UT words are few on status of Bryce
Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:04 pm
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee coach Derek Dooley says he still hasn’t talked to running back Bryce Brown about the possibility of returning to the Volunteers.
Dooley announced in March that Brown had decided to leave the program. At a Knoxville Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, the coach said Brown hasn’t approached him to ask for a release from Tennessee to join another program either, which he acknowledged was “bizarre.”
Dooley says he’s been open to the possibility of the would-be sophomore returning but also did not expect that to happen.
A university spokesman would not comment on reports that Brown missed a planned meeting with the coach.
• Tennessee will host Montana in the 2011 season opener at Neyland Stadium.
The Volunteers announced the one-game deal on Monday.
Tennessee was scheduled to host North Texas on Sept. 3, 2011, but the Mean Green decided it wanted to begin its season at home in its new football stadium, which is scheduled to open then. The schools plan to reschedule the game for a later date.
The Grizzlies have twice won a national Football Championship Subdivision national title and have been runners-up for the championship for the past two seasons. The FCS national title game has been played in Chattanooga for the past 13 years.
Montana will receive a $500,000 guarantee from Tennessee, and Montana athletic director Jim O’Day says the game will be one of the biggest in UM history.
• Former UT standout and NFL veteran offensive lineman Harry Galbreath has died. He was 45.
His death was announced by the Tennessee athletic department and confirmed by CSX Transportation in Mobile, Ala., where he was working at the time of his death.
Galbreath was selected by Miami in the eighth round of the 1988 NFL draft after playing for Tennessee from 1984-87.
He was named to the NFL’s rookie team that season.
He and spent five seasons with the Dolphins, three with the Green Bay Packers and one with the New York Jets before retiring.
The Clarksville native started for the Vols for three seasons and was named to the 1987 All-Southeastern Conference team.