Now fully recovered, Hancock is coming off an excellent spring. He capped it by converting three receptions into 42 yards in the recent Orange & White game, including a scrimmage-best 25-yard gainer.
While Hancock might be the most dynamic pass catcher on the Vol roster, he also might be the least dynamic interview. The soft-spoken native of St. Augustine, Fla., has a lot of gifts, but the gift of gab isn't one of them.
Consider this recent interview:
Q: How do you think the offense performed this spring?
A: I thought we did OK. We could've made more big plays but I thought we did pretty good.
Q: What did you think of your performance this spring?
A: I think I had a pretty good spring. I just have to work hard in the summer and get ready for the season.
Q: What do the receivers need to work on this summer?
A: We've got to come in – all our wide receivers and quarterbacks – get our timing down and all that.
Q: What area of your game were you most proud of this spring?
A: Probably my blocking. I got better as a blocker.
Q: What's the next step you need to take to reach your potential?
A: I probably need to be more consistent ... keep practicing hard.
Q: What's the next step for the wide receivers as a group?
A: We just need to be more consistent. Then the big plays will come for us.
Q: How are the receivers coming along, as far as reading defenses and that sort of thing?
A: We do have to get better reading defensive backs. But I think we'll do all right. When the season comes we're going to be good.
Q: You talked about needing more consistency. In what way do you need to be more consistent?
A: Just make more big plays, I guess.