it's a major award
What did he say about Dooley having coached his favorite receiver, Randy Moss?
Wiki doesn't show Dooley ever beeing at Marshall...
UT's WR coach has a pretty impressive NFL resume coaching WR's like Moss if I remember correctly. He is going to UT for the WR coach, not Dooley.
Good luck to DeAnthony, have fun being part of a mediocre SEC program and being shit on by Florida, Bama, and LSU for years to come.
You sound like the jilted ex.
such bad Blue Blues tomorrow morning from that tease. He didnt have dreads though so that would have been akward.
Hate to say it, but doubt you'd find too many MSU guys saying 'at least it wasn't UM'.
good point, it is the type of statement people say when they lose out on something. Even though MSU had more expectation of landing this guy, MSU is far more versed at losing than Michigan and would surely rationalize this away as saying 'at least it wasn't UM'
Sparty trolls on this site have been saying things like "Arnett is in the bag for us" for quite a while now. I think it has more to do with Arnett being rubbed in our faces as some type of MSU lock.
Very first post on "The Only Colors" Deanthony Arnett announcement blog: (Sorry, I don't know how to make this font smaller...)
Shitty program, mediocre education, far away from home, Knoxville isn't exactly the most happenin' place in the world..... Makes no sense.
To each his own I guess.
The only thing Tennesse has going for it is that Knoxville is actually a pretty fun place, and the girls are beautiful. But other than that, the team sucks, the coach sucks, the school sucks.
That is one awesome city. TN is TN - it has hot chicks, but also Murphesboro. Bad team now, but great history (that sounds familiar). TN football is more revered than the pro team or anything else in that state, except for homemade moonshine!
I'm sitting at home on the couch right now. It's just okay.
Also, it's three and half hours away from Knoxville.
I actually live right next to Knoxville and totally agree that it is all about UT football around here, not sure what Murphesboro is, but there is a Murfreesboro. I am a transplant (military brat) that ended up here because I met one of those "hot chicks."
and probably has more to do with MSU needing some WR and with us, would have been more of an additive to an already strong point of the team.. Anyway, kid did a good job entertaining me on an otherwise mundane Tuesday night so I'll just wish him well in that gaudy orange.
MSU is fairly solid at WR and will be fine without him. That being said, a guy like Arnett who could stretch the field is more critical in their type of offense then ours, so the loss is tougher for them.
We'll never have to play him. I'm OK with this.
Charlie Baggett is why he is going to Knoxville. Quite the impressive list of WR's he has coached over the years bewteen the NFL and Michigan State.
Good luck to Deanthony!
Nothing but pure class from the animals @ spartantailgate.... Last night he was hilarious and inventive, today he is an immature douche bag and they hope he gets injured and/or never wins a game while at UT. Too funny
I want those 10 min of my life back
Simms is going to love him.
I say Simms looses his starting job to Freshman Tyler Bray, tall dude but skinny, everyone here (Knoxville) has been waiting for the second coming of Peyton Manning.
Tennessee sucks. Oh well.
I feel kinda bad for watching this like 20 times in a row and laughing every time.
It's a good thing that mic is padded, or she might have lost a couple of teeth.
Is the board font looking weird to anyone else or is it just me?
I want my serifs back
Only on page 4 of this thread for me. The rest of the board is normal.
I emailed Brian about this. Someone copy and pasted a quote, which also copied some CSS with it.
Mark Dantonio doesn't care about in-state recruiting!!!!!
You know a recruit is gifted when, as soon as he commits to a non-rival school everyone takes a big sigh of relief and say's atleast it wasn't Sparty or OSU.
Tennessee - with the coach that taught the team how to take a shower?
No accounting for taste.
Best part of this is that Sparty has to eat it here.
Schadenfreude goes down so good.
The McRib I just ate was much like that annoucement, The best part was the anticipation and it left a bad taste in my mouth.
I hope he had fun with the recruitment process. He better of put as much time into his selection as he did into all the misdirection.
Sam Webb called this on WTKA this morning. He didn't say he had a "gut feeling," but he did say he expected Arnett to go to UT.
Damn you bing and your embedded search bar!
With UM's strong and young recievers its nothing to get worked up over and I honestly didn't want to see him in a winged helmet anyway, but good luck to him.
I can't believe I got sucked into all this. It's as bad as watching Jersey Shore and being really into Snooki. What's happening to me?
tennessee is dominating in-state recruiting!
Our offense is fine and will remain fine. Even if a self-centered, me first WR leaves the state to go play for a third tier SEC also ran.
Wake me up when the linebackers and DBs start making decisions.
it seems one of the top 3 or 4 kids in Michigan goes outside the state
Rojo, Barksdale that LB who went to USC now Arnett.
How after he picked Tennessee, the first comment was some loud Spartan who had been going "MSU BABY!" the whole time going "NOOOOO" and the second was someone named GoBlue saying "HAHAHA FUCK YOU SPARTY"
Uhhhh, what the hell was that?
To be fair to Deanthony - against all teams not named Memphis or Tennessee-Martin, UT is averaging nearly 18 points per game on offense. You can't blame a kid for wanting to be a part of an offense with that kind of firepower.
I gotta believe it was between Tennessee and MSU here, which is fine. Going to Tenn., I gotta believe they made him an $offer$ he couldn't refuse. Their program is on a total decline, they lose players to jail convictions like UofM loses players to injuries/transfers. I wish him the best of luck. IMO, he was no where near a must have recruit for RR. I am thinking he should probably redshirt his freshmen year. More likely he will be a third string WR and see very limited minutes. I stated on a previous thread that there was a lot of hype for him during his junior year but very little his senior year. I know his HS team struggled, but last year the hype seemed that D.A was going to be one of the higher ranked HS WR recruits in the country.
I dont think the $offer$ part is neccessarily true. TN is another one of the storied historic programs, but unlike us, their offensive depth chart is relatively decimated so there is the allure of early playing time. Plus, Knoxville is a pretty great college town, and perhaps he just wanted some real BBQ and southern comfort. Good luck to him and I'd love to crush the rebuilt Vols i a bowl a couple years down the road.