Dial It Down a Notch, Big Orange County

By Alex Norman The atmosphere at Neyland Stadium was electric. The decibel level was at a record level. Personally, I had never seen anything like it in college sports, as Vols fans gave everything they had, including a day or two of vocal cord quality, when Tennessee hosted Oklahoma. The only thing missing was a […]

Q&A With Tennessee Quarterback Joshua Dobbs

By Alex Norman Alex Norman:  What are you trying to improve on? Joshua Dobbs:  It is constant improvement at the QB position. Timing, rhythm and spacing with the receivers…  that just comes with more reps on the practice field, throwing routes during and after practice and also making sure I am on the same page […]

Tennessee at SEC Media Days

  By Alex Norman Football season might not officially begin for the Tennessee Volunteers until September 5th, but last week’s appearance at SEC Media Days certainly marks the unofficial start to the 2015 campaign. Over 1000 credentialed media members were on hand for the annual gabfest with players and the head coach for all 14 […]

Rest in Peace, Lady Vols

By Alex Norman Well, that’s it… the Lady Vols as we know them are gone… The University of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee Athletic Department, the UT Board of Trustees… they found a way to greatly diminish something that has put the University of Tennessee in a positive light for decades. The decision to eliminate […]

The Culture of Cheating

By Alex Norman When news broke this past week that the St. Louis Cardinals were being investigated by the feds for hacking into the emails of the Houston Astros, none of us should have been surprised. When news broke in January that the New England Patriots were been investigated for deflating footballs, none of us […]

Tennessee takes its lumps. Again.

By Alex Norman I give up. Seriously.  I give up. From this point forward I refuse to believe that Tennessee’s athletic department will ever be back to normal. Much like my refusal to pick the Vols to beat Florida in football, I will no longer believe that Tennessee can go a month without a public […]

Tennessee’s Wide Receivers… Ready to Make Next Step?

By Alex Norman Tennessee has long been known as Wide Receiver U.  The crop of pass catchers on the 2015 roster hopes to live up to that nickname and make a name for themselves at the same time… We start with perhaps the most dynamic of the bunch, but a player whose future at Tennessee […]

The Problems with Youth Sports

By Alex Norman Let me start this article by saying that there are a lot of great things about youth sports. It gives kids an opportunity to get some exercise.  It teaches them to work with others.  And playing sports is all sorts of fun. The only thing wrong with youth sports is what adults […]

Tom Brady’s Legacy

By Alex Norman The argument for football fans has raged for years, and will continue to do so long after you and I have departed this beautiful life… Who is the better quarterback?  Peyton Manning or Tom Brady? The fun part about these discussions is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Is […]

Vols Finish Spring Practice

By Alex Norman Five weeks and 15 practices are over, and now the long wait for the 2015 season begins for Tennessee. On Saturday, April 25th, the Vols played their annual Orange & White Game in front an announced crowd (sarcastic cough) of 63,016. So what did we learn about this team after the scrimmage?  […]