At this rate, Jonathan Crompton may be Tennessee's No. 1 quarterback by
First, rising sophomore QB Brent Schaeffer
elected to transfer following his
arrest on a simple assault charge. Then rising senior Rick Clausen
10-foot fall off a walkway Saturday night. He was taken to a Knoxville
hospital but an examination revealed no injuries beyond a few minor bumps
and bruises. Head coach Phillip Fulmer
told The Knoxville News-Sentinel
Clausen was ''fine ... just a little sore.''
Still, Clausen's tumble -- coupled with Schaeffer's transfer -- is cause for
pause. Had Clausen sustained a significant injury, the Vols' QB corps
would've been reduced to rising sophomore Erik Ainge and little-used reserve
The way things are going, Crompton might be wise to keep his arm loose ...
just in case.