Former Vol, 5-star recruit Chris Donald done with football

Wrist injuries plague Chattanooga lineman

CHATTANOOGA - Three key members of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team in 2010 won’t be returning this fall, and two of them are gone for good.

Mocs coach Russ Huesman said Monday that wide receiver Brian Sutherland has left UTC for personal reasons and All-Southern Conference defensive end Chris Donald is giving up the game because of recurring wrist problems.

Huesman also announced that he suspended running back Keon Williams for the 2011 season. Williams recently received two years probation after pleading guilty to charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

“They’re all good players — good players and good kids,” Huesman said. “Any time you lose anybody, it’s damaging (to the program).”

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VolGrad writes:

Sad news regarding Chris Donald. He seemed to be doing well there at UTC.

TheOpinion writes:

Sad news. But how is his body so banged up? All he did at UT for two years was practice he barely saw game action. In one season at UTC he's totally come undone. Hope you recover and come back next year Donald.

Voluvr writes:

Just realized how flawed the star system is. Volquest has a Brentwood Academy WR unrated 6 2 Burner. Al Thompson http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=2036408112718&set=t.1657020434&type=1&theater
He's the sleeper in the bunch.

UsoCRAZY writes:

With all the products out there I can't believe these kids are still getting popped for dope. I know the pain of enjoying something that the man tells you shouldn't, but if your at risk of losing a job or getting kicked off a team cover your tracks for gods sake. Everybody knows not to carry it in your car and if you do obey traffic laws and renew your tags, come on.

voloffaith writes:

in response to LaneKiffinFan:

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Ah another banned poster reinvented? Just joined in the fray couple of days ago and already has bunches of postings credited to his /her name.

FTR we won't let the drivel get to us or get us down. If we don't pout and have a hissy fit who will make you feel better by responding back when ewe are being rude to others. Oh well try and enjoy the day wherever you reside....

martinvol34 writes:

in response to TheOpinion:

Sad news. But how is his body so banged up? All he did at UT for two years was practice he barely saw game action. In one season at UTC he's totally come undone. Hope you recover and come back next year Donald.

The practice squad is least protected and more banged up than the "two-deep" depth chart players.

More concerning is the coach's comments that these are all good kids when the one kid is doing two year's probation.

It's like the mother's on TV stating that their son never bothered anyone when he shot two people. Please define "good" for me.

Ibleedorangeforlife writes:

in response to LaneKiffinFan:

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Obvisously you are ignorant to admit to being a Lane Kiffin fan. What exactly has he done! Oh wait he was the OC at USC, fired from the Raiders and went 7-7 here . Wow what a GENIUS ! With that awesome resume he 's sure to be in the Hall of Fame. Honesty , Integrity and Class are all words not in your vocabulary get off this site you idiot.

alfrizzle097 writes:

in response to Ibleedorangeforlife:

Obvisously you are ignorant to admit to being a Lane Kiffin fan. What exactly has he done! Oh wait he was the OC at USC, fired from the Raiders and went 7-7 here . Wow what a GENIUS ! With that awesome resume he 's sure to be in the Hall of Fame. Honesty , Integrity and Class are all words not in your vocabulary get off this site you idiot.

I dislike the guy. I think he lacks integrity and class, although I do think he was within his rights to leave the University of Tennessee as his contract allowed.

I do think it was stupid to fire a national championship head coach to hire a guy who has never been a head coach in college and never had a winning season as a head coach at any level.

That being said, Kiffin actually does have a stronger resume purely in terms of team performance than people would like to let on. His sucess as an offensive coordinator at USC is indisputable. The Raiders got better every year he was there and were much more competitive by the end of his tenure. The one year he was at UT, the team did perform better than Fulmer's last year. And last year at USC was better than I think most people expected when looking at the record from Pete's last year and taking into account the post season ban.

I don't like the guy, but I have to admit teams have gotten at least marginally better every year he's been a head coach.

mountainbrook writes:

Kiffin did poorly at USC last year. He had the talent on hand to win almost every game and had one of the better QBs in the country. His record last year can only be considered a failure.

orangeman1 writes:

in response to mountainbrook:

Kiffin did poorly at USC last year. He had the talent on hand to win almost every game and had one of the better QBs in the country. His record last year can only be considered a failure.

The only reason alot of UT fans thought he was so great was because his name wasnt Phil Fulmer. Most fans supported and never questioned anything he said or did and the ones that did were put down for it. He started off running his mouth about beating Florida and the bs never stopped. Neither did the ones making excuse for all his misconduct until he walked out the door. Kiffin didnt do anything for UT other than run off almost 20 players, get UT investigated by the NCAA, and lose 6 games with almost 10 NFL players on it. He and his staff were and still are overrated.

givehim6 writes:

After HS think Donslson just lost his like of the game.

hatethevols writes:

You have to give Kiffin his props. He stuck with a quarterback that no one thought was going to do anything (Crompton). He made Crompton a better quarterback and you can't deny it. I make this statement NOT being fan of Kiffin, Crompton or the Vols. Go Irish!

UTVOL2001 writes:

Sad to hear about Chris Donald. He was way overrated coming out of HS and actually played much better as a freshman and soph than his last 2 years. When watching him play his senior year it was obvious he didnt have it in him to fight to be on the field and when he got to UT and realized he was just like everyone else there, he rode the bench. Not just about talent. I would say it takes more heart than talent any day! A wrist injury sucks but if you wanted to play defense, the health of your wrist is a mute point!

bobbarbilly writes:

in response to LaneKiffinFan:

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" Fallen from grace..." You do appear to be somewhat metaphorically challenged.

murrayvol writes:

in response to bobbarbilly:

" Fallen from grace..." You do appear to be somewhat metaphorically challenged.

He's doing the best he can. Metaphors are tough when you don't know how to use them.

ULTIMATEVOLUNTEER writes:

in response to LaneKiffinFan:

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If Tennessee has "fallen from grace" because they have been down for three years, what do you call what Alabama did? In the last 10 years they trail TN by as many as 15 SEC wins or so. Tn will be back strong soon.

wildmed writes:

Odd how some athletes seem to peak so early in life, others don't blossom until after college. Too bad for Chris, one of the best (and most hyped) to come out of Memphis in a long time.

Ibleedorangeforlife writes:

in response to LaneKiffinFan:

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As am I your still a moron ! TN fell because of Kiffin he did nothing to help TN. He did committ 25 recruiting violations which I assume your going to tell me is Fulmers fault the same phooey he's doing at USC. I guess that all going to be Pete Carrolls fault though.
Get a clue you and Kiffin belong togther since your both cut from the same cloth.

VolGrad writes:

in response to LaneKiffinFan:

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Yo, Pot..., meet Kettle.

GBO!

LJS1984 writes:

in response to LaneKiffinFan:

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Watch out for Oregon....and Oregon State AGAIN!

allntl1#565211 writes:

UTC seems to be going the route of Marshall. That is not meant to be a slam. It takes a heckuva coach to build a team with troubled kids and hold it all together. Go Mocs.

UTVOL2001 writes:

Chris Donald came from Huntingdon, not Memphis. I can promise you he was not the best to come from the area....just the most hyped. He had tremendous physical ability and started 4 years on teams that always went deep in the playoffs. Coaches always think they can take kids with physical ability and make something. Not true. Chris is a really good kid but never has shown the desire for football.

RashaadSalabeb writes:

Chris Donald was a heck of a player his 1st three years of high school but layed down his senior year claiming to have a hamstring injury. He was a good physical specimen with all of the tools except for the one that really counts....the heart. He likes the party life too. Oh yeah, he likes it alot! I thought he would be an average college player. I was wrong. He might have been but he has to be pampered. He has always wanted to be a prima-donna.

thereturnoftriumph writes:

in response to alfrizzle097:

I dislike the guy. I think he lacks integrity and class, although I do think he was within his rights to leave the University of Tennessee as his contract allowed.

I do think it was stupid to fire a national championship head coach to hire a guy who has never been a head coach in college and never had a winning season as a head coach at any level.

That being said, Kiffin actually does have a stronger resume purely in terms of team performance than people would like to let on. His sucess as an offensive coordinator at USC is indisputable. The Raiders got better every year he was there and were much more competitive by the end of his tenure. The one year he was at UT, the team did perform better than Fulmer's last year. And last year at USC was better than I think most people expected when looking at the record from Pete's last year and taking into account the post season ban.

I don't like the guy, but I have to admit teams have gotten at least marginally better every year he's been a head coach.

Interesting post by a Vol fan.
As a Gator fan I thought his hiring was a slam dunk by UT.
I thought he was on the right path until he made
his prediction (Rocky Top All Night) and his accusation (Urban cheated)
To this day that is why you have Gator trolls hanging here like flys to sugar.
As for his bailing out, yes it was his dream job.
UT got caught up in the perfect storm.
Hopefully CDD will right the ship
Peace my SEC brothers.
Triumph

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