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Tennessee wide receivers coach Kevin Beard is liking his guys. He especially likes returning starter Jajuan Jennings, who just needs to be the alpha male he naturally is. But speaking of leaders, running back John Kelly is relishing the spotlight and taking it on himself to coach up Carlin […]
One of my favorite jokes to tell to customers is when they try something on only to find it’s too big for them. “I can tell you how to grow into that,” I tell them. “I have all the secrets.” Marcus Tatum has some secrets, too. Back in high school, […]
Offensive tackle Marcus Tatum on fellow Tennessee Volunteer offensive tackle Trey Smith: “He’s just a monster. There’s nothing more to it,” Tatum said. “He’s been blessed with size and strength and smarts, and there’s nothing else you can really ask for out of a five-star. He’s one of the most […]
Our buddy Will Shelton over at the old stomping grounds is asking scary questions today: Where would injuries be most costly to the football team this fall? It’s a good, if frightening, question in light of the impact that injuries had on last year’s team. So where are we most […]
I don’t know whether we’ve ever had anyone smarter on the roster than VFL former quarterback Josh Dobbs. I’m betting that one the things that makes him so smart, though, is that he knows when to listen to the master. And Dobbs has relied on none other than another VFL former quarterback […]
Derek Barnett and Butch Jones will both be in attendance at the first round of the NFL Draft on April 27. In all, 22 top prospects and 13 coaches will be in attendance. ESPN has projected Barnett as high as the eighth pick overall in this year’s draft, and having his […]
Freshman defensive end Deandre Johnson, one of five early enrollees for the Vols, was rewarded with the removal of his black helmet stripe after last Saturday’s scrimmage. Johnson stepped up after Jonathan Kongbo was hurt, and Kendal Vickers and Darrell Taylor took it upon themselves to remove Johnson’s “rookie” stripe. […]