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    https://www.seccountry.com/team/tenn...vols-nfl-scout

    Mike Griffith wrote this article trashing Ethan Wolf using an anonymous "NFL scout" as his source.

    Say what you will, but this leaves a bad taste in my mouth and I don't really respect Mike Griffith for it. I'm not a huge fan of Ethan Wolf, and heck yeah he could play better, but to me this isn't journalism.

    Am I off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NEW COACH View Post
    https://www.seccountry.com/team/tennessee-football-vols-nfl-scout

    Mike Griffith wrote this article trashing Ethan Wolf using an anonymous "NFL scout" as his source.

    Say what you will, but this leaves a bad taste in my mouth and I don't really respect Mike Griffith for it. I'm not a huge fan of Ethan Wolf, and heck yeah he could play better, but to me this isn't journalism.

    Am I off?
    It really helps you read Griffith stuff if you don't read it. But if you must, use Grover from Sesame Street's voice
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    It's a direct reflection on the coaches

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    There aren't many scouts that are going to rip into a player like that and expect it to be written down

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    I had already seen the article yet I was expecting something else from the Ethan Wolf Slam Piece thread haha.

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    Thread title is definitely misleading.

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    Griffith is a clown and has been dating back to the Fulmer era. So far since he's returned from East Lansing he's been little more than a Butch mouthpiece, so you have to wonder if this is some bizarre motivational tactic from Butch.

    Regardless, it's incredibly weak to lay so much down on one kid like that. Ethan has never been in trouble or done anything to embarrass UT. And for crying out loud he plays tight end. He isn't really at a high impact position. Putting so much criticism on him while consistently ignoring the head coach and his weekly national embarrassments is just ridiculous.

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    Wonder how is old softball team is doing now?
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    Color me jaded, but this reads to me like Griffith was fed some shit to print in the hopes of motivating Wolf.

    Likely, from someone who plays a mean clarinet.

    That Griffith is a both a piece of shit and the singlemost dare-to-always-standing-by-for-Jones-and-with-a-straight-face is beyond any real argument. This is but another tile in his rich mosaic of being the world's best and worst shill, which is all he is.

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    Interesting. So what I'm reading here is Butch Jones and staff can't motivate Wolf, who has a brother on the team, so Butch told a writer to slam his Sr TE in the media. My goodness y'all are cray cray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ssmiff View Post
    Interesting. So what I'm reading here is Butch Jones and staff can't motivate Wolf, who has a brother on the team, so Butch told a writer to slam his Sr TE in the media. My goodness y'all are cray cray.
    Explain to me what is difficult to believe about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kptvol View Post
    Explain to me what is difficult to believe about that.
    just seems silly to me. To each his own. If you think Butch wants to **** over a sr thru the media in that fashion, I don't blame you for hating him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ssmiff View Post
    just seems silly to me. To each his own. If you think Butch wants to **** over a sr thru the media in that fashion, I don't blame you for hating him.
    You're forgetting about Butch firing a coach for standing up about rape, punching a player, and repeatedly making asinine promises to players without following through. He's not a "high character" guy. He doesn't "know what he's doing." He has "poor hygiene" and "doesn't wipe properly."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ssmiff View Post
    just seems silly to me. To each his own. If you think Butch wants to **** over a sr thru the media in that fashion, I don't blame you for hating him.
    I don't want to believe this stuff either, and tbh I don't know if I do or not, but he's done enough bizarre stuff that I just can't discount the possibility
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    Whether this is pass through from Butch or Griff's typical shickenshit reporting, it sucks.

    I'm eagerly awaiting Butch to defend his player.
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    Wait, is it almost football season? I hadn't noticed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CardinalVol View Post
    Whether this is pass through from Butch or Griff's typical shickenshit reporting, it sucks.

    I'm eagerly awaiting Butch to defend his player.
    That's the other thing, he should be out there calling Griff out, and I haven't heard it yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by CardinalVol View Post
    Whether this is pass through from Butch or Griff's typical shickenshit reporting, it sucks.

    I'm eagerly awaiting Butch to defend his player.
    that's what i'd like to see but at times if you address something it doesn't help, and i'm sure whatever he would say would be considered a lie here anyway. I get why people don't think Butch can coach and want him gone. I don't get being blinded by hate and assuming the worst of a person in every situation. That's foreign to me, but commonplace with some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ssmiff View Post
    that's what i'd like to see but at times if you address something it doesn't help, and i'm sure whatever he would say would be considered a lie here anyway. I get why people don't think Butch can coach and want him gone. I don't get being blinded by hate and assuming the worst of a person in every situation. That's foreign to me, but commonplace with some.
    It sure didn't take him long to let everyone know his feelings when Haney's article hit last year that went after Butch himself. I eagerly await the same for one of his players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ssmiff View Post
    that's what i'd like to see but at times if you address something it doesn't help, and i'm sure whatever he would say would be considered a lie here anyway. I get why people don't think Butch can coach and want him gone. I don't get being blinded by hate and assuming the worst of a person in every situation. That's foreign to me, but commonplace with some.
    I'm not assuming the worst of him, but do I think it's a possibility he put Griff up to this? Absolutely. Have heard way too much dishonest stuff from this guy.

    I mean, this is the "**** all of you" guy. This is the "we spent 14 hours of analytics on such and such bonehead call" guy. This is hold a big team meeting to tell everyone how committed you are to the program after shopping yourself to anyone that would listen for two years and moments before leaving for UT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardinalVol View Post
    It sure didn't take him long to let everyone know his feelings when Haney's article hit last year that went after Butch himself. I eagerly await the same for one of his players.
    This is actually a fantastic opportunity for him to get the players behind him and unite the team. He should go ballistic and tell Griff he's a man and he's 40 and to come after him. But. He won't. Likely because Griff might not have a lot of nice stuff to say if he felt betrayed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardinalVol View Post
    It sure didn't take him long to let everyone know his feelings when Haney's article hit last year that went after Butch himself. I eagerly await the same for one of his players.
    I would love to see him publicly call out chickenshit Griff.

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    Butch could actually win a few points with me if he did demolish Griff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ssmiff View Post
    that's what i'd like to see but at times if you address something it doesn't help, and i'm sure whatever he would say would be considered a lie here anyway. I get why people don't think Butch can coach and want him gone. I don't get being blinded by hate and assuming the worst of a person in every situation. That's foreign to me, but commonplace with some.
    I think Butch is a decent human. I also think he's a terrible football coach.

    Derek Dooley is a sniveling brat that sucked at life as well as coaching.

    Kiffin is a good coach that doesn't like people in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justingroves View Post
    I think Butch is a decent human. I also think he's a terrible football coach.

    Derek Dooley is a sniveling brat that sucked at life as well as coaching.

    Kiffin is a good coach that doesn't like people in general.
    can't really argue with any of that. I'm just saying its a pretty good family atmosphere and locker room up there right now for a coach that would use media to taunt a player, with a brother on campus and active family, and that makes a bunch of broken promises to guys escorting recruits and families around. You'd think those players and families wouldn't be so supportive on recruiting weekends if they were miserable from broken promises, and you wouldn't have seen Dobbs, Kamara, Cam and many others keep hanging around. Butch isn't guaranteeing a starting position to anybody. That's not how he rolls. If broken promises consists of getting in a game or certain plays, welcome to sports. "We are gonna get you the ball this weekend" is a common phrase for hoops or football for coaches trying to get players ready. My youngest plays for Bernard Pollard here in Nashville (if anybody has a kid that is a HS db, they should check out myproscout.com) and he tells all the guys they are getting the ball this week. Game situations and other factors mean it doesn't happen sometime, or maybe a kid takes off plays in practice or puts out bad body language in the game and you change your mind. Kiffin made promises in order to land some big names, and many, many coaches do. Butch doesn't. The word would get to the new recruits quickly and there are plenty in mid Tn that know a lot of kids on the team right now. He promises if you work hard and do what you are supposed to do on and off the field, you will get a shot to play. His message is as consistent as his tiresome clichés or annoying use of the word "individuals"

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