Vols Football Players Turn Top Golf Into ‘Rocky Top Golf’

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Before their Gator Bowl practice on Tuesday, the Vols football players took a few swings at Top Golf. News 12’s Angela Moryan joins us live from Jacksonville, and Angela, it looked like a bunch of duffers on the range there.

The Tennessee Volunteers getting a slight break from Coach Jeremy Pruitt’s physical Bowl practices this morning by learning a new sport.

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Top Golf here in Jacksonville welcoming Tennessee with a new challenge and some bowl team bonding. Quarterback Jarrett Guarantano making good use of his recently recovered left thumb. He’s calling himself the next Tiger Woods. As for the rest of the team, receiver Marquez Callaway had a few tips for some of his teammates.

Said Callaway: “I ain’t going to lie, Romell might be the worst player I’ve ever seen. Palmer right behind him. I was trying to talk him through it so we were going to have a little bend of your knee, clinch your booty, and to swing. That’s pretty much it.”Vols

The Vols might have won the last five straight games. However, I think it’s safe to say that they took an ‘L’ at Top Golf.

Tennessee not looking for a ‘L’ on Thursday. The Vols working for their fifth straight win against a Big Ten team in this year’s Gator Bowl. Stick with us as we continue to bring you live coverage form Jacksonville. Reporting live, Angela Moryan.

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.