On the Friction Between Quarterback Rick Clausen and the Knoxville Media

John Pennington discusses recent friction between Knoxville media guy Dave Hooker and Tennessee quarterback Rick Clausen, who has apparently declined to answer questions from Dave.

I love Hooker, but I think he mis-read Rick’s frustration a couple of weeks ago and was a bit unfair in criticizing him because of it, which further frustrated Rick. I hope that this doesn’t escalate. I hope that Rick has a good game, beats Alabama, discards his frustration, and shows the class he has in the past by talking with Dave, and that Dave gives him the benefit of the doubt.

2 Responses to “On the Friction Between Quarterback Rick Clausen and the Knoxville Media”

  1. Joel S. Hollingsworth » KnoxNews: Game Day says:

    [...] Friction Between Clausen and the Knoxville Media [...]

  2. View from Rocky Top » Blog Archive » Re-living the Tennessee Volunteers 2005 football season: Part 7, Alabama Crimson Tide says:

    [...] On the home front, the mood had not quite curdled, but it was beginning to sour. Tension between the Knoxville media and quarterback Rick Clausen was mounting, fullback Cory Anderson was being denied playing time because of his complaints about a lack of playing time, and Jason Allen was gone for the season. [...]