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Today On Rocky Top: Berry Twins Continuing Tennessee Legacy


Nov 9, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers fans cheer against the Auburn Tigers during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

From The Tennessean

"Elliott Berry navigated the hallways at Creekside High in Fairburn, Ga., in his black Nike Air Force 1s with a composed, confident swagger. House keys jangled from the 5-foot-11, 202-pound senior running back’s left hip pocket as he high-fived fellow students between sips of water from a gallon jug.On the other side of the school, Elliott’s fraternal twin, Evan, sat alone in a classroom, with a laser focus on the makeup American government exam in front of him. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound safety — capable of clocking a 10.54-second 100-meter sprint — was dressed in a black Adidas track suit and Air Jordans."

From WKRN (AP)

"Brad Pendergrass has resigned from his position as Tennessee’s director of football operations.Pendergrass said Monday in a university release that “it is with a heavy heart” that he had decided to step down after serving this role for four seasons. Pendergrass thanked athletic director Dave Hart, football coach Butch Jones “and many others for their support and advice in this decision.”Pendergrass graduated from Tennessee in 1998 and worked for the Volunteers from 1994-2003. His positions included student manager, graduate assistant for the coaching staff and football operations and full-time recruiting assistant."

From Bleacher Report

"As the Volunteers rebuild the program back to respectability, Hurd will be Butch Jones’ centerpiece, becoming the first star back in Knoxville since Arian Foster.The 4-star early enrollee from Beech High School in Hendersonville, Tenn. has everything you could hope for in a premiere running back. He’s 6’3″, 227 pounds and he obliterated state rushing records as a junior. He is a versatile athlete who has the power to blow through defenders and the speed to run away from them, and he had one of the most impressive offer sheets in the nation."

From Rocky Top Talk

"The Tennessee Vols are replacing the entirety of last year’s much maligned defensive line, and the coaching staff has scoured the country for both bodies and talent: two early enrollees and up to seven (!) additional 2014 recruits will join the eleven returning players."