Today On Rocky Top: Early Enrolles Will Contribute Early For Vols


Nov 10, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; A general view as the Tennessee Volunteers enter the field prior to the game against the Missouri Tigers at Neyland Stadium. Missouri defeated Tennessee 51-48 in quadruple overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

From Bleacher Report

"The Tennessee Volunteers are looking for immediate-impact players, and the early enrollees who are trickling onto campus this week have a golden opportunity to capitalize on earning major playing time.Head coach Butch Jones will welcome at least 13 mid-term signees into school for the spring semester, and UT can enroll up to 14. The Vols will reach that number if just one of a couple more potential candidates meet academic requirements."


"Philip Fulmer said, when asked about former Vols assistant Randy SanderS: “There’s not a lot of guys that can say, hey I coached the quarterbacks in two national championship games.”After Monday night, Florida State QB coach Randy Sanders is one of the guys that can say that.Back in 1998 when the Seminoles faced Tennessee, Sanders got his break.“You know Randy Sanders was very much a part of what we were doing as far as planning,” Fulmer said.Coach Philip Fulmer lost his offensive coordinator before the national championship game, as David Cutcliffe left for Ole Miss."

From The Advertiser

"Everything was rolling along for the LSU basketball team as it had five straight wins entering its final non-conference weekend.Then it fell to Rhode Island, 74-70, Saturday afternoon at home to drop to 9-3 just as Southeastern Conference play was about to open. The Tigers host Tennessee (9-4), which is on a three-game winning streak, to open SEC play at 6 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.“It was tough,” said LSU point guard Anthony Hickey. “We just have to step up. It’s going to be a bigger game Tuesday. We have to close out games and finish strong. We can’t come out flat like we did. If we come out flat, we will get beat every time. It catches up with you at the end of the game. It is all about starting"