Author Archives: Larry Stone

Doug Mathews’ Chalk Talk: A Rival Win?

Tennessee goes to Florida with an excellent opportunity to start the conference schedule with a big win over a bitter rival. One can speculate which is our biggest rival, the Tide or the Gators, but clearly Florida is a must win most years if the Volunteers hope to get to Atlanta at the end of the season. I really like ... Read More »

Doug Mathews’ Chalk Talk: Signing Day Aproaches

While closing in on national signing day February 4th, 2015 let’s look where the Vols are this first part of January. We will start with the four key positions that are always at the top of a good recruiting class: QB’s, defensive tackles, offensive tackles and cornerbacks. Two quarterbacks (Dormady and Jennings) are in school as early enrollees as is ... Read More »

Doug Mathews’ Chalk Talk: Defense For 2015

After a big win in Columbia the Vols now have an open week to prepare for a three game SEC east stretch of games that provides the opportunity to show real tangible improvement in the program. Kentucky, Missouri, and Vanderbilt….wins would give Tennessee an overall 7-5 and 4-4 in the SEC in CBJ’s second year, clear improvement. We were in ... Read More »

Doug Mathews Chalk Talk: Time For Gamecocks

There is a long time saying around Tennessee football that “they remember what you do in November” and never has it been truer than this year. Coach Butch Jones badly needs a good November to attain his goal of a bowl game in his second season on the Hill. South Carolina begins a four game SEC east stretch with the ... Read More »

Doug Mathews’ Chalk Talk: Alabama Week

The Crimson Tide come to Neyland for our annual battle in what is still for many the rivalry that matters most in Big Orange Country. This year’s game again finds the visitor in the fight for a national championship and the home team trying to qualify for a bowl game of any type anywhere. Like last week against Ole Miss ... Read More »

Doug Mathews’ Chalk Talk: Midway Report Card

Six games and half way through the season, where are we as a team….and what needs to happen the next six games, all SEC contests, to continue the momentum Coach Jones and staff have started the first year and one-half. The big picture needs to be kept front and center and that is difficult for fans and supporters of which ... Read More »