Aug 31, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones runs through the T at the start of the game against the Austin Peay Governors at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 45 to nothing. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: What Dewayne Hendrix Brings To The Vols

From Bleacher Report

Tennessee continues to stockpile top-tier talent, establishing one of the best 2014 recruiting classes in the country. The Volunteers created a verbal pact with 4-star defensive endDewayne Hendrix on Sunday, pernooga.com, providing head coach Butch Jones with one of the nation’s premier pass-rushers.

Hendrix, a 4-star prospect at O’Fallon High School (Ill.), spent the past weekend on an unofficial visit at Missouri. He watched the Tigers fall to SEC foe South Carolina in double overtime.

 

From the Times Free Press

After four Southeastern Conference football games a year ago, the Tennessee Volunteers stood 0-4 in league play, having been outscored by a total of 65 points. After four SEC games this season, UT is 1-3, its scoring deficit in those contests 50 points to the bad.

That’s likely the first reason most Big Orange fans would give for feeling better about the future of the program under first-year coach Butch Jones than the man he replaced, Derek Dooley.

 

From the Chattanoogan

Tennessee coach Butch Jones met with media on Monday and said anxiety likely affected the Vols in their lopsided 45-10 loss to top-ranked Alabama last weekend.

“Anxiety can affect you in a negative sense in terms of freezing up, not playing your fastest, it consumes you, it creates hesitation,” Jones said. “I thought a lot of times we had hesitation, especially in the second half.”

The Vols cannot afford hesitation Saturday when they take on No. 10 Missouri in Columbia, Mo, a Southeastern Conference game that will be televised by ESPN at 7 p.m. The Tigers are coming off a heartbreaking double overtime loss to South Carolina.

 

From ESPN

ick Reilly tells how Rams center Scott Wells and his wife overcame tragedy and are now raising six kids, including three adopted children from Uganda.

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