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Butch Jones' 'VOLympics' underway

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08:10 AM ET 02.14 | And they're off. The first player to be drafted was redshirt freshman wide receiver Drae Bowles. The last to be picked, the so-called "Mr. Irrelevant," was defensive coordinator John Jancek. In between, 79 UT players and 10 coaches were selected by one of 10 "teams" whose captains are vying to win the "VOLympics." The competition created by new coach Butch Jones is similar to the one he used at Cincinnati. Teams earn points by competing in VOLympic competitions, doing well in class and representing the program positively by volunteering, attending events and adhering to the dress code. Teams can be docked points if players sag their pants or skip a study hall. The winning team will be crowned during a "Night of Champions."

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Drae Bowles, Icon Sports Drae Bowles, Icon Sports
February 14, 2013  09:24 AM ET

other than Pat Summitt, it has been a long, long time for VOLnation to have a "Night Of Champions"..,,has mostly been "Team Irrelevant"......got to love the team building approach...maybe it will pay off on the field......

February 14, 2013  10:36 AM ET

As a Bama fan I really wish TN would get their stuff together. It is soooo much more fun when they are good.

February 14, 2013  11:18 AM ET

Do they get candy bars and stuff when they win an event?

February 14, 2013  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Do they get candy bars and stuff when they win an event?

I heard that the Special Olympics has reached out to them to make sure they are not trying to tread on their ground. :-)



(No offense to any member of the SO. I think this is an awsome organization that does a great job.)

February 14, 2013  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

As a Bama fan I really wish TN would get their stuff together. It is soooo much more fun when they are good.

I agree!! It is "much more fun when the Vol's football program is good", but damn, the same could be said about Auburn, Arky, Kentucky, Miss, Miss State, Vandy and Missouri's football programs!!! :-)

February 14, 2013  12:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I agree!! It is "much more fun when the Vol's football program is good", but damn, the same could be said about Auburn, Arky, Kentucky, Miss, Miss State, Vandy and Missouri's football programs!!! :-)

Auburn won the NC just two year ago. Arky was ranked in the top ten before Harley Gate. Ole Miss and Vandy are programs that seem to be on the rise. The rest there is not excuse other than they are just always going to be tier three SEC teams.

So since you decided to take a shot at some of the SEC little sisters how is your teams conference doing? Who was president the last time a team from your conference won a NC?

February 14, 2013  12:16 PM ET

* years

February 14, 2013  12:17 PM ET

* no excuse

Darn fingers!

February 14, 2013  12:26 PM ET

Sorry I almost forgot.

SEC! SEC! SEC! SEC!

February 14, 2013  12:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Auburn won the NC just two year ago. Arky was ranked in the top ten before Harley Gate. Ole Miss and Vandy are programs that seem to be on the rise. The rest there is not excuse other than they are just always going to be tier three SEC teams. So since you decided to take a shot at some of the SEC little sisters how is your teams conference doing? Who was president the last time a team from your conference won a NC?

Auburn won two years ago, come on dude, that is a long time ago!!! Arky an Ole Miss sucked last year!!! Actually the SEC had 7 "little sisters" last year!!! I have stated many times, that the 12 PAC has/have several "bottom Dwellers"!!! Actually Bush was the Prez, when USC won the NC!!!! :-)

February 14, 2013  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Auburn won two years ago, come on dude, that is a long time ago!!! Arky an Ole Miss sucked last year!!! Actually the SEC had 7 "little sisters" last year!!! I have stated many times, that the 12 PAC has/have several "bottom Dwellers"!!! Actually Bush was the Prez, when USC won the NC!!!! :-)

I know you don't want to hear this but USC sucked last year. Even the SEC "bottom dwellers" have an occasional opportunity to jump up and be good. I agree that they have down years but to consider AU and Arky to be bad programs is just plain off. Heck just 10 years ago Bama was teatering on becomming one of those programs like ND that could never do anything other than look to the past.


(See how long this takes to get a response from van or piratey)

February 14, 2013  01:31 PM ET

OK, this is the second consecutive Vol thread you dripping richards have hijacked for inane bee-essing. Your smack wouldn't even make the $0.25 bin at Big Lots. If you're going to step on the subject matter, step it up!

February 14, 2013  02:30 PM ET

study hall? is that where tutors do their homework?

February 14, 2013  05:44 PM ET

USC lost their bowl game to Georgia Tech. Quiet down now, please.

 
February 14, 2013  08:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

USC lost their bowl game to Georgia Tech. Quiet down now, please.

And Florida lost to Louisville and LSU lost to Clemson and Miss State lost to NorthWestern, so just what is your point????

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