Apr 12, 2014; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Justin Worley (14) signs autographs for fans before the orange and white spring game at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Vols Historically Not Hurt By QB’s Transferring


From The Tennessean

Riley Ferguson, the anointed savior of Tennessee Vols football, is transferring elsewhere.

Woe is UT.

Well, not so much.

For those late to the story, Ferguson is the best quarterback never to play a down in the SEC. Seldom has so much been expected of someone who has done so little.

Ferguson spent his first season with the Vols as a redshirt but his legend grew with each game he missed, thanks in part to the shortcomings of UT’s other quarterbacksand the unbridled hope that someone — anyone — eventually would come to the rescue.

Read more at The Tennessean

 

From The Memphis Commercial Appeal

Like a fisherman inspecting nets, Donnie Tyndall will begin to get a feel for his haul Monday.

That’s when members of the Tennessee men’s basketball team who are enrolled in UT’s first summer-school session will start offseason workouts.

The sessions allowed by the NCAA are limited — eight hours per week with a maximum of two hours on the court — but important for a roster that has been overhauled since Tyndall was hired April 22.

The coach expects signees Ian Chiles and Willie Carmichael to participate in the initial summer sessions. Other than Tariq Owens, who will not arrive until UT’s second summer session, and Eric McKnight, who is awaiting a graduate-transfer waiver from the SEC, all of the 2014-15 Vols are in Knoxville or headed that way.

Read more at The Memphis Commercial Appeal

From Rant Sports

The Tennessee Volunteers’ basketball program has experienced a rapid change in the past few months after a success run to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2014 NCAA Tournament followed by the departure of head coach Cuonzo Martin. With top recruits decommitting and promising young players like Darius Thompson transferring, the story surrounding the Vols has really been the successful recruiting of new head coach Donnie Tyndall.

Tyndall has brought in a promising recruiting class out of almost nothing. With junior college transfers and a four-star recruit committing to the school, the team is going to rebuild a lot faster than previously thought.

However, Tennessee’s success in the 2014-15 season has a lot less to do with the success of Tyndall’s incoming players, and more to do with the success of players who are already on the team. One of these players is one of Martin’s top recruits from 2013, Robert Hubbs III.

Hubbs, who missed the majority of last season with an injury, brings something to the team that the previous team struggled with: Hubbs is an outstanding shooter. He lit it up from range in high school and was expected to do so in college before his injury. With a season sitting the bench to learn the college game, expect Hubbs to come into the 2014-15 college basketball season better than ever.

Read more at Rant Sports

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