With fewer needs in 2015 recruiting cycle, Vols can be more selective

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones speaks during the University of Tennessee's football recruiting celebration at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee head coach Butch Jones speaks during the University of Tennessee's football recruiting celebration at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

After signing an overflowing class that was forced to address deficiencies at nearly every position, Tennessee’s wish list for 2015 is comparatively simple.

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Comments » 7

Snapshot writes:

When the Vols get to where they can be "selective", that will be great. With next years class possibly 8 to10 recruits less they will have to be. I have confidence Butch and staff will make the right choices.

oldster writes:

Peterman should transfer, say to Tusculum. Then, after this season, the Vols need to get a qb to start unless Ferguson looks better than his tats do and/or Dobbs has more potential that it looked like he had this past season. Pat Ryan is already on record for saying that the Vols have no starting qb on the roster. And given that Pat was a back up at UT and the pros for years, he should know what it takes to be a starter.

FWBVol writes:

in response to oldster:

Peterman should transfer, say to Tusculum. Then, after this season, the Vols need to get a qb to start unless Ferguson looks better than his tats do and/or Dobbs has more potential that it looked like he had this past season. Pat Ryan is already on record for saying that the Vols have no starting qb on the roster. And given that Pat was a back up at UT and the pros for years, he should know what it takes to be a starter.

Man you seem to have a problem with Peterman, who has played basically, less than a half of football at QB for UT. It makes me wonder if put sour milk on your Shredded Wheat.

Pat Ryan is definitely a true VFL. And, as you pointed out, he has an impressive resume as a player at UT and in the pros. But that doesn't mean that Pat Ryan's opinion is the end all on the quarterback situation at Tennessee.

Butch Jones and his staff know their jobs depend on getting the right players plugged in at every position and that no position is more important than QB.

I'm going to give all of the guys a chance at QB before throwing them under the bus.

murrayvol writes:

Lot's of folks like throwing players under the bus. Second chance?? Nah!

I don't know that Peterman is our qb of the future but neither have I seen Ferguson play or practice.

We don't need Johnny Manziel at qb to be competitive with most teams. We do need someone there who won't get us beat. Somewhere near the end of Fall practice CBJ & Co. will have a better idea of who that might be.

murrayvol writes:

"Vols can be more selective" - Haven't heard those words in awhile. Sounds good.

Tao_of_Tennessee writes:

Letters of Intent are signed but all the rap sheets are not in yet.

psychovol2 writes:

in response to Tao_of_Tennessee:

Letters of Intent are signed but all the rap sheets are not in yet.

That was uncalled for...

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