Brother and sisters of the Vol Nation,
I dream of a day where the average Vol fan realizes that schools like Vandy can and will recruit 3-star players and they will consider those players to be a good “catch”, and that Vandy jealousy of the Tennessee Vols leads to nothing but self loathing and disappointment. I understand the concerns of schools and fans like Vandy, and they are well founded. Tennessee routinely steals away recruits and it is well known that Coach Dooley’s recruiting abilities are unmatched. I know that other schools worry that if Tennessee is allowed to retake the national spotlight that no young man will be safe from the grip of Dooley and the Big Orange. Rest assured that 5-star blue chip High School recruits are all bound for Knoxville, be it a linebacker in California or a 160 pound 3-star running back from a inconsequential high school in Memphis Tennessee, no one is safe from the reach of Coach Dooley. Dooley’s melodic description of Neyland Stadium routinely draws players to Tennessee like sailors to the Siren’s song.
Whether Tennessee is ranked first in the polls or last makes no difference. No young man can resist the sheen of Dooley’s perfectly gelled coif. I know that if Coach Dooley wants a recruit, Vanderbilt can’t stand in his way. Do any of you really believe that Dooley wanted a player like Brian Kimbrow? After viewing his announcement ceremony I am only further convinced that Dooley never offered him and that Kimbrow will never wear the “comedore” black and gold”.
The Vandy academic standards will be the roadblock that will prevent Kimbrow from becoming a future captain of industry. The prudent man must ask ‘Why is Vandy recruiting dullards that can’t gain admission?’ Vandy football is so Heath Robinson, it is very complicated in a way that is funny, but not practical or effective.
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How long must we suffer the injustices of the Rivals, 24/7, Scout and other recruiting rankings before we are given the credit and respect that we deserve. Vandy football is only storm in a teacup. With each blow against us, however, we have become stronger, forging a football tradition unlike any other. I say that the time has come to rally the troops and show our enemies that resisting Dooley is futile. Dooley will assimilate the ignorant, into a world where Tennessee football again reigns supreme. Dooley will lead us home to the promised land.
- Inconceivable. (blutarsky.wordpress.com)
- ‘Vanderbilt Football Recruiting, Four Stars.’ ‘What Are, Things That Actually Go Together?’ (sbnation.com)
- 2011 Tennessee Volunteers: Is Dooley Recruiting Better Than Kiffin? (bleacherreport.com)
- UT Selects Women’s AD Joan Cronan as Interim Men’s AD; Reds Lament (loserswithsocks.com)
- Is the Kimbrow signing a watershed event for Vanderbilt football? (southernsportsview.com)
- Da’Rick Rogers considering USC?? (loserswithsocks.com)