John Adams: With Da'Rick Rogers suspended, Cordarrelle Patterson matters more than ever

John Adams
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Tennessee coach Derek Dooley watches wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson attempt to haul in a pass during practice at Milligan College on Wednesday.

DAVID CRIGGER/BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Tennessee coach Derek Dooley watches wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson attempt to haul in a pass during practice at Milligan College on Wednesday.

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The recruiting of junior college football players is generally regarded as a desperate venture for an SEC school. But better to be desperate than in denial.

Imagine how Tennessee's depth chart would look without its successful pursuit of junior college players.

The front three on defense is all-juco. So is one of the safeties. And, now that All-SEC wide receiver and serial troublemaker Da'Rick Rogers has been suspended indefinitely, so is one of the starting wide receivers.

Has any UT team since the early 1990s been so dependent on junior college recruits? Has any junior college recruit since then mattered more than Cordarrelle Patterson?

My guess: no and no.

The front three is the least experienced area of UT's defense. Daniel McCullers has never played in a college game. Darrington Sentimore has never started a college game. Maurice Couch has four career starts.

Yet they succeeded in winning jobs at competitive positions. The two least experienced of the three are now positioned to fill vital roles.

The 362-pound McCullers established himself a menace to inside running in preseason camp. If he can carry that over to the regular season, linebackers will start a Daniel McCullers Fan Club and Tennessee won't be as apt to give up 200 yards rushing, which it did in four of seven losses in 2011.

The Vols also need a pass-rush upgrade. They ranked 11th in the conference in sacks and had only one apiece against Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, Georgia and Florida.

That's where Sentimore could be a factor. He demonstrated a knack for pressuring the quarterback

while playing sparingly at Alabama as a freshman, had seven sacks at Gulf Coast Community College, and was lauded for his performance in UT's preseason camp.

But no junior college signee became as significant as Patterson after the news broke about Rogers on Thursday. In a crucial season for third-year coach Derek Dooley and a program that has suffered back-to-back losing seasons, Patterson qualifies as one of the most important non-quarterback signees in recent UT history.

Zach Rogers is an experienced slot receiver. Mychal Rivera already has been productive at tight end. Combine them with star wide receiver Justin Hunter, a proven passer in Tyler Bray and a veteran offensive line, and UT seemingly has all the necessary parts to pass its way back to prosperity.

Patterson is the variable.

You naturally wonder about someone making the transition from junior college to major-college football and learning a new offense as well. But Patterson's teammates weren't wondering after preseason camp. One player after another put the 6-foot-3 Patterson in the same class as All-SEC candidates Hunter and Da'Rick Rogers.

He has more going for him than teammate testimonials, though. While you might be skeptical of 40-yard times, you can't argue with his track time. He ran a 10.3 100 meters at Hutchinson Community College, where he also averaged almost 50 yards on 10 kickoff returns.

Remind you of anybody?

In 1990, UT signed another accomplished kick returner from junior college. Dale Carter later led the country in kickoff returns and was a two-time All-American safety at UT.

If Patterson could do as much for UT's offense, he would provide a worthy complement to Hunter and make Rogers nothing more than a bad memory.

John Adams is a senior columnist. He may be reached at 865-342-6284 or adamsj@knoxnews.com. Follow him at http://twitter.com/johnadamskns.

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imw8n4u writes:

Can you say Cor-DUH-relle?!?!

givehim6 writes:

Wow, good post John.

DonK37920 writes:

CP is an upgrade! Not only is he bigger, faster and stronger, but he listens to coaches. If its true that DaRick was openly saying the Kentucky Game didn't matter last year then good riddance. There are also many saying he would run his own routes when he felt like it and that's what led to the WR coach resigning.
As many have said, this is addition by subtraction! He seemed like a nice kid in interviews, had a great smile and no one can deny his talent. But I guess if all the stories are true, he had a totally different personality when the cameras were not rolling.
Hopefully he grows up and gets his personal issues worked out. He has NFL talent and hopefully he realizes that dream and gets that chance. We will be just fine with Hunter and CP and a host of other young volunteers!

BluezVol writes:

To quote another, "He has a million dollar ability and a $5 brain". This trio had the makings of another "A. Harper, C. Pickens and A. Morgan" from the early 90's. All went pro - one in the first round. All had pretty good careers. This group's on field performance could have made us forget about the early 90s. Oh well....$5 brain.

Colliervol writes:

Really John? You must have stayed up all night to come up with that. Another article for the DUH column.

Razor784 writes:

Nice parting shot on the end John, let's hope that comes true

CoverOrange writes:

"Serial troublemaker"? Really, John? Funny I don't remember seeing articles from you describing his transgressions. Plenty of rumors from posters and bloggers but not from you, Mr. Journalist. But Johnny Adams Come Lately pronounces him "serial troublemaker" as if it was established fact.

gatorhator4eva writes:

wow, another article. well ill just post this link. this is a bit interesting. this player was so called "suspended indefiently"(however u spell it) last saturday. suddenly he is reinstated?...

http://espn.go.com/ncf/conversations/...

why isnt rogers kick off team? ...

born2ride writes:

When a coach brings in JUCO players it is because of desperation.

Dooley has to win this year and went the JUCO route. They are older and experienced players but you can't build a team around them. They can be a quick fix at certain positions at best.

laraccoon writes:

Dooley has recruited JUCOS very well , i think thats probably the biggest reason UT matters much at all this season. If Sal could post a top 20 D i think Rogers will be less of a factor , and we werent far off that last season with alot less beef up front than we have this year .

Supersayin1 writes:

in response to DonK37920:

CP is an upgrade! Not only is he bigger, faster and stronger, but he listens to coaches. If its true that DaRick was openly saying the Kentucky Game didn't matter last year then good riddance. There are also many saying he would run his own routes when he felt like it and that's what led to the WR coach resigning.
As many have said, this is addition by subtraction! He seemed like a nice kid in interviews, had a great smile and no one can deny his talent. But I guess if all the stories are true, he had a totally different personality when the cameras were not rolling.
Hopefully he grows up and gets his personal issues worked out. He has NFL talent and hopefully he realizes that dream and gets that chance. We will be just fine with Hunter and CP and a host of other young volunteers!

Question How can we say he's bigger and Stronger? Wasn't Da'Rick 6-3 210lbs" Did he not take hits that would have knocked smaller WR on their backs and yet he kept standing?

Wasn't Da'Rick the last WR we ever had that could pick up yards with defenders hanging on for dear life ( See honey Badger and 2 other LSU defenders).

It takes 2 people to bring Da'Rick down, so it's hard to say CP is stronger. Da'Rick was a freak Pheonom at WR that we haven't seen in forever at UT. Those type of WR monsters don't come around often.

I know we have to move on but it would be cool if people would admit to what he was on the field before claiming CP and the others below Hunter are automatically better.

I Pray he come back because a 3 headed Monster is far greater than a 2 headed monster.

Also for a little Honesty, Zach Rodgers while experienced never was or will be a impossing threat that Defenses have to worry about. And Cody Blanc isn't gonna be burning SEC Defenses and scaring them to double check him.

So we need to Pray Da'Rick come back with his head on strait or that CP and maybe Croom are just as Beastly as Da'Rick.

I want my team to give other teams Nightmares,and having Da'Rick and Hunter along with the possibility of CP being as good did just that. We've lost that edge even if it were just from a psychological standpoint;that fear is gone now.

If anything lets hope this young man gets his life together,to better his life. If anything I hope he stays at UT takes Dooley's techings to heart and better himself prior to declaring for the NFL Draft!

GO VOLS Beat the Pack!!!!

SEAL_9821 writes:

in response to DonK37920:

CP is an upgrade! Not only is he bigger, faster and stronger, but he listens to coaches. If its true that DaRick was openly saying the Kentucky Game didn't matter last year then good riddance. There are also many saying he would run his own routes when he felt like it and that's what led to the WR coach resigning.
As many have said, this is addition by subtraction! He seemed like a nice kid in interviews, had a great smile and no one can deny his talent. But I guess if all the stories are true, he had a totally different personality when the cameras were not rolling.
Hopefully he grows up and gets his personal issues worked out. He has NFL talent and hopefully he realizes that dream and gets that chance. We will be just fine with Hunter and CP and a host of other young volunteers!

Rogers is just another Terrel Owens. It will ultimately be a waste of talent whatever he does. He will enroll at a junior college and enter the draft. Kids like this won't ever change until they have a hard look in the mirror experience and change they're attitude. Who knows, this may be the best thing for the kid in his future. I wish him the best.

Supersayin1 writes:

Here is the Question who out of the young WR's can emerge as a Beast and really help make Defenses tremble at the sight of UT's Passing game?

Trust me teams were nervouse prior to Da'ricks dismissal. Will it be Browles,Croom,Blanc,Howard or who?

I'm hoping Croom can be the 2nd coming of Da'Rick minus the issues, and we see it starting this season early on!

I don't see anyone else out of those guys being as big a threat!

GO VOLS!!!!! WRECK The Pack!!!

GODZILLAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Ohhh nevermind it's just big Dan McCullers!! GO VOLS!!!

clvolfan writes:

in response to givehim6:

Wow, good post John.

Why don't we quit saying "indefinately suspended",and say he has been kicked off the team,instead of "he won't be back"?

pcorange writes:

Auburn made a desperation move for a JUCO transfer a couple of years ago that resulted in a National Championship. Cam Newton ring a bell? Yeah, we've shored up a few positions with JUCO players. So what?

orangeman1 writes:

in response to SEAL_9821:

Rogers is just another Terrel Owens. It will ultimately be a waste of talent whatever he does. He will enroll at a junior college and enter the draft. Kids like this won't ever change until they have a hard look in the mirror experience and change they're attitude. Who knows, this may be the best thing for the kid in his future. I wish him the best.

The sad part is how T.O. is probably looked up to because of his success on the field. Players dont realize how much better T.O. couldve been with and attitude change. T.O. does have 153 TDs and almost 16.000 yards during the 15 years he's been in the NFL and he's made a lot of money. I dont know why Rogers was "kicked off", but he definitely has the tools to be an NFL player. I wish he wouldve been mature enough to finish this year because he will be missed. Especially if Hunter goes down again. Hopefully Patterson will pick things up fast, and they will stay healthy. If so, UT can overcome the loss of Rogers.

nocleats writes:

Just like ALL first year players, CP will probably not understand the offense until he goes through spring practice. It will be the job of the coaching staff to put him in situations he can win, and change them up week to week. However, dont start booing at Bray because he throws the ball where no one is, or holds too long and gets sacked because its probably gonna be the wrs fault

quick22on2 writes:

With a one dimnesional qb like Bray, at least a second receiver is required. When Bray drops back to pass, he has to pass...breaking down the defense by scrambling for some big yards is not an option for him. Just reality. In college football, a bit of scrambling helps both the pass game and the run game...because the D knows they can key on the 'featured' back, w/o worry about an occasional qb keep and they don't really fret the feet of the qb turning nothing into something in a pass play. We tried reverses etc, but d's figured that out pretty quick as well. Bray means lots of arm, but predicatable. Last year, it appeared the two receivers JH and DR were enough to penetrate almost any D...but when it became one, it was lights out, then of course you take the arm out due to injury ... with the offensive system we run, it was pretty much firing blanks.

I think the excitement was legit when we knew we had 2 receivers and an arm. The idea of three receivers gave a hope of something very exciting. Now, if CP is not a real #2 option...it's hard to expect much real threat from the offense, no matter how improved the line is...it's still a must throw team, few other productive options. IF CP is real, and one of the younger guys surprises (some have enought talent and cerebral ability to contribute early...they don't have to be the star) - it'll be a fun year, full of wins! And the running game will have a much better chance to contribute.

frblalack writes:

Zach Rogers is seriously underrated. If he holds onto the ball, we will still have 3 deep threats. The guy has the speed and the smarts. That having been said, CP and JH have first team SEC talent. If Justin can stay healthy, he should be an All-American!

Can't wait for 8-31! All Vols - Vol for Life!!!

nocleats writes:

in response to frblalack:

Zach Rogers is seriously underrated. If he holds onto the ball, we will still have 3 deep threats. The guy has the speed and the smarts. That having been said, CP and JH have first team SEC talent. If Justin can stay healthy, he should be an All-American!

Can't wait for 8-31! All Vols - Vol for Life!!!

I dont question his speed or his smarts. I do have some doubts as to his hands and alligator arms.

smokeygrowl writes:

in response to DonK37920:

CP is an upgrade! Not only is he bigger, faster and stronger, but he listens to coaches. If its true that DaRick was openly saying the Kentucky Game didn't matter last year then good riddance. There are also many saying he would run his own routes when he felt like it and that's what led to the WR coach resigning.
As many have said, this is addition by subtraction! He seemed like a nice kid in interviews, had a great smile and no one can deny his talent. But I guess if all the stories are true, he had a totally different personality when the cameras were not rolling.
Hopefully he grows up and gets his personal issues worked out. He has NFL talent and hopefully he realizes that dream and gets that chance. We will be just fine with Hunter and CP and a host of other young volunteers!

Rogers may well have been a cancer and needed to go but take a look at his highlights from last year. It makes me sick to watch the ease and grace he made catch after catch. He wont be as easy to replace at all. You couldn't cover him.

UTbassdrummer writes:

in response to pcorange:

Auburn made a desperation move for a JUCO transfer a couple of years ago that resulted in a National Championship. Cam Newton ring a bell? Yeah, we've shored up a few positions with JUCO players. So what?

^ this.

bannervol writes:

in response to Supersayin1:

Question How can we say he's bigger and Stronger? Wasn't Da'Rick 6-3 210lbs" Did he not take hits that would have knocked smaller WR on their backs and yet he kept standing?

Wasn't Da'Rick the last WR we ever had that could pick up yards with defenders hanging on for dear life ( See honey Badger and 2 other LSU defenders).

It takes 2 people to bring Da'Rick down, so it's hard to say CP is stronger. Da'Rick was a freak Pheonom at WR that we haven't seen in forever at UT. Those type of WR monsters don't come around often.

I know we have to move on but it would be cool if people would admit to what he was on the field before claiming CP and the others below Hunter are automatically better.

I Pray he come back because a 3 headed Monster is far greater than a 2 headed monster.

Also for a little Honesty, Zach Rodgers while experienced never was or will be a impossing threat that Defenses have to worry about. And Cody Blanc isn't gonna be burning SEC Defenses and scaring them to double check him.

So we need to Pray Da'Rick come back with his head on strait or that CP and maybe Croom are just as Beastly as Da'Rick.

I want my team to give other teams Nightmares,and having Da'Rick and Hunter along with the possibility of CP being as good did just that. We've lost that edge even if it were just from a psychological standpoint;that fear is gone now.

If anything lets hope this young man gets his life together,to better his life. If anything I hope he stays at UT takes Dooley's techings to heart and better himself prior to declaring for the NFL Draft!

GO VOLS Beat the Pack!!!!

Pray for world peace or serenity; but know faithfully that by the second half next friday the third head of the hydra will be Cody Blanc and woe to the defense that tries to man cover this group.

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

in response to frblalack:

Zach Rogers is seriously underrated. If he holds onto the ball, we will still have 3 deep threats. The guy has the speed and the smarts. That having been said, CP and JH have first team SEC talent. If Justin can stay healthy, he should be an All-American!

Can't wait for 8-31! All Vols - Vol for Life!!!

I agree about Zach..He has deceptive speed and has made some pretty difficult sideline catches..Trouble is he has a hard time catching those 10 yard Bray fastballs..Chaney just needs to take advantage of Zach's strong points

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

No doubt Patterson is the real deal..He could be deadly on fade routes in the end zone..Wether he can get space on those 30 yard mid field routes like DaRick did remains to be seen..Iam all for filling gaps with JUCO's..Snyder at KState has smartly built some killer teams based around JUCO' studs..It's his trademark..Carter was the all time best JUCO' pick up..To this day I still remember him totally laying out a Colorado player in his first start..He came out of nowhere like a bullet and sent him dazed to the sideline..I vividly remember saying who the h$ll is this guys

UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST writes:

in response to quick22on2:

With a one dimnesional qb like Bray, at least a second receiver is required. When Bray drops back to pass, he has to pass...breaking down the defense by scrambling for some big yards is not an option for him. Just reality. In college football, a bit of scrambling helps both the pass game and the run game...because the D knows they can key on the 'featured' back, w/o worry about an occasional qb keep and they don't really fret the feet of the qb turning nothing into something in a pass play. We tried reverses etc, but d's figured that out pretty quick as well. Bray means lots of arm, but predicatable. Last year, it appeared the two receivers JH and DR were enough to penetrate almost any D...but when it became one, it was lights out, then of course you take the arm out due to injury ... with the offensive system we run, it was pretty much firing blanks.

I think the excitement was legit when we knew we had 2 receivers and an arm. The idea of three receivers gave a hope of something very exciting. Now, if CP is not a real #2 option...it's hard to expect much real threat from the offense, no matter how improved the line is...it's still a must throw team, few other productive options. IF CP is real, and one of the younger guys surprises (some have enought talent and cerebral ability to contribute early...they don't have to be the star) - it'll be a fun year, full of wins! And the running game will have a much better chance to contribute.

Which is why Loco will get hurt again this year. No way he survives the SEC unhurt.

CharlotteVolunteer writes:

in response to Supersayin1:

Here is the Question who out of the young WR's can emerge as a Beast and really help make Defenses tremble at the sight of UT's Passing game?

Trust me teams were nervouse prior to Da'ricks dismissal. Will it be Browles,Croom,Blanc,Howard or who?

I'm hoping Croom can be the 2nd coming of Da'Rick minus the issues, and we see it starting this season early on!

I don't see anyone else out of those guys being as big a threat!

GO VOLS!!!!! WRECK The Pack!!!

GODZILLAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Ohhh nevermind it's just big Dan McCullers!! GO VOLS!!!

I believe Browles and Croom have the ability. First they have to learn the offense which isn't easy for a true freshman.

Our best hope is to find a running game and that will allow some of the pressure to be released off Bray, Hunter, and CP. Hunter may need a game or two to find his form from last year.

Orangeblood13 writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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He's as well known as the Florida wr's now

DeltaCharlie3 writes:

6-6 if you get some breaks. This Cordoroy whoever is going to be scared to death once he steps foot into a real SEC game. This ain't community college ball and it looks like most of UTs roster played at some podunk bootleg community school for the last two years. This won't be pretty. Keep Dooley!

BigOrangeFever76 (Inactive) writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie3:

6-6 if you get some breaks. This Cordoroy whoever is going to be scared to death once he steps foot into a real SEC game. This ain't community college ball and it looks like most of UTs roster played at some podunk bootleg community school for the last two years. This won't be pretty. Keep Dooley!

What a loser you are. You go to bed thinking about Tennessee and wake up thinking about Tennessee. Do you dream about Tennessee? In your dreams are you and CDD running through a field of flowers holding hands? Do you ever flap your gums on a FU site? I suspect you are a closet Big Orange fan but don't want your redneck jort wearing mullet head FU friends to know it. Loser!

UT will kick the "DeltaCharlie" out of FU this year in Neyland Stadium. Book it, Dano!

BigOrangeFever76 (Inactive) writes:

in response to UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST:

Which is why Loco will get hurt again this year. No way he survives the SEC unhurt.

What Jeffy Flowers really said:

blah blah blah LOOK AT ME blah blah blah WHY DID RICHMOND GET ALL THE ATTENTION blah blah blah HEY OVER HERE blah blah blah I AM A BITTER OLD NARCISSIST blah blah blah

SevenT writes:

in response to quick22on2:

With a one dimnesional qb like Bray, at least a second receiver is required. When Bray drops back to pass, he has to pass...breaking down the defense by scrambling for some big yards is not an option for him. Just reality. In college football, a bit of scrambling helps both the pass game and the run game...because the D knows they can key on the 'featured' back, w/o worry about an occasional qb keep and they don't really fret the feet of the qb turning nothing into something in a pass play. We tried reverses etc, but d's figured that out pretty quick as well. Bray means lots of arm, but predicatable. Last year, it appeared the two receivers JH and DR were enough to penetrate almost any D...but when it became one, it was lights out, then of course you take the arm out due to injury ... with the offensive system we run, it was pretty much firing blanks.

I think the excitement was legit when we knew we had 2 receivers and an arm. The idea of three receivers gave a hope of something very exciting. Now, if CP is not a real #2 option...it's hard to expect much real threat from the offense, no matter how improved the line is...it's still a must throw team, few other productive options. IF CP is real, and one of the younger guys surprises (some have enought talent and cerebral ability to contribute early...they don't have to be the star) - it'll be a fun year, full of wins! And the running game will have a much better chance to contribute.

Bray would simply throw it up in the air somewhere near that French guy Da' Rick or Hunter and they would make the play. The stats were padded against teams like Buffalo. With out Frenchie Bray will struggle and probably get injured as well.

LOCK THAT UP

bigdisbig writes:

I hope that after 3 games everyone will be saying "Da'Rick who?"

TheVolSnake writes:

in response to BigOrangeFever76:

What a loser you are. You go to bed thinking about Tennessee and wake up thinking about Tennessee. Do you dream about Tennessee? In your dreams are you and CDD running through a field of flowers holding hands? Do you ever flap your gums on a FU site? I suspect you are a closet Big Orange fan but don't want your redneck jort wearing mullet head FU friends to know it. Loser!

UT will kick the "DeltaCharlie" out of FU this year in Neyland Stadium. Book it, Dano!

BO 76

Did you see the big news on the Gator's? the coach couldn't decide which QB was the starter so selected both.

If I remember a few years back TN tried having CO starters a QB and it didn't work, in fact a lot of team have tried this and very little had any success.

underthehill writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie3:

6-6 if you get some breaks. This Cordoroy whoever is going to be scared to death once he steps foot into a real SEC game. This ain't community college ball and it looks like most of UTs roster played at some podunk bootleg community school for the last two years. This won't be pretty. Keep Dooley!

Trying to stir a little action here?? Too much evidence out there to deny the value of Jr College recruits..one I remember was by Summitt..named Auguste..I think..couldn't have won the NCAA w/0 her..course Cam Newton proved to be the biggest fish ever to come from this stream...I would do more recruiting from JC if I was a UT coach...

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

JA hit the ball out of the park with this article..I completely agree with his stance and like I have said before, this is the breakup effect.CP is the replacement and first date after the breakup..GBO!!

BigOrangeFever76 (Inactive) writes:

in response to TheVolSnake:

BO 76

Did you see the big news on the Gator's? the coach couldn't decide which QB was the starter so selected both.

If I remember a few years back TN tried having CO starters a QB and it didn't work, in fact a lot of team have tried this and very little had any success.

Snake...FU better have a back-up head coach standing by because Little Willy Muskrat will stroke out and keel over when UT goes up by 2 scores early in the 1st qtr. Muskrat is a nut job just like the bottom-feeding trolls on here.

Vols 31
Pack 17

BOOK IT, Dano!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie3:

6-6 if you get some breaks. This Cordoroy whoever is going to be scared to death once he steps foot into a real SEC game. This ain't community college ball and it looks like most of UTs roster played at some podunk bootleg community school for the last two years. This won't be pretty. Keep Dooley!

I think there is a lot of worry in your post..Otherwise why would there be a need to post constantly on UT's site?? I'll bet you never post on UK or Vandy's sports sites..Just a thought & GBO!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to BigOrangeFever76:

Snake...FU better have a back-up head coach standing by because Little Willy Muskrat will stroke out and keel over when UT goes up by 2 scores early in the 1st qtr. Muskrat is a nut job just like the bottom-feeding trolls on here.

Vols 31
Pack 17

BOOK IT, Dano!

+1..GBO!!

Vol43 writes:

in response to BigOrangeFever76:

What a loser you are. You go to bed thinking about Tennessee and wake up thinking about Tennessee. Do you dream about Tennessee? In your dreams are you and CDD running through a field of flowers holding hands? Do you ever flap your gums on a FU site? I suspect you are a closet Big Orange fan but don't want your redneck jort wearing mullet head FU friends to know it. Loser!

UT will kick the "DeltaCharlie" out of FU this year in Neyland Stadium. Book it, Dano!

That was dang funny there 76, and accurate as well. I see jeffy is up to his same ole tired drivel. Man, I was so hoping to see the big 3 on the line of scrimmage, but that's life. That 3rd slot will be filled and we'll never look back. My trip to hot lanta got scrubbed, but never fear, Bubba will find a nice place to view the game and celebrate a great season opening victory for the mighty Volunteers!

Vol43 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

I think there is a lot of worry in your post..Otherwise why would there be a need to post constantly on UT's site?? I'll bet you never post on UK or Vandy's sports sites..Just a thought & GBO!

How goes it BB? Wife and I are Gatlinburg for a few days of r&r getting ready for next Friday. Less than a week, bro. Hey, have you heard from ole scoon boy? Dude's a trip!

TheVolSnake writes:

For those who don't know what CP brings to the game need to look at his stats, yes he has yet to play a game in the SEC and he is still learning the offense and the speed of the game at the big boy's level. But has all the tools to be a major factor.

Here is CP:

C. Patterson a 6-foot-4, 215-pounder, the blue-chip receiver from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. (So he has the size to be a major factor)

Patterson proved his physical talents with Hutchinson's track team this spring, recording a 10.33-second 100-meter dash time and a long jump of nearly 22 feet. (so he has the speed and leaping ability)

In football last fall, he ran for 390 yards and six touchdowns on 32 carries, caught 61 passes for 924 yards and 15 receiving touchdowns and the kick return facet of Patterson's game may be the most astounding averaged 51 yards on 10 kickoff returns with three touchdowns.(Proven to know how to catch and score)

All of this helped Patterson accumulate 1,686 all-purpose yards for the Blue Dragons this season. He averaged a whopping 17.6 yards per touch.

The sophomore wide receiver was a two-time NJCAA All-American and set 13 school records while playing for Hutchinson Community College.

Patterson’s career records include: Total receptions (113), Total receiving yards (1,832), career receiving touchdowns (24), and career overall touchdowns (36), career points (216), career kickoff return average (41.9) and all-purpose yards (3,379).

Scouts write up on him: A big, strong target who is a mismatch waiting to happen on the outside because of his ability to go over smaller receivers, Patterson has prototype size and leaping ability. He's a bully on the outside, and that's meant in a good way. He attacks defensive backs with the ball in his hands, and with his long strides, he's deceptively fast. His size and skill make him a difficult cover.

Now from all indications he listens to coaches, is a team player and has no indications of being a trouble maker.

He will be a factor on kick off returns and as he learns the offense will become an all SEC player.

tovolny writes:

John, good job. This looks like an article from a senior writer. What you said needed to be said.

SevenT writes:

in response to TheVolSnake:

For those who don't know what CP brings to the game need to look at his stats, yes he has yet to play a game in the SEC and he is still learning the offense and the speed of the game at the big boy's level. But has all the tools to be a major factor.

Here is CP:

C. Patterson a 6-foot-4, 215-pounder, the blue-chip receiver from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. (So he has the size to be a major factor)

Patterson proved his physical talents with Hutchinson's track team this spring, recording a 10.33-second 100-meter dash time and a long jump of nearly 22 feet. (so he has the speed and leaping ability)

In football last fall, he ran for 390 yards and six touchdowns on 32 carries, caught 61 passes for 924 yards and 15 receiving touchdowns and the kick return facet of Patterson's game may be the most astounding averaged 51 yards on 10 kickoff returns with three touchdowns.(Proven to know how to catch and score)

All of this helped Patterson accumulate 1,686 all-purpose yards for the Blue Dragons this season. He averaged a whopping 17.6 yards per touch.

The sophomore wide receiver was a two-time NJCAA All-American and set 13 school records while playing for Hutchinson Community College.

Patterson’s career records include: Total receptions (113), Total receiving yards (1,832), career receiving touchdowns (24), and career overall touchdowns (36), career points (216), career kickoff return average (41.9) and all-purpose yards (3,379).

Scouts write up on him: A big, strong target who is a mismatch waiting to happen on the outside because of his ability to go over smaller receivers, Patterson has prototype size and leaping ability. He's a bully on the outside, and that's meant in a good way. He attacks defensive backs with the ball in his hands, and with his long strides, he's deceptively fast. His size and skill make him a difficult cover.

Now from all indications he listens to coaches, is a team player and has no indications of being a trouble maker.

He will be a factor on kick off returns and as he learns the offense will become an all SEC player.

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BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Vol43:

How goes it BB? Wife and I are Gatlinburg for a few days of r&r getting ready for next Friday. Less than a week, bro. Hey, have you heard from ole scoon boy? Dude's a trip!

Not since the other night, but he and other tucky fans are starting to realize UT will be as strong as ever, and we will hear less and less from those common-trash residents..Enjoy that trip in the hills..P:)

PHAT_VOL writes:

I like Adams last line. How did coach Dooley let Rogers hang around this long with his long list of do-wrongs. I understand wanting to see him reach his potential and have a good NFL career. But come on I would have never had that much understanding. We now have a stronger team without Rogers distractions. And yes now just a bad memory.
Lets go win some football games.
GO BIG "ARNGE"!!!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to SevenT:

I would like to learn to cut and paste from one webpage to another. Could you send me a private message and teach me your tricks?

Thanks Doolaidist!

You kill me with this CDD bashing..You're a tucky fan, DA!! You finally won a game against UT and now you want him fired?? Okay, but when UT is destroying that lame duck POC coach (joker) and his mildcat team..How fired will joker be??

GainesvilleVol1 writes:

Better desperate than in denial, I like that. Decent article, hope he makes a huge impact early and often!

GO VOLS!!

Bark_at_the_Moon writes:

Vols will lose because of Rogers in the early part of the season. However, NO player is as big as the TEAM! It had to be done. Good riddance! Patterson will take time to develop but by the end of the season, I doubt we even remember Da'Rick Rogers' name. In the end, Rogers is the BIG LOSER! He's pi$$ing dollars down the toilet.

BigOrangeFever76 (Inactive) writes:

in response to SevenT:

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Cockroach.

Why don't you spend your free time working to complete your GED? You spew the same old **** on here daily I have to assume you have very limited mental capacity.

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