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Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd to transfer

While the rumor mill continues to buzz in Knoxville, there’s news about a Volunteers running back that appears to be legitimate.

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Much of the news about the Tennessee Volunteers that’s swirling around the Internet isn’t optimism-inducing. Since the Vols took a disappointing and relatively inexcusable loss to South Carolina over the weekend, the rumor mill has been intensifying with news about transfers, walkouts, and a players only meeting that apparently took place on Sunday night.

While that is all going on, in the interim, there appears to be substantial news arising. Volunteers running back Jalen Hurd is reportedly on his way out of the Tennessee program according to a report starting out of WNML Radio in Knoxville.

Jimmy Hyams of WNML was the first to report the news roughly two hours ago and indicated that Hurd will no longer be a running back, but instead plans on being a wide receiver or a tight end.

The reason for this transfer is reportedly due to frustrations with how he’s being used and the scheme that the Vols have in place.

If this is it for Hurd, he leaves after having a pretty productive career in Knoxville. The junior running back piled up 2,635 rushing yards and 3,127 yards from scrimmage with 26 total touchdowns.

UPDATE (12:19 p.m. ET): Butch Jones confirms the news that Jalen Hurd will transfer at his weekly press conference.