Three more 2009 UT signees begin classes

Three more members of the 2009 signing class began classes at Tennessee on Monday.

Eric Gordon, Zach Rogers and Jerod Askew arrived in Knoxville on Sunday and began second session summer classes Monday.

UT is awaiting word from the NCAA Clearinghouse on two signees - Mike Edwards and Marlon Walls.

Former South-Doyle standout Chase Phillips also began classes on Monday, along with several other football walk-ons.

The Vols resume off-season workouts on Wednesday and fall practice begins Aug. 4.

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panties4tebow writes:

GO GET EM' VOLS!!!!!!!!

golfballs03 writes:

I wonder what classes they are taking

Mr_Brownstone writes:

Is Oku enrolled?

redhorsevol writes:

welcome Marlon and Mike we need you.

richvol writes:

I would love to see the South-Doyle kid do well at UT. Any local kid for that matter. He is the first SD player to make it to the Orange. I was on the first Doyle football team in '67/'68...Bobby Gordon,the former Vol great who knocked out John David Crowe in a game,was our coach. High school football was a lot of fun back then.

VolGraduate writes:

rich:

yeah there's something about home grown talent being successful that makes it more fun to watch...some sort of feeling of state patriotism i guess

GreerVol22 writes:

I heard Zach Rogers dropped his books 3 times before he even got them out of the bookstore...

miamiVOL writes:

Marlon has been told by Coach O to come on up, he left for Knoxville yesterday and is expected to be in class this week - got this info from his father

dshawn13#224876 writes:

What about Green? I heard he is having issues.

kiffownsfla writes:

in response to GreerVol22:

I heard Zach Rogers dropped his books 3 times before he even got them out of the bookstore...

Naffy is tht you? lol did you get BANNED AGAIN LOL!

tripper writes:

in response to Mr_Brownstone:

Is Oku enrolled?

VOL_in_Florida writes:

in response to richvol:

I would love to see the South-Doyle kid do well at UT. Any local kid for that matter. He is the first SD player to make it to the Orange. I was on the first Doyle football team in '67/'68...Bobby Gordon,the former Vol great who knocked out John David Crowe in a game,was our coach. High school football was a lot of fun back then.

Cool Richvol. You probably played when my dad (a Young High alum) coached at Carter. That's back when you had be tough or die.

hueypilot writes:

If he knocked out Crowe or they knocked each other out, they were both pretty tough old boys. I remember the game on fuzzy old CBS way back 42 years ago, but don't remember the hit, but heck I was only 11 then and had a hard time keeping up with my mittens. The hardest lick I ever saw in person was Ronnie McCartney against Kentucky's Mike Fanuzzi in the 70's. Everybody in the stadium saw it coming but Fanuzzi.

voloffaith writes:

in response to GreerVol22:

I heard Zach Rogers dropped his books 3 times before he even got them out of the bookstore...

Imposter! only naffy makes disparaging remarks about white futbol players. Oh BTW I don't find your comment funny....He is a VOL and I thot(correct me if I'm wrong) you were a VOL fan.

On topic , welcome men to THE HILL. Do well academically and on the gridiron!!

TommyJack writes:

in response to kiffownsfla:

Naffy is tht you? lol did you get BANNED AGAIN LOL!

Naw, that ain't Naffy.

hueypilot writes:

Whoops. Sorry. I meant FIFTY TWO years ago, not 42. Anyway it was good to beat Bear, no matter where he coached. Final score 3-0 on a very late field goal. John David Crowe, BTW was Bryant's only Heisman trophy winner. But I'm sure you knew that.

gbeejr#1354500 writes:

After all that has happened there is still questions about Marlon Walls eligibility? What is it this time??

GreerVol22 writes:

Wow, I guess folks like Naffy and Gzus got to hold the sparklers while the rest of us held roman candles. It was funny, you just can't admit it. Anyway, its all in gest. best of luck guys, hit the weights and eat more beef...your gonna need it.

Catfish writes:

in response to hueypilot:

If he knocked out Crowe or they knocked each other out, they were both pretty tough old boys. I remember the game on fuzzy old CBS way back 42 years ago, but don't remember the hit, but heck I was only 11 then and had a hard time keeping up with my mittens. The hardest lick I ever saw in person was Ronnie McCartney against Kentucky's Mike Fanuzzi in the 70's. Everybody in the stadium saw it coming but Fanuzzi.

I remember that hit. i was sitting in the stands exactly parallel to the hit. The QB had his back to me. You are right. Everyone was groaning long before the hit

Volunatic writes:

in response to gbeejr#1354500:

After all that has happened there is still questions about Marlon Walls eligibility? What is it this time??

I'm also surprised there is a question about Mike Edwards' eligibility. I guess we just have to keep our fingers crossed for them to be cleared, and then hope they STUDY STUDY STUDY when they get here.

CHS52VOL writes:

in response to richvol:

I would love to see the South-Doyle kid do well at UT. Any local kid for that matter. He is the first SD player to make it to the Orange. I was on the first Doyle football team in '67/'68...Bobby Gordon,the former Vol great who knocked out John David Crowe in a game,was our coach. High school football was a lot of fun back then.

RichVol - I attended the 1957 Gator Bowl on Dec28, 1957. One of my all-time favorite UT games.

Coach Bear Bryant had announced he was returning to Alabama, John David Crow had won the Heisman, and A&M was favored to win.

An old fashioned "head knocker"! If memory serves me correctly there were only 10 or 11 passes thrown in the game. It was classic smash-mouth football. On one play John David Crow broke loose on a run and the only person between him and the goal was Bobby Gordon (Players played both ways in 1957). Crow plowed into Gordon, and there was a major collision! Crow could not get up and Gordon had to be helped from the field. They both returned later in the game.

In the 4th quarter, with Bobby Gordon holding, Sammy Burklow kicked the game-winning field goal for a 3-0 Vol victory. Precious memories! GO VOLS!

USNVOL writes:

Hey Vol fans,
We all need to say "thank you" to govolsxtra for banning the jerk utwinesalot!
He may come back as something else,but not that silly name,maybe he will have the name, "utbansalot", as atomicvet said in a earlier post
Maybe Marlene who goes by the usuer name D-to-the-C,will be next,if she keeps trying to slam our fans,all we have to do is click on "Suggest Removal".
So you had better watch out girlfriend we are watching you.
She may also come back with a different usuer name such as "B-L-T-O-T" (Banned like the other troll).
Have a great BIG ORANGE day and GO VOLS!

givehim6 writes:

Bring on fall practice!

memphis_vol_fan writes:

in response to BadNewsCafego:

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I believe we only had around 22 for this class. And as far as I know, most of them are now on campus taking summer classes.

1974Vol writes:

in response to 02champs#209256:

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02 I played for Gordon in the 1966 season at Karns. Would agree with your assessment. Every practice was like a scene from "The Junction Boys". 2 a days w/o water, constant verbal abuse. Only good thing that came from it was it made us tough enough to win the County Championship the next year in '67 - after he left!

Pullingguard writes:

in response to redhorsevol:

welcome Marlon and Mike we need you.

Those waiting for clearing house approval based on questionable grades and subjects usually is not a quick fix... Lets just hope these two are exceptions and get approved quickly...

UTVolAlum writes:

Drew did not mention in this article, but the WR James Green is still trying to finish things down in Florida and is still questionable about making it to campus this fall.

panties4tebow writes:

in response to USNVOL:

Hey Vol fans,
We all need to say "thank you" to govolsxtra for banning the jerk utwinesalot!
He may come back as something else,but not that silly name,maybe he will have the name, "utbansalot", as atomicvet said in a earlier post
Maybe Marlene who goes by the usuer name D-to-the-C,will be next,if she keeps trying to slam our fans,all we have to do is click on "Suggest Removal".
So you had better watch out girlfriend we are watching you.
She may also come back with a different usuer name such as "B-L-T-O-T" (Banned like the other troll).
Have a great BIG ORANGE day and GO VOLS!

It is already back as gatorz7 amd also uses other usernames but you can always tell who it is by the dumb remarks it makes. Notice I did not say him because it is actually a IT (whatever).

As you suggest I also recommend that all Vol Fans hit the suggest removal button for the dumb remarks it makes and they will get removed if enough people hit the suggest removal button.

GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!

jimr07 writes:

in response to kiffownsfla:

Naffy is tht you? lol did you get BANNED AGAIN LOL!

he gives himself awasy every time. you can count on it.

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to CHS52VOL:

RichVol - I attended the 1957 Gator Bowl on Dec28, 1957. One of my all-time favorite UT games.

Coach Bear Bryant had announced he was returning to Alabama, John David Crow had won the Heisman, and A&M was favored to win.

An old fashioned "head knocker"! If memory serves me correctly there were only 10 or 11 passes thrown in the game. It was classic smash-mouth football. On one play John David Crow broke loose on a run and the only person between him and the goal was Bobby Gordon (Players played both ways in 1957). Crow plowed into Gordon, and there was a major collision! Crow could not get up and Gordon had to be helped from the field. They both returned later in the game.

In the 4th quarter, with Bobby Gordon holding, Sammy Burklow kicked the game-winning field goal for a 3-0 Vol victory. Precious memories! GO VOLS!

I sing that song every time I see a pretty young thing stroll by.Precious memories,how they linger.

ctownvol writes:

in response to panties4tebow:

It is already back as gatorz7 amd also uses other usernames but you can always tell who it is by the dumb remarks it makes. Notice I did not say him because it is actually a IT (whatever).

As you suggest I also recommend that all Vol Fans hit the suggest removal button for the dumb remarks it makes and they will get removed if enough people hit the suggest removal button.

GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!

Utwhines/DtotheC/DC/Dynasty(and a few others) is all the same person. Until KNS decides to block them by using their IP address it will not get any better. Hopefully they will install the ignore button and let it work the way it should. Until either one of those options is utilized there will be no peace around here.

gohawks1 writes:

in response to KingsportVol:

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I tried not to laugh, but I couldn't help it - that was just too dang funny.

VOLFORLIFE writes:

in response to hueypilot:

Whoops. Sorry. I meant FIFTY TWO years ago, not 42. Anyway it was good to beat Bear, no matter where he coached. Final score 3-0 on a very late field goal. John David Crowe, BTW was Bryant's only Heisman trophy winner. But I'm sure you knew that.

Thanks, huey. I've been real down thinking I may be the oldest geezer posting on this thing, but you've got me by just a little bit.

Just kidding. I'm sure there are others older than us. I just think it's kinda nice to know that sometimes we old timers may have something to bring to the table along with the young'uns.

GO VOLS!!!
JUGHEAD

Volunatic writes:

in response to ctownvol:

Utwhines/DtotheC/DC/Dynasty(and a few others) is all the same person. Until KNS decides to block them by using their IP address it will not get any better. Hopefully they will install the ignore button and let it work the way it should. Until either one of those options is utilized there will be no peace around here.

Banning by IP address would not work. It would punish the ISP and the other subscribers on that ISP.

CHS52VOL writes:

in response to abnerPeabody:

I sing that song every time I see a pretty young thing stroll by.Precious memories,how they linger.

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That's funny! Wish I could remember that far back. If I encountered a sweet young thang today, it would be like a dog catching up to a car it was chasing. Now what do I do?

Here's to many more memorable Vol victories. GO BIG ORANGE (not BIG BLACK!)

ctownvol writes:

in response to Volunatic:

Banning by IP address would not work. It would punish the ISP and the other subscribers on that ISP.

Ok. You obviously know more about these dang computer thingys than I do. Hopefully the ignore feature will work out then. Thanks for clearing that up for me Volunatic.

gohawks1 writes:

in response to VOLFORLIFE:

Thanks, huey. I've been real down thinking I may be the oldest geezer posting on this thing, but you've got me by just a little bit.

Just kidding. I'm sure there are others older than us. I just think it's kinda nice to know that sometimes we old timers may have something to bring to the table along with the young'uns.

GO VOLS!!!
JUGHEAD

I'm not naming any names, but I think there are at least a couple of fellers who came over on the Santa Maria.

VOLFORLIFE writes:

in response to gohawks1:

I'm not naming any names, but I think there are at least a couple of fellers who came over on the Santa Maria.

Oh come IPO, have some fun. Name some names!

GO VOLS!!!
JUGHEAD

USNVOL writes:

in response to VOLFORLIFE:

Thanks, huey. I've been real down thinking I may be the oldest geezer posting on this thing, but you've got me by just a little bit.

Just kidding. I'm sure there are others older than us. I just think it's kinda nice to know that sometimes we old timers may have something to bring to the table along with the young'uns.

GO VOLS!!!
JUGHEAD

Hey VOLFORLIFE and Huey,
I might have you both beat,hows 66 and still cheering on our Vols.
I may be an old Grandpa,but I am still a young Vols Grandpa at heart and
I am old enough to know a troll,when I see one and I am still mean enough to take my cane to one of thier butts if I could get to them.
So all you trolls you had better be careful,old Grandpa is watching you real close.
Also I can still see how to click on the suggest removal button,even though I may have to use my magnify glass.
Go Big Orange,Go Vols

GreerVol22 writes:

in response to gohawks1:

I tried not to laugh, but I couldn't help it - that was just too dang funny.

gracias IP and Kingsport! Like Earl would say, "my moms had dropsy too, explains a lot now that I reflect".

HallowedHill writes:

This is great news! We need all the practice time we can muster before September 1st.

hueypilot writes:

in response to USNVOL:

Hey VOLFORLIFE and Huey,
I might have you both beat,hows 66 and still cheering on our Vols.
I may be an old Grandpa,but I am still a young Vols Grandpa at heart and
I am old enough to know a troll,when I see one and I am still mean enough to take my cane to one of thier butts if I could get to them.
So all you trolls you had better be careful,old Grandpa is watching you real close.
Also I can still see how to click on the suggest removal button,even though I may have to use my magnify glass.
Go Big Orange,Go Vols

Good for you usn. 63 here and my first UT game was when Johnny burned the biscuits back when very few games were on TV. So I've been watching them since I was 10. Sometimes they make me laugh and sometimes they make me cry but they're still my team no matter who's coachin' em.

volboy81 writes:

in response to hueypilot:

Whoops. Sorry. I meant FIFTY TWO years ago, not 42. Anyway it was good to beat Bear, no matter where he coached. Final score 3-0 on a very late field goal. John David Crowe, BTW was Bryant's only Heisman trophy winner. But I'm sure you knew that.

...and it was at A&M. Alabama has exactly the same # of HeisTman winners as UT...NONE!...shows how accurate that award is....the TWO best programs in the history of the SOUTH (where football is KING) and no one from either school has ever won one!

hueypilot writes:

in response to volboy81:

...and it was at A&M. Alabama has exactly the same # of HeisTman winners as UT...NONE!...shows how accurate that award is....the TWO best programs in the history of the SOUTH (where football is KING) and no one from either school has ever won one!

To Bryant's credit, he had so much depth on his teams that he would keep fresh running backs in there, and he always substituted his second string at the first posession of the 2nd and 4th quarters so his starters would be fresh late. Hard for a running back to get 1,000 yards, and he ran the bone for his last ten years so no Bama qb was going to win it.

CHS52VOL writes:

in response to USNVOL:

Hey VOLFORLIFE and Huey,
I might have you both beat,hows 66 and still cheering on our Vols.
I may be an old Grandpa,but I am still a young Vols Grandpa at heart and
I am old enough to know a troll,when I see one and I am still mean enough to take my cane to one of thier butts if I could get to them.
So all you trolls you had better be careful,old Grandpa is watching you real close.
Also I can still see how to click on the suggest removal button,even though I may have to use my magnify glass.
Go Big Orange,Go Vols

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66 and still rooting for the Vols? Not bad, but how about 76 and doing the same? By the way, I was not on the Santa Maria. The Nina was first to sail and they asked for VOLUNTEERs, so I boarded! GO VOLS!

movol53 writes:

in response to GreerVol22:

I heard Zach Rogers dropped his books 3 times before he even got them out of the bookstore...

He was checking to see if he could catch them on a bounce!!! DUH!!!

AlpharettaVol writes:

in response to CHS52VOL:

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66 and still rooting for the Vols? Not bad, but how about 76 and doing the same? By the way, I was not on the Santa Maria. The Nina was first to sail and they asked for VOLUNTEERs, so I boarded! GO VOLS!

You've got me by a few years but my first game was in 1950 or 1951 watching Hank Lauricella, Herky Payne, Doug Atkins, John Michaels, Bert Rechichar, Andy Kozar, et al. I was a Boy Scout in Knoxville at the time and they let us in for a non-SEC game (maybe against Chattanooga?) to help fill up the stadium. Also remember a Kentucky game in the early 1950s when there was snow all over the stadium and some fans actually lit fires in the concrete stands to keep warm. Those were the good ole days.

gohawks1 writes:

in response to CHS52VOL:

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66 and still rooting for the Vols? Not bad, but how about 76 and doing the same? By the way, I was not on the Santa Maria. The Nina was first to sail and they asked for VOLUNTEERs, so I boarded! GO VOLS!

Nice one! Thanks for the laugh, CHS.

BSweet writes:

Okay, so I'm a little confused. Yesterday there was an article saying Mike Edwards was starting classes and looking forward to competing for playing time in our crowded secondary. Today, this article says he's still waiting to be cleared. So is he on campus or not?

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

in response to hueypilot:

If he knocked out Crowe or they knocked each other out, they were both pretty tough old boys. I remember the game on fuzzy old CBS way back 42 years ago, but don't remember the hit, but heck I was only 11 then and had a hard time keeping up with my mittens. The hardest lick I ever saw in person was Ronnie McCartney against Kentucky's Mike Fanuzzi in the 70's. Everybody in the stadium saw it coming but Fanuzzi.

hey, Huey

did you fly choppers in Nam? My brother was a huey pilot and flew around Nha Trang. Just wondering. He is in Tx. now.

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