Vols' Rogers Says He Never Considered Transferring
Tennessee wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers (21) makes a high-flying catch for a touchdown during the fourth quarter as Vanderbilt defensive back Casey Hayward (19) defends at Neyland Stadium Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's Da'Rick Rogers said the situation last week that led to the junior wide receiver missing Thursday's practice and sparked reports of a possible transfer isn't a controversy and is now in the past.
Rogers dealt with what he said were personal issues he had to handle off the field, but is focused on the future and helping the Volunteers rebound from a 5-7 season in 2011.
He said he "wasn't really trying to be a distraction, but it was a situation that we got handled." Rogers said "everything is good now."
Rogers said he never considered transferring and expects the Vols to become "a championship-contending team" in 2012.