Back in December when Oliver “Ollie” Lane’s (OLLIE LANE PROFILE) recruitment was going from a slow simmer to a percolating boil, coaches the likes of Jim Chaney and Justin Wilcox, among others, found their way to Gibbs High School. So, too, did coaches from Northwestern, Duke and myriad other outposts. Yet it was late in… Continue reading Lane’s coaches saw early potential for Jones’, Vols’ newest 2018 commitment
Last Friday, the final day of March, Dave Hart arrived to his University of Tennessee office — the last day it would be Hart’s dominion before the impending John Currie era began — by 6 a.m., and Tennessee’s five-and-a-half-year athletics leader did not leave until nearly sunset. Opinions forever will be divided on Hart’s time… Continue reading Hart exits with record football salaries; Currie’s top #2 choice?; Irish eyes?
Tennessee continued its fifth spring camp under head coach Butch Jones Tuesday afternoon on Haslam Field, in a day billed ‘Technique Tuesday’ for the Vols at all positions. And the day was particularly technique-focused with quarterbacks working on dropbacks, handoffs, play-fakes and more while there were a number of candidates vying for punt return duties… Continue reading Observations, Scenes from Vols’ ‘Technique Tuesday’ drills
Tennessee hit the one-third mark of its spring camp Friday, and positional groups as well as individuals are fully emerging. Before we dive into that, however, let’s note a couple quick things on the early movements of new Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics John Currie, who was in Knoxville Thursday night for the Vols’ NFL Pro… Continue reading Views from practice, Currie’s moves & more
Here’s a brief slideshow from our 15 minutes on Haslam Field today as Tennessee hit the one-third mark of its fifth spring camp under coach Butch Jones. Tennessee works again Saturday in a closed session, and wraps up spring with the April 22 Orange & White Game. Included in the gallery is Robert Meachem, who… Continue reading Snapshots From #5: Vols back to work
(Author’s note: The brand-new Furman University football staff welcomed me into all components of the program and Saturday’s spring game. While I typically write mostly about the SEC/Tennessee, I hope you’ll find this a compelling glimpse into life at the FCS level & the quality people looking to rebuild the Paladins’ program.) GREENVILLE, S.C. —… Continue reading Inside The Rebuild: Embedded with the staff at Furman University’s spring game
It is, without question, especially in this time of college football, almost an embarrassment of riches for the University of Tennessee at the quarterback position. Can or will it remain that way? Hard to determine a scant week into a QB derby that’s not going anywhere and features two gritty competitors, Quinten Dormady and Jarrett… Continue reading Experts praise Vols’ QB status; Super Bowl coach checks in; Hoke urges “tougher, more physical” D-Line