On Bray and Rogers as cancerous cells:
Many were wondering what the outgoing seniors were talking about when they were mentioning younger guys concerned with their own agendas. Well, two guys they were definitely referring to are Tyler Bray and Da Rick Rogers.Basilio then goes on to explain how Bray "freelances" on offense, basically running whatever plays he wants or can draw up in the huddle. And how Rogers chastises his own coaches and position mates.
Try this on for size: During the week of the Vandy game, Bray was asked in front of several upperclassmen by a member of the training staff if he completed a cursory workout exercise to which Bray shot back in the earshot of all ‘No. Not really. And I’m not going to do it. Why should I? Besides we’re only going to a shitty bowl game anyway.’ Sources tell me that the upperclassmen who heard this exchange were so incensed that they went to Derek Dooley who shrugged it off and did nothing about it. Another source told me that ‘Dooley shrugs several things off including the way Rogers back talks to everybody he possibly can.’ (More on this later).
This is apparently par for the course with Bray’s leadership or lack thereof on the football team.
But he's not done there. He takes one last jab before signing off:
On the Kentucky game…..According to Randy Sanders off the record (got this through a couple folks who talked with him in the aftermath of the game), Tennessee let a QB beat them Saturday who was installed on Wednesday of game week as the starter. Sanders told one friend of mine in town that their converted WR had two full practices at QB and only ran 6 total plays. If this isn’t the bottom, what is?Not to glance over the fact that Basilio is using off the record sources, but the fact that one of the worst teams in the league could get by with 6 plays from a converted WR that was put in the pocket last Wednesday should be enough to make Derek take a long look in the mirror.
And not just at his hair.