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Orange and White Avenue: UT prepares to expand into Fort McCord Pagan Copy Editor What would you do if you woke up one morning and discovered that UT planned to buy and replace your home with another building? Ask Rob Dansereau – he’s struggling with the same question. The owner of Cumberland Avenue’s Flashback Hookah Lounge and resident at 1302 White Ave. lives with his wife and three children in a home that UT plans to buy to make room for a new science facility. The university has already bought the house at 1312, and is in negotiations to buy 1308 White Avenue. Since UT is a state institution with the power of eminent domain, it can bypass many regulations that would apply to private individuals and businesses. If any individual refuses to sell
his or her land to the government when asked, the government can take them to court. “The difference with the University of Tennessee is that it is a state entity,” Kim Trent, executive director of Knox Heritage, said. “It is exempt from all local zoning rules; they do not have to listen to the voice of the community.” In its 2011 Campus Master Plan, UT stated it required an additional 560,000 square feet of research space in order to meet its goal as a Top 25 public university, and as a result, the school would need to expand. The new building, designated as Class Lab Building 1, is still in the design phase. No final decision has been made whether the White Avenue houses will be incorporated into the new structure or torn down. “It’s not a determination how we go forward, that’s a call by the chancellor
and the president,” said Dave Irvin, vice chancellor for Facilities Services. “We’ll show them all the various options, but certainly before the end of the year we’ll try to determine what direction we’re going in.” With little space for new buildings on the Hill, UT has looked across Cumberland Avenue for land. Irvin said UT wants property close enough to other science buildings so faculty and staff will be able to travel between the other structures in a timely manner. The university selected the three White Avenue houses despite a pledge to respect certain boundaries around Fort Sanders. In 2000, UT and several other Knoxville institutions agreed to the Fort Sanders Neighborhood Plan, which was adopted by the City Council and the Metropolitan Planning Commission. At the time, the businesses and government stakeholders agreed
to set limits on where each body can and cannot expand. Those limits were intended to protect the Fort Sanders Historic District, an area bounded by the intersection of 11th Street and White Avenue and that of 19th Street and Grand Avenue. Trent said the precedent set by UT’s purchase may have dangerous consequences. “The Dansereaus have invested so much money in that house based on the premise that these houses are protected, and the university agreed to that,” she said. “And it will go beyond that block. If they’re not safe, nobody is safe. All the other houses protected in the Conservation District are not safe if these aren’t.” It was only through the media that the family realized the school planned to buy the property after 15 years of promising no interest in the land.
Dansereau said he does not want to interfere with UT’s need for growth, but admitted frustration over his lack of options. “I want people to understand that we’re not standing here in opposition to the university’s needs and goals in trying to further the economic development of our state,” Dansereau said. “But at the same time, people need to understand that the unique character of the university is what is going to be the long-term hook that is going to pull people into Knoxville and want to go to the University of Tennessee. “If we do not figure out how to come to some kind of balance and compromise between the local pressure and the state’s goals for the university, then we’re going to lose Knoxville in terms of its history, its heritage, what it is and its character which makes it unique.” See WHITE AVENUE on Page 2
Freshman Fashion teams to introduce affordable campus styles Jenna Butz QB sparks UT offense against Tide Staff Writer
Steven Cook Copy Editor TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Vols were seconds away from burning an allimportant redshirt. Josh Dobbs strutted onto the field with the first-team offense after an Alabama goal-line fumble. Trainers huddled around starting quarterback Justin Worley after he re-injured his thumb on the previous Tennessee possession. Then, officials reviewed the fumble and the offense jogged off the field. When the call stood and UT retained possession, it was Worley – not Dobbs – who trotted into the offensive huddle. Vol fans were left wondering if that was the closest the highly-touted newcomer would get to appearing in a football game this season. It wasn’t. Head coach Butch Jones opted to go with Dobbs in the second half, and the true freshman led the Vols on their only two scoring drives, injecting promise into a 45-10 loss full of despair for Tennessee. See QB SIDEBAR on Page 7
Fashion and freebies: what more could a girl want? Monday night, the campus teams of Rent the Runway, Victoria’s Secret PINK and People of Style and Education will host a fashion show in the UC Auditorium with vendors opening at 7:30 p.m. and the show set to begin at 8:30 p.m. Claudette Sariya, the public relations representa-
online. Gowns that cost $1,200 you can get for $200, so it’s great for formals, mixers or weddings. It’s a really great resource, and we hope they’ll really take advantage of that.” Rent the Runway Team Manager Mia Mitchell said the event will also be showcasing athletic wear. “The show will target college women looking for designer clothing at a fraction of the cost,” Mitchell said. “It will also debut Victoria’s
Secret PINK. VS PINK will be modeling loungewear and raffling their new sport line.” The show itself caters to students, with local and national vendors in attendance to promote their own version of personal style. “The event is completely free. Even vendors have asked how much it is to have a table at the event, and they’re surprised it’s free just because we’re giving so much away,” Sariya said. See VICTORIA’S SECRET on Page 5
McClung unveils dinosaur statue Claire Dodson Arts & Culture Editor The “oldest and newest volunteer” has come to campus, according to McClung Museum director Jefferson Chapman. He is referring to the 2,400-pound Edmontosaurus dinosaur unveiled Friday morning in the plaza in front of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. More than 60 people were in attendance, including Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. The dinosaur is a cast mold of a real Edmontosaurus dinosaur, much like the one McClung currently houses the bones of in its “Geology and Fossil History of Tennessee” permanent exhibit. It was cast by Art Castings of Colorado from skeleton molds from Triebold Paleontology. For Chapman, the experience of putting together the exhibit has been a labor of love. The dinosaur traveled more than two days from Colorado uncovered in a truck bed, causing major traffic jams, according to Chapman. See DINOSAUR on Page 5
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tive for Rent the Runway, said she hopes the show will help girls diversify their style while also allowing them to see more affordable options. “This fashion show is to help bring style to UT since everyone kind of wears the same thing,” said Sariya, a junior in public relations. “We’re hoping students will see that there’s lots of options available for them at a discount too. Rent the Runway has over 100 designer dresses and accessories
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Angie Vicars, information specialist for UT’s creative services, snaps a photograph of the new Edmontosaurus cast mold outside of McClung Musuem on Oct. 25.
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Survivors, volunteers lace up for Race for the Cure Megan Sadler Contributor Pink is the new black, if only for October. Thousands gathered in World’s Fair Park on Saturday morning for Knoxville’s annual Race for the Cure. Arriving before sunrise to help set up the race, the members of Zeta Tau Alpha supported their national philanthropy, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. “Race for the Cure is important because it has an effect on so many people,” said Hannah Turnage, ZTA member and sophomore in Hispanic studies. “Coming out early is worth all the encouragement we can give, but more importantly because we can help find a cure.” In addition, ZTA stationed a tent where survivors were served breakfast. After the morning meal, survivors could hang pink ribbons to recognize those who have battled breast cancer. Later, a special ceremony was held, presenting survivors with a white rose. “Just being able to see the survivors here gives me so much hope that I will be a part of the survivor ceremony myself one day,” said Emily Dickson, who is currently battling cancer. See RACE on Page 2
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CAMPUS NEWS Students raise awareness for domestic, sexual assault Mica Stephens Contributor Shatter the silence. End the violence. On Thursday evening, the Women’s Coordinating Council hosted Take Back the Night, an annual event to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. The event’s guest speaker, Katie Hnida, spoke to a filled UC Ballroom about her own experience with sexual assault. Formerly a female football player for the University of Colorado, Hnida dealt with bullying, physical and sexual assault from other team members. Hnida later transferred to the University of New Mexico where she found a team that supported and defended her as a woman. “This is why I am here today and able to speak about it,” Hnida said. Following Hnida’s account, microphones at the front of the room were opened to any attendee who wished to share their own experiences with domestic violence. Unless spoken into the media designated microphone, all messages
WHITE AVENUE continued from Page 1 Trent remains concerned about the future of Fort Sanders, though her career at Knox Heritage is devoted to preserving the past. She said she now believes the current UT administration will no longer honor its past agreements on where the school will and will not buy land. “Unfortunately, there is a short memory with admin-
were explicitly confidential. Take Back the Night concluded with a candlelight vigil memorializing victims of assault, abuse and violence. An intimate circle formed outside of the UC for a moment of silence before attendees departed. Brittany Wood, vice-chair of the WCC was pleased with the event’s success. “Every year Take Back the Night is one of our larger events, and its one that kind of speaks for itself,” Wood said. “We don’t have to do as much publicity because everyone knows the history of the event, and the culture behind it and everyone is very supportive, and I think this year is no different.” In Wood’s opinion, the event provided avenues of discussion about personal subjects. “The main goal of the night is to get those people who have been afraid up until this point to speak about their past experiences,” Wood said. “And also to encourage others who know about people who have been affected or who have been affected themselves to just know that there
are others who support you and there are others who have been through what you have.” Stephanie Powers, a cocoordinator for TBTN and an English literature and philosophy major, said she was particularly struck by the strength of attendees who chose to detail their experiences. “I was really impressed with the number of people that came out,” Powers said. “Katie was awesome and I think people really enjoyed the speaker. I was really in awe of how many people who got up and shared their stories and it was really encouraging to see how many survivors there are out there.” Powers also said she feels the event is a valuable way to reach out to her fellow students in need. “This night means a lot to me personally, I think it’s one of the most important events that happens on campus,” she said. “When I went my sophomore year it completely changed my life, so I think that just the idea that I could do that for one more person. That this event could do that for one more person, it’s just incredible to me.”
istrators who did not participate in that process,” Trent said. “Apparently the community can’t count on UT to stick to the promises that they make when a new chancellor comes in, a new administration, and they choose to throw out those plans made with the community and move forward with their own plans.” On this, both Knox Heritage and UT administrators, ironically, have found something to agree on. “This administration
… would never say that we would never acquire property in a particular area of town because you never know what possibilities may come about,” UT Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Chris Cimino said. “We’ve had these meetings and discussions with Fort Sanders and Knox Heritage, and we fully respect the historic significance of the area, but we’re not going to get into the situation where we’re going to say ‘we’re never going to buy property in this area.’”
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RACE continued from Page 1 Panera Bread and Starbucks participated in the event by providing pink ribbon-shaped bagels and hot chocolate in exchange for donations. Bill Pazcsowski spent his morning walking around the park before the race asking onlookers in attendance questions about breast cancer awareness. Pazcsowski said education is key for prevention and that Race for the Cure provides a useful platform for his message. “It provides a way for people to make connections with others who understand their struggle,”
Pazcsowski said. “No matter who you are, or where you come from, no one can understand the battle they have faced like other survivors, or others who are fighting cancer right now.” Set to begin at 8:30 a.m., participants lined up for the race sporting pink outfits which ranged from tutus to tuxedos, including even a pink dog. “Running the race is such a great way to celebrate those who won the battle against cancer, and also honor those who have been lost,” Molly Barrett, an undecided freshman and race participant, said. Before the race, each runner was given a pink tag displaying the names of loved ones to wear during
the three-mile route through downtown. “Our friend with cancer was supposed to run with us today, but she has become too sick,” Sarah Geitner, a team leader, said. “We wanted to be here anyway so that she would still be represented.” The thousands of dollars raised during the weekend will be donated to Susan G. Komen to fund breast cancer research. For ZTA’s philanthropy chair Erin Hammer, the race is a stepping stone to a future without cancer. “I can’t wait for the day when Zeta is forced to find a new philanthropy because a cure for cancer has been found,” Hammer said.
SGA hosts animated political party debate Savannah Gilman Staff Writer The two party system isn’t broken. At least not at UT. SGA’s Government Affairs Committee hosted Pizza and Politics on Thursday night in the UC, bringing students from disparate political parties together for an evening of debate. The event sparked attention on Twitter as students were encouraged to live tweet with the hashtag #UTKdebate. The debating students included Brandon Chrisman and Weston Bell representing the College Republicans; Mitch Thompson and Daniel Lawhon representing College Democrats; and Zach Dean and Joshua Goode representing the Students for Liberty. Each party’s representatives presented their viewpoints on topics like healthcare, foreign policy, the government’s role in education, the economy and the effects of the recent government shutdown. A lively and informative debate emerged as the representatives outlined their party’s policies and beliefs. Chuck Meade, a junior studying youth ministry at Crown College and
the president of College Republicans at Crown College, said he was glad for the opportunity to dialogue with students with different political leanings. “I’m strongly involved in the College Republicans at our college,” Meade said. “It’s mainly a conservative campus, so we don’t get to see the opposing viewpoints of libertarians and democrats. It was good to see it all come together.” Meade expressed his appreciation for hearing certain parties bring their opinions to the table. “I’d say the Libertarians were the most prepared,” Meade said. “It seemed to me they were the most ready. I will personally look into Libertarians. People usually shut them out because they are the third party that no one expects to win an election. I was impressed by their presentation.” Joshua Banks, a sophomore studying youth ministry at Crown College, said he was impressed by the clarity of each party’s stance. “It was a lot different than I thought it would be,” Banks said. “I found myself agreeing with Libertarians more than I thought I would as a Republican.” The consistency of each represen-
tative with his or her party’s beliefs made the event credible, in Meade’s opinion. “You could easily tell by what each group said that they were loyal to their party in every sense,” Meade said. “Definitely by their reactions and even their facial expressions, when the Republicans were giving their answer the Democrats would be shaking their heads you could tell that they represent their parties well and were very knowledgeable about it.” Rachel Cross, a senior double majoring in political science and sociology, served as moderator of the debate. Cross said she saw the debate as a successful continuation of a valuable university tradition, with cooperation between parties serving as a model for diplomacy. “I became a member of government affairs my sophomore year of college and have stayed in it,” Cross said. “This debate is something government affairs hosted the past three years and we were able to put it on again this year. The Student Government Association was great about getting us money; helping provided the pizza, and more. The three organizations were awesome to work with and it all just fell into place.”
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Dear Professors, This is my 11th semester at UT, not including my time spent overseas or over the summer. I’ve had a pretty wide variety of professors, and they’ve taught me through many different methods. After all this time, I’ve learned what seems to work. Before I make any suggestions, I need to clarify some assumptions. I can think of more than a few professors who would be extremely pleased to know I remembered to make assumptions. Assume: You are a professor who wants your students to be successful and learn the material you are teaching. Advice: First and foremost, great professors care. The way each professor expresses that is hugely different, but the best professors I’ve ever had just seem to be the ones that I feel actually care if we learn. I had one professor yell at my class every single meeting, the entire time. He may have called us monkeys, plumbers and Martha Stewarts, but it eventually became clear that he was trying to shake us awake. He would say, “The Japanese will eat your lunch!” Despite his unorthodox way of showing it, he truly wanted us to become the best engineers we could become so we could compete with the international community after college. Great professors also use the Internet. Blackboard is a powerful tool, and it is shocking how infrequently professors utilize it. Through the website, you can give us the lecture slides early, post homework so it doesn’t get lost in the email shuffle, make announcements and post grades. All of these things make it easier for us to stay on top of the class, ultimately leading to more learning. Embrace your weirdness. The greatest and most memorable professors are the ones who don’t care what we think. They wear ridiculous clothes and tell bad jokes. None of us expect you to be businessmen in suits. In one of the most famous images of Einstein, he’s sticking his tongue out. Cracking a joke about the Volkswagen hauling a Mobile Ohm is not likely to be funny outside an engineering class, but we all died laughing that day. I guess it just goes with being nice, but professors are often quirky and it is awesome, just run with it. It’ll make class better for you and for us. Get your grading done as soon as possible. I know and understand you’re busy, but regardless of major, all students appreciate it when we get our grades back sooner than later. If you hear students celebrating when you pull out an unusual folder in class, it might be a red flag that you take too long to grade exams or papers. Give an outline of your notes before the class starts. I always try to absorb everything you say and copy everything you write down, but unfortunately, I can’t write and process at the same time. My favorite classes are almost always the ones where the professor gives us notes early. Then I can follow along with your notes, and make my own comments about what you say in the margins. Plus if you’re one of those professors that loves to block my view of the board until you’re ready to erase it, I won’t miss anything important. On the day before Thanksgiving, a lot of students are going to skip class. Many students need to fly, many more have at least a three hour drive. I hate making that trip last minute every year. Just cancel class on that Wednesday so we can have time back home with our families. Making it a day where you give extra credit for coming just favors people from Knoxville, and the time a professor made it an exam day was the worst – the exam wasn’t finished until 5 p.m. Please just cancel the class. Sincerely, Nate Nate Talbot is a senior in mechanical engineering. He can be reached at email@example.com
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Whether sexy or humorous, make your costume count School of Sarcasm by
Kaila Curry As I stepped over cobwebs, broken glass and people that could easily be mistaken for zombies, I couldn’t help but feel a bit out of place. This was the first of many college Halloween parties. As a girl dressed in a Harley Davidson bra, underwear and heels strolled passed me, I immediately felt underdressed. I passed no judgment, just respect for this girl in the 35 degree chill and consummate creativity. I wore a dress and a simple jacket. When people asked who I was, I couldn’t come up with a clever response; they would give me an unsatisfied look and walk off. I, however, was very impressed by all their career choices, including sexy cops, sexy firewomen and sexy nuns. It was evident that I did not put as much effort in to my costume selection. Being a freshman, I did not really know what to expect out of a college Halloween party and therefore decided not to dress up. I know the best part about Halloween is dressing in attention-catching attire and
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the humorous route opposed to the sexy or spooky. Last year I stuffed some pillows under my shirt and went as Fat Amy from the movie ‘Pitch Perfect’. The year before I went as Kristen Wiig’s character Gilly from Saturday Night Live. Going the humorous route tends to be more memorable than the sexy. There are a countless number of sexy nurses at a party but the funny ones tend to stick out more. That’s why for my next Halloween party I’m considering being a wrecking ball from Miley Cyrus’ latest video. I figure my friend could be Miley Cyrus and another friend could be the infamous sledgehammer Miley licks in the video. I just don’t think I can pull off the sexy costume quite as well as my fellow lady Vols. Halloween is a time to let your creativity flow and express yourself in ways that you could never do otherwise. My only suggestion for you this Halloween is to participate. Whether you take the spooky route and dress as a goblin, witch or demon, the humorous route, such as the classic monkey suit and banana bid, or the sexy route with the cop, nurse or flight attendant attire, it is all up to you. Just make it memorable. Kaila Curry is a freshman in English. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t be a jerk for Halloween this year Struggling to be Heard by
Andrea Richardson As the end of October nears, so rises the number of Halloween-themed parties all over the country. Although Halloween costumes are usually associated with trickor-treating children, many teenagers and grown-ups also choose to get in on the fun. In light of the revelry, use your thinking cap and remember some things: It is – to say the very least – in bad taste to dress up as Trayvon Martin for Halloween. Thinking of wearing blackface or brownface? Just say no. Generally, it is not a very good idea to dress up as a caricature of any group of people that has historically been oppressed. Though it would seem that most people with empathy or knowledge of history would be able to discern this, every year we still get loads of “Indians,” “Gypsies,” “Geishas” and “Thugs.” Often times, a large group of people are lumped into one stereotype: over 500 tribes of Native Americans are falsely categorized into the homogenized “Indian” category; all
Asian countries tend to be mistakenly associated with the Japanese geisha. Countless unique human cultures have been misrepresented and generalized into non-human mockeries for the sake of someone’s “cool” costume. It is very easy to find these costumes and their accessories. A trip to Party City will yield you an entire section of “Indian” garb, complete with feathers galore. In a column posted on The Huffington Post, the author asked Mexican-American Marisol Rodriguez if she thought a “Mexican Man” costume sold at a store was weird. “I find it offensive when folks, especially privileged people, walk around being a Mexican for a day – not really knowing the social issues that come with that,” Rodriguez responded. Culturally insensitive costumes promote ignorance and more insensitivity. For example, a guy dressing up as an Indian chief might justify himself by ascribing to the surprisingly common misconception that Native Americans are an extinct group of people, so it’s not offensive to dress up as one. However, this is certainly not the case, and I’m sure that native people don’t appreciate being treated as though they are myths of American history rather than living, breathing humans. The countless young women who dress provocatively in vaguely native attire—they
often go for a sexy Pocahontas—are usually unaware that the rate of sexual assault of Native American women is more than twice the national average. At Ohio University, a student organization called Students Teaching About Racism in Society (STARS) has launched a campaign that takes a stand against racist costumes with the slogan, “We’re a culture, not a costume.” This movement has gained much popularity in the blogosphere. However, it has also received push back from people who feel that cultural sensitivity is too uptight and politically correct. People feel threatened that “they can’t have fun” on Halloween. I don’t think anyone would be hurt if someone constructs an accurate costume of a character from a race different from his or her own. It becomes problematic when people dress up specifically as another ethnic group and promote negative stereotypes, such as a Geisha girl, Muslim terrorist or ghetto thug. No one’s trying to take away your right to have fun, but why would you want to have fun at the expense of an already marginalized group of people? Don’t be a jerk for Halloween. Andrea Richardson is a sophomore in anthropology. She can be reached email@example.com.
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that it is a time for girls to dress promiscuously without being judged. I just didn’t expect so many people to participate. I felt a bit like I was experiencing a scene out of “Mean Girls”, when the main character walks into a Halloween party dressed as the Bride of Frankenstein and finds herself surrounded by girls dressed in sexy Halloween attire. Except I hadn’t even put the effort into dressing up as the Bride of Frankenstein in the first place. If you were expecting me to say Halloween demoralizes women and “modest is hottest” then you’re sadly mistaken. I think it’s fantastic that these women participate in Halloween. Every person put effort into their costumes, when I was really expecting them to just wear tighter yoga pants and toss on some cat ears. After having gone to a Catholic high school, I never would have thought there was a way to make a nun sexy. To be honest, some costumes should not be made sexy; looking at you, sexy Elmo, sexy Spongebob and sexy hamburger. At this Halloween party, the guy attire also impressed me. Ranging from various super heroes, to music artists such as Macklemore and 2 Chainz, the gents made me feel even more ashamed for not getting into the spirit of Halloween by dressing up. I hadn’t always lacked in creativity though. In the past I tended to lean toward
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WASHINGTON â€” Chris Brown was charged with assault after a fight broke out early Sunday near a Washington hotel, the latest problem for the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer with a snarled legal history. Brown and another man were charged with felony assault in the altercation that started just before 4:30 a.m., D.C. police spokesman Paul Metcalf said. The man who was attacked received treatment for his injuries at a local hospital and was released Sunday. Police wouldnâ€™t elaborate on his injuries but said the felony charge was based in part on the extent of the injuries. The victimâ€™s name wasnâ€™t released. Christopher Hollosy, 35, was also charged with felony assault, police said. Police wouldnâ€™t say how Brown and Hollosy may have known each other. Brown and Hollosy were being held pending a court hearing Monday, Metcalf said. Neither Brownâ€™s publicists nor his attorney Mark Geragos responded to messages left Sunday. Brown was in Washington to perform Saturday night at an event billed as a â€œHomecoming Weekendâ€? party at a downtown club. Howard University was celebrating its homecoming, though a university spokeswoman said the party was not sponsored by or affiliated with the school. Brown remains on probation for assaulting his on-again, offagain girlfriend Rihanna just
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VICTORIAâ€™S SECRET continued from Page 1 â€œWe reached out to as many companies that we thought the typical PINK and Rent the Runway girl would be interested in,â€? Dani Polk, VS PINK campus representative, said. â€œWe wanted hair, nails, eyebrows, cupcakes, etc. We wanted to engage all of the local fashion and beauty names in Knoxville. Studio Visage, Fusion Tanning, Truffles Fashion, GAGE Talent, Knoxville Fashion Week, ASOS and many more are all contributing to our free event.â€?
DINOSAUR continued from Page 1 â€œI taught history and Iâ€™m an archaeologist, so Iâ€™ve always been interested in that,â€? Chapman said. â€œI have such a love of museums and they play such an important purpose in our society. Itâ€™s been a rewarding experience.â€? Rogero spoke a few opening words before the curtain was pulled off the large exhibit. â€œKnoxville is really the cultural center of East Tennessee and McClung Museum is one of our true gems,â€? Rogero said. â€œInstitutions like McClung play a crucial role in building vibrant cities.â€? Chapmanâ€™s excitement surrounding the exhibit has been seen by his family, including his daughter Cate Biggs, who was also in atten-
Models were chosen by allowing each campus sorority to provide a model, then Pose did the rest. â€œPose is the premier UT student fashion/modeling organization,â€? said Elizabeth Smith, president of Pose. â€œOur purpose is to explore ideas in fashion, create networking opportunities, help build modeling portfolios and promote community service and diversity.â€? Smith hopes the show will encourage girls to express themselves through clothing and provide a sense of empowerment. â€œI feel that this fashion show will allow women of UTâ€™s campus to venture outside of their comfort zone and
dance for the ceremony. â€œHeâ€™s been like a little kid,â€? Biggs said. â€œHeâ€™s skipping around restaurants, showing little pictures of the dinosaur to people. He has done so much to grow this museum, and this is his lifelong work, his passion and gift to the community.â€? Stephanie DrumhellerHorton, a paleontologist and lecturer in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, emphasized the local roots of the Edmontosaurus. â€œIt was picked because it was a non-avian dinosaur, and itâ€™s a relative of the one we currently have in the museum,â€? DrumhellerHorton said. â€œItâ€™s well-known and itâ€™s a nice addition to the community. Itâ€™s evidence of the interesting geologic history of Tennessee. â€œItâ€™s good to highlight that in a public venue.â€? There is a certain difficulty in finding terrestrial dinosaurs like the Edmontosaurus, accord-
try new styles for a very affordable price,â€? Smith said. â€œRent The Runway is a great place to start for women who want to try out something different without paying lots of money for it.â€? With all the stress after midterms, the fashion show can be seen as an opportunity to expand style horizons. â€œThis show is on campus to provide a fun example of what PINK and RTR has to offer as well as proving a mini girls day for students,â€? Polk said. â€œWe want this show to help promote fashion awareness at UT. We want students on campus to realize that there are so many different ways to express yourself.â€?
ing to Drumheller-Horton, because they are often not preserved well. â€œWe were lucky to find (the bones of the one in the permanent exhibit) because most rocks and fossils are marine,â€? she said. â€œWe assume that it died upon land and washed into the ocean where it was preserved.â€? For Chapman, the reward comes from the diverse exhibits and the impact the museum has on the Knoxville community. â€œEvery day is different,â€? Chapman said. â€œExhibits come and go, so itâ€™s never a dull moment. And we are given such exciting and interesting things. Itâ€™s not like weâ€™re running a bottle plant or something. â€œIâ€™m happiest when I see a whole lot of little kids marching in. Weâ€™re influencing the next generation and hopefully developing a love of museums and history.â€?
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Monday, October 28, 2013 Arts & Culture Editor Claire Dodson
ARTS & CULTURE
Local roots bring Holcomb band back
Assistant Arts & Culture Editor Cortney Roark
Amanda Cleveland Contributor Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre has held many excited crowds, and last Friday night was no exception as Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors took the stage. The audience members were not the only ones with excitement, however. Both graduates of UT, Drew and Ellie Holcomb looked forward to returning to Knoxville, where they have such personal ties. “We get asked all the time where our favorite place to play is,” Drew Holcomb said. “We never hesitate to say the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville.” The group’s fan base has grown through out the years, and this stop on the tour was a sold-out show. The band is currently on its “Good Light” tour, following the release of the group’s newest album of the same name. The couple played a mixture of old favorites and new songs. Kevin Miller, freshman in university relations, said he enjoyed the song selection as well as the atmosphere. “They played a lot off their new album ‘Good Light,’ which I hadn’t heard but instantly fell in love with,” Miller said. “They sounded so great, and the Bijou is one of my favorite venues in Knoxville, so it was a great time.” Drew Holcomb played the harmonica and the guitar simultaneously, and he and Ellie sang together and separately after opening on an energetic note with their song “Good Light.” The band members’ friendly personalities have contributed to their growing popularity.
• Photo courtesy of Megan Lange
Drew Holcomb performs at the Bijou Theatre on Oct. 25. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is deeply rooted in the Knoxville area as both Drew and Ellie Holcomb are UT graduates. Freshman in biological sciences Emily Heyduck met the couple earlier Friday and said she was impressed. “I got the chance to speak with them before the show at disc exchange and they are really genuine, down-to-earth people,” Heyduck said. “Their concert didn’t disappoint either.” The concert was a balance of lighthearted, cheerful songs and sadder, more heartfelt tunes. Heyduck said she particularly enjoyed their song “Tennessee.” This is one of their more popular songs, and it has been played at UT football games this season. “At one point they had the whole room singing along to ‘Tennessee,’” Heyduck said. “Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors are incredible live.” After “Tennessee,” the band waved goodbye and walked offstage. The audience stood, clapped and cheered until they returned and played their upbeat, lively and most popular song, “Fire and Dynamite.”
Alexandra Rajic, a recent UT graduate in engineering, said she appreciated their stage presence. “The whole concert had a really great atmosphere,” Rajic said. “It felt very personal and intimate. It’s obvious when they perform that they all love each other, and that’s part of what makes it so great to see them live.” Miller and Rajic have both seen Drew and Ellie perform before, and said they did not leave disappointed. “I’ve seen Drew and Ellie in concert once before, and this concert definitely lived up to it,” Rajic said. “Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors are incredibly talented, and their sound is really different from a lot of other bands.” The attendees were thoroughly entertained, and so was the band. Drew Holcomb said he felt the night was a success. “There are a lot of nights on the road when we are playing music that it feels like a job,” he said. “Not tonight.”
AJ Hall • The Daily Beacon
With a performer in its mouth, the Kora Shriner Circus elephant circles the middle ring on Oct. 26 in Thompson-Boling Arena.
Pole dancing gains popularity, disbands negative perceptions Dasha Tammark Contributor When it comes to finding ways to live an active lifestyle, pole dancing would not fit many people’s first suggestion. Natasha Fine, co-owner and principle instructor of Sheer Inspiration Pole Fitness, is changing the perception of pole dancing to include fitness. Her method of training allows her clients to build strength and lean muscles “organically” using a metal pole. On her website, Fine describes how the body can improve from taking her class. “The techniques, and the strength and muscular endurance training greatly improves a large variety of muscles; your core, pecs, buttocks, biceps, triceps and shoulders,” Fine wrote. Kimberly McCarley, a 28-year old client of Fine’s, has been exercising twice a week at Sheer Inspiration Pole Fitness for two years. “I enjoy pole fitness because it is versatile; your style can be sexy, artistic or more like gymnastics,” McCarley said. “It’s challenging and it makes you want to expand in the art. It’s fun finding your own style to make it more personal to who you are. I like the challenge of having 10
moves that everyone uses but, making it my own with my personal touches and linking the moves in my own way.” Fine says she tries to maintain an “ego-free” environment to create a comfortable space. She describes it as a “Girl’s Only Zone,” but welcomes men interested in aerial arts. “(They can learn) technique, proper form, body alignment, pole spins, pole climbs, pole inversions and choreography, also called ‘poleography,’” Fine said of the talents clients can expect to learn in her pole fitness sessions. All attendees need to bring to class is themselves, “a positive attitude” and comfortable clothing that, at least, leave the arms and legs bare to create a good grip on the pole for better performance. Fine offers private lessons, group lessons and personal pole parties. The levels of difficulty range from beginner to extreme and continue past that because, according to Fine, the art of poling is constantly changing, evolving and bettering itself. Rachel Laney, a client of Fine’s, emphasized not only the physical strengths, but also the mental strengths she has gained. “Pole makes me happy,” Laney said. “It’s not stress-
ful, it relaxes me. It helped me get off of anti-depressants. We do so many things that are good for us that we don’t want to do but this, I want to do. “It’s my therapy, my sanity.” Fine has stayed in shape with pole for about 15 years. She began teaching pole fitness in her home after a close friend inquired about lessons. This began her journey into continuing the education of poling. “I started researching pole more and fell in love with it and teaching,” Fine said. Now she has moved from teaching in her home to a studio that has 10 competition grade Xpole’s. To continue her education in the field, she travels around the U.S. “I host workshops with the industry’s leading professionals and attend Pole Expo every year where there are numerous seminars and workshops specifically designed for the continuing education of our industry as a whole,” Fine said. Laney also has some advice for those who may feel intimidated and don’t think they can do pole fitness. At Laney’s first class, Fine made a statement that sums up the passion of pole fitness: “You either love it or you don’t do it.”
Monday, October 28, 2013
THE DAILY BEACON • 7 Sports Editor David Cobb
Assistant Sports Editor Troy Provost-Heron email@example.com
Saban finds flaws with Bama despite romping of UT Dargan Southard Copy Editor TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As a throng of reporters bounced question after question off Alabama head coach Nick Saban following the Crimson Tide’s 45-10 destruction of Tennessee on Saturday, it would have been hard to guess the seventh-year head coach had just arrived from a fourth consecutive 30-plus point win over a hated rival. Eyes straight ahead, locked directly on the plain back wall. His words reverberating through the room as his voice remained completely monotone throughout his multitude of topics. And then a rarity as the questions wound down. A smile. When asked about a student’s sign that read “we’ll stay for 60 (minutes) if you stay forever,” referring to Saban’s statement this week regarding his displeasure with fans leaving early, the Crimson Tide head man couldn’t help but chuckle. “Sounds like a good deal to me,” Saban said. “Hey I love it here, and I’m too damn old to go someplace else and start all over, I can tell you that.” A quick laugh and a joke. Seconds later, though, the old Saban was back. “We’ve got enough challenges right here trying to work with the players we recruited,” he said. The in-depth critiquing of his players’ every move despite their 8-0 record and No. 1 ranking soon returned. Even with yet another nearly-flawless performance, Saban’s digging mentality that seems to locate and illuminate the smallest of problems again resurfaced. “They busted us on a couple kickoff coverages today,” Saban said, referring to UT junior receiver Devrin Young’s two 40-plus-yard kick returns. “We had three freshmen running down on that side, and that’s something we need to improve on too.” The all-business head coach didn’t let any mistakes slide during the game either, no matter how much the Crimson Tide lead grew. Minutes into the second quarter with Alabama up 21-0 and set to get the ball back, the Tide were forced to call an unexpected timeout as the Volunteers lined up to punt. Saban was none too pleased. He stormed onto the field before abruptly meeting the Tide special teams’ unit dead
in its tracks for some “words of encouragement.” Although extremely heated, his. meeting was brief, as the Alabama punt block squad seemed to get the message immediately. Tide tailback Kenyan Drake wasn’t as lucky. After fumbling on the goal line late in the first half – thus wasting excellent field position set up by a Deion Belue interception – the 6-foot-1, 201-pound running back could do absolutely nothing to avoid the bubbling wrath of his head coach. Seconds after the play ended, Saban brusquely met Drake beyond the right hash, the 61-year-old’s hands placed disgustingly up in the air. The ensuing conversation was not a pleasant one as the two walked back to the sideline, Saban’s mouth barking an inch away from Drake’s right ear. While these constant perfection-esque demands may seem unnecessary in blowout situations, they’ve resonated with the Crimson Tide players, allowing them to stay mentally-tuned in to every contest regardless of the lopsided score. “The main thing we have to do especially is focus on what we’ve got to do day in and day out, practice hard and prepare for the team,” Alabama wide receiver Kevin Norwood said, who finished with 112 yards and a touchdown. “We know that any team can come back. We’ve seen it done plenty of times, so we know we have to stay focused.” And focused Saban’s Tide were Saturday, racking up at least 400 yards of offense for the sixth time this season in what was Alabama’s seventh straight victory over the Volunteers. “Feels good,” Crimson Tide senior quarterback A.J. McCarron said of never losing to Tennessee in his career. “I’ll never hear any trash talk from them, so I always got the upper hand on that one.” And as for the talk of Tennessee calling Alabama “the red team” in an attempt to avoid the talk of playing the No. 1 team in the nation, McCarron and his teammates were offended. The scoreboard confirmed the senior’s statements. “I took it personal,” McCarron said. “I wanted to come out and score as many points as possible, and I didn’t want to come out of the game either.”
Parker Eidson • The Daily Beacon
Tennessee freshman quarterback Joshua Dobbs hands off to Rajion Neal during UT’s 45-10 loss against Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday. Dobbs played for the first time this season – burning his redshirt status – after starting quarterback Justin Worley injured his hand near the end of the first half.
QB SIDEBAR continued from Page 1 Jones said the move was made to prevent further injury to Worley but came out impressed by his youngster. “He (Dobbs) managed the offense,” Jones said. “For a true freshman coming in this environment, I was very proud of the way he handled the circumstances.” Dobbs’ first three plays were handoffs, and his first career pass was dropped by Johnathon Johnson for a would-be first down. On the next drive, he connected on throws of 14 yards to Marquez North and 24 yards to Johnson, along with an 11-yard rush. His quick legs provided a burst in the Vols’ spread offense that doesn’t fully click without a mobile quarterback. The gangly, yet poised freshman finished 5-of-12 passing
for 75 yards and added 19 yards on the ground. Jones believes the performance will easily be built upon, given the quarterback’s mentality. “I thought he had great command presence,” Jones said of Dobbs. “Josh is extremely intelligent, he’s very bright and he’s very competitive. So those are valuable reps moving forward.” The emergence of the 6-foot-3, 193-pounder comes at a murky time. Worley firmly owned the starting spot after impressive performances against Georgia and South Carolina before a week-long injury worsened on the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium and gave his backup a chance to shine. Jones shed light on the quarterback who has started seven of UT’s eight games. “(Worley) could’ve went, but he has a hard time throwing the ball with any velocity at all,” Jones said. “So, you know,
instead of risking further injury, we went with Josh.” Which true freshman would get the reigns was not clear until Dobbs ran out on the field. Fellow freshman Riley Ferguson has split reps with Dobbs in practice all season. Jones said after the game it was a “coaches’ decision” to go with Dobbs over Ferguson, but complimented the improvement of both quarterbacks over the course of the season. “(Dobbs has) come a long way,” Jones said. “His accuracy has improved, his arm strength continues to improve, his command presence, his leadership. He continues to improve just like Riley Ferguson continues to improve.” When the coaching staff announced Dobbs would play the second half, UT offensive tackle Antonio “Tiny” Richardson made a beeline for the Alpharetta, Ga., native and gave him some important
words of advice. “We all came to him at halftime and told him, ‘We believe in you,’” Richardson said. “‘Just go in there and be poised.’ “The thing about (Dobbs) is he’s not a very arrogant or pompous type of person. He’s very humble, and we just told him we believed in him and he went in there and executed.” Senior running back Raijon Neal, who lined up alongside Dobbs in the backfield and saw his composure first-hand in the hostile environment, said the young quarterback displayed confidence. “If he was (rattled), he sure didn’t show it,” Neal said. “Maybe I’ll ask him a little later, but he held his own and kept composure and luckily he put together a nice second half for us.” Technically, Tennessee tied that “nice second half” 10-10 with the two-time defending national champion.
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Monday, October 28, 2013 Sports Editor David Cobb
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McCarron calls Grading the Vols vs. Alabama his own bluff on UT-Bama rivalry C-
Copy Chief Gage Arnold traveled to Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday to cover UT’s game against Alabama. He assessed grades for each position based on the group’s performance in the Vols’ 45-10 loss to the Crimson Tide.
David Cobb Sports Editor
The nickname stemmed from UT’s acknowledgement of the Crimson Tide as an impenetrable force, both on the field and in the heads of opponents. “Mentally, just by their name, when team’s hear that name or when it comes to playing them, they’re mentally beat already before they step on the field,” Howard said. Essentially, the Vols acknowledged that Alabama is so good – thanks in part to McCarron’s two national titles as the quarterback – that opponents change their mindsets in a negative way just by uttering the name “Alabama.” “Red team” was simply the latest in a convoy of psychological tactics used by UT coach Butch Jones, who realized that his team might be shell-shocked simply by the caliber of its opponent on Saturday. So, even though the Vols are “just another team” to McCarron, he was sure to point out his undefeated record against them during his career. “I took it personal,” McCarron said. “I wanted to come out and score as many points as possible, and I didn’t want to come out of the game either.” Those are awfully big words in the aftermath of a relatively mundane win for Alabama, especially if they came following a non-rivalry game. The Tuscaloosa News is right. The relevancy of the UT-Tennessee rivalry should be discussed, and the Crimson Tide’s dominance on Saturday proves why. But McCarron made it clear where he stands on the issue. He called his own bluff. “For my class especially, the ‘09 class, to come in and go 5-0 against them,” McCarron said, “it’s a great accomplishment for us.” Considering that McCarron also implicated his teammates in sharing the perception of disrespect, it’s pretty clear what Tennessee must do to keep the rivalry relevant. Just call Alabama “the red team.”
TUSCALOOSA, Ala – The Saturday edition of the Tuscaloosa News devoted its entire front page to questioning the legitimacy – or at least the relevancy – of the Tennessee-Alabama rivalry. After all, AJ McCarron’s self-proclaimed first thought when hearing the word Tennessee is, “they’re just another school.” With Alabama winners of seven straight against the Vols, it’s a valid question. Throw in the possibility of future SEC scheduling rearrangements disrupting the series, and it becomes relevant to question the rivalry’s relevancy. But McCarron, Alabama’s golden boy quarterback, made it obvious after the Crimson Tide’s 45-10 whooping of Tennessee on Saturday that the rivalry is plenty alive by contradicting the remarks he made just days before. In fact, the Crimson Tide senior quarterback pumped some lighter fluid onto the rivalry’s supposedly dwindling flame. “I never really say anything about the other team, but I kind of took this one personal,” the fifth-year senior said after the game. “I felt disrespected.” However, the source of McCarron’s hurt feelings and quippy remarks to the media was his own skewing of Tennessee’s excessive respect for the No. 1 Crimson Tide. Leading up the Saturday’s game, UT referred to Alabama as “the red team” during practice and interviews. McCarron apparently caught wind of that and felt it to be an insult. Last week, UT wide receiver Alton David Cobb is a junior in jourHoward explained the actual mindset nalism & electronic media. He can behind referring the the Crimson Tide be reached at email@example.com or on as “the red team.” Twitter @DavidWCobb.
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Justin Worley revisited his pre-Georgia inconsistencies and was sporadic at best before smacking his hand on a helmet, which knocked the junior out of the game after halftime. True freshman Josh Dobbs took his first snaps and provided a much-needed spark to the offense, willing UT to 172 second-half yards and two scoring drives.
Rajion Neal and Marlin Lane simply had nowhere to run against an Alabama defense that is allowing a mere 98.3 yards per contest. Aside from a 43-yard scamper from Neal, the duo combined for only 52 yards on 19 carries. A consistent run game was never established by offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones called UT’s first half its “worst this season” with drops and a lack of separation from this group cited as one of the main culprits for the Vols’ lackadaisical offensive performance. Freshman Marquez North made multiple highlight-reel grabs and continues to develop into a playmaker for UT.
This bunch didn’t allow a single sack of Worley or Dobbs but failed to do much else against a bruising Crimson Tide defense that held UT to a spotty 3 of 12 on third down conversions. UT’s 127 rushing yards were 74 yards below its season average of 201.
Just a week after posting four sacks against South Carolina, the pass rush was nonexistent for the Vols against a slew of future NFL picks that makeup the Crimson Tide offensive line. Defensive tackle Dan McCullers had two quarterback hurries, but Corey Miller was the only other member of the defensive line to register a pressure on Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron.
A.J. Johnson’s 10 tackles led the team but the junior was consistently beat in coverage across the middle on crossing routes. The Vols allowed the Tide rack up 292 first-half yards and score on four of their five possessions. Running backs Kenyan Drake and T.J. Yeldon ran for 161 yards and three scores on 29 carries.
McCarron said he took the Vols’ declaration of the Crimson Tide as “the red team” personally, and it showed. The senior picked apart Tennessee for 275 yards and two touchdowns, including a first-quarter swing pass to Amari Cooper where the sophomore simply outran the UT secondary en route to a 54-yard score. Brian Randolph’s intermittent injury absence showed his glaring value to the unit.
The lone bright spot for UT came in the form of Devrin Young’s 29.2 yard average on kickoff returns and Michael Palardy’s continued resurgence. Palardy hit a 37-yard field goal and averaged 46.2 yards per punt. The only negative from the unit came from Alabama’s Christion Jones, who logged kickoff returns of 57 and 49.
Week Eight GPA: The Vols earn a 1.71 for their performance against Alabama. Season GPA: UT possesses a 2.80 GPA Football GPA for the season after Saturday’s game, which is down from a mark of 2.96 following the South Carolina game.
Tide rolls: Vols suffer seventh consecutive loss to Alabama Troy Provost-Heron
Assistant Sports Editor TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It took one minute and 28 seconds of UT’s Saturday matchup against the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide for last week’s upset of South Carolina to be put deep in the memory banks. Following a block in the back penalty on Alabama’s sophomore running back T.J. Yeldon that brought a first down reception by Amari Cooper back, the Vols seemed to be in prime position to get off on the right foot in a difficult road matchup. That is until the very next
play, when Cooper sprinted down the Tennessee sideline for a 54-yard touchdown by way of a screen pass from quarterback AJ McCarron. The next thing the Vols knew, the score was 21-0 at the end of the first quarter and the game had gotten away from them. A mere 45 minutes later, as quickly as it had begun, the bout was over and the final score read 45-10, Crimson Tide. The win marked the Tide’s seventh consecutive win over UT. “We probably played our worst half of football that we have played all year,” head coach Butch Jones said. “Some of it was due to the quality of our opponent. Some of
it was self-inflicted wounds.” McCarron ransacked the UT defense throughout the day as he had plenty of time to throw in the pocket and found his receivers – especially Cooper and Kevin Norwood – who combined for 11 catches, 187 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, the Vols gave up 479 yards – 275 through the air and 204 on the ground – of total offense to the Crimson Tide as safeties Brian Randolph and Byron Moore battled injuries throughout the game. “I’m concerned about being a beat up football team,” Jones said. “That’s catastrophic in your back end when you lose all your
safeties.” The Vols went scoreless in the first half, due in large part to the injured thumb of junior quarterback Justin Worley. UT’s junior signal caller had a “hard time throwing the ball with any velocity” according to Jones and had to be replaced in the second half by true freshman Josh Dobbs, who finished the day 5-of-12 for 75 yards. The Alpharetta, Ga., native quarterbacked both of UT’s scoring drives, which accounted for 103 of the Vols 322 yards of total offense. “He did a great job coming in and leading,” senior offensive lineman Ja’Wuan James said. “I
was proud of him. I was surprised he came in with that much poise ... He didn’t look scared at all, he just went out there and competed.” Despite the setbacks, Jones was most disappointed with the team’s inability to take another step forward as a group and continue to grow as a program. “The next step in the evolution of our football program and football team is to learn how to win on the road,” Jones said. “When you play on the road, you are responsible for creating your own momentum and opportunities. “Obviously, we did not do that in any way, shape or form in the first half and that is very disap-
pointing.” The Vols will get the chance to take that step forward when they travel to Columbia, Mo., to face the No. 10 Missouri Tigers next week. “You hate to take a loss like that, especially coming off a high like we did last week,” junior offensive lineman Antonio “Tiny” Richardson said. “We’ve just got to be very critical of ourselves while watching the film and very critical of ourselves during practice next week. “Coach talks about a ‘snap and clear’ mentality, so we have to snap it clear right now and get ready for a big challenge next week.”