Oct 5, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers fans celebrate wide receiver Marquez North (8) (not Pictured) catching a pass against Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Amarlo Herrera (52) (not Pictured) for a touchdown during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Mosley A Big Addition For Vols

From the Times Free Press

Tennessee’s large football recruiting class is continuing to grow.

The highly ranked group actually got much bigger Monday.

Charles Mosley, a 345-pound lineman from Brighton High School outside of Memphis, became the Volunteers’ 34th commitment for the 2014 class Monday afternoon.

“I’m officially committed to the University of Tennessee,” Mosley, a four-star prospect according to 247sports.com, posted on his Twitter account shortly after making the announcement at a ceremony at his school.


From Bleacher Report

Tennessee coach Butch Jones will have a difficult time replacing a player as talented as Tiny Richardson at left offensive tackle next season, but finding a better schematic fit won’t be insurmountable.

When Richardson announced last week via UTSports.com that he would forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft, the news was expected. The 6’6″, 327-pound offensive lineman’s decision means UT must replace its entire front five next year.

A new-look Vols offensive line might not be such a bad thing, though.

Make no mistake, returning a player of Richardson’s ilk from a sheer talent perspective would have been a big building block for the 2014 season. Replacing him won’t be easy.


From Bleacher Report

This season was disappointing by the historically established lofty standards of Tennessee’s football program, but that doesn’t mean 2013’s 5-7 mark was unexpected.

Virtually all of the Volunteers’ offensive production from last year left for the NFL. They still returned the same dearth of talent on a historically bad defense. And Butch Jones was implementing a new offensive and defensive scheme in his first season as head coach.


From The Chatanoogan

Four Tennessee football players were named to the Associated Press All-SEC Team Monday.

Junior linebacker A.J. Johnson was named to the First Team while offensive linemenJa’Wuan James and Antonio Richardson earned second team honors. Michael Palardywas named All-SEC honorable mention punter.

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