Tiyon Evans officially has entered transfer portal

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doesn't like going to class. Very likely not eligible for bowl game and would not have been for next year.

misses his kid and homesick.

He likes the staff and likes his team mates. Happy in the offense. Has been hurt. Just doesn't like the school part.

Academics could be an issue for him going elsewhere. Most likely ends up at a UT-Chattanooga type school if he plays at all in the future.

In 50 years of following the Vols and college football have seen things like this hundreds of times. Some kids just don't have the desire to commit to what it takes to be a big time or even a small time, college football player. No reason to think Evans will change.
When LWS speaks, I listen. Thanks for the explanation.
 
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Obviously, his announcement could have waited until Sunday. Why did he do it the day before Senior Day ... unless he wanted to have it discussed on a game day, so publicity for his transfer would be maximized? Instead of the focus being on the Tennessee 5th year seniors tomorrow, who have endured two coaching changes with epic drama, the focus will be on him for quitting. It's self-centered to say the least. I'm not sad to see him go at all. He seems like a jerk.

Tennessee will still take Vandy to the woodshed tomorrow. Heupel doesn't screw around with bad defenses, he puts them out of their misery early.
 

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This one is a head scratcher, unless grades are the issue. He's already transferred once, so he'll have to sit, as I understand it. He was tearing it up when healthy too. It is what it is, and good luck to him. But I'd love to know more about what happened here.
 

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Anyone here who can honestly say "I never did anything stupid when I was that age." can go ahead and throw the first stone. As for me, I'll have to sit this one out.

That being said, I believe this young man has wasted a huge...I mean huge...opportunity. There are some life mistakes that are very tough to recover from. This may well prove to be one of them. But still, I can't throw the first stone.

So wish him luck in whatever life holds for him moving forward; next man up for UT Football; and fill that spot with a VFL.

Go Vols.
 

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Ah, there's are beloved "fans" trash talking a kid because they left a football team. Grow the **** up.
The manner in which he went about it matters. This could have waited until Sunday, when the regular season will be over... or hell, even tomorrow night? It sure does look like he was seeking some attention from this. It appears that he didn't just want to leave the team, he wanted a high profile exit. There is justification for some criticism here.
 

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If he doesn’t want to go to class, there’s not much anybody can do. If he’s not going to handle his business, that’s on him. As far as timing goes, I doubt it matters. He really hasn’t been a factor in the last 4 or 5 games so I doubt the team gives it a second thought. And especially since transfer portal announcements are as common as gunfire in Memphis. Part of the college football landscape nowadays.
 

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If he doesn’t want to go to class, there’s not much anybody can do. If he’s not going to handle his business, that’s on him. As far as timing goes, I doubt it matters. He really hasn’t been a factor in the last 4 or 5 games so I doubt the team gives it a second thought. And especially since transfer portal announcements are as common as gunfire in Memphis. Part of the college football landscape nowadays.
Not in terms of play... he isn't needed to beat Vandy. It's hard not to see the timing as a ploy for attention... and it's not that common for leading rushers to bail. In my opinion, this was calculated. He should have waited until after the game.
 
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I guess what is the take for this year, 25 Max or not.
from what I've seen 20-22 high school or Juco and fill out the 25 with transfers. Then they could also add transfers for 7 players that transfer out.. but, current roster would need adjustments.

there are currently 76 scholarship players on the roster.

7 super seniors are finished plus Taylor and Cade Mays are going to NFL. So that leaves 67 scholarship players scheduled to return as of today.

SO if they want 25 signees plus 7 transfers for 32 new players, then are going to have to lose 14 more players from current numbers. That 14 either transfers, goes to NFL or quits playing football. But 14 have to come off that current 67.

I suspect they don't lose 14 more so they end up taking less than 32. That is just a guess on my part.
 

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I don’t think at this point, not going to class is not a rumor. Been hearing this for a while now. It’s really sad and probably one of those things you look back on a few years later and wonder “what was I thinking “!
 

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from what I've seen 20-22 high school or Juco and fill out the 25 with transfers. Then they could also add transfers for 7 players that transfer out.. but, current roster would need adjustments.

there are currently 76 scholarship players on the roster.

7 super seniors are finished plus Taylor and Cade Mays are going to NFL. So that leaves 67 scholarship players scheduled to return as of today.

SO if they want 25 signees plus 7 transfers for 32 new players, then are going to have to lose 14 more players from current numbers. That 14 either transfers, goes to NFL or quits playing football. But 14 have to come off that current 67.

I suspect they don't lose 14 more so they end up taking less than 32. That is just a guess on my part.
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