2020 Tennessee Volunteers

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  1. Shadowlight

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    Since 2017 the white starters were 7, 5 and 1. This year probably 1.

    I can't stand this team. Everything about them reeks of a caste design for living. Every year the media drools over their team speed and athleticism. They neglect to mention their penchant for brainless play. Not to mention their undisciplined play. To wit they just shut down practice due to 41 COVID cases. For comparison BYU is as clean as a whistle. I haven't been interested in this team since 2013 when nifty WR Zach Rogers (32-491-7) was making some noise. Junior guard transfer Cade Mays would be listed as a starter but that is only if he is deemed eligible and at the moment I don't believe he has gotten the green light. Won't change the big story either way.

    Players to watch: QB Brian Maurer, OL Cooper Mays, P Paxton Brooks who starts, what the hell.

    OFFENSE:
    TE Austin Pope (SR)

    DEFENSE:
     
  2. Bucky

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    Caste as any..
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    Tennessee senior TE Austin Pope (back) is out indefinitely and may miss the 2020 season.
    This is troubling news as Pope (6'4/235) has now had back surgery each of the past two offseasons. He was used primarily as an in-line blocker in the run game, having only recorded four catches last season even though he started 11 games. There is not much experience behind Pope, so if he is not able to suit up this year it would be a big loss. Tennessee opens up against South Carolina in Columbia on September 26th.

    Tennessee junior OL Cade Mays won his NCAA appeal for eligibility in 2020.
    Mays (6'6/328) was originally denied an eligibility waiver in August, but fortunately the NCAA has come around and granted his waiver on appeal. Mays now must wait for the SEC to clear him since nothing can be accomplished succinctly when it comes to college football bureaucracy. Mays, a former five-star recruit, started 18 games during his two seasons at Georgia and will immediately assume starting duties at Tennessee if his SEC eligibility is granted. The Vols look forward to having Mays in the lineup September 26th when they open at South Carolina.
     
  4. Leonardfan

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    He followed the caste system perfectly - coal black team - and according to caste thought blacks are better football players - so why is he out of a job now lol.

    Tennessee will be firing HC Jeremy Pruitt with cause, according to Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel.

    The decision isn't all that surprising, as Pruitt was unable to turn the Volunteers into a contender in the SEC East. What is surprising is the drawn-out way in which this was handled, as rumblings about Pruitt's job security began towards the end of the season. There was also an internal investigation into possible NCAA violations which began in early January, and the findings are why Pruitt is being fired with cause. Yet even with all of this going on, former Auburn DC Kevin Steele was hired shortly after the investigation was made public. Pruitt was signed to an extension that ran through the 2025 season just before the 2020 campaign began, but his being fired with cause may get Tennessee off the hook when it comes to a potential buyout. Also, AD Phillip Fulmer will be retiring.
     
  5. Bucky

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    So confusing the experts told us that they were recruiting better, what happened?!
     
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  7. Leonardfan

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    Former USC senior DT Caleb Tremblay transferred to Tennessee.
    Tremblay (6'5"/270) seldom played in 2020, due in part to the shortened PAC-12 schedule. In 2019, however, Tremblay played snaps as a rotational player. earning 19 tackles and two sacks that season. A former four-star JUCO recruit in USC's 2018 signing class, Tremblay has one year of eligibility remaining. He joins new HC Josh Heupel's defense and with a new staff in town he should have a clean slate to carve out a role in the unsettled position group.
     

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