Nov 30, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Vol Commit Explains Alabama Tweet


A top Tennessee Volunteers football recruit from Georgia explained the reasons behind his tweet that angered so many Alabama fans.

Andrew Butcher is a 4-star defensive end from Alpharetta High School who has been committed to Tennessee for more than a year.

On Thursday night, Butcher was trending on Twitter after tweeting out: “I can’t wait to beat Alabama’s ass with my boys.”

The tweet remains a popular topic of discussion on Alabama and Tennessee message boards.

What were the reasons behind the tweet? Butcher explained it to the AJC on Friday.

“I was watching The Opening on TV with (Tennessee 5-star commit) Kahlil McKenziegoing one-on-one with the Alabama kid. There was some pushing after a play.

“I saw the other Alabama commits come up and try to shove Kahil, too. If I was there, I would’ve been right next to Khalil shoving the Alabama guys back. That just got me a little bit heated.”



From Rocky Top Talk

When we discuss impact freshman from the 2014 recruiting class the likes of Bates, Malone, Hurd, and Berry often are tossed around, one that often slips to the back of Tennessee fans mind is kicker Aaron Medley.  It’s been no secret that UT’s kicking game has struggled mightily to find any sort of consistency since the days of James Wilhoit, Medley can (and I think will) be that consistency. 

Read more at Rocky Top Talk


From The Daily Times

The thought crept in, if not sooner, with 65 seconds left in the Sugar Bowl back in January. Oklahoma’s Sterling Shepard scored on a 13-yard touchdown run to put his Sooners up 31-17 on Alabama going into the locker room in New Orleans.

‘Wait, Tennessee has to play this Oklahoma team next year? On the road?’

The Sooners ended up hanging 45 points on Nick Saban and his Crimson Tide, rolling to the two-touchdown win with 429 yards total offense, with then-freshman quarterback Trevor Knight completing 73 percent of his passes (32 of 44) for 348 yards and four touchdowns (to three different receivers).

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