Father of former Tennessee QB Riley Ferguson: ‘Best decision of his life’ to leave Vols

Riley Ferguson’s career at Tennessee was brief. While battling for the starting quarterback job as a freshman in 2013, he sustained a leg injury and took a medical redshirt. He then left the program in May 2014.

Since then, Ferguson played two seasons for Coffeyville Community College before transferring to Memphis, where he has been the Tigers’ starting quarterback the past two seasons.

Although Ferguson is nearly four years removed from the end of his short stint with the Vols, that didn’t stop his father — a lifelong Tennessee fan — from taking a jab at his son’s former school this past weekend.

Don Ferguson posted on Facebook on Saturday (as shown in the below tweet from Andrew Darago, a columnist for VFLinsider.com), stating how pleased he is that his son left the Vols.

“Think Riley made the best decision of his life leaving that Dumpster Fire in Knoxville! And I’ve been a UT fan since I was a kid….makes me sad!” Ferguson wrote in the post.

Over the past two seasons, Ferguson has 5,233 passing yards and 48 passing touchdowns in 18 games as Memphis’ starting quarterback.

And as a reminder for Vols fans, coach Butch Jones at one time had Ferguson, Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs on his team’s roster, yet started Justin Worley at quarterback.

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