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Donnie Knoxville signs two recruits, adds former Paul G. Blazer star to staff

Amy Smotherman, Associated Press

First of all, I’m a big fan of Donnie Tyndall’s new nickname at Tennessee: “Donnie Knoxville.” That’s good stuff. I don’t like anything Tennessee but that one gets two thumbs up from KSR.

Secondly, Donnie Tyndall is doing his best to build a class after releasing Tennessee’s four signees when he took over. This time last week, he had zero committed players from the 2014 class. Now he has two in former Missouri commit Kevin Punter, who committed to UT this morning, and Jabari McGee, a forward from Montrezl Harrell’s old stomping grounds. The new additions move the Vols to No. 80 in 247Sports’ class rankings, up from dead last with no one on board one week ago.

And lastly, former Paul G. Blazer star Adam Howard joined Tyndall’s staff in Tennessee. The Ashland, Kentucky native and former Western Kentucky Hilltopper followed Tyndall from Morehead State to Southern Miss and now on to Knoxville. Tyndall said, “Adam has been with me for each of the last five years. He’s a young, ambitious, tireless worker. He reminds me of myself at that same stage in my career. He eats, sleeps and drinks basketball.”

Howard was a senior on the WKU team that reached the Sweet 16 in 2008 with help from Ty Rogers’ buzzer-beater. He was also on the Morehead bench as an assistant when the Eagles sent Louisville home in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. He’ll work with Tennessee’s backcourt.

Donnie Knoxville, that’s great.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for Donnie Knoxville signs two recruits, adds former Paul G. Blazer star to staff

  1. ekywildcat
    5:21 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    I’m a UK fan first and foremost, but I’m a Morehead grad and a big Donnie Tyndall fan. I’m expecting great things out of Donnie at UT, and except for when they are playing us, I will be cheering them on.

  2. ekywildcat
    5:23 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    Well, that was a mess.

  3. YT
    5:25 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    Drew YOU are the man my friend. Don’t listen to all the haters. Some people just like to talk sh#t. The garbage being thrown around in the comments of the earlier posts were just that. Keep doin what you’re doin.

  4. ekywildcat
    5:47 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    Thanks Drew!!! Like YT said, you are the man.

  5. Why
    5:47 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    Why even mention Donnie Tyndall on KSR? He works for the enemy now.

  6. wow
    5:51 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    Im confused whether the people hating on Drew Franklin are UL fans, IU fans, major redknecks, or just mean Uk fans

    • LOL
      5:57 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

      “Reddknecks” Nice spelling.

    • Laugh out louder
      6:24 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

      You misspelled his misspelling.

  7. Ron Jeremy
    5:58 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    I love me some Drew Franklin!

  8. Marty McD
    7:42 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    Is it just me or does he look like the “Bob’s Big Boy” in that photo.