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good stuff. thanks Kenny. i know you have your pulse on recruits far more than we do. are you adjusting any of your predictions based on Pat's recent announcement?
 

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Really good wrap-up, as always, from Kenny. He makes reference to Kentucky "coming down to the river card" with a few recruits last year. I have never heard this expression so it is new to me. What does it mean?
 
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Kibitzer,

It is a reference to Texas Hold 'em poker. The fifth and last card dealt is called "the River".
 

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Thank you. Now I know something new. And useful.
 

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This is setting up for some great UConn v. ND games over the next 5 years.
 
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Ont think Pats health will play much of a role in this class if they have a good year and she comes back the following year very little will change rioght away if any of those things vary you may see see some change ... Tennessee is still Tennessee
 

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Hey Kenny,

can you tell us names and schools for these visits, and the "Interested" or "on the list"?
 

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Interesting point that I noticed. Tennessee lost out on Maryland and Ariel Butts(6'3 Post) doesn't even have them on her list. Just today Alexis Prince, another potential recruit, is not visiting Knoxville. Interesting?
 

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Interesting point that I noticed. Tennessee lost out on Maryland and Ariel Butts(6'3 Post) doesn't even have them on her list. Just today Alexis Prince, another potential recruit, is not visiting Knoxville. Interesting?
it's so hard to tell, as unlike UCONN, Tennessee (fans) lists about 10 kids they are still recruiting... but btw, i'm not sure who "Maryland" is.

Butts, Hollivay, Stafford, Adams, Butler, Ballard, Howard, Prince, and McDonald (this to go with the 3 recruits they already got). however, if i'm reading this correctly and from what i've read elsewhere, Butts, Howard and Prince all took them off their list? and Ballard verbaled to LSU. i hope Howard goes to ND.

if Stafford comes east, i'm guessing she'd go to UNC, but i think she ends up at USC. and i think Adams stays out west too. that mean all they have left is realistically is Hollivay, Butler and McDonald, altho their fans think they have a good shot at Adams. and their greatest need is for centers/posts, which Butler and McDonald are not. they are highly rated tho, as is Adams.

i think if one or two of the higher rated players verbal, it may signify that recruiting may not be that much of an issue the next year or two. obviously most UCONN fans hope they get basically no one. and i'm just speculating. i have no idea really.
 

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the "list" of Tennessee's recruits was fanmade a long time ago. players like ballard, whiteside, bre mcdonald, and prince were just listed because of their proximity to the south. The only players that Tenn has actually recruited, been involved in, and not land are a. jones, butts, and howard. Any of the three would have been a welcome addition but their decisions to play elsewhere are in no way indicative of a decline in recruiting. The only players involved with Tenn at this point to my knowledge are jordan adams and rachel hollivay.
 

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the "list" of Tennessee's recruits was fanmade a long time ago. players like ballard, whiteside, bre mcdonald, and prince were just listed because of their proximity to the south. The only players that Tenn has actually recruited, been involved in, and not land are a. jones, butts, and howard. Any of the three would have been a welcome addition but their decisions to play elsewhere are in no way indicative of a decline in recruiting. The only players involved with Tenn at this point to my knowledge are jordan adams and rachel hollivay.
ah thanks for the clarification. i don't quite follow Tennessee recruiting enough to know. it's probably similar to the UCONN fan lists where we have a bunch of kids we'd "like" to be recruiting but the reality is either the kids decide to go in a different direction, or Pat does. i think it will be close between Tennessee and Rutgers for Hollivay but i think Adams stays out west... just my $.02 based on what i've read, but i really have no clue...
 

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Interesting point that I noticed. Tennessee lost out on Maryland and Ariel Butts(6'3 Post) doesn't even have them on her list. Just today Alexis Prince, another potential recruit, is not visiting Knoxville. Interesting?

I am glad to see her finally saying something, and I'm extra glad she's finally coming to BR!!
 

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Ont think Pats health will play much of a role in this class if they have a good year and she comes back the following year very little will change rioght away if any of those things vary you may see see some change ... Tennessee is still Tennessee
Thanks for the updates...good stuff. I was extremely saddened to hear about Pat's disease and am unaware of the prognosis on her ability to perform in the near or longer term. I pray she'll coach for another decade. Pat built the Vols into a dynasty and the institution will indeed go on. However, TN will never be the same without her. She's the heart, soul and fabric of the program. It sounds nice and feels good to say "TN is still TN", but that would be wishful thinking IMO. The time worn cliche that "everyone's replaceable" is generally accurate. There are however a very special few that are the exceptions. Pat and Geno are not replaceable.
 

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Thanks for the updates...good stuff. I was extremely saddened to hear about Pat's disease and am unaware of the prognosis on her ability to perform in the near or longer term. I pray she'll coach for another decade. Pat built the Vols into a dynasty and the institution will indeed go on. However, TN will never be the same without her. She's the heart, soul and fabric of the program. It sounds nice and feels good to say "TN is still TN", but that would be wishful thinking IMO. The time worn cliche that "everyone's replaceable" is generally accurate. There are however a very special few that are the exceptions. Pat and Geno are not replaceable.
If the illness follows its normal path even with positive outcomes from meds and other treatments it is not likely she will be able to coach that long. My guess would be that 3-5 years would be doing well as a contributor to the program.
 

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If the illness follows its normal path even with positive outcomes from meds and other treatments it is not likely she will be able to coach that long. My guess would be that 3-5 years would be doing well as a contributor to the program.
Thanks Icebear. It's an uncomfortable question to ask or answer.
 
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