Angry Vols take it out on the Bulldogs

first_imgMy, how one game against Georgia (4-2, 2-2 SEC) can change things. “It was huge from a confidence standpoint and, as everybody knows, the SEC East is wide open,” Foster said. “We’d had enough.” Tennessee went after the Bulldogs from the opening kick, and never let up. It scored on four of its first five possessions, showed it really did have a running game and made the Bulldogs look more like a work in progress than a top-15 team. “They beat us soundly today,” Richt said. “Both sides of their line handled us, and they didn’t have to do much in the second half.” Montario Hardesty rushed for 68 yards and a score, and Erik Ainge was 17-for-22 for 165 yards. Tennessee even broke out a trick play, with wide receiver Lucas Taylor throwing for a 56-yard touchdown on his second career pass. Georgia managed only two first downs in the first half, and didn’t cross midfield until after halftime. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEC: Tennessee dominates No. 12 Georgia from start. By Nancy Armour THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer doesn’t like people picking on his team – on or off the field. Hours after a story in the local paper questioned the attitude and direction of struggling Tennessee, the Vols answered back with a decisive 35-14 victory over No. 12 Georgia. Arian Foster rushed for 98 yards and three scores, and the Tennessee defense never let Georgia get moving. The 35 points were the most allowed by the Bulldogs this year, and the loss snapped their three-game winning streak at Neyland Stadium. It also was Georgia’s worst loss since the 2003 Southeastern Conference championship, a 34-13 loss to LSU. “Ordinarily, I’m a pretty big boy and I can take and ignore anything. But I thought it was an incredible cheap shot,” Fulmer said, bringing up the story that quoted anonymous former Vols. “It hit a dang nerve and I don’t appreciate it. It was an incredible cheap shot is what it was. An incredible cheap shot.” Fulmer’s rant wasn’t anywhere near the blistering Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy gave a columnist two weeks ago. But after a tough loss to California and a rout by Florida seemed to ruin Tennessee’s hopes in the SEC for yet another year, it was clear the Vols (3-2, 1-1 SEC) were reeling. last_img read more

Valencia set to hijack Everton’s move for Arsenal star?

first_img David Ospina Valencia are plotting to hijack Everton’s move for Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina.The Gunners shotstopper recently revealed his interest in joining the Toffees this summer after falling behind Petr Cech and Wojciech Szczesny in the goalkeeping stakes at the Emirates.The Colombian Copa America star is on the radar of Blues boss Roberto Martinez but now La Liga side Valencia want to bring the 26-year-old to the Mestalla.It has been revealed by Super Deporte that Los Che boss Nuno Espirito Santo is preparing a loan swoop for Ospina this week to jump ahead of Everton in the race to land the former Nice star.Ospina, who joined Arsenal last summer and has three years remaining on his deal with Arsene Wenger’s men, is reportedly happy in London but is seeking regular first-team football next term.Everton are keen to bolster competition in the goalkeeping ranks at Goodison Park with Tim Howard and Joel Robles being the club’s only two recognised keepers. 1last_img read more