I couldn't tell you if Ellis was even on the team then. Woods was the star the year or two that I went to his games. Ellis, on the other hand, turned out to be my favorite Vol of yesteryear. I told him so when he was in the pro ranks. Must've been his third or fourth year in the pro's, but he played an exhibition game at TBA against Jordan and the bulls.
I waited on Xavier McDaniel that morning. He ordered steak and eggs and then held his knife up at me and said something like "I don't like my eggs overcooked. I'd hate to have to use this on you." I quickly told him that I'd have the cook deliver his food, personally. Anyway, McDaniel and Jordan were talking smack while he was at the table - Jordan was two floors up talking smack to him down in the atrium floor diner. Probably boring to anyone reading this, but it gets your attention when the X-man holds up a knife towards you, I promise. Not that he'd need it. When he stood up, I noticed his shoulders were approximately the width of your average house.