Tennessee Sports Observations
Climrev and "Talk Back Sports"
It was several years ago when I did the sports talk show "Talk Back Sports" from a new talk radio station that never quite made it in Millington, Memphis. We had the Cardinals, we had the New Orleans Saints, USA Baseball (Jim Abott was pitching then), and I was able to land for the first time ever Commodore football to be broadcast on a station in Memphis. I would like to think I was not the cause for the demise however it did bring about an end to any real other radio opportunities. Well, I would like to get back into it again with a blog to "Talk Back Sports" with anyone interested. Of course if you happen to be an insider somewhere and would like to fill me with some information on your team, etc, I would be happy to oblige in being the forum for getting that information out to the public.
Tonight I want to talk back a little on University of Tennessee football. I will be the first to say, "I did not want to see Fulmer run out of town in Knoxville." I would have liked to seen him end his career on his own terms. Nevertheless his career with Tennessee is over and now we are into the Lane Kiffin era. If the truth be known I am not one of Kiffen's supporters either. You will have to admit he has done some things already that probably have you wondering if Hamilton and the Vols made the right choice. In fact I almost began this entry with the title, "I told you so" but by better judgement I refrained from that for now. Still I can't help but wonder what might have happend if you has hired my choice, coach Kelly from Cincinnati.
If publicity is what you wanted the Tennessee fans got it. First Kiffin accused Urban Myer of recruiting violations which he did not do and then went out and committed a couple of recruiting violations of his own. Coach Kiffin said he was just kidding around. Well, here is a tip, Lane, you are not funny. The SEC and Tennessee media are listening to everything you say so since you have a knack for saying the wrong things, it is time you kept your mouth closed and your notebook open. Concentrate on Spring Footaball and X's and O's. Yes, coach Kiffin is drawing attention to Tennessee football but I believe he has gone about it the wrong way. Don't think for one minute that Florida will not be chomping at the bit for the opportunity to beat Tennessee as badly as they can next season.
So let me open up the forum and ask you what kind of grade would you give Coach Kiffin today?