News story: Tennessee coach Derek Dooley, who has closed his team's practices and scrimmages to the media, gave preferential access to six "respectful" reporters last week, allowing them to watch a mock game. Reaction: Before everyone gets in a tizzy (probably too late by now), remember that Dooley decided to charge members of the media a $50 coaching clinic fee to watch his team scrimmage on April 10. His latest move should not come as a surprise. Of course, getting anyone to come to the games — reporters included — will be difficult once the world sees what an awful product Tennessee puts on the field this fall. As David Climer of the Tennessean wrote, reporters who attended the April 17 Orange & White spring scrimmage were treated to "1, 2, 3, Punt. The first eight series — four by the White team and four by the Orange — all ended with punts. There were only two touchdowns all day. Maybe the Vols are that good on defense. A more likely explanation, however, is that this team is very limited offensively, with a short-handed, inexperienced offensive line and unproven quarterbacking." Yes, all the more reason to keep this team under wraps.
As a run-up to the start of the season, the Wiz will display one poster each day until our supply is exhausted.
Then we turn it over to readers, who will vote on the poster of the year. In the meantime, send your team's poster schedule to jayzuma (at) gmail.com.
Last year, the site displayed 69 posters. This is poster No. 63 for 2010. Thanks to Doug and Corey!