Departure of 3 players begins offseason of change for Vols

One day after Tennessee announced the signing of three junior college prospects, Vols coach Butch Jones confirmed that three players were leaving the program.

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RoadTrip writes:

Best wishes to all three.

underthehill writes:

A J needs a degree ..if Jones has guys on the team just taking up space and not giving it their best shot..they need to go..it might wake up some of the other slackers..

snowpeapod#263184 writes:

Having never put on a football uniform I hesitate in calling some the players slackers. It could be that they just lacked the ability to perform at SEC levels. The number of stars a player has is not as important as the evaluation that is placed on him. Does the name Chris Donald ring a bell? He had 5 stars and if I'm not mistaken he ended up at Chattanooga. It should be evident by now to understand Dooley's staff knew little about a players skill level. I also wonder how many practices the people who assign the stars have witnessed. Just my opinion !!!

ColPhorbin writes:

John Adams, Once again, you've got to do something about this horrible treatment of these poor 4th string players. How can coach be so callous... you called him out earlier in the week and he just doesn't seem to understand that UT is different. We don't use players like the Sabans, Meyers or Spurriers of the world, this is family, this should be about love and trust not wins and losses.

frieswiththat writes:

The combines decide the stars. The combines are run very poorly. Decisions are made before the players even show up. Certain kids are allowed to do things to make it seem they jump higher (such as swinging their arms before a vertical jump) while others are not. This is just one example. There is a reason why the schools that win the state championships in states all over the south look so very different than the sec schools.

Take today for example. A bunch of them big 10 boys that were making great plays, gave the sec schools all they wanted, would never have been offered if they had grown up in a southern state because they never would have gotten a single star by their name.

Just pointing out the obvious.

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