Apr 20, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Nathan Peterman (12) during the first half of the spring Orange and White game at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Dontavius Blair Impressed By Vols And More

 

From Go Vols Xtra

Dontavius Blair visited Tennessee on Saturday for the second time this year, returning to Knoxville to take a closer look at the Vols while he was back at his home in Anniston, Ala., for a brief summer break.

 

From the Times Free Press

A.J. Davis grew up in the bright lights of big cities, bigger arenas and some of the biggest of basketball superstars.

For the Tennessee freshman, though, the childhood many kids dream of having was his normal way of life.

Being the son of 13-year NBA veteran forward Antonio Davis had its perks, but A.J., who signed with the Volunteers last fall and moved to Knoxville earlier this month, doesn’t like to talk about his upbringing.

 

From Rant Sports

Former Maryland running back Justus Pickett announced via twitter that he plans to transfer to Tennessee. Unless somehow the Junior running back is granted a waiver to play by the NCAA, he will likely sit out next season and compete for playing time in 2014.

The move may come as a surprise to Tennessee fans. With the 2013 and 2014 classes included, Pickett will likely compete with five other running backs, including then-Senior Marlin Lane and top prospect Jalen Hurd.

 

From Go Vols Xtra

Even in the SEC, where change comes grudgingly if at all, the huddle is going the way of the drop-kick.

The arrival of four new football coaches has promoted further change in the way the SEC conducts its business. This season, half the offenses in the SEC will run variations of the no-huddle, spread offense.

 

 

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