guys on the ropes. They took Florida to the wire. Those are two good teams that they competed with for four quarters. When they get there system in place and the players they want . Well. Only an idiot could asuume they would be worse off. They are steadily getting better. Bama is steadily getting worse.

  6. 11
    Indiana Vol

    Kiffin and the Vols sure scared the Shit out of your Crimson Turd on national TV; the look of fear on the faces you Morons was priceless!

  7. 12
    Bamafan

    Face it Tenn fans, Roy Kramer and Doug Dickey aren’t around anymore to cover up all your rulebreaking(Eric Locke payoffs, Tee Martin receiving $ from UT boosters in Mobile, Linda Bensel Myers, etc). It was all covered up, ESPN’s Outside the Lines even reported it. You’ve got a joke of a coach, and even the fans aren’t showing up anymore. Remember when Johnny Majors started 0-6 in 1988? Tenn STILL put over 100,000 in the stands. Not anymore. Your day is over and your getting drilled on TV, radio, and internet from coast to coast. Roll Tide and 12-10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. 14
    Drmos

    “We’re not angels and we’re not going to recruit a bunch of angels.” – The Big O (hopefully he still had his shirt on we he gave us that quote)

    I guess the viles were duly warned.

  9. 15
    E.G. White

    This isn’t 1 upperclassman from Miss. gone bad on his own like Jimmy Johns, fool! These are 3 barely out of high school impressionable kids from different parts of the country who got together and formed a criminal gang thinking they could get away with it, thinking the rules don’t apply to them! Why??? The answer – Lane Kiffin! They have watched their peer, their mentor, from their recruitment to their experience at the Univ. of Tenn., flaunt the rules, break the rules, chide the rulesmakers, become a national figure, become more popular, at least in Tenn.; all the while getting away with everything! What a wonderful influence. What an upstanding member of the community! Wow!! Parents, do want want this person raising and teaching and influencing your children for the next 5 years? He should be locked up for contributing to the delinquency of minors! RTR!

  10. 16
    im4bama

    Indian Vol
    Shut up and take your embarrasing news like a man. You and your Orange brothers dished it, now it’s your turn to take it. Three in a row and next year, you will lose again! You, Lame Kiffin and those three pathetic robbers are idiots.

  11. 18
    Indiana Vol

    Hey IDIOT4BAMMER,

    Can you say Jeremy Elder and Jimmy Johns?

    I wouldn’t bet on 3 in a row if I were you. But, being a Bammer Moron, you probably will anyway!

    UP YOURS!

  12. 19
    Indiana Vol

    “Face it Tenn fans, Roy Kramer and Doug Dickey aren’t around anymore to cover up all your rulebreaking(Eric Locke payoffs, Tee Martin receiving $ from UT boosters in Mobile, Linda Bensel Myers, etc). It was all covered up, ESPN’s Outside the Lines even reported it. You’ve got a joke of a coach, and even the fans aren’t showing up anymore. Remember when Johnny Majors started 0-6 in 1988? Tenn STILL put over 100,000 in the stands. Not anymore. Your day is over and your getting drilled on TV, radio, and internet from coast to coast. Roll Tide and 12-10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    DREAM ON, BAMMER BOOB!

  13. 20
    Indiana Vol

    “This isn’t 1 upperclassman from Miss. gone bad on his own like Jimmy Johns, fool! These are 3 barely out of high school impressionable kids from different parts of the country who got together and formed a criminal gang thinking they could get away with it, thinking the rules don’t apply to them! Why??? The answer – Lane Kiffin! They have watched their peer, their mentor, from their recruitment to their experience at the Univ. of Tenn., flaunt the rules, break the rules, chide the rulesmakers, become a national figure, become more popular, at least in Tenn.; all the while getting away with everything! What a wonderful influence. What an upstanding member of the community! Wow!! Parents, do want want this person raising and teaching and influencing your children for the next 5 years? He should be locked up for contributing to the delinquency of minors! RTR!”

    More useless drivel from the biggest Crimson TURD MORON on the planet, EGGhead White.

    Get a life, loser!

  14. 21
    CrimsonBlood81

    I’m surprised you actually typed somewhat of a paragraph or two without making yourself look like the piece of shit you are — funny how Lame Kiffin comes out ONE day before this incident and says he’s running a clean program. They knew about this — even the failed piss tests for blowin’ dank — fuck off UcheaT — Roy Kramer isn’t here anymore to cover your ass!!!!!

  15. 22
    Bamafan

    Indy Vile,

    We’ve ALREADY won 3 in a row you moron.

    2007-41-17

    2008-29-9

    2009-12-10

    and 4 of the last 5.

    You type like you’re 12 years old. You seem to know very little about your own team. Probably because you spend so much time on this board reading about the 12-time National Champion Crimson Tide(soon to be 13-time NC).

    Now, go take out the trash before your mother gets mad.

  16. 23
    Pluto

    Indy Hoe’s contribution today is to retype Egg’s take. Pitiful.
    The three bastards were caught and they will never play for Rocky Flop. This is a moral and criminal issue that transcends any loyalty to any school. I don’t want this and I’m sure most decent people – do not want this at their school or any school for that matter.
    They will suffer just like Jimmy Johns and the other miscreants that were caught. Perhaps Character and Juvenile Criminal Records need to be looked at somehow in the recruiting process. That Issue is going to be daunting…….
    Your gross stupidity and total lack of Morals is showing Indy Hoe.

  17. 24
    E.G. White

    I don’t care to make fun of 3 kids, 2 of which were potential superstars who threw away multimillion dollar NFL careers while trying to score enough bucks to buy a dime bag! But I can’t help but wonder how this will spin with Spurrier and USC to whom Kiffin told their recruits – “If you go to South Carolina you’ll be pumping gas for a living”. Maybe Spurrier can tell UT recruits that “If you go to Tennessee you’ll be robbing gas stations for a living”. LMFAO! RTR!

  18. 25
    finebammer

    i wouldn’t bet on jail time or even these thugs being thrown off the team.

    the last words out of kiffin’s mouth was that he needed more time to gather information. (translation: they’re working on a story)

    i would remind everyone of a woman that went to the knoxville police in the early nineties (i think) accusing two ut players of raping her.

    the charges were dropped when she never showed up to court to testify.

    the two hillbillies and the ut cheerleader (the fat chick) will disappear. bet on it.

    e.g., i wouldn’t blame all this on kiffin. the university of tennessee and the knoxville police have been covering for ut thug players for years. football AND basketball.

    remember when the great peyton manning exposed himself to the female trainer. (she went away, too)

    jail mall lewis.

    hey hey, leonard little say, how many innocent pedestrians have you run down today???

    and on a more recent note, who can forget britton colquitt??? lost his scolly only after he got popped with his FIFTH DUI!

    tony robinson threw bombs and hit bongs until busted for dealing coke in the eighties.

    and this is just off the top of my head.

    quite some time indeed.

  19. 26
    almightytmc1

    I am sorry to see these young men throw their futures away in such a senseless fashion. It is utterly appalling to think of the success that they could have had at football and in life. And now it has been thrown away. What a God Damn shame.
    I dont care which school you fan for. This is just plain sad. My sympathy goes out to their families and communities.
    Why does shit like this happen?

  20. 27
    Alex Hamilton

    I’ve had enough of you Indiana Queer. Why don’t you tell me where to meet you and I will gladly have this out with you in a fist fight. Let’s go you orange pussy.

  21. 28
    Amber

    THE ONLY REASON PEOPLE DIDN’T SHOW UP TO THE MEMPHIS GAME WAS BECAUSE…..IT’S MEMPHIS!! IT WAS ALMOST AS BAD AS WESTERN KY! IF YOU TALK ABOUT US, IT’S BECAUSE YOU’RE NERVOUS AND AFRAID THAT WE’RE ON A COMEBACK! GO VOLS!!!

  22. 30
    intheknow72

    And leave it to an Auburn fan not to be bothered by 15,000 empty seats. Afterall, they rarely have a packed house down on the farm. I can still by season tix to Auburn games on Ticketmaster. Pathetic.

  23. 32
    im4bama

    Indiana Vol

    If there ever was an idiot, it’s definitley you! Good thing I did bet on it, since we won the 3rd in a row already. You just watch next year, when we go and beat that ass up and win for the fourth straight. I know you think you’ve got a chance, but you really don’t, you’ve just fooled yourself into believing that pipe dream. Now run along and tuck that tail!

  24. 33
    BamaBorn

    Did you think Lane Kitten could possibly clean up that program in one year? I hate to admit this. I think we hired a pretty face once to put a spin on our dirty laundry. The pretty face remains until the Vols decide to attempt a run on the east.

    Sorry Amber, your team is in trouble for the next several years at minimum. If the money trouble is accurate, you may be old and gray before it gets turned around.

    You Aubarn idiots only give them credibility because that is the biggest game you can hang your hat on. You beat a team that played BAMA and Florida well, and this justifies your desperate desire for respect. None given. You must earn it yourself. Of course, you never have or you would have gotten a chance to play for it. When the underdog wins, he is nothing more than an underdog that won. He must continue winning game after game, year after year, championship after championship, and one day he has gained the respect and is no longer the underdog.

    1 National Championship and 5 Sec Titles and you remain the underdog. I can not understand any argument you bring.

    Fight us, cuss us, and lose to us!

    It sux to be an Aubarn tiger!

  25. 36
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    Alex………Who you gonna whoop ? Please dude. With a name like alex f hamilton the only thing your whoopin is yo lilly boy.

    ITK…..If the 15 k emty seats are such a big deal to you, and you say that Auburn is an emty stadium, then explain this to me. ( Ive asked for an explanation from you before , but all I got was the same regurgatated verbal diarreah). If we are in such dire straights, how then pray tell, did we make more revenue that Alabama last year, when not playing in the SEC or BCS bowls of any sort ? Or any bowl whatsoever ? Yes turdfan, check it , its a fact. An undeniable fact. Till you can answer that, you have no arguement, so STHU….Going by the only real standard that shows a fanbases true commitment to their program (you know MONEY ?) , Auburn is a more committed fanbase then Alabama. Answer the question turdboy, or again STHU !!!!

  26. 37
    capstonereport

    Ballplay, it wasn’t last year. That report was for the previous year as the data was 2007 not 2008 in the report.

    In 2008, the budget data released to me by Alabama and Auburn indicated Alabama’s budget was in fact higher. The 2009 budgets are already underway, and once the season is over, I’ll check on those too.

    Again, according to the data for the 2008-2009 budget year provided to ME by the schools, Alabama’s budget was about $100 million and Auburn’s was about $75 million. I believe some of Alabama’s spending included improvements, but Auburn was much better at providing information than Alabama. Florida, Miss State and LSU were among the best providers of data.

  27. 38
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    I didnt say budget there you lazy eyed spastic. I said total revenue…But not only total revenue, but also revenue and profit. Both of wich Auburn led Alabama LAST YEAR !!!!! Not two years ago. I beleive it was in Forbes. you know the magizine your homo coach was on ? I posted about it all over the place about 6 months ago….It was in fact a very good article . I also beleive that it was on Finebaums site. It may have been U.S News and world report. I dont recall. Bottom line , several posters on here saw it. I think that cap saw it as well , because he didnt want to believe it either. We were ranked 6th or 7th total in overall revenue. (one or two slots ahead of Alabama) and 5th or sixth in profit (one or two ahead of Bama as well).

    Your budget increase most likely had to do wit hthe expansion of your stadium. Not exactly an accurate reflection of the overall PROFIT…

  28. 39
    capstonereport

    Since you want to call names, DUMBASS, that report I read it and it was based on the 2007-2008 budget year data from the US Dept. of Education.

  29. 40
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    Oh, my bad….Bwahahhahahaaa…..Anyhooo. I guess that you guys sucked TWO seasons ago. Instead of last year alone.

  30. 41
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    And cap. For some reason I thought I was talking to ITK. We like to call each other names. You on the other hand , I rarely call a lazy eyed spastic. Sorry. It was meant for Itk.

  31. 44
    Indiana Vol

    “I’ve had enough of you Indiana Queer. Why don’t you tell me where to meet you and I will gladly have this out with you in a fist fight. Let’s go you orange pussy.”

    Anytime, anywhere Bammer Moron!

    How about after the Vols bury the Crimson TURD next year in Knoxville. I will be glad to give you my seat number.

    but wait, you inbred Bammer Morons aren’t smart enought to find your way out of the state of Bammer. Your directions skills are the same as your education, ZERO. You TURDS sit around and kiss each other’s behinds while listening to Eli Gold.

  32. 45
    E.G. White

    I think we know why the Barn has more income and more profit than Bama, and now we know why Lowders bank failed from embezzelment! Alumni boosters can be such fools! LMAO! RTR! What are all these aggravating turd flys gonna do to waste their time after we bring home the Chrystal Football. Yeah I guess we will have paid off the BCS refs too. Guess we will have won all 14 games with nothing more tham pure luck cause all 14 teams were better than us. Oh well! RTR!

  33. 46
    alex hamilton

    Oh my side. Between the Indian that Plays with his Balls and the Indiana Idiot I stay in stitches.

    You’re right “Plays with His Balls”, I don’t need to, as you say, “whoop nobody”. Not to be technical, but don’t you mean “whup”. A “whoop” is a yell. A “whup”, as in ass whuppin, is what you were trying to say. I’ll use it in sentence for you:

    “Alabama put an ass whuppin on Auburn last year 36-0.”

    You’ve got to be the biggest idiot in this state “Plays with his Balls Indian”. Typical Auburn redneck fan. You don’t know how to talk. You barely can spell. And, you have no concept of how to speak the Queen’s language. Perhaps you should stick to fucking sheep in your spare time to blow off steam after an Auburn loss, instead of trying to wax intellectual in here.

    But then you want to talk about profit margins and income. Why the hell would you talk about that? Did you even go to college? Do you even have a job? You have an awful lot of free time to get online and talk shit. I’m just wondering aloud.

    As for Indiana Queer, why would you wait til next year to give me your seat number. If you were a man and not a coward you would have said when and where to meet up for said duel. But in truth, you’re really just some pencil necked geek looser. Your rants remind me of a five year old girl. I pitty you.

  34. 47
    Pluto

    Just hold on there A-Ham – that line to stick a boot up Indy Hoe’s Ass is pretty long Guy.
    Looks like a F*cking Baskin – Robbins.

  35. 48
    Auburn is a joke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian

    Alex……You are an internet Bruce Lee / Socrates….I am impressed and scared of you. You are the man. You are a poet warrior and have an I.Q. of 175…there is nothing you cant do Alex. You are also humble as the day is long. You are probably the C.E.O of a fortune 500 co.but would never brag about it, because you are so dang humble.I know you only come on the capstone report because you want to feel like a regular guy. (Even though we know you arent regular, you sir are amazing) You are a spectacle of wit and brawn . I wish I were you alexfhamilton.

    Now, alexfhamilton. Here is reality. you are the opposite of everything I just mentioned. you are a feeble little turd that feels tough slinging around his internet weight. Indyvol would crush you like and ant, if you had the nads to show up. But, you dont. So that is a moot point. By the way, I have never met Indyvol. I dont have to wither. As far as the “queens language ” goes. I hope a never learn it. Only fags are queens.

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