Bray on visit: UT's 'game was so insane'

Quarterback Tyler Bray told the News Sentinel via text message on Sunday that he did not commit to Tennessee this weekend.

The 6-foot-6, 200-pounder from Kingsbury (Calif.) High School appeared to be impressed with his official visit and Saturday's victory against Western Kentucky.

"The game was so insane," he responded.

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Volsnfl writes:

Sweet.comon.Bray.You.will.Play

VolsAllTheWay writes:

Laid back no interest football at SDSU in front of nobody or big time smack mouth SEC football in front of 100,000 and millions more on TV. Come on Tyler, step up to the big time!

RockyTopBoy writes:

Bray has to see that he would be surrounded by talent. He has to see that the QB that commits to TN is going to walk in to a gold mine.

Huttdawg100 writes:

I'm fully confident Kiffin will close Bray or Scroggins by the end of the season.

On another note, Chief ain't doing so hot in the bayou:

http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/200...

KiFFiNOMiCS writes:

Going to be stacked at WR, RB, TE.....our "D" is going to be sick with the kids wanting to play for Monte & Co......play on T.V. almost every week and in front of 100,000 plus at home.....ARE YOU SERIOUS?????

WHAT THE "F" IS THERE TO THINK ABOUT?????

ih8ag8r writes:

I agree with VolsAllTheWay.It had to be the most perfect day for Bray.100,000 cheering,beautiful weather w/ no smoke in the air(other than fireworks)and his idol Peyton Manning here too.If that can't convince him.....we don't need him.(But we do..lol)

gohawks1 writes:

The QB who signs with the Vols will have hit the lottery. It's a no-brainer.

gohawks1 writes:

in response to Huttdawg100:

I'm fully confident Kiffin will close Bray or Scroggins by the end of the season.

On another note, Chief ain't doing so hot in the bayou:

http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/200...

Chief is a good D-coord., but that prevent defense he runs is a momentum killer.

paden312 writes:

He's probably going to wait until TN plays a formidable opponent before committing. UCLA played SDSU (the team he is committed to) yesterday and they won 33-14, but were struggling most of the day. He's more than likely going to wait to see how UT plays UCLA...but that's all just a guess.

VolsAllTheWay writes:

What is:
1st and 10
2nd and 12
3rd and 15
1st and 10?
John Chavous defense. DB's 18 yards deep on 3rd and 15. Oh well, not our problem.

IBleedOrange444 writes:

Another article did quote Bray saying he was planning to go home and discuss it with his parents and coach before making a decision. I think he saw at least 63 reasons to be a Vol on Saturday. He's got a lot of potential and would be in a real good spot coming in learning the ropes from Stephens next year. Come on Tyler, it's SDSU or the SEC! We have the coaching and the level of competition that it takes to get you to the next level.

spydersoldier writes:

Why would he not want to commit. He might want to jump on this BIG Orange train before he gets left. All of these QB's that verbally committed somewhere else may change their tune after a successful year in the SEC. Some of them just want to see CLK's plan with the team before they commit. So it is imperative that they get off to a good start and win at least 9 games.

Mr_Brownstone writes:

Monte Kiffin is to the chief as a PhD is to a pre-schooler.

Huttdawg100 writes:

in response to Mr_Brownstone:

Monte Kiffin is to the chief as a PhD is to a pre-schooler.

LOL.... agreed

OrangeBlur writes:

This kid should be beating our door down to play for us, not to mention all other QBs who have given verbals elswhere. Think you wanna be an NFL bad-as*? The road starts at Tennessee.

Cldvols1 writes:

Whether it's Bray or another high profile QB all the possibilities at UT will be too hard for a talented kid to pass up. All the Vols looked good yesterday, including the freshman. The future is looking very bright for the Tennessee Volunteers! GBO!!!

smokey_vols writes:

in response to Huttdawg100:

I'm fully confident Kiffin will close Bray or Scroggins by the end of the season.

On another note, Chief ain't doing so hot in the bayou:

http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/200...

"a bad omen for an LSU defense that had trouble stopping Washington on third down all night."

geee. Does this sound familiar? I respect Chavis but his 3rd down D was and obviously IS awful.

bruno9793 writes:

I hope this guy committs cause the sky is the limit with him and our staff. But to be truthful and the way our luck is going with qbs, he wont commit. He will go to sdstate and be forgotten.

dvols writes:

scroggins doesnt want to be a vol! he can kiss it! cmon bray~

Hardrocknox writes:

in response to Huttdawg100:

I'm fully confident Kiffin will close Bray or Scroggins by the end of the season.

On another note, Chief ain't doing so hot in the bayou:

http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/200...

thx for the link , it was to funny , you would have thought you were reading a knoxville paper LOL ,

cc623 writes:

All you can say about Chavis is be careful what you wish for LSU!!!3RD down and Chavis will always be a reason for concern and that 10-15yd cushion on the rcvrs is always fun LOL.As far as Bray if he wants to come play for one of the greatest programs anchored by a GREAT fanbase so be it and if not he is more than welcome to ride out of the spotlight at SDSU...

oldsmokey67 writes:

in response to jcvet:

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jcvet i watched it was really bad.missed tackles,db's playing 5-6 yards off the receivers.lsu gave up 478 yard's to a 0-12 team.and he blitzed and got burned for big yardage a few time.he will be lucky to last 2 year's at lsu.

CladnBigOrange writes:

gotta quit begging these guys to come and play for the Vols. to me...it would be an honor to step onto Shields-Watkins Field wearing the Big Orange. we will get a good quarterback...if they have to be petted and pampered...then I don't want them.

Volsnfl writes:

in response to CladnBigOrange:

gotta quit begging these guys to come and play for the Vols. to me...it would be an honor to step onto Shields-Watkins Field wearing the Big Orange. we will get a good quarterback...if they have to be petted and pampered...then I don't want them.

AMAN!!!

mbible1utk#324980 writes:

No reason to not commit... It's obvious that Lane will give him a chance for some serious playtime, and a shot at the starting job.

I kind of chuckled at the thought that LSU was upgrading with Chavis.... he'll stuff you on first down, knock you back on second down, and on third down.... he'll give you a first down

orangepridenation writes:

even if bray doesn't commit (which i really hope he does), it won't necessarily be heartbreaking. i mean the game this weekend and next weekends game as well as the rest of the season will catch the eyes of top qb recruits across the nation, seeing these freshmen play and knowing they will have good talent around them, the vols will wind up with a top flight quarterback either way. and nick stephens will be a good one to sit behind and learn from. go big orange!

givehim6 writes:

in response to IBleedOrange444:

Another article did quote Bray saying he was planning to go home and discuss it with his parents and coach before making a decision. I think he saw at least 63 reasons to be a Vol on Saturday. He's got a lot of potential and would be in a real good spot coming in learning the ropes from Stephens next year. Come on Tyler, it's SDSU or the SEC! We have the coaching and the level of competition that it takes to get you to the next level.

This makes since because did he not say if he came to UT his parents would move with him?

TommyJack writes:

in response to smokey_vols:

"a bad omen for an LSU defense that had trouble stopping Washington on third down all night."

geee. Does this sound familiar? I respect Chavis but his 3rd down D was and obviously IS awful.

If football went 1,2,4, the Chief would be a legend.

jeremy writes:

He'll be a VOL, just give him time. He said that if he came here his parents would come with him. Truer words have never been spoken about Chavis....He sucks on 3rd downs and has cost us more games than I care to remember.

smokies_old_soul writes:

i really have to laugh at these fair-weather fans kicking coach chavis after he is gone. he did coach a national championship defense after all. show a little bit of integrity vol fans and wish him the best.

having said that - what happened with chavis and coach fulmer after said national title, i don't know - mybe they got to the mountaintop and just lost that edge they had before then.

Vol_FAN_atic writes:

Yes... Chavis at times had problems stopping offenses on third down but he did manage to have a #3 ranked defense last year!! Most years our defense was highly ranked under his tutelage.

On another note; Bray will be a Vol. I also hear hints of another yet more highly touted than he. We'll see. Looks like things may be progressing faster than initially forcasted.

GO VOLS!!

AllVol2008#1353998 writes:

That's all the Bray kid had to say? Screw that. This isn't a Pee Wee league. He might as well have said, OMG. Forget it. Next?

Volsnfl writes:

I,Say.Win.an.they.all.will.come

Down_The_Field writes:

hey, tyler if you think this was insane with some empty seats in the stadium; just wait until the auburn goats/plainsmen/eagles/tigers comes to town on a saturday night before an angry crowd and revenge thirsty team.

insane? no, THIS IS TENNESSEE!!!! (screamed in the same spirit of leoidas in the movie 300)

Voluvr writes:

in response to Huttdawg100:

I'm fully confident Kiffin will close Bray or Scroggins by the end of the season.

On another note, Chief ain't doing so hot in the bayou:

http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/200...

Broussard, Milton, Harris, Jackson. "ain't doing so hot?" Fulmer's gone, get over it.

Voluvr writes:

This weekend may have served to intimidate Bray. If he doesn't commit, be happy. Scroggins will come on in.

Here: he's pro in 4 yrs. with a title.
USC: he's getting his first start...maybe.

RJ_Vol writes:

in response to TommyJack:

If football went 1,2,4, the Chief would be a legend.

LOL. Here is my equation:

c - mp = L

[Chief - (mustang package)] = Legend

volnavy4life writes:

in response to Voluvr:

This weekend may have served to intimidate Bray. If he doesn't commit, be happy. Scroggins will come on in.

Here: he's pro in 4 yrs. with a title.
USC: he's getting his first start...maybe.

a source inside the program reports he told kiffin he wanted to tell SDSU before he went public...consider him a vol - should be able to enrol in Jan. This kid is the perfect for our program and we are obviously perfect for him as has been stated by many other posts.

bleeding_orange_fan writes:

Give Chavis another year and we are going to wish we didn't have to play his D. Monte might be a better coach but remember, he inherited this D from the Chief.

FWBVol writes:

I know Bray said this was the only other visit he planned on taking and it was going to be either UT or San Diego State.

One big thing to remember is Lane Kiffin and his staff tend to encourage kids to look at all their options and to go through, in quarterback terms, "the progression in his decision-making process."

Yes, Lane sells his Tennessee product hard, but it isn't the pressure sale of threatening to pull a scholly offer if the kids wants to look around. In the end this will work in his favor in recruiting top prospects that are having a tough time making a decision.

ncvol17 writes:

I hope we get him but for an 18 yr old to commit to play 1000 miles from home is a big deal. how many of you went off to school 1000 miles from home?

Waldorf writes:

My favorite part of the LSU game was Davies pointing out the safeties playing 25 yards off the ball and commenting that one would think they would move up at some point. I thought to myself....I've been thinking that for the last 15 years. I think Washington converted their first six third and longer than 5 yard conversions.

As for Bray, I hope he loved it. I've thought all along that a QB would have to actually see the offense in action before he would commit. I think what any QB saw Saturday would help them see that Kiffin's offense is going to be all right.

MissUT writes:

in response to ncvol17:

I hope we get him but for an 18 yr old to commit to play 1000 miles from home is a big deal. how many of you went off to school 1000 miles from home?

In an earlier article, I read that his family would be moving wherever he decided to play. So I don't think moving 1000 miles east would be a problem.

tdforvols writes:

Off topic but here's a story on UCLA...

UCLA's Moore national defensive player of the week

September 6, 2009 7:32 PM

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

UCLA's sophomore free safety Rahim Moore has been named National Defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Moore grabbed three interceptions against San Diego State and tied the school record shared by Ron Carver, Craig Rutledge and Darryl Henley.

He also is one of four nominees for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week award, along with Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen, Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert and Baylor linebacker Joe Pawelek.

tdforvols writes:

in response to Navalorange:

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I don't think Blount will be getting any "player of the week" awards anytime soon...lol

RoadTrip writes:

Like some others on the thread I believe Bray is in, just doing it right with SDSU and family. He fits the plan to a "T". There will be more top tier recruits at every position as the season progresses. We are so much better off than our recent past it is ridiculous. All I can say is "thank you, CLK."

nicksjuzunk#646117 writes:

The word is that he is ready to commit. He will go home and talk to the coaches at SDSU before announcing, which is the right thing to do, and soon announce his commitment to Tennessee.

This should also be evident as we hopefully throttle UCLA... which just beat SDSU.

tennezz writes:

in response to Vol_FAN_atic:

Yes... Chavis at times had problems stopping offenses on third down but he did manage to have a #3 ranked defense last year!! Most years our defense was highly ranked under his tutelage.

On another note; Bray will be a Vol. I also hear hints of another yet more highly touted than he. We'll see. Looks like things may be progressing faster than initially forcasted.

GO VOLS!!

Chavis did not have trouble stopping offenses on 3rd down at times, He had trouble all the time on 3rd down and we lost lots of games because of this! There is no excuse for this and he could, would not recruit! It will not take LSU as long as it did us to figure this out! We will be fine without him1

Joevolsxtra writes:

in response to bleeding_orange_fan:

Give Chavis another year and we are going to wish we didn't have to play his D. Monte might be a better coach but remember, he inherited this D from the Chief.

I bet UCLA sure is relieved that they don't have to face that mustang package again this year. They want their 3rd string QB to work for 3rd and long this year.

UTfan4life2 writes:

in response to Down_The_Field:

hey, tyler if you think this was insane with some empty seats in the stadium; just wait until the auburn goats/plainsmen/eagles/tigers comes to town on a saturday night before an angry crowd and revenge thirsty team.

insane? no, THIS IS TENNESSEE!!!! (screamed in the same spirit of leoidas in the movie 300)

The dude who acts as king leonidas is gay in real life.

it upset me....

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