Now at Southern Cal, Renaldo 'Swiperboy' Woolridge welcomes Butch Jones to UT

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart, right, gives a helmet to new football head coach Butch Jones, left, during a news conference introducing Jones in the Peyton Manning Locker Room Complex at Neyland Stadium Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by Adam Brimer, Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart, right, gives a helmet to new football head coach Butch Jones, left, during a news conference introducing Jones in the Peyton Manning Locker Room Complex at Neyland Stadium Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee -- Former Tennessee basketball player Renaldo Woolridge, better known as "Swiperboy," has quickly recorded a new song welcoming Butch Jones to Tennessee.

Continue reading about it, and see the video, in Evan Woodbery's blog 'Evan's Eleven'

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VolBallCharlie writes:

Renaldo Woolridge is a CLASS Act! I hated him leaving UT, but realize it was what was best for him. Even though he will finish his bball career at USC, He will ALWAYS be a UT VOL!!! I Wish Only The Best For Him & Whatever Path He Decides To Take In Life!!! GBO!!!

BlueHarley writes:

Hard not to like "swiperboy"...

Ironcity writes:

Talented individual who loves UT. Glad he is a VFL.

VictorKruger writes:

My goodness, an article about an ex-UT basketball player and the new UT football coach. How newsworthy.

How about an article about the current UT men's basketball team and/or coach for the dozens of true basketball fans out here?

PS - I'm anxiously awaiting the 9 part series on the new assistant football coaches.

ivyvol writes:

Swiperboy!? C'mon man!!

VolzsFan writes:

will he leave us like Kiffin? In about 3 years we maybe hoping so.

HopeisNotaCourseofAction writes:

4 days ago we had the most significant UT hire in years and this is the lone article today - on 'swiperboy.' Apparently these crack writers at kns had the day off.

Guess cutting and pasting articles from other papers the way they have done in the past is also too much to ask.

ACWLY writes:

Thanks SWIPERBOY ... The TRUE Orange Nation lives on, we are blessed to have you! VFL

PUL4VOLS writes:

Not interested in ANYTHING Southern Cal....unless we get the report that Tee Martin is coming on board as an assistant coach. But here we go again. This young man left Rocky Top leave him out there. We don't care. As for the new head coach, we wait and see. The assistants are the first indicator, the recruiting class is next. Then we wait and see what they do on the field. No swiperstuff for me.

VFLVFLVFL writes:

Wow!!! Alot of negative comments ... this is definitely one of those cases if u cant say anything nice dont say it at all.. i tell u wat grinds my gears, is the fact since they started charging the recruiting news has been completely deleted...

budd#207344 writes:

in response to PUL4VOLS:

Not interested in ANYTHING Southern Cal....unless we get the report that Tee Martin is coming on board as an assistant coach. But here we go again. This young man left Rocky Top leave him out there. We don't care. As for the new head coach, we wait and see. The assistants are the first indicator, the recruiting class is next. Then we wait and see what they do on the field. No swiperstuff for me.

The kid went back to Southern Cal to be closer to his family after his father passed away. He has always been a Vol and had a chance to further his education and play one more year there. I would much rather hear about him than road trash. Pull something else.

Millisa writes:

God Bless You Swiperboy :) :) :) Go Vols!!! :) :) :)

dcap8424 writes:

in response to VolBallCharlie:

Renaldo Woolridge is a CLASS Act! I hated him leaving UT, but realize it was what was best for him. Even though he will finish his bball career at USC, He will ALWAYS be a UT VOL!!! I Wish Only The Best For Him & Whatever Path He Decides To Take In Life!!! GBO!!!

Renaldo had ZERO eligibility to play at UT. He graduated from UT, but had 1 year of eligibility at another school. It's some weird loophole of a rule. It's the same way John Fields played here on year even though he had exhausted his eligibility at his former school (UNC-Wilmington?).

dvols writes:

fo shizzle

johnlg00 writes:

Well, I've heard worse. Nice to know that SB still has good feelings about UT after the way some of us, including me at times, ragged on him. In fairness, I only criticized his basketball performance or lack of same, not his character or his choice of avocation, which may after all become his vocation, and more power to him. Does anybody know if he is playing at USC? Hard to imagine him and Kevin O'Neill together, but who am I to judge?

david_light_38230#225602 writes:

Swiperboy is ALL VOL!!!

GO VOLS!!

claiborneh writes:

Knoxville media always plugs these very average at best, trite, shallow nonsense. They all sound the same...yeah, yeah...uh huh..yeah yeah...haha... I got somthin new fo ya...shout from the west coast... Rhyme last word, rhyme last word, blah, blah, Butch Jones, Butch Jones, words that rhyme with Jones...
Yeah yeah...Uh huh uh huh

Theo writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

will he leave us like Kiffin? In about 3 years we maybe hoping so.

Troll....ignore.

OrangeAppeal writes:

This area of the site (comments) would be great if it supported an ignore button that could be applied to the trolls.

Basketvol writes:

Good lord, some people on here will whine about anything. One, this was blog, not a news article. Two, if you don't like it don't read it. Three, I was actually happy to see this headline. Good for SB for remaining loyal to UT and being proud of his Vol past. It's nice to see something positive about UT for a change. Some of you people need to relax.

VictorKruger writes:

in response to OrangeAppeal:

This area of the site (comments) would be great if it supported an ignore button that could be applied to the trolls.

There is such a thing - it's called a browser extension, and it can be added to Firefox or Chrome. Check this out for the details, and be sure to read the prerequisites section.

https://userscripts.org/scripts/show/...

makelemonade writes:

Thanks for not forgetting about us Swiperboy. No matter what any of you dumba** rednecks think, Renaldo is ALL VOL and I for one am glad he spent 4 years in Knoxville. Yes, he had a less than stellar bball career but lets not forget the contribution he made against Kansas. Without him, we miss out on one of the most magical games in Vol bball history. So all you hater go f yourselves.

TheStupidPolice writes:

in response to dcap8424:

Renaldo had ZERO eligibility to play at UT. He graduated from UT, but had 1 year of eligibility at another school. It's some weird loophole of a rule. It's the same way John Fields played here on year even though he had exhausted his eligibility at his former school (UNC-Wilmington?).

STUPID! He took a medical redshirt during his junior season at UT. He could have played another season at UT. He was able to transfer and play immediately, because he had graduated at UT and was going to be involved in a graduate program at USC that UT does not provide.

Witch_Doctors writes:

Witch Doctor say keep laying down the tracks Swipe!
Good stuff
Bones never lie.
#protoolsvoodooguru

tovolny writes:

Swiperboy is UNIQUE...he has his own style.
I don't know what to say. An artist is a person that uses art to express his feelings. I believe he is sincere here. Therefore, I'll say "thank you Swiperboy."

johnlg00 writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor say keep laying down the tracks Swipe!
Good stuff
Bones never lie.
#protoolsvoodooguru

Welcome back, Witchy! Long time, no see. I'm surely no expert on SB's genre, but you are, so it's nice to see that you think he is pretty good. I'm just glad he still seems to have good feelings about BOC and hope he is doing well in his new surroundings.

69grad writes:

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jerkoff

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