Mike Ward, more or less, had become the last man standing. Late last week, the veteran member of the University of Tennessee athletics administration recognized it, too, was time for him to exit from Rocky Top with nearly every member of Dave Hart’s cabinet out the door. For Ward, who holds biology and law degrees… Continue reading As he preps to move on, Ward sees ‘Banner years ahead’ for UT athletics
Every move. All of them. As he studies his film and breaks down his offseason workouts literally to every discernible movement on video, Eric Berry is then reconstructing and refining each body function in order to be an even better Eric Berry than the 2016 All-Pro, AFC Pro Bowler and more recently the guy who… Continue reading Return of Views: Eric Berry’s exclusive interview; Welton, Thomas Titans candidates?; Vols’ prep for Tech
(CAPTION: Butch Jones, in an NHL Preds’ T-shirt, with Bob Kesling last May at the MidState stop of the Big Orange Caravan.) University of Tennessee athletics has no plans to conduct arguably its most fan-friendly series of events this spring for the first time in decades. UT, which in 2010 under first-year football coach… Continue reading UT likely cancelling ’17 Caravan; officials have not secured facilities statewide
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