Former Wyoming punter Tim Gleeson says he plans to enroll at UT

Punter Tim Gleeson, who left Wyoming last month, tweeted Wednesday that he planned to enroll at Tennessee.

“Happy to announce that the University of Tennessee will be where I’m heading! A rich history with a football program on the rise,” Gleeson wrote.

A native of Melbourne, Australia, Gleeson averaged 43 yards a punt as a freshman for the Cowboys in 2012. Wyoming coach Dave Christensen said last month that Gleeson was returning to Australia to take care of “personal issues.”

According to his Wyoming biography, Gleeson originally planned to play Australian Rules Football professionally before deciding to embark on a college career in the United States.

Unless Gleeson gets a rare waiver from the NCAA, he would have sit out the 2013 season before being eligible to play in 2014.

Senior Michael Palardy and junior Matt Darr will compete for the Vols’ punting job this fall, with Palardy seeming to have a slight edge.

Darr averaged 39 yards per punt in 2012, while Palardy averaged 43.

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BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

If only Fulmer had Wyoming's punter in 08'..

JSmith525 writes:

Welcome to Rocky Top young man!

CoverOrange writes:

Can he play PG?

lemme_axya_this writes:

He averaged forty three yards per punt in Wyoming. Unfortunately for him, Neyland doesn't sit 7,000 feet above sea level where many record punts have been launched. I hope it works out for him and us.

pingkr62 writes:

A punter who also plays Australian rules football? Maybe he can play linebacker too! G.B.O.!!!

VolYork45 writes:

Great to have him. Seems like a genuine young man, and with a leg like that (albeit in the Rockies), he'll find a home here. Perfect timing even if he has to sit out a year. Go Vols!!

ancientvolfan2 writes:

I'd love to see a punter who can put it out of bounds inside the 5 every time. Regardless of his average punt yards.

PHAT_VOL writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

If only Fulmer had Wyoming's punter in 08'..

Pineing for the good old days!

Interesting statement program on the rise. Why does he think that? Butch is doing a good job.

GO VOLS!!

GR82BaTennesseeVOL writes:

in response to CoverOrange:

Can he play PG?

LMAO!!

The bigger question is: can he write papers without plagiarizing them??

tovolny writes:

43 yard average???? There is a 13-year old in Fort Blackmore, Va. that kicks the football 45 to 50 yards...and does it bare-footed. He reached 6-foot tall in March of this year. He weighs 172 pounds and is growing like a weed. He is right-footed but can kick it just about as far with his left foot. His favorite food is buttered corn with biscuits and molasses. His daddy owns a junk yard, when I was there back in April, I watched him leap over a 1959 Rambler Station Wagon. His mother said he makes straight A's in school. He told me he wanted to become an artist and paint mountain landscapes, but was also interested in being a designer of women's clothing. This kid has naturally curly, fire red hair and looks like Steve McQueen. If he decides to play football this fall, he will be a good one. I can't reveal his name, but when you ever hear it, you just know he has to play football.

orange_eVOLution writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

If only Fulmer had Wyoming's punter in 08'..

Whatever. It's the Butch Jones era now. LOVE IT!!

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

in response to lemme_axya_this:

He averaged forty three yards per punt in Wyoming. Unfortunately for him, Neyland doesn't sit 7,000 feet above sea level where many record punts have been launched. I hope it works out for him and us.

I've been in laramie numberous times and you act as if punting conditions are great there. Ever been? 40mph winds are a daily thing on the high plains of Wyoming. The few trees grow sideways from the constant winds. That's why passing teams struggle. It's not a baseball in Colorado, its football in horrible playing conditions in laramie. Love that little town of Antelope. But it aint no easy place to get to or play in. Why are UT fans so negative? The same fans who said " we don't need Bryce Brown, OKU, Lamison, Stephens, DRick, ect." Then you lost to Kentucky and Vandy in back to back years. Be glad somebody actually is stupid enough to belive that school is on the rise.

Zenith writes:

George Bullock is by far the best.

oldster writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

I've been in laramie numberous times and you act as if punting conditions are great there. Ever been? 40mph winds are a daily thing on the high plains of Wyoming. The few trees grow sideways from the constant winds. That's why passing teams struggle. It's not a baseball in Colorado, its football in horrible playing conditions in laramie. Love that little town of Antelope. But it aint no easy place to get to or play in. Why are UT fans so negative? The same fans who said " we don't need Bryce Brown, OKU, Lamison, Stephens, DRick, ect." Then you lost to Kentucky and Vandy in back to back years. Be glad somebody actually is stupid enough to belive that school is on the rise.

Stupid? Why don't you say that to the young man's face? If he considered playing professional Austrialian Rules Football, I doubt you would like the result of doing that.

Further, exactly how much good did Brown, Oku, Lamison, Stephens, D'rop do their college teams? We could have lost with or without them. None was a difference maker. The combination of Hamilton, Kiffin, Dooley and - worst of all - Sunseri, doomed any combination of players that UT could have recruited.

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

I've been in laramie numberous times and you act as if punting conditions are great there. Ever been? 40mph winds are a daily thing on the high plains of Wyoming. The few trees grow sideways from the constant winds. That's why passing teams struggle. It's not a baseball in Colorado, its football in horrible playing conditions in laramie. Love that little town of Antelope. But it aint no easy place to get to or play in. Why are UT fans so negative? The same fans who said " we don't need Bryce Brown, OKU, Lamison, Stephens, DRick, ect." Then you lost to Kentucky and Vandy in back to back years. Be glad somebody actually is stupid enough to belive that school is on the rise.

You were prolly a clown on the rodeo circuit. That hardly qualifies you as an expert on this subject Eugenius. I suggest you research what I said and then try to make an intelligent argument.

Henley-Street-Bridge writes:

in response to pingkr62:

A punter who also plays Australian rules football? Maybe he can play linebacker too! G.B.O.!!!

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CroKev writes:

LSU's All-American punter is from the land-down-under as well. Wonder what's in the water down there...

kcbigorngX writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

I've been in laramie numberous times and you act as if punting conditions are great there. Ever been? 40mph winds are a daily thing on the high plains of Wyoming. The few trees grow sideways from the constant winds. That's why passing teams struggle. It's not a baseball in Colorado, its football in horrible playing conditions in laramie. Love that little town of Antelope. But it aint no easy place to get to or play in. Why are UT fans so negative? The same fans who said " we don't need Bryce Brown, OKU, Lamison, Stephens, DRick, ect." Then you lost to Kentucky and Vandy in back to back years. Be glad somebody actually is stupid enough to belive that school is on the rise.

Seems like you would know better by now but you continue to prove yourself unqualified on so many subjects. Were you trying to outshoot Spook by hiring a fancy guide service?

I've worked the oil fields in Wyoming; the high plains in the shadow of the Tetons can be brutal any time of the year...but there are also fall days in the sun that are pleasantly comparable to any where in the land.

We have seen nastier conditions at Neyland almost 40 years ago when we whipped Auburn in a cold driving rain.

You better anchor down blondie cuz there will be plenty enough gloom and doom down on West End this year.

calvol writes:

Awesome. Maybe he could play a little rugby for the vols too. Maybe govolsxtra could actually mention vols rugby once in a while, they were Southeastern champs and lost in the sweet 16 of the national championships. That's a season worthy of mention.

http://tennesseerugby.com/

UTvols33 writes:

in response to tovolny:

43 yard average???? There is a 13-year old in Fort Blackmore, Va. that kicks the football 45 to 50 yards...and does it bare-footed. He reached 6-foot tall in March of this year. He weighs 172 pounds and is growing like a weed. He is right-footed but can kick it just about as far with his left foot. His favorite food is buttered corn with biscuits and molasses. His daddy owns a junk yard, when I was there back in April, I watched him leap over a 1959 Rambler Station Wagon. His mother said he makes straight A's in school. He told me he wanted to become an artist and paint mountain landscapes, but was also interested in being a designer of women's clothing. This kid has naturally curly, fire red hair and looks like Steve McQueen. If he decides to play football this fall, he will be a good one. I can't reveal his name, but when you ever hear it, you just know he has to play football.

This is a weird comment. You could be telling the truth, idk, but it sounds like you made it up. I could say, " I live in Fort Blackmore and have never heard of this kid," and totally discredit you. Odd. Why can't you give his name or post a link to an article about him? Colleges recruit 8th graders now so if this kid's so unbelievable surely there is some information out there about him. Does he even play football on the local team?

VolAtUGA11 writes:

in response to tovolny:

43 yard average???? There is a 13-year old in Fort Blackmore, Va. that kicks the football 45 to 50 yards...and does it bare-footed. He reached 6-foot tall in March of this year. He weighs 172 pounds and is growing like a weed. He is right-footed but can kick it just about as far with his left foot. His favorite food is buttered corn with biscuits and molasses. His daddy owns a junk yard, when I was there back in April, I watched him leap over a 1959 Rambler Station Wagon. His mother said he makes straight A's in school. He told me he wanted to become an artist and paint mountain landscapes, but was also interested in being a designer of women's clothing. This kid has naturally curly, fire red hair and looks like Steve McQueen. If he decides to play football this fall, he will be a good one. I can't reveal his name, but when you ever hear it, you just know he has to play football.

"Cocaine is a hell of a drug!"

ReeseHallRelic writes:

in response to UTvols33:

This is a weird comment. You could be telling the truth, idk, but it sounds like you made it up. I could say, " I live in Fort Blackmore and have never heard of this kid," and totally discredit you. Odd. Why can't you give his name or post a link to an article about him? Colleges recruit 8th graders now so if this kid's so unbelievable surely there is some information out there about him. Does he even play football on the local team?

The kid sounds like he's the second coming of Sidd Finch....

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/01/spo...

RedBoilingSpringsVol writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

I've been in laramie numberous times and you act as if punting conditions are great there. Ever been? 40mph winds are a daily thing on the high plains of Wyoming. The few trees grow sideways from the constant winds. That's why passing teams struggle. It's not a baseball in Colorado, its football in horrible playing conditions in laramie. Love that little town of Antelope. But it aint no easy place to get to or play in. Why are UT fans so negative? The same fans who said " we don't need Bryce Brown, OKU, Lamison, Stephens, DRick, ect." Then you lost to Kentucky and Vandy in back to back years. Be glad somebody actually is stupid enough to belive that school is on the rise.

I hold your opinion with the same regard as I do all fat, balding vandy jock sniffers.

lemme_axya_this writes:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/63... This is for the above mentioned vandy jock sniffer

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to orange_eVOLution:

Whatever. It's the Butch Jones era now. LOVE IT!!

Being cynical..The reason being are Wyoming was Fulmer's albatross, even though he was terminated prior to that game. And I agree, Butch Jones is the man..GBO!!

Flyfisherman writes:

Hey, I know this guy! Nigel "The Leg" Gruff from The Replacements w/Keanu Reeves! That cigarette smoking, beer guzzling kicker...oh wait, he was the place kicker, but anyway, it was all good! Can't wait for the Aussie Football Chants!

utvolfan1955 writes:

in response to lemme_axya_this:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/63... This is for the above mentioned vandy jock sniffer

Lemme_axya, as usual James Franklins jock carrier has no idea what he is talking about

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

in response to oldster:

Stupid? Why don't you say that to the young man's face? If he considered playing professional Austrialian Rules Football, I doubt you would like the result of doing that.

Further, exactly how much good did Brown, Oku, Lamison, Stephens, D'rop do their college teams? We could have lost with or without them. None was a difference maker. The combination of Hamilton, Kiffin, Dooley and - worst of all - Sunseri, doomed any combination of players that UT could have recruited.

You really wanna ask such a question? Bryce has been great for the Eagles in the NFL, OKU was leading rusher for Malzohn and Lamison was terrific for UTEP. DRick was also a starter and leading pass reciever. The point is in the last few years coaches and players have run away from UT in groves and done very well. Yet UT fans are bashing this kid before he even steps on the field. I didnt call him stupid, but his decision to play on the Titanic of the SEC may prove to be.

givehim6 writes:

Sayes he will do one thing but ends up transferring, leaving school to take care of "personal issues". Yep sounds like he will fit in just fine at UT.

G8RH8R writes:

I've never heard of this young man, but I bet he can out-kick everyone we currently have....

ollias#273315 writes:

Wont be too soon to give a big ADIOS to Palardy and Darr. Palardy the biggest bust ever!!

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