Mickey Dearstone successor...

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EarlVolFan

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When is this going to be announced?

I think Brian Rice should be the next man up. He already does Lady Vol Softball, and if you happen to notice, is the scorekeeper at the Lady Vol Basketball games - he's even filled in for Mike Hammond as the PA announcer on a couple of occasions. He reminds me so much of Mike Keith, with a great delivery and knowledge at the tip of his tongue.

I understand that the UTAD wants him to have the job, but apparently the Vol Network folks have the final say?! Please don't screw it up with outsider with a 'cute' delivery style! Brian has the background and done the hard work to earn the job.
 
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When is this going to be announced?

I think Brian Rice should be the next man up. He already does Lady Vol Softball, and if you happen to notice, is the scorekeeper at the Lady Vol Basketball games - he's even filled in for Mike Hammond as the PA announcer on a couple of occasions. He reminds me so much of Mike Keith, with a great delivery and knowledge at the tip of his tongue.

I understand that the UTAD wants him to have the job, but apparently the Vol Network folks have the final say?! Please don't screw it up with outsider with a 'cute' delivery style! Brian has the background and done the hard work to earn the job.

John Wilkerson could do football and men's basketball and Vince Ferrara could take over the baseball games.

Bob Kesling needs to retire in my opinion.
 
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The guy who did Cumberland University men's and women's for 7 or 8 years would get my vote, if I had one...He also did Lebanon HS for a while IIRC..I like old school..lol
 
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I would see many values of HER being a Woman with knowledge and wisdom about basketball. Pro the Lady Vols but not an absolute homer, and not one of the really its all about me and my opinion.
 
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I don't mean to embarrass Rice, because he's fairly solid now, but when he first started broadcasting softball games he was completely inexperienced and laughably bad. I don't know if he was getting paid or was just volunteering. In any case, he didn't seem to know that a radio broadcaster has to describe everything that is happening in the game. The listern wants and needs detail, and that requires almost constant talking while the action is going on.

Rice didn't say much. He'd announce a player at the plate, for example--and then there would be radio silence for a while, and the next time he heard his voice the count would be 3 and 2. There'd be another prolonged pause...and when he next spoke the player who was at the plate would suddenly be on second base and there's be another batter at the plate. What happened? We weren't told! Another prolonged pause....and then he'd announce that the Vols had scored a run! No info on how! As I say, he was brand new to broadcasting at that time and has improved significantly since.
 
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Bobby Rader, who is already involved with the Vol Network would be a good choice. He did Carson-Newman sports for several years, and does a very good play by play.
 

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