Jan 4, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; General view of Thompson-Boling Arena before the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and Memphis Tigers. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Tennessee Volunteers News 4/3



The Vols were back on Haslam Field on Tuesday as Butch Jones continues to build a new UT team, ‘brick by brick.’ Tennessee returned to action after spring break week and Jones was happy with what he saw from the Orange & White


From Go Vols Extra 

When the sixth day of practice ended and 10 days off arrived, Tennessee’s new band of football coaches levied a heavy warning on March 21.

Defensive coordinator John Jancek said the time away would serve as a litmus test for the Vols’ maturity.


From the Times Free Press

There was no cruise, no beach and no warm weather last week for Brian Randolph.

The university’s spring break meant a week off of rest and relaxation for the Tennessee football team, and the Volunteers’ safety focused on the rest part.

Still recovering from the torn anterior cruciate ligament that sidelined him for all but three games of his sophomore season, Randolph retreated to his hometown with an eye toward Tennessee’s nine remaining spring practices.


From Rant Sports

What are we not doing that those leagues are doing?” Those were Tennessee Volunteers‘ head coach Cuonzo Martin’s first words to the press after finding out his team wasn’t going to the NCAA tournament. “There is no way in the world that this league, with this caliber of talent … (is) only getting three teams in the NCAA tournament. Shouldn’t happen,” Martin said in response to the fact that just three teams (two if Ole Miss hadn’t won the SEC championship) from the SEC made the NCAA tournament.


From the New York Daily News

The final score was 4-1 and it is not as if Dickey pitched poorly. It was just that he didn’t know where his knuckleball was going, and his catcher, poor J.P. Arencibia, had even less of an idea. Arencibia had a nightmarish prime-time baptism to life catching Dickey’s knuckler, spending the night looking as if he were trying to catch a wet bar of soap.

Dickey’s first pitch of the game went right by Arencibia, to the backstop. There were three official passed balls, but Dickey’s one wild pitch should’ve been caught, and knuckler after knuckler kept squirting out of the catcher’s glove.


From Nooga.com

 On a defense that is filled with question marks, middle linebacker A.J. Johnson stands out as one answer the Vols can rely on as they rebuild one of the worst units in school history from 2012.

His numbers tell the story of his production.



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