Jalen Hurd plans to leave Tennessee

Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) is seen after a game against Appalachian State on Sept. 1.
(Wade Payne / Associated Press)

Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd has indicated that he plans to transfer, leaving the Volunteers without one of the most prolific runners in school history as they attempt to end a three-game skid.

Volunteers Coach Butch Jones announced Monday that Hurd informed him earlier in the day of his intentions to transfer.

“I support him on that,” Jones said. “I’m very, very thankful for everything that he’s done for our football program, but it’s all about our football program and our football team in moving forward from this point forward.”

The announcement comes two days after Hurd ran for just 16 yards on eight carries in a stunning 24-21 loss at South Carolina. Tennessee entered that game ranked 18th and was a two-touchdown favorite.


Hurd didn’t carry the ball in the second half of the South Carolina game. Jones said Monday that an injury prevented Hurd from being available.

Hurd ends his Volunteers career with 2,638 yards rushing, fifth on the Tennessee all-time list, only 440 yards shy of Travis Henry’s 16-year-old school record.


Baylor quarterback Seth Russell went through concussion protocol and said that he expects to play for the 13th-ranked Bears against Texas Christian this week.


Russell started experiencing symptoms Saturday night after the Bears’ 35-34 loss at Texas.


Police in Fort Worth said that the father of Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes was arrested on a charge of public intoxication during the Red Raiders’ game at TCU last Saturday.

Pat Mahomes, a former major league pitcher, was arrested about 5:45 p.m. by an off-duty officer working the game. The elder Mahomes was in the TCU student section in the stands at Amon G. Carter Stadium.