The name Trevor Knight likely does nothing but conjure up bad memories for Tennessee fans.
After all, he was a member of two Oklahoma squads that beat the Vols, and more recently accounted for five touchdowns in a double-overtime victory for Texas A&M against Tennessee last fall.
But after an appearance on the Cole Cubelic Show on Tuesday morning, the former Sooner-turned-Aggie may not seem quite so bad to many Tennessee fans.
Knight, who is hoping for a chance to continue his football career at the next level with the NFL Draft coming up later this month, is making the media rounds during the final weeks of prep before his future is determined. The topic of favorite places to play came up.
According to Cubelic’s Twitter account, Knight pegged Neyland Stadium as the “loudest and most intimidating” venue he’d come across during his long and storied college career, which spans two major conferences.
"My favorite place to play this year was at Auburn….the loudest & most intimidating ever was Tennessee"
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) April 11, 2017
Considering the variety of venues he’s played at, that’s actually quite a compliment to Tennessee fans and the atmosphere they created for the 2015 showdown with the Sooners.
Knight himself didn’t play much of a role in that contest, as he had already been ousted by Baker Mayfield for the Oklahoma starting gig at that point. And Tennessee fans would just assume we gloss over the outcome of the double-overtime loss at Neyland Stadium.
While the outcome was not what Vols fans had hoped for, there’s no denying the atmosphere was electric on that September Saturday night on Rocky Top. And Trevor Knight salutes you, Vol Nation.
Tennessee will get another crack at hosting the Sooners and taking down Bob Stoops as the schools recently agreed to another home-and-home series.