Attention will now turn to Brent Schaeffer, 6-3, 195, of Deerfield Beach High School in Fort Lauderdale. Schaeffer was voted player of the year in talent rich south Florida and led his team to the Class-6A state semifinal game. Blessed with 4.45 speed, the southpaw is blindingly mobile and deadly accurate, completing 74 percent of his passes over two seasons in Florida's largest classification. Schaeffer completes his visits this week with a trip to North Carolina State.
Although the loss of a player of Brohm's considerable talents is disappointing to UT faithful, Schaeffer would add a dimension at QB the Vols haven't had since Tee Martin and is a much better complement to Ainge than another pocket passer with similar dimensions and a weaker arm.
Ultimately, it will probably be years before anyone in the Vol Nation knows the significance of Brohm's decision. But that's what makes it so much fun to watch.