The one thing I really don’t get about the brave new world being fashioned in Knoxville is the confidence every member of Urnge Nation has about better times being just around the corner despite this glaring issue:
… The Volunteers are the only Southeastern Conference program with no quarterbacks still enrolled from the last three signing classes, and they have none publicly committed for 2010.
I don’t care how clever you think you are, playing in the SEC without experienced, talented quarterbacks isn’t likely to lead to a helluva lot of success. Junior can tap dance with all of the secondary violation distractions he wants, but at best he’s going to play this season with Crompton and next season with a true freshman at quarterback.
Assuming that he signs one in this class, of course.
… Many of the nation’s top recruiting analysts consider this a down year for quarterbacks, though, and some of the Vols’ top targets have committed elsewhere.
Blake Bell, Phillip Sims and Jake Heaps, three quarterbacks to whom UT quickly made offers, committed to Oklahoma, Alabama and BYU. Nick Montana, Joe’s son, never received a firm Vols offer but recently went off their board by committing to Washington.
The good news is that UT has plenty of quality coaching time to offer its QBs.
One Vol recently joked that his quarterback teammates will get “plenty of one-on-one coaching … even more than usual.
“Because there aren’t many people in that meeting room,” the player added.
If things don’t start looking up, they can always blame it on Pahokee. Or the dearth of full-service gas stations.