Tennessee Football: Rocky Top Round Up Message Board 7/15

Michael ShibleySenior Analyst IJuly 15, 2008

Well the time has finally arrived.  At midnight, college football and video game fans flocked to pick up their copy of NCAA '09!

I have spent much of my day playing as the Vols and observing how they may look this year.  As I threw a strike from Crompton to Taylor to beat Alabama, I came up with this week's topic:

How do you think Jonathan Crompton will fare in his first year as Tennessee's new starting QB?

Crompton has spent the past three years biding his time behind Ainge waiting for his turn under center on Rocky Top.  So far he has appeared in 14 games, and getting the bulk of his work in 2006 relieving Ainge in the second quarter of the LSU game and starting against Arkansas. 

His stats so far: 38-78 for 498 yards with five TDs and four INTs. 

In the spring game this year he went 13-20 for 266 yards, three TDs, and one INT.

I really think Crompton will surprise some people this year.  He has a cannon of an arm and has much more mobility than Ainge.

It will help that the Vols are very deep at running back and have a veteran offensive line.  I think right out of the gate, Crompton will be able to go out and win games for the Volunteers, not just make sure he doesn't lose the game.

As always, your feedback is appreciated.

See you next week!