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News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        November 13, 2017
Dear Quarterbacker,

Third year UT basketball coach, Rick Barnes, will be our featured speaker this week. Barnes previously coached at Texas from 1998-2015. While at Texas, Barnes led the Longhorns to 17 NCAA tournament appearances and a final four. He has a career coaching record of 604-314 and is responsible for energizing the Texas basketball program. Come hear from our basketball coach and learn about this year’s team and players.

Assistant Coach: Robert Gillespie-Running Back
Yesterday’s Hero: Chris Walker

Menu:
Pulled Pork BBQ
BBQ Chicken
Cole Slaw
Potato Salad
Baked Beans

Line-up for the 20th
Speaker: Butch Jones-UT Football Coach
Yesterday’s Hero: Albert Dorsey

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson

News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        November 06, 2017
Dear Quarterbacker,

Current CBS college football analyst on College Football Today, Rick Neuheisel, will be our speaker this week. During his time as a quarterback for UCLA, Neuheisel was the MVP of the Rose Bowl, set the NCAA completion percentage record for a single game (25 of 27 passes), won a PAC-10 Championship, and set a UCLA completion percentage record for a season that still stands. After graduation, he spent a few seasons in the USFL and then a few games in the NFL during the strike season.
Neuheisel then went to law school at USC, but was a grad assistant at UCLA. He became a full-time assistant at UCLA and then in 1994 went to Colorado. After the 1994 season, Colorado coach, Bill McCartney, retired and Neuheisel became the head coach at 34. After four seasons there, he left to become Washington’s head coach. He led the Huskies to an 11-1 record in 2000 and a number three ranking in the final poll. Neuheisel overlooked discipline issues on the team and was targeted by the NCAA for an NCAA basketball tournament bracket and was fired. He sued the school and the NCAA and settled for 4.5 million.
After Neuheisel left Washington, he coached at a high school and then he was an assistant coach for the Baltimore Ravens. In 2008, he was hired by UCLA as their head coach. From 2008-2011, Neuheisel went 21-29 and never beat rival USC. Neuheisel was fired in 2011. Come hear Neuheisel as he should be an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker.
From the Scholarship Committee:
Thanks to all of the QBC members that so generously donated to our LaTain McGhee Scholarship Fund last week. We had a great time and a little bit of fun. If you were unable to be there, sorry you missed the tricks and treats but it is not too late to donate. Please mail your donation to KQC P.O. Box 2753, Knoxville Tn 37901 and write scholarship in memo. We will also be there Monday to greet and thank you. We will give you a full accounting of your generosity in a few weeks.

Assistant Coach: Walt Wells-Offensive Line
Yesterday’s Hero: Tim Priest

Menu:
Smoked Sirloin
Chicken Tenders
Nevas Potatoes
Green Beans
Baked Apples

Line-up for the 30th
Speaker: Rick Barnes-UT Basketball Coach
Assistant Coach: Robert Gillespie-Running Back
Yesterday’s Hero: Chris Walker

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson

News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        October 30, 2017

Dear Quarterbacker,
Dan Wolken from USA Today will be our speaker on Monday. Wolken is the national college football reporter for USA Today. He grew up in Hot Springs Arkansas and attended Vanderbilt University. Wolken will bring a wealth of knowledge regarding college football.

From the Scholarship Committee: Oct 30th will be our fundraiser meeting for the LaTain McGhee Scholarship, our service award project where we award a scholarship to a deserving student entering UTK. Please be generous but plan to have a little Trick or Treat Fun also. See you Monday.
Thanks – Scholarship Committee

Assistant Coach: Bob Shoop-Defensive Coordinator
Yesterday’s Hero: Lester McClain

Menu:
Fried Chicken
Meatloaf
Spinach Maria
Mashed Potatoes

Line-up for the 30th
Speaker: Rick Neuheisal-CBS, Colorodo, UCLA
Assistant Coach: Walt Wells-Offensive Line
Yesterday’s Hero:

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson

News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        October 23, 2017

Dear Quarterbacker,

SEC Network co-host, Chris Doering , will be our speaker on Monday.   Doering starred as a wide receiver at the University of Florida from 1991-1995.  Doering was a walk-on player in 1991 and redshirted his first year.  He went on to earn a scholarship and enjoy great success.  His receptions are sixth best in Flodida history, his receiving yards are 10th best and his touchdowns were an SEC best.  He earned first team All-SEC and second-team All-American honors.  In the 1996 draft, Doering was selected in the sixth round by the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He was traded to the Colts before the start of the season.  He went on to play for the Bengals , Broncos, Steelers and Redskins.  He finished his NFL career with 42 receptions for 476 yards and three touchdowns.

Assistant Coach:  Kevin Beard-Wide Receiver

Yesterday’s Hero:  Bill Young

Menu:
Pulled Pork
BBQ Bone in Chicken
Baked Beans
Cole Slaw
Potato Salad
Biscuits
Cookies
Line-up for the 30th

Speaker:  Dan Wolken USA Today

Assistant Coach:  Bob Shoop-Defensive Coordinator

Yesterday’s Hero:  Lester McClain

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson

 

News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        October 16, 2017
Dear Quarterbacker,
Former Virginia Tech coach, Frank Beamer, will be the speaker this week. Beamer played quarterback for the Hokies from 1966-1968. After some other coaching stops, he came back to Virginia Tech from 1987 until 2015. At the time of his retirement, he was the winningest active coach in Division 1 FBS. Beamer’s Virginia Tech teams were known for their excellent special teams. Since 1987, 35 different players have scored a touchdown on special teams. Beamers teams went to 23 consecutive bowl games, three Big East Championships, and four ACC championships. He amassed a 280-143-4 overall record as a head coach. In 1999, he won numerous Coah of the Year Awards. Beamer is now on the College Playoff Committee.

Assistant Coach: Charlton Warren-Defensive Backs
Yesterday’s Hero: Carlos Reveiz

Line-up for the 23rd
Speaker: Chris Doering
Assistant Coach: Kevin Beard-Wide Receiver
Yesterday’s Hero: Steve Kiner

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson

News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        October 09, 2017
Dear Quarterbacker,
Aaron Murray will be our speaker this week. Murray was a quarterback at the University of Georgia from 2009-2013. He set the SEC career touchdown record and the SEC’s career yardage record. He became the first SEC quarterback to pass for 3,000 yards in four consecutive seasons. During his senior season, Murray suffered an ACL injury that ended his collegiate career. He was drafted in the 2014 NFL draft in the fifth round by the Kansas City Chiefs and was released in 2016. Please come and enjoy Aaron Murray.

Assistant Coach: Brady Hoke-Defensive Line
Yesterday’s Hero: Eddie Brown

Menu:
Honey Glazed Smoked Ham
Turkey Breast
Carrots in Brown Sugar and Butter
Green Beans
Parlied New Potatoes
Garlic Rolls
Cookies

Line-up for the 16th
Speaker: Frank Beamer
Assistant Coach: Charlton Warren-Defensive Backs
Yesterday’s Hero: Steve Kiner

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson

News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        October 02, 2017
Dear Quarterbacker,
Former Arkansas and Ole Miss Coach, Houston Nutt, will be our featured speaker this week. Nutt was a star football and basketball player growing up. He initially played at Arkansas, but transferred to Oklahoma State and played both sports there.
After graduation, Nutt was a grad assistant for Jimmy Johnson at Oklahoma State and then Lou Holtz at Arkansas. Nutt then returned to Oklahoma State as an assistant coach and mentored Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas during his time there.
After head coaching stints at Murray State and Boise State, Nutt became head coach of Arkansas in 1997.In the first six seasons, he led the Razorbacks to a bowl game in each year and averaged eight wins a year. Arkansas had up and down years for the next several years and Nutt eventually resigned in 2007.
In November of 2007, he was hired as head coach at Ole Miss. He started strong but ended with an overall record of 24-26 over four years. He is responsible for the SEC enacting the scholarship signing limits.
Nutt has recently been involved in a lawsuit against Ole Miss that has led to the ouster of Hugh Freeze.
Please come and enjoy Houston Nutt. He is full of energy and a great speaker. We look forward to seeing you there.

Assistant Coach: Mike Canales-Quarterbacks
Yesterday’s Hero: Todd Kirk

Menu:
Grilled Chicken Terriyaki on Bed of Rice
Prosperity pork Loin
Potatoe Casserole
Green beans
Garlic Rolls
Cookies

Line-up for the 9th
Speaker: Aaron Murray
Assistant Coach: Brady Hoke-Defensive Line
Yesterday’s Hero: Eddie Brown

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson

News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        September 25, 2017

Dear Quarterbacker,

Former Tennessee Titan, Kevin Carter, will be our speaker on Monday.  Carter is a college football analyst for ESPN and the SEC Network.  Carter was a 1994 consensus All-American at the University of Florida.  During his time with the Gators, they won the SEC three times.  He was also named to Florida’s All -Century Team, 100th Anniversary team and inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame.

1n 1995, Carter was drafted with the sixth overall pick to the St. Louis Rams.  He went on to play 14 seasons with the Rams, Titans, Dolphins and Buccaneers.  During his NFL career, he was a Super Bowl Champion, two time Pro Bowler, All-Pro one time, 1999 NFL sacks leader, and finished with 104.5 sacks.  In 14 seasons in the NFL, he never missed a game, playing in 224 consecutively.

Our Yesterday’s Hero this week is Dewey Warren

Assistant Coach:  Larry Scott-Offensive Coordinator

Line-up for October 2nd:

Speaker:  Houston Nutt

Assistant Coach:  Mike Canales-Quarterbacks

Yesterday’s Hero:  Todd Kirk

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson

News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        September 18, 2017

Dear Quarterbacker,
Monday will be a great meeting as lead anchor for the CBS Sports network, Adam Zucker, will be our speaker. Zucker is also host of COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY. Zucker calls football, basketball, lacrosse and baseball for the CBS Network. He is a 1998 graduate of Syracuse University and resides in New Jersey.

Our Yesterday’s Hero this week is Kevin Mays
Assistant Coach: Tommy Thigpen-Linebackers

Line-up for the 25th:
Speaker: Kevin Carter former Florida Gator/Tennessee Titan and currently with ESPN/SEC
Assistant Coach: Larry Scott-Offensive Coordinator
Yesterday’s Hero: Dewey Warren

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson