Jun 10, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) speaks to the media following mini camp drills at the Broncos practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Peyton Manning On Butch Jones

From The Tennessean

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning says he’s “a big Butch Jones fan” and believes the Tennessee football coach has his alma mater heading in the right direction.

Manning was in Knoxvilleon Monday for his charity golf tournament to benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and his own PeyBack Foundation. Manning also plans to work out with Tennessee‘s football team and speak to the players during his visit.

“I think it’s going in the right direction,” said Manning, the 1997 Heisman Trophy runner-up. “I think Butch had a lot of work to do when he got here. He’s put in that work. He’s signing some of his players. Every coach wants to have their players. He’s been patient. At the same time, he’s been hard-working, as he was dvertised to be. He’s done that. I just see it continuing to get better. I really do.”

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From The Tennessean

Of Donnie Tyndalls eight Tennessee basketball signees, it’s doubtful any appreciate their new opportunity more than Kevin Punter and Devon Baulkman.

They survived junior college.

Punter and Baulkman went at each other as the Rocky Top League moved into its second week at Knoxville Catholic High School with an overtime thriller. Baulkman’s DeRoyal team won over Punter and Clancy’s Tavern, 119-117.

The two new roommates are enjoying their first weeks at Tennessee, no matter what the coaches and strength staff throw at them.

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From Garnet and Cocky

Four stops down, two stops to go. Our SEC East tour started in Gainesville with theFlorida Gators, then headed up to Athens to pay a visit to the Georgia Bulldogs,followed by a trip over to Lexington and the Kentucky Wildcats, then to the westernmost reaches of the division to check on Mizzou. Now, it’s over to the Volunteer State, where we’ll stop by Rocky Top and a Tennessee team looking to get back to relevance before wrapping up at Vanderbilt tomorrow. The Vols visit Williams-Brice Stadium on November 1.

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