Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer said Wednesday he expects his senior quarterback to play in Saturday’s opener at California, despite the latest news that Erik Ainge has a broken little finger on his throwing hand.  “He is going to play,” Fulmer said of Ainge. “He has thrown and it looks like he’s going to be able to throw just fine. I appreciate him showing the toughness to get himself back out there.”

Fulmer faced a similar situation last year when Ainge was injured late in an Oct. 28 win at South Carolina. Ainge started the next week against LSU, but Jonathan Crompton played most of the way in Tennessee’s last-season loss to the Tigers.  “If it doesn’t work out great, then obviously Jonathan will have to be ready,” Fulmer said. “I have the utmost confidence in Jonathan getting the job done. We have said all along we’re going out there to win this football game as a team, and that’s exactly what we’re going to try to do.”

“Jon has done fine,” Fulmer said. “He played pretty well in the LSU game, probably not as well as he would have liked to at Arkansas, although he finished the game strong. We’re fortunate to have a backup with some experience and his ability."



Anonymous said...

It's official: God Hates the Vols. With all of the injuries and off field shenanigans, combined with a general disdain for the South, God has directed that the Volunteers will lose on Saturday. "I've never really like the team, but lately they've really pissed me off. This should wipe that smug look off of that lard ass coach of theirs," God said. Jesus, the son of God, had no comment, other than to say that, as a Jew, he avoids the South.

Anonymous said...

Best. Comment. Ever.

I've always had problems with the conflation of religion and football (prayers in the locker room and whatnot). But, I realize now, this may be because God has never been on my side before.
With Jesus wearing the Blue and Gold, all I can say is "Allahu Akbar! Gooooo bears!"

Anonymous said...

It sure is great being Cal Bears, huh fellas! Jesus is such a joke. I love Islam! And Tedford! When those Vols get here we're gunna really suck thier d***'s hard! Alibaba!