Tennessee Volunteers: Da'Rick Rogers Reportedly Transfers to Tennessee Tech

Clint EilandAnalyst IAugust 26, 2012


To a lot of people, it was only a matter of time.

After receiving an indefinite suspension from the team, Rogers has decided that his talents are suited best elsewhere, according to Austin Price of Volquest.com.


Da'Rick Rogers has transferred to Tennessee Tech and took part in WR/QB meetings today in Cookeville.

— Austin Price (@AustinPriceless) August 27, 2012


No one will deny his ability, but maturity issues are a huge problem. 

Back in March, there was drama surrounding Rogers and whether he would transfer to Georgia State. While that turned out to be untrue, Rogers did nothing in the way of stopping those rumors. To be quite honest, it was surprising that he had decided to stay with the team.

Many considered this year to be the year the Vols finally put it together. Injuries had healed, players had meshed and the team was finally coming into its own. 

The trio of Patterson, Rogers and Hunter was supposed to be a great one. Who knows how many wins it could have netted the Volunteers?

Of course, this transfer doesn't mean the end of Tennessee's season. We still have a pretty deep unit with Patterson, Hunter, Riviera and other recruits. It hurts, but this team has gone through tougher situations these past few years. 

For some, including me, Rogers leaving has plenty of upsides. He caused unnecessary drama for the team when it wasn't needed and had very spotty effort. For Pete's sake, by the last quarter of the Kentucky game he was just jogging his routes.

It is very important that this team gets over the shock and carries on through the season. As mentioned before, this team has a lot of talent that will help cushion the blow of his departing.

Rogers' stats and plays will be missed. He certainly won't.