21 new Vols in Tennessee's 2013 signing classs

Tennessee's 2013 signing class.

Tennessee's 2013 signing class.

Evan Woodbery wraps up Tennessee's signing day

Tennessee stole four-star quarterback Joshua Dobbs from Arizona State on National Signing Day, but lost a key target when five-star safety Vonn Bell chose to sign with Ohio State.

The Vols picked up signatures from two other undecided targets - defensive linemen Jaylen Miller and Malik Brown - to end the day with 21 signees, including five who enrolled early.

First-year UT coach Butch Jones, who will meet with the media later today, will have the flexibility to add more players between now and this summer. The Vols could have signed up to 27.

“This staff assembled 12 new signees. Eight of the 12 were committed elsewhere, so we made progress in that area,” Jones said in comments that were released on UT’s Twitter feed. “Everyone wants to judge recruiting class, but these classes will be judged 2-3 years down the road.”

As of 1 p.m., 247Sports Composite ranked the Vols with No. 25 signing class and No. 11 in the SEC.

Bell, a consensus five-star safety from Rossville, Ga., is from East Tennessee and had grown up a Vols fan, but chose the Buckeyes over UT and Alabama.

“Urban Meyer is on a mission for a national championship,” Bell said at his press conference, referring to the OSU head coach.

Dobbs, of Alpharetta, Ga., had been a commitment to Arizona State, but took a visit to Tennessee last month.

Dobbs joins Riley Ferguson as the second quarterback in UT’s class.

A full rundown on Tennessee’s 21 signees is here.

Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.

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vol75 writes:

Too bad about Bell. The price you pay for instability. Hopefully, Jones can get established on the SEC recruiting trail this year.

VolsSquid writes:

Great Signing Class.....I'd rather have these kids that WANT to play for UT, then kids that just want to play somewhere. Great job CBJ! GBO! #VFL

COLUMBIA_TN_VOL writes:

The Bell situation reveals exactly what I feared upon hearing Butch Jones was our new Head Coach: He is better than Dooley ( who isn't? ) but still not good enough. Coach Jones may be able to get us back to a bottom of the Top 25 level of success but not back to the elite level. It's too bad Mike Hamilton wasted all of the athletic department's money with his over the top renovations to Neyland and Thompson Boling but wasn't smart enough to leave any reserve $ to hire competent, SEC level coaches (also reference Coach Martin and the disaster basketball has become). If we keep piling up humiliating losses in football and basketball those Taj Mahal type facilities will prove to be nothing more than white elephants.

Rumblefish writes:

Not a bad class...but it certainly isn't "great" as VolSquid suggested.

Butch will have to win first...if he wants to get the Von Bell type players.

Is it fall yet????

orangecountyvols writes:

Vols,

Some wil say this and that about how it's not a #1 class in the country, etc. However, once on campus and in training, we'll see. It was mentioned that Tennessee did pull in the #1 quarterbacking class, and along with other needs filled, plus those returning this fall, plus........still room for several other late possible recruits, it will be very interesting.

With all things considered, on game day, it has been proven anything can happen, and therefore there will be a few surprises along the way this year. Even Alabama with its N C still proved to not be exempt from the upset route ( Texas A & M, for instance )so 2013 shapes up to be a great year in college football. Plus, if Ole Miss ( still giddy with its recruiting class ) is going to be as good as the recruits being brought it, the SEC West might be on alert.

Go4Two writes:

This is a c- class.

budvol writes:

is this day over already? Great start! Go Vols!

UTKin1992 writes:

11th in the SEC.

Let me repeat that, 11th in the SEC.

One more time, 11th in the SEC.

One final time for good measure, 11th in the SEC.

BigVolFaninSC writes:

Coach Jones and Co. will have to get the VOLS to play over their heads next season and get some quality wins (SC and/or GA) and not stumble in the games they are favored to win. Then, future recruits will see that indeed change is happening and "crack the shell" on the 5 stars. I see some good things in this class, though (2 four-star QBs)...As always, time will tell! GBO!

gerwmor writes:

I cannot believe the negative comments spreading through the Vol nation, beginning to be epidemic after the loss of Bell. Even worse are those comments indicating that the problem is CBJ. OK, Ole Miss had a great day as did the other big dogs in the SEC. Well here is my take. This is a solid group of players, especially for a new coach and staff to assemble. The Dobbs get has the potential to do much more good than the Bell loss to do damage to the Vol rebuilding process. Vandy and other schools ranked above UT on Rivals are only there because of numbers, not quality. UT finished above some of the hallowed programs such as Texas. The numbers issue may very well be addressed with 2 or 3 juco players. Given the last years of Fulmer and the disaster of Kiffin and Dooley, I am amazed CBJ and his staff did as well as they did. And even better, I am confident that we now have coaches who can coach, not pretenders such as Dooley and that nightmare Sal. I wish we had done better, but am also well aware of how much worse it could have been given the mess that has piled up over the past several years.We have 21 young men who love UT enough to be part of the recovery and deserve fans who spend their time apprecaiting them instead of griping about the loss of players who looked hard but went elsewhere.

StoneJackBaller writes:

in response to COLUMBIA_TN_VOL:

The Bell situation reveals exactly what I feared upon hearing Butch Jones was our new Head Coach: He is better than Dooley ( who isn't? ) but still not good enough. Coach Jones may be able to get us back to a bottom of the Top 25 level of success but not back to the elite level. It's too bad Mike Hamilton wasted all of the athletic department's money with his over the top renovations to Neyland and Thompson Boling but wasn't smart enough to leave any reserve $ to hire competent, SEC level coaches (also reference Coach Martin and the disaster basketball has become). If we keep piling up humiliating losses in football and basketball those Taj Mahal type facilities will prove to be nothing more than white elephants.

Hmmm...which one are you? Dumb or dumber?

voloffaith writes:

in response to Go4Two:

This is a c- class.

Thanks for your sunshiny day report!! We were not going to gey an A class with late entry with so many big hitters. Did admirable job of getting some to consider. Also a few were switched so that isn't bad either. If prior staff had been more involved with some like Vonn Bell we might have seen him in O & W instead of red & gray....Anyway not a bad class for meeting some glaring needs. Yes, could have been better ,but I think good and ground work being made with schools and coaches for better future signing days.

BigVolFaninSC writes:

in response to UTKin1992:

11th in the SEC.

Let me repeat that, 11th in the SEC.

One more time, 11th in the SEC.

One final time for good measure, 11th in the SEC.

Yep...There are only 3 SEC teams NOT in the top 25...It's going to take TIME and PATIENCE.

arkyvol writes:

it might take decades to recover from the hammy-fulmer-kiffen-dooley fiasco. probably about the same time the payouts run out.

Damitman writes:

If you have nothing good to say about the University of Tennessee, then please, take the putrid vile spewing out of your mouths and aim it toward Alabama, Vanderbilt, Georgia, or even South Carolina. But keep in mind, these kids wanted to be at Tennessee and they are willing to strap on their helmets and give all they have for the Big Orange everyday. Should we speek of your children or brother or sister the way you have spoken of these young men? Some of you wouldn't be happy if they hung you with a new rope, which is what some of us would enjoy doing. Please go cheer for Florida, they deserve fans like you!!!

budvol writes:

Grace is still on the table??????

budvol writes:

Nevermind! Grace to the boo.....I mean the U

snowpeapod#263184 writes:

Listening to the talking heads on the radio who say Vonn Bell made a business decision by choosing Ohio State is something that I think is totally inaccurate. If you're good enough, and Bell is, the only business decision you make is when you go from college into the NFL. Bell would have been noticed with any D1 school.

VFL_Troll_Patrol writes:

For some reason.... Im really excited about MarQuez North!
He seems like a fine upstanding guy who has the mind set to be great and the talent to perform great too! He actually wants to plat at UT and thats a plus. We need kids like him who can replace WR's like Patterson and Hunter. Although Hunter did struggle a little bit last year he was still a good all around player.
I wish everyone good luck in fighting for starting positions and for everyone to stay healthy.
Hey Butch Jones! So far your doing good (considering what he walked into) keep it up BUD! GBO

Note: I also noticed that USC was loosing a lot of good recruits. I feel bad for them in some way but the other side of me is laughing hahaha Mostly at the coach and the hiring staff and not the team. Their not a bad team at all. Take it from us USC, Ol lane Kiffin and his NCAA sanctions didn't help much did it? I just find it a bit amusing to see him leave us for them and for them to think he was the next BIG THING if you will. Good luck to USC this year, your gonna need it.

"A new leader" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4xteY...
*Im always watching*

volbob writes:

Doom and gloom! What the hay, Rivals #21 - I'll take it. Didn't do much with those top 10-15 classes, so we'll see what Butch can do with this one. As of a couple of weeks ago it was much worse. Still have quite a few that redshirted last year. I don't see why people are female dogin' and moanin' about these guys. GBO

SewaneeVolFan writes:

I'm trying not to listen to the naysayers. I'm like everyone else; I would really have liked to get Bell after the horrendous secondary play we had last year, with all the injuries, dismissals, etc. Would have loved to get Lawson and Ford, and I'm still hoping for Levenberry.

But when I don't listen to the naysayers, I'm quite impressed with what our head coach and his assistants have done with this recruiting class. They went as hard as they could for as many top players as they could. That's very good in itself -- got to be in it to win it, as they say. When they couldn't get the absolute top, they brought in some 3-stars with great potential, such as the new running back, who could really be good. Everything starts with the quarterback, and I love the quarterbacks UT has now. I love it that they got some D-linemen. They got some big O-line guys they should be able to redshirt for when the whole O-line leaves after next year.

Finally, I believe these coaches have a vision of what they want to do at UT. They make me feel they know how to implement their plan and develop these athletes.

Yeah, it's incredibly tough in the SEC, yeah, it's going to be a long haul back to consistent winning, but this is a start and it looks like it's a good start.

johnlg00 writes:

Well, not as good as some of us hoped but probably as well as we could have expected under the circumstances. Really hurt losing Bell. Kids make these decisions for good reasons, bad reasons, and sometimes for no understandable reason at all. Not sure we needed two 4-star QBs in this class; I would have swapped one of them for a 4-star D-lineman, but it wasn't my call. Might still add a couple more high-schoolers and maybe a few JUCOs. Gotta hope Jones and staff can coach up the ones we have back and coming in to the point that some of those who rejected us this time might have cause to question their decision. Good sign that the staff was after lots of highly-rated players. Maybe more of them will say "yes" next year.

TNVol71 writes:

This is a good start for the road back. Hope CBJ and the rest of the staff can bring in an even better group next year. If we can pull the turnaround in 2013 like Ole Miss did (it seems so ironic to put Ole Miss in the elite group), we will be in great shape for the future. Recruits, thanks for trusting your future to UT. You will be glad you did.

GBO!!

johnlg00 writes:

Well, not as good as some of us hoped but probably as good as we could have expected under the circumstances. Really hurt losing Bell. Kids make these decisions for good reasons, bad reasons, and sometimes for no understandable reason at all. Not sure we needed two 4-star QBs in this class; I would have swapped one of them for a 4-star D-lineman, but it wasn't my call. Might still add a couple more high-schoolers and maybe a few JUCOs. Gotta hope Jones and staff can coach up the ones we have back and coming in to the point that some of those who rejected us this time might have cause to question their decision. Good sign that the staff was after lots of highly-rated players. Maybe more of them will say "yes" next year.

UTvols33 writes:

I'm happy, it could have been worse.

“Urban Meyer is on a mission for a national championship,” Bell said at his press conference, referring to the OSU head coach.
-and the other 119 coaches aren't?

Who's going to be the first weirdo to go on a long, frivolous rant full of negative vibes?

johnlg00 writes:

in response to johnlg00:

Well, not as good as some of us hoped but probably as good as we could have expected under the circumstances. Really hurt losing Bell. Kids make these decisions for good reasons, bad reasons, and sometimes for no understandable reason at all. Not sure we needed two 4-star QBs in this class; I would have swapped one of them for a 4-star D-lineman, but it wasn't my call. Might still add a couple more high-schoolers and maybe a few JUCOs. Gotta hope Jones and staff can coach up the ones we have back and coming in to the point that some of those who rejected us this time might have cause to question their decision. Good sign that the staff was after lots of highly-rated players. Maybe more of them will say "yes" next year.

Sorry for the double post. My computer is acting kinda weird today. Guess it's time for another cleaning. Check out Geeks on Site if you have computer problems. Costs $25/month but they do a pretty good job when you want it and you don't have to haul anything to a store or wait for somebody to come to your house.

jack4444 writes:

in response to UTKin1992:

11th in the SEC.

Let me repeat that, 11th in the SEC.

One more time, 11th in the SEC.

One final time for good measure, 11th in the SEC.

wow. Tennessee returns a ton of linemen for 2013, this is CBJ first class, he is establishing and repairing connections thru the state in preparation for the best overall recruiting depth in the state's history, and you're whining how some people rated UT's class.

I bet you took a poll before you decided your wife had enough stars.

laraccoon writes:

in response to jack4444:

wow. Tennessee returns a ton of linemen for 2013, this is CBJ first class, he is establishing and repairing connections thru the state in preparation for the best overall recruiting depth in the state's history, and you're whining how some people rated UT's class.

I bet you took a poll before you decided your wife had enough stars.

people like him dont have a wives , they have significant others !

ncvol11 writes:

Well this is just what I feared. We do not have NFL experienced position coaches. There is not a four or five star recruit that does not feel they have a shot at the NFL. They want, expect and will gravitate to where they will be trained and coached by NFL coaches. To say that we have all of these players in that are and have played in the NFL is nice. Nicer is who have you coached up to the NFL and who did you coach in the NFL. Being ranked 11th in the SEC sucks. If this current staff thinks they out recruited the old regime sorry Old bones don't lie. Can anyone tell me what was wrong with Sam Pittman?
There was some quality that we had here but lets do it the Jones way. He was here longer than Dooley for his first class yet Dooley's was not like droopey drawers bringing up the rear. Dooley couldn't do the job with top 15 classes so Jones is doing the job now. NICE!!!!

lafollette37766 writes:

in response to voloffaith:

Thanks for your sunshiny day report!! We were not going to gey an A class with late entry with so many big hitters. Did admirable job of getting some to consider. Also a few were switched so that isn't bad either. If prior staff had been more involved with some like Vonn Bell we might have seen him in O & W instead of red & gray....Anyway not a bad class for meeting some glaring needs. Yes, could have been better ,but I think good and ground work being made with schools and coaches for better future signing days.

This is a B class. Not bad for a late hire coach.

edee writes:

In my opinion......long years ahead

etu_vol_fan writes:

We salvaged a "decent" recruiting class but we are still 11th in the SEC. If Butch can steal a win or two against someone he wasn't supposed to ala Hugh Freeze then we can have a chance to pull in a decent class next year.

tennisvol writes:

Scout.com - TN #32
11th in the SEC

JDX47 writes:

in response to ncvol11:

Well this is just what I feared. We do not have NFL experienced position coaches. There is not a four or five star recruit that does not feel they have a shot at the NFL. They want, expect and will gravitate to where they will be trained and coached by NFL coaches. To say that we have all of these players in that are and have played in the NFL is nice. Nicer is who have you coached up to the NFL and who did you coach in the NFL. Being ranked 11th in the SEC sucks. If this current staff thinks they out recruited the old regime sorry Old bones don't lie. Can anyone tell me what was wrong with Sam Pittman?
There was some quality that we had here but lets do it the Jones way. He was here longer than Dooley for his first class yet Dooley's was not like droopey drawers bringing up the rear. Dooley couldn't do the job with top 15 classes so Jones is doing the job now. NICE!!!!

I disagree with your premise...Hugh Freeze got a boat load of 4 and 5 stars and what is their success rate/experience in NFL.

Jones has quite a lot of talent in the NFL today from his former schools.

For being here 2 months, I think finishing 21st (Rivals) is pretty dang good...ahead of Texas, Oregon, VA Tech, West Virginia....

If you look at the average stars of who we got, we are ahead of Vandy, Oklahoma, and Nebraska as well.

If he can coach, he can win with these players.

UTKin1992 writes:

in response to jack4444:

wow. Tennessee returns a ton of linemen for 2013, this is CBJ first class, he is establishing and repairing connections thru the state in preparation for the best overall recruiting depth in the state's history, and you're whining how some people rated UT's class.

I bet you took a poll before you decided your wife had enough stars.

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

senatorgip#470888 writes:

in response to SewaneeVolFan:

I'm trying not to listen to the naysayers. I'm like everyone else; I would really have liked to get Bell after the horrendous secondary play we had last year, with all the injuries, dismissals, etc. Would have loved to get Lawson and Ford, and I'm still hoping for Levenberry.

But when I don't listen to the naysayers, I'm quite impressed with what our head coach and his assistants have done with this recruiting class. They went as hard as they could for as many top players as they could. That's very good in itself -- got to be in it to win it, as they say. When they couldn't get the absolute top, they brought in some 3-stars with great potential, such as the new running back, who could really be good. Everything starts with the quarterback, and I love the quarterbacks UT has now. I love it that they got some D-linemen. They got some big O-line guys they should be able to redshirt for when the whole O-line leaves after next year.

Finally, I believe these coaches have a vision of what they want to do at UT. They make me feel they know how to implement their plan and develop these athletes.

Yeah, it's incredibly tough in the SEC, yeah, it's going to be a long haul back to consistent winning, but this is a start and it looks like it's a good start.

Great post by a Tennessee fan who understands how the real world works ! I also believe Coach Jones did very good job considering the short time frame he had to recruit ! Sure it would have been nice to land Bell and Lawson, but they did consider UT and getting in on having a chance at those 5 star players indicates to me Coach Jones knows how to recruit. Next year I expect Tennessees class to be in top 5 or 7. I believe we are only a couple of years to returning to top program on the field. For all those negative comments, well what can we say ? We have a lot of fans who don't have clue ;) sad but true.

traderjoe writes:

in response to ncvol11:

Well this is just what I feared. We do not have NFL experienced position coaches. There is not a four or five star recruit that does not feel they have a shot at the NFL. They want, expect and will gravitate to where they will be trained and coached by NFL coaches. To say that we have all of these players in that are and have played in the NFL is nice. Nicer is who have you coached up to the NFL and who did you coach in the NFL. Being ranked 11th in the SEC sucks. If this current staff thinks they out recruited the old regime sorry Old bones don't lie. Can anyone tell me what was wrong with Sam Pittman?
There was some quality that we had here but lets do it the Jones way. He was here longer than Dooley for his first class yet Dooley's was not like droopey drawers bringing up the rear. Dooley couldn't do the job with top 15 classes so Jones is doing the job now. NICE!!!!

Well ncvol11, you raise good points which have also been mine since the 'best coaching staff' in the country was assembled. CJ looks like a coach and he has a great attitude but this is the SEC. Did he not have enough money to hire top assistants or did he go for the guys he's most familiar and comfortable with. It seems reasonable to think that if you were faced with the challenge of getting to the top from the bottom in the most competitive league that you would try to hire coaches who would appeal to the top recruits' desires to have someone capable of facilitating their entry into the NFL. This also should have been a hiring criteria by Hart but one wonders if he has what it takes based on how he went about hiring CJ and how he managed Dooley. I'm convinced CJ will fight hard and he's willing and youthful enough to put a lot of energy into the mission, but one wonders when you look around the league and look at the other coaching lineups we face in the recruiting wars.

volboy81 writes:

I dont think most of the negavols on here are Vols at all. They are either trolls or pretend to be Vol fans, only when things are going good. No true fan gets on here and spews venom like some of these people have. Go to another schools board that did real good and post there. These 21 guys picked UT as the place they want to play football & Im glad they did. Be thankful for what we got, not what we didnt!

westknoxrepub writes:

I'm torn. There were some great pick ups. . .Dobbs, North, Weisman, Saunders all seem to be good pick ups. . .I think the kids from CAK are iffy at best, but given the size of the class, not a big issue. He didn't do what Martin did with Basketball and just start taking bodies for the sake of filling scholarships, but I'm a little worried about the lack of linemen in the class.

olecountryboy writes:

in response to COLUMBIA_TN_VOL:

The Bell situation reveals exactly what I feared upon hearing Butch Jones was our new Head Coach: He is better than Dooley ( who isn't? ) but still not good enough. Coach Jones may be able to get us back to a bottom of the Top 25 level of success but not back to the elite level. It's too bad Mike Hamilton wasted all of the athletic department's money with his over the top renovations to Neyland and Thompson Boling but wasn't smart enough to leave any reserve $ to hire competent, SEC level coaches (also reference Coach Martin and the disaster basketball has become). If we keep piling up humiliating losses in football and basketball those Taj Mahal type facilities will prove to be nothing more than white elephants.

Do you not understand football at all? Urban Meyer won a couple of NC's while at florida. He went UNDEFEATED in his first season Ohio State. He has had a long relationship with Vonn Bell. Butch and Co. have been at TN for 6 weeks. Its hard to build a relationship in 6 WEEKS!!!!!! Especially when Tn has had SEVERAL down years, and coaching changes.

We are good to get the kids we got today. If Butch can win 7 or 8 games this year, I think Next years class will be better. If we dont win, then I expect much the same. Wins = Recruits.

claiborneh writes:

in response to gerwmor:

I cannot believe the negative comments spreading through the Vol nation, beginning to be epidemic after the loss of Bell. Even worse are those comments indicating that the problem is CBJ. OK, Ole Miss had a great day as did the other big dogs in the SEC. Well here is my take. This is a solid group of players, especially for a new coach and staff to assemble. The Dobbs get has the potential to do much more good than the Bell loss to do damage to the Vol rebuilding process. Vandy and other schools ranked above UT on Rivals are only there because of numbers, not quality. UT finished above some of the hallowed programs such as Texas. The numbers issue may very well be addressed with 2 or 3 juco players. Given the last years of Fulmer and the disaster of Kiffin and Dooley, I am amazed CBJ and his staff did as well as they did. And even better, I am confident that we now have coaches who can coach, not pretenders such as Dooley and that nightmare Sal. I wish we had done better, but am also well aware of how much worse it could have been given the mess that has piled up over the past several years.We have 21 young men who love UT enough to be part of the recovery and deserve fans who spend their time apprecaiting them instead of griping about the loss of players who looked hard but went elsewhere.

Everyone keeps talking what an amazing job Jones has done. I'm not trying to be negative, but compared to the other new coaches, he did not do so "amazing." I'd say more like average. Have you guys noticed Arkansas and Kentucky. People keep using the hire transition and timing as an excuse why you can't land at least one big fish. The marquee catch was North. That's the facts. We can spin it in a positive light the handful of big names that were close ( Green, Bell, Lawson, Levenberry) but the fact is we struck out on all 5 stars. Who knows Jones could land the number 1 class next year- but by the small sample he did nothing special.

budd#207344 writes:

in response to COLUMBIA_TN_VOL:

The Bell situation reveals exactly what I feared upon hearing Butch Jones was our new Head Coach: He is better than Dooley ( who isn't? ) but still not good enough. Coach Jones may be able to get us back to a bottom of the Top 25 level of success but not back to the elite level. It's too bad Mike Hamilton wasted all of the athletic department's money with his over the top renovations to Neyland and Thompson Boling but wasn't smart enough to leave any reserve $ to hire competent, SEC level coaches (also reference Coach Martin and the disaster basketball has become). If we keep piling up humiliating losses in football and basketball those Taj Mahal type facilities will prove to be nothing more than white elephants.

UT was in the mix until signing day with the team that will probably be preseason #1 and the legend in his own mind Urbie. Losing Bell was because Doofus Dooley could not recruit or coach. The kid's high school coach said as much. Jones got further with Bell than can be expected. The concern is can he coach? And thus far his record shows he can. So I am not writing him off.

claiborneh writes:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this class not about equivocal to the job Dooley did in recruiting a rushed class in his first year?

signalcorps writes:

Not bad for the time coach J had to work with,,,how many was it five four star recruits...

JonGrudensAgent writes:

I guess this is where we cue up the "coach em up" mantra because Jones sure didn't land enough difference makers today.

Whatever. Hire a mid major coach and get mid major results. It's the Tennessee way.

signalcorps writes:

in response to claiborneh:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this class not about equivocal to the job Dooley did in recruiting a rushed class in his first year?

it don't matter ,,,our new coach is getting, going to get his share of four five star recruits,,,it's already started.....

signalcorps writes:

in response to JonGrudensAgent:

I guess this is where we cue up the "coach em up" mantra because Jones sure didn't land enough difference makers today.

Whatever. Hire a mid major coach and get mid major results. It's the Tennessee way.

you need to read for yourself ,,,,did you not see the four star recuits coming on board,,,he recuited them in a short time....

easleychuck writes:

Coach Jones is OUR coach. If you are not happy with that stay at home and do not donate to the athletic department.

Bell can now enjoy his time in lovely Ohio. Hope nothing bad happens to him. If he had came here, he would have been a part of something that a REAL fan of the Vols could appreciate. His decision, his loss, UT will move on with a man who has proven that he can win football games and league championships.

One defensive back means nothing in the overall scheme of rebuilding a football program.

Orange_Beach writes:

One 175lb. running back is all we could get when we don't have any now. Bama has running backs and were able to sign 4 4-5* running backs. Must be nice problem to have.

signalcorps writes:

All you haters out there,,like it or not we found one of the better college coaches in the nation and we will beacoming back sooner than people think(just give him time to load up),,it's nothing new Tn always could get the better players,,,so could Al,Ga,NC,Fl,Aub,LSU,,and now Miss,in the SEC we take pride in our recuiting of better players,,,,,players understand this that's why they come to the SEC to see were they stand with the best....(not to mention pro scouts they watch every SEC game they can)...

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