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News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        October 03, 2016

Dear Quarterbacker,

We look forward to seeing you on Monday as we hear from former University of Georgia All-American offensive lineman, Matt Stinchcomb.  Stinchcomb played from 1995-1998 and earned All-American honors in both the 1997 and 1998 seasons.  He also earned the Draddy Award as well as the Jacobs Blocking Trophy.  He was selected to be in Georgia’s “Circle of Honor” as well as the 2009 class of “SEC Legends”.  The Oakland Raiders selected him with the 18th pick in the 1999 NFL draft.

Stinchcomb played 7 seasons with in the NFL.  In addition to the Oakland Raiders, he also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Stinchcomb battled injuries throughout his career and had to retire because of them.

Stinchomb currently works for ESPN and the SEC Network.  He also is in the insurance business with former Georgia Quarterback, David Greene.

Our Yesterday’s Hero this week is Kenny Jones

Assistant Coach:  Willie Martinez- Defensive Backs

Line-up for the 10th:

Speaker:  Booger McFarland former LSU player/current SEC Network

Assistant Coach:  Don Mahoney

Yesterday’s Hero: Carl Zander

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson

News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        September 26, 2016

Dear Quarterbacker,

We look forward to seeing you on Monday as we hear from former University of Georgia All-American offensive lineman, Matt Stinchcomb.  Stinchcomb played from 1995-1998 and earned All-American honors in both the 1997 and 1998 seasons.  He also earned the Draddy Award as well as the Jacobs Blocking Trophy.  He was selected to be in Georgia’s “Circle of Honor” as well as the 2009 class of “SEC Legends”.  The Oakland Raiders selected him with the 18th pick in the 1999 NFL draft.

Stinchcomb played 7 seasons with in the NFL.  In addition to the Oakland Raiders, he also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Stinchcomb battled injuries throughout his career and had to retire because of them.

Stinchomb currently works for ESPN and the SEC Network.  He also is in the insurance business with former Georgia Quarterback, David Greene.

Our Yesterday’s Hero this week is Tommy Bronson.

Assistant Coach:  Larry Scott-Tight Ends

Line-up for the 3rd:

Speaker:  R.C. Slocum-Former Texas A&M Coach

Assistant Coach:  Willie Martinez- Defensive Backs

Yesterday’s Hero: Kenny Jones

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson

 

News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        September 19, 2016

Dear Quarterbacker,

We look forward to seeing you on Monday as we hear from former University of Tennessee All-American Quarterback, Heath Shuler.  Shuler played from 1990-1993 and held most of Tennessee’s all-time passing records until Peyton Manning broke those.  In 1993, Shuler came in second in the Heisman voting.

After being selected in the 1994 NFL draft with the third overall pick by the Washington Redskins, Shuler held out of training camp.  He would play three seasons with the redskins before he was traded.  Shuler played for three different teams before retiring with a foot injury.

After his playing days, Shuler started his real estate company. He then announced his plans to run for Congress in 2005.  He had a hard fought campaign and won in.  Shuler served in the House from 2007-2013.  Shuler did not seek re-election to a fourth term.

Our Yesterday’s Hero this week is Fuad Reveiz.

Assistant Coach:  Robert Gillespie-Running Backs

Line-up for the 26th:

Speaker:  Matt Stinchcomb-University of Georgia/ESPN network

Assistant Coach:  Larry Scott-Tight Ends

Yesterday’s Hero:  Tommy Brunson

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson

 

News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        September 12, 2016

Dear Quarterbacker,

Welcome back to football season!  This is a reminder that the 65th year of the Knoxville Quarterback Club will be kicking off its first meeting on Monday, September the 12th at Calhoun’s on the River.  Come be a part of the club as we honor a yesterday’s hero, a high school athlete of the week, and an outstanding official of the week.  Jeff Hagood has done an excellent job again this year of booking some outstanding speakers.  We will have Butch Jones, R.C. Slocum, Booger McFarland, Tommy Bowden, Heath Shuler and other great speakers this year.  We will also have assistant coaches speak for a few minutes every week.  If you don’t like the speakers, then you will sure to be entertained by Jeff’s introductions, and the pick-of-the-week.

Please visit the website at www.knoxqbclub.com to see a full list of speakers and to complete your membership application.  There is a printable version that you can print off and mail or bring in to the first meeting as well.  Johnny Durden has done a fantastic job on the site.  You can also follow the club on Facebook and Twitter and thank you to Michael Greene for heading that up.

Head coach, Butch Jones, will be our featured speaker on Monday September 12th.  Jones has re-energized the fan base and has brought the Vols back to being relevant again.  We look forward to hearing what he has to say.

We also will be honoring our 2016-2017 scholarship recipient, Makenna Black.  Makenna is a graduate of Fulton High School and is currently enrolled at UT in the nursing program.

12 September

Speaker:  Butch Jones

Yesterday’s Hero:  Honoring the Deceased Vols

Next week:

Speaker:  Heath Shuler University of Tennessee All-American Quarterback

Yesterday’s Hero:  Fuad Reveiz

Assistant Coach:  Robert Gillespie

Go Vols!

Jonathan Johnson

 

News from the Knoxville Quarterback Club                                        August 29, 2016

Dear Quarterbacker,

It is an exciting time for football fans throughout the Southeastern Conference and especially here in Tennessee!  This year’s Knoxville Quarterback Club schedule begins Monday, September 12th at Calhoun’s On the River.

Regular Monday luncheon meetings will kick off with Tennessee Coach Butch Jones as our featured speaker.  In the weeks following, we will host an array of nationally known personalities who can offer insight into the latest storylines in college athletics.  Included will be former NFL & Tennessee Coach, Kippy Brown; former Texas A&M Coach, R.C. Slocum; representatives from the College Football  Playoff Committee; ESPN analysts, Matt Stinchcomb & Booger McFarland; and new Tennessee Defensive Coordinator, Bob Shoop.

Again this year, you will enjoy weekly updates by visiting members of the Volunteer football coaching staff.  Every Monday, you’ll have first-hand access to information that other fans will wait to hear or read later in the week.

You should have received your 2016 Membership Application through the mail.  By renewing both your Knoxville Quarterback Club and Big Orange Tipoff Club memberships you can again take advantage of discounted rates.  Also, please consider including $50 for the LaTain McGhee Scholarship Fund with your membership.

Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Skip Wheeler