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As the Vol Ambassador pointed out earlier today here on the Gate, according to the New York Times (which, as a general rule, avoids simply making stuff up), the NCAA is currently engaged in a wide-reaching investigation of recruiting at Tennessee under Lane Kiffin, with an emphasis on the use of the so-called "Vol Hostesses," (with particular attention being paid to Hostess Lacey Earps), who routinely accompany recruits on visits to campus. This investigation was confirmed by Mike Hamilton, though he declined to comment on the substance , and the UTAD has since issued an official statement.
The real interest appears to be trips taken by some of the Vol Hostesses to watch potential recruits play as high schoolers. These visits, especially if they result in direct communications related to the recruiting of the athlete are potentially barred under NCAA regulations. Times reporters Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans noted instances where Vol Hostesses had traveled as distance up to 200 or more miles to see recruits play, and had occasionally exchanged text messages with potential recruits.
As official representatives of the UT Athletic Department, contact by these Hostesses could lead to secondary violations, even if the contact was not sanctioned by athletic department officials.
Of particular note, is the fact that the NCAA has been interviewing potential recruits who have not yet formally signed a letter of intent to play for the Vols, an unusual occurrence. Typically, the NCAA only interviews recruits after they have committed. The implication being that the investigation is a serious one and one which the NCAA is not taking lightly.
This is especially true considering the fact that Tennessee racked-up a minimum of six secondary violations since December of 2008. In fact, as attorney and former NCAA investigator, Rick Evrard, told the Times, those secondary violations could have been the impetus leading to the investigation in the first instance. Evard was stated:
Secondaries mean something to the NCAA. It’s very telling if an institution continues to report secondaries particularly if they’re in the same category. If you keep doing the same thing over and over and keep reporting it, that would trigger the N.C.A.A.’s enforcement staff to possibly go in and look at some of that activity.
Former NCAA Investigator Rick Evrard, speaking to the New York Times
It seems to me that a recruiting tool which pairs attractive young women with potential football stars who are approximately 18 years old for the sole purpose of convincing them to play for Tennessee is destined for disaster. This is hardly a new realization for me -- I have felt this way since I was a student at Tennessee -- but this investigation makes it all the more apparent. I do not believe that the athletic department has ever intentionally attempted to use the Vol Hostesses as the proverbial "bait," and I am not questioning the scruples or morals of these young ladies. All I am saying is that, at that age and in those circumstances, things can happen.
The fact of the matter is that this could be a potentially far-reaching and very serious investigation. On the other hand, it could end up being more smoke than fire. Either way, I would imagine that the Athletic Department will be taking a long, hard, look at the use of Vol Hostesses as part of the recruiting process.
More on this as the web untangles...
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1. Kiffin and staff were aware of this after the fact, but did not ask the hostesses to attend the game.
2. The hostess at the center of the controversy is originally from South Carolina and went home with some of her friends for the weekend. While there, they attended Lattimore's game. Apparently they're facebook friends.
Irrespective of how this turns out, this is not a good development this late in the recruiting game. Maybe I'm drinking the orange Kool-aid, but something about this isn't right. I get Wilson going to LSU and his comments recently should dismiss any notions of foul play there. What I don't like is that Gran left and the next day Luc commits to FSU, then Lattimore commits to SC and the NCAA comes knocking. There are a lot of adjectives being thrown around the message boards to describe Gran, but I'm not sure what actually happened to him. As far as I can tell, it was too hot in the kitchen for him. I'm ok with that. I like the idea that our staff is too intense for some people. Wes Rucker put it best in saying we have a great administration, ordering Diflucan online, No prescription Diflucan online, a ton of money, and a hungry fan base. Will be fine.
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This week’s Big Orange Roundtable is hosted by Vol Junkies Buy Macrobid Without Prescription, , who has served up another installment of questions burning in the minds of the citizens of Orange Nation.
Thus, here are our thoughts for the week:
1) What is your thought on Eric Berry’s Heisman chances? Should he play on offense in-order to increase his chances? Is Kiffin being to selfish saying Berry will not practice offense?
HSH: I'm not exactly how real Berry's chances of actually winning the Trophy—which I deemed meaningless after the Manning debacle. Not only does he have the obstacle of being a defensive player, he has to basically beat Colt McCoy from Texas, Sam Bradford from Oklahoma and some guy named Tebow. I don't think Lane Kiffin should play Berry on offense just to help his Heisman chances. If our offense is seriously sucking, then sure, desperate times call for desperate measures.
That said, I have absolutely no problem with the University doing the whole campaign thing. Berry is obviously a special, once-in-a-while player with a great attitude. Seeing him in person on and off the field the past two years has been something I'm glad to have been a part of—now if only he might consider staying for his senior year...
Lawvol: I have very mixed (albeit not necessarily negative) feelings on this.
First of all, I personally believe that Eric Berry is more than deserving of a shot at the Heisman Trophy. In two short years he has pretty much become the man-beast of SEC defenses and is, hands down, the best defensive player in the toughest conference in the country. I personally believe that he is the best defensive player in any conference, anywhere. That, however, is just my opinion and I will be the first to admit that I am biased. Still, there is no arguing with the fact that Eric Berry has earned the right to be considered among the top players in the country this season and to be considered for the Heisman. I am unequivocally behind the Tennessee’s campaign to promote Berry’s Heisman candidacy.
That said, I am less that optimistic about his chances…
I say that because, since only one truly defensive player has previously won the Heisman—which I am sure every Tennessee fan remembers all too well—the precedent is somewhat weak. Furthermore, given the national media’s love affair with Tim Tebow, I expect that every possible machination that can occur to ensure Tebow winning the trophy for the second time will be brought to bear, if at all possible.
There is also the fact that exaggerated hype often leads to less-than-stellar performances since, with everyone talking about how great a particular player is, the target on their back gets even bigger when facing opponents. That is not to say that I doubt Berry’s ability to produce in the same way he has in the past, but recognizes that opposing teams will be gunning for him … and staying away from him.
As for whether I think it is selfish for Lane Kiffin to keep Berry from playing on offense, that one is easy to answer. No, not one bit. In fact, I feel the opposite. To me, changing the way you field a player for the sole purpose of advancing that player’s interests is selfish—even if it adds prominence to the team or the program as a whole. As the old saying goes, “there is no ‘I’ in ‘team’.” In my opinion, any coach with a Heisman hopeful should treat that player in exactly the same way he would any other player. To do anything else not only flies in the face of the team concept, but can be woefully dangerous in terms of its effect on team morale—just ask Heath Shuler and the Tennessee offensive line that played in the 1993-94 Citrus Bowl.
Were Kiffin to decide independent of the Heisman race that Berry needed to play on offense, I would have no problem with it, in fact it might be extremely exciting. To do so just for the sake of Heisman balloting, however, is simply not something I think is acceptable.
Furthermore, I question whether suddenly playing a player in a new position would actually help or hinder the chances of winning voters’ eyes. This season is filled with change already—from top to bottom. Berry, just like everyone else on the Vols’ squad, is busy learning new schemes and concepts from the new coaching staff. Furthermore, the sheer size and scope of the playbooks for Tennessee is really quite staggering. I have heard from a reliable source that, up until 1997, no offensive player in the modern era had ever learned the entire offensive playbook until Peyton Manning, and he only accomplished that feat as a senior.
To me, adding a whole new facet—offense—to the game for Berry would likely result in a fall-off in his performance on defense. It adds one more thing that he has to keep track of in his head and doubles the already considerable pressure that being pumped as a superstar brings with it. In then end, I think there is probably more to lose than there is to gain.
2) Do you think Kiffin secretly wishes he would have held onto Taj Boyd?
HSH: Nope, not all, for two reasons. First, as we all know, Kiffin's a confident fellow. He has his plan, he knows what he wants and how he wants to go about it. And he believes in what he's doing.
He evaluated Boyd, saw that he might have lacked pure arm strength and that he made have had some issues coming off knee issues. So he told Boyd what he told him. I think Tennessee's in good shape with Tyler Bray and they might get Memphis' Barry Brunetti to switch his commitment to West Virginia, and the recent run on WR recruiting, what QB wouldn't want to come to Tennessee and throw to those guys?
Lawvol: Well, whether he does or doesn’t, is really irrelevant now. What is, is.
That said, I doubt that the Blackjack General, has given more than a few seconds thought to the matter considering his staff and this no-holds-barred approach to recruiting. I am sure that Boyd probably appreciated the honesty from Kiffin in telling him that he simply didn’t feel that Boyd would fit in the Vols’ system. I know I find it refreshing. Either way, like HSH, I feel certain that Kiffin will find the right person and it’s not like the Vols haven’t started to get looks from some good players. After all, though we do not yet know how a Lane Kiffin-coached team will perform on the field, he has made it clear he knows how to recruit. Furthermore, trying to make a player work when they really are not suited to your system just leads to disappointment for everyone involved.
I say get the right player for Tennessee, even if that means waiting a bit. I for one am glad to see that Kiffin is willing to do just that.
3) Is this the most excited you have been for a football season to start EVER?
HSH: In recent memory, yes. Maybe 2006, Macrobid over the counter, Purchase Macrobid online, because I had just started school up here in Knoxville and the big opener with Cal and Florida coming in two weeks following that. Perhaps 2005, Macrobid blogs, Macrobid cost, because of all the hype and that defense and the "momentum" from the previous season.
But this is different. It seems like it's been a year since Kiffin was hired and we went through the staff hiring and the coups on National Signing Day, the verbal slap of Urban Meyer and the secondaries.
Now it's go-time. Everything's going to be new, fast shipping Macrobid, Macrobid long term, so that adds a bit of intrigue to the whole thing, but the energy Lane, purchase Macrobid for sale, Buy Macrobid online cod, Monte and Coach O have brought certainly have had their effects on the players and us as fans. Amidst all the energy though, we have to remember that Tennessee's not going to win the SEC this year. This isn't going to be a one-year turnaround and we have to be a little patient, Macrobid gel, ointment, cream, pill, spray, continuous-release, extended-release, Macrobid schedule, prepare for some of the usual pains and just enjoy the climb. The Vols have 8 home games this year, so hopefully the fans are ready to do their part in helping the team.
Lawvol: That’s a tough question to answer. For me, discount Macrobid, Buy Macrobid without a prescription, the most exciting pre-season run-up to kickoff in my lifetime was getting ready for Peyton Manning’s senior year in 1997. The Vols were picked to be stellar and were ranked in the pre-season top-3 in all the polls. It also happened to be my senior year in Knoxville. I suppose I would still say that there was more “excitement”—in the sense of there being a real belief on the part of everyone that the Vols might win the whole thing—in 1997. If we are talking about just sheer anticipation because you simply have no idea what to expect, then I would have to say that this year is on top.
Of course, ordering Macrobid online, Macrobid maximum dosage, it is worth noting that in 1998 I had very low expectations of what Tennessee would do prior to the season getting under way. What with Manning graduating and a virtual unknown named Tee Martin starting his first game at quarterback, I figured that the Vols would probably find rough going for at least the first few games of the season. That season, get Macrobid, Macrobid use, however, turned out pretty well for the Vols.
Either way, buy cheap Macrobid, Cheap Macrobid no rx, I am always stoked before the first kickoff and it seems to increase exponentially as the first game approaches. There is so much to be excited about this year and—no matter what happens—I feel like this will be a good year for the Vols as they progress toward the future.
After all, a lousy football season is better than no football season at all…
4) A quick diversion from football and onto Basketball, Macrobid mg. Buy Macrobid from mexico, Do you think that Bruce’s style of basketball is a deterrent to the one and done type players, due to the fact one and done-rs and top recruits are looking for more minutes and to be the center of attention?
HSH: I don't think it's Bruce Pearl's style as much as it the fact that we're Tennessee. Just to be brutally honest, taking Macrobid, Where can i cheapest Macrobid online, if you're a a high school kid who has obvious NBA talent, wouldn't you want to showcase that on the biggest stage possible?
I know Bruce has taken our program to heights it's never been before and I hope he never leaves Knoxville. But we're still Tennessee. I know Michael Beasley went to play in relative obscurity at Kansas State and still managed to be the second pick in the draft, rx free Macrobid, Macrobid trusted pharmacy reviews, but the point still remains, at least in my mind.
We're not near the top of the list of schools a future NBA star and one-year college player is going to go to increase his stock. On top of that, Macrobid from canadian pharmacy, Macrobid reviews, there are all of two ex-Vols in the Association right now—C.J. Watson now in Orlando and Marcus Haislip just signed by the Spurs. Watson wasn't drafted and Haislip has spent the last few years in Europe after being a bust of a lottery pick.
The bottom line to me is this: our prestige has gone up exponentially the last four years under Pearl, Macrobid pharmacy, Macrobid dosage, but we're still Tennessee, and we still aren't exactly pumping out NBA players a la places like Carolina, order Macrobid online overnight delivery no prescription, Buy Macrobid online no prescription, Texas, UCLA, effects of Macrobid, Buy generic Macrobid, Kansas, UConn, Macrobid no rx, Macrobid no prescription, Memphis State and so on.
Lawvol: Frankly, I hope it is because I have little tolerance for the one-and-done mentality.
Most of the “in-and-out, australia, uk, us, usa, Where to buy Macrobid, thanks-for-the-cred, see ya!” type of players are not the sort that I want to see Tennessee recruiting. The whole “student athlete” thing should still mean something. I am dedicated to Tennessee and have been since the day I decided that I would attend college there. I expect the players we put on the floor to be not only be great athletes, is Macrobid safe, After Macrobid, but also good representatives for the university, and good people. I am not naive enough to believe that all the players we recruit are completely free of the ulterior motive of wanting to play professionally and perhaps using the Big Orange as the springboard to making that a reality. I also will freely acknowledge that I can hardly blame a player for leaving early when they are all but guaranteed to instantly become wealthy.
All I ask is that the players wearing the orange be committed to Tennessee while they are here, online buy Macrobid without a prescription. Order Macrobid from United States pharmacy, I have no problem with them dreaming of the future or making decisions based upon that future. What I do have a problem with is when players simply see Tennessee (or any other school for that matter) as little more than a way to get their ticket punched as quickly as possible.
But then again, I am a lawyer and am generally a disagreeable sort…
The Rest of the Roundtable:
Having wasted your time on our largely meaningless and insignificant thoughts for this week, go check out what the other roundtablers (who actually know what they are talking about) have to say (in no particular order):
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Finally, we absolutely must stay healthy. Our luck has already taken a bad twist with the season-injuries to Toney Williams (knee) and Austin Rogers (knee), the broken foot of Denarius Moore and the slowed recoveries of Gerald Jones (wrist) and Wes Brown (both knees). The talent level of this group is still a little cloudy (did the previous coaching staff not recruit talent or just not coach them?), but the lack of depth is not debatable. In other words, there is hardly any depth on this team. So the best injury news this August will be no injury news...
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Adding even more discomfort are two things involving this year's QB class: first, Combivent pictures, by most accounts it's a "down" year - as in there's no true standout(s). Second, Combivent without a prescription, UT has swung and missed on a number of QB targets up to this point, almost to the point where frantically pressing the big red panic button becomes an acceptable behavior.
Nevertheless, Tennessee has one last - and slightly fading - glimmer of hope in Jesse Scroggins. As you probably know, buy Combivent from canada, Tennessee's been in the mix with Scroggins for quite awhile, and all that work will come to a conclusion sometime tomorrow, Ordering Combivent online, when Scroggins is slated to announce his decision between USC, the hometown school, Tennessee and Florida. Most feel Scroggins is a Trojan lock, Buy Combivent Without Prescription. I accepted this as the outcome about a month ago, buy cheap Combivent no rx, when SC offered him a scholarship following an impressive camp performance.
TUESDAY NIGHT MINI-UPDATE: Jesse Scroggins has pushed back his announcement to Thursday at noon Pacific, 3 p.m. Combivent dosage, Eastern time, according to VolQuest and VolNation message boards, which are getting this information from Scroggins' MySpace page. It seems to me that if he was going to USC, purchase Combivent online no prescription, he would have just come out and done so already, or done so with his teammate, Buy no prescription Combivent online, safety Dion Bailey, who committed last week. I still think he's a Trojan, but I'll just say this: if he commits to Florida, generic Combivent, I'll literally throw up.
After Scroggins, I have NO IDEA where Tennessee will turn next in their search for a QB.
Looking at the bigger picture, Japan, craiglist, ebay, overseas, paypal, however, the following of recruiting has blown up in the last decade or so, thanks in large part to sites such as Rivals and Scout. Buy Combivent Without Prescription, Some of you may have have dived head-first into the phenomenon, others of you may not have even heard of Jesse Scroggins or may not even be able to name a current Tennessee commitment.
As for me, I didn't really begin following the year-round recruiting season until I went to college back in 2006. But since then, buy generic Combivent, I've probably procrastinated more time by looking at recruiting sites and following the various message boards rumors and what-not than I should have. Why. Kjøpe Combivent på nett, köpa Combivent online, Because it's addictive.
However, I'm a relatively glass half-full type of fan, so amidst all the hoopla surrounding the college choices of high school seniors, I try not to get caught up to much into it all, discount Combivent. So, as it relates to this year's class and more importantly tomorrow's Scroggins decision (and the likely impending meltdown), Combivent overnight, I've offered five reasons why fans shouldn't be losing any sleep over recruiting at this point in time.
(1) It's July.
If had the resources and impetus to do a comparison between Tennessee's commitment list from this time last year and the final signing class, it would be very different. Bryce Brown wasn't even an afterthought as a possibility; the running back Tennessee had early was Jarvis Giles, who ended up signing with South Carolina, Buy Combivent Without Prescription. Janzen Jackson and Darren Myles. Marsalis Teague was soon to commit to Florida, Combivent pharmacy. Josh Nunes, a California QB, Combivent alternatives, was committed to Tennessee.
Now this is different for QBs, as they generally like to make their decisions before they begin their respective high school seasons. But National Signing Day is in February, over six months away, Combivent long term. Buy Combivent Without Prescription, Many, many things can and will change by then.
The biggest point I have with this is that the excitement surrounding Lane Kiffin's hiring and his staff may have had a big hand in helping sway some of the name recruits who are now preparing for the opening of fall camp. Now, recruits want to see some physical evidence. Buy Combivent online cod, What's the offense and defense look like. How many freshman will get opportunities to start and play. How Kiffin's first season goes should ultimately have a say in the level of this recruiting class. Things go well, Buy Combivent Without Prescription. The February signing class more likely might reflect that.
(2) These are high school kids, buy Combivent from mexico. They change their minds.
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We see this all the time: Teague and Nu'keese Richardson were long-time Gator commitments before signing with Tennessee. Brown was long believed to be heading to Miami. Combivent pics, The aforementioned Nunes saw last year's Florida debacle and then played the distance decommitment card. Buy Combivent Without Prescription, Some kids change their minds due to changes in head or assistant coaches. Others are just fickle, as you can expect from high school students who are merely 18 years old and already under more pressure than I've ever faced in my life. And still, what is Combivent, some switch for other reasons ($$$)...
I'll even use my own personal "recruitment" as a example. My college choice was between the "hometown" school Tennessee the University of Missouri. Combivent coupon, Both my parents graduated from UT and I had been coming to games since my first game back in 1992. However, the unknown and strength of the journalism school at Mizzou were equally as intriguing and both big draws, Buy Combivent Without Prescription. I visited Missouri a couple of times, and enjoyed it. Though I'd been coming to Vol football games for almost 14 years, Combivent description, my first actual tour of the campus came in September of my senior year, one week after the UAB game in '05. Combivent natural, After a mid-October visit to Columbia, I was sure I wanted to go to Missouri. I was so certain, that I basically told my 130-something classmates on our senior-class trip I'd be going to Mizzou.
Fortunately for me, Combivent over the counter, I had until April (not just February) to decide. Buy Combivent Without Prescription, As I began to have second thoughts about my choice, I thought about how much I enjoyed going to games at Tennessee and how Knoxville felt as sort of a second home for me. I couldn't pass that up. Combivent canada, mexico, india, So, in mid-April, a month before I graduated, I changed my mind, Combivent price, coupon. An old saying goes, "the rest is history..."
(3) Recruiting itself is a very inexact science.
Rivals and Scout do an excellent job in studying, Purchase Combivent online, researching, ranking and covering recruiting. But as we see so many times, high recruiting rankings don't always mean automatic all-conference performers and draft picks, get Combivent. Likewise, not all two- or three-star guys turn out to be career second-teamers.
Out of hundreds of examples, I'll go with two: first, current Tennessee linebacker Chris Donald was a five-star stud out of Huntingdon, Tennessee, ranked as the nation's top LB and #18 player overall, Buy Combivent Without Prescription. In his three years in Knoxville, he's redshirted a year, Fast shipping Combivent, and played in two games last season. That's it. Now I don't mean to throw Donald under the bus, but to this point he certainly hasn't lived up to his ranking.
I'll go outside Knoxville for the flip-side of the above example: Jacob Hester, order Combivent from United States pharmacy. Hester was a two-star prospect by Rivals, from Evangel Christian School in Shreveport, Combivent mg, Louisiana, a pretty prominent program. Buy Combivent Without Prescription, Hester chose LSU over offers from Texas, Oklahoma, Miami and Oregon, and then became the type of player everybody wanted on their team back in 2006 and 2007, and was vital in leading LSU to its national championship. He's now playing for the San Diego Chargers.
In addition to physical abilities, coaches have to take into account recruits' abilities off-the-field (ie, Combivent street price, character) and in the classroom. Now, No prescription Combivent online, let me say I'm fine with a guy who makes straight Cs and dominates on Saturdays, as long as he doesn't kill anybody, rob any banks, sell drugs, Combivent from canada, etc. But the grades issues with a number of highly ranked prospects are quite alarming. Buy cheap Combivent, You get excited about a recruit's signature to play football for your school, only then to be disappointed when he doesn't qualify and has to go the junior college or prep school route (and he may or may not end up at your school) - an unfortunate situation for all involved.
(4) Gotta trust your coaching staff.
This is pretty straightforward, Buy Combivent Without Prescription. Certainly, Lane, low dose Combivent, Monte, Coach O and all of them can evaluate and recruit prospects way better than any of us can right. Combivent class, Not only that, but I for one don't have a clue what exactly the offense and defense are going to look like this fall, so who knows what type of players the Kiffins need for the respective systems better than the Kiffins?
With the current QB problems, Kiffin has been second-guessed lately for passing on four-star QB Tajh Boyd last fall, Combivent from mexico. Boyd had questions surrounding his arm strength and was coming off ACL surgery. So Lane said "thanks, but no thanks" and Boyd signed with Clemson. Buy Combivent Without Prescription, It's OK to second-guess at this point, but you gotta believe Lane and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney know what they're doing.
(5) Recruiting is only half the game.
What good are a bunch of studs recruits if you can't coach them up, right (I'm thinking of you, Ron Zook...). Then again, this is easily the most debatable of these five things. In today's SEC, you absolutely have to have the horses to even think about competing yearly with Florida, Alabama, Georgia and LSU. Tennessee hasn't since about 2001 (save for maybe the 2005 defense), and that - in addition to coaching and recruiting upgrades from the Georgias, LSUs and Alabamas of the conference - is why they've had two losing seasons the past four years.
It's also possible to take slightly above average recruiting and still be able to compete. Vanderbilt and Kentucky have absolutely less talent than most of the SEC, yet they've been very competitive and seen success (by their standards) under Bobby Johnson and Rich Brooks, respectively. But then again, Tennessee isn't either of those schools (duh).
Games may or may not actually be won via the fax machines the first Tuesday in February each year, but either way, it's my opinion that coaching can cover up slight deficiencies in recruiting, Buy Combivent Without Prescription. It's probably a little more difficult that way, but I think it's possible. One school can't get all the best players each and every year, so you have to be able to coach up some of the slightly less-talented players you bring in to be successful.
So that's some way to approach recruiting here in the summer doldrums, when there isn't much else to worry about. Some parts of this list are obviously not applicable in January and February, when it's go-big-or-go-home time, so when it gets to that point, you're on your own.
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