Palardy Time

Michael Palardy brings a strong leg to UT. (Image courtesy of

Michael Palardy brings a strong leg to UT. (Image courtesy of

Well, it didn’t take long for some breaking news to hit the Vol-waves after my recent resurrection.

With a kicking game that’s struggled both on and off the field (see: Britton Colquitt) over the past few years, adding the #1 ranked place kicker according to, Michael Palardy, will no doubt pay dividends for the Volunteers.  Palardy had narrowed his choice down to either Tennessee or LSU, but decided to head to Knoxville after stating that the city is “unbelievable” and “a home away from home.”  As for the coaches, Palardy had this to say: “I love coach Kiffin and coach Gran, what they’re bringing to the table and what they’re doing with their team.”

There’s no doubt that this huge signing can be attributed to none other than the machine that has taken over Eddie Gran’s body.  Gran has been all over the state of Florida these past few months, and his work is starting to pay dividends, as Palardy becomes the third commitment that can be credited to Gran.  The other to include two other Miami prospects: Jose Jose (OL), and Ralph Williams (LB).

Here’s hoping Palardy brings much more than a strong leg to Tennessee, as he’s teammates with several other prospects on UT’s short list:

  • Cody Riggs (DB)
  • Keion Payne (DB)
  • Lamarcus Joyner (DB)

~ by drewbd on 07.02.2009.

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