Today On Rocky Top: How Does Jalen Hurd Fit Into Vols’ Scheme?


Sep 28, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones during the second half against the South Alabama Jaguars at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 31 to 24. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

From Bleacher Report

"So far, it has been a banner offseason for the Tennessee Volunteers.Despite a sub-.500 record and no bowl game, second-year head coach Butch Jones reeled in the nation’s seventh-best recruiting class, according to, and has sparked new life into Vol Nation—a fanbase that’s been desperate for a winner since the start of the 2008 season."


"The last of the faxes had long since arrived last Wednesday on national signing day when Tennessee coach Butch Jones took a moment to soak it all in while lounging in his office.Jones never really lounges, per se. He was still fielding phone calls from some of the Vols’ 2014 signees, not to mention some of their top prospects for the 2015 class, and recruiting as fervently as ever. But in between his cell phone blowing up with calls, he peered across his desk and stated what was front and center in a class ranked No. 5 nationally this year."

From The Times Free Press

"The Tennessee men’s basketball team is 7-1 in first games after losses this season.That would seem to be a solid mark, but Jordan McRae doesn’t quite see it that way.“That’s not a percentage that we’re proud of,” the Volunteers’ leading scorer said before Friday’s practice, “but after a loss, you know, your focus has to get better, because you don’t want that first loss to take you into another one.”"