NFL Draft 2013 sleeper watch

By Ron Clements.   QB Ryan Griffin Every NFL fan knows the top players in the NFL draft. After watching all-star games, bowl games, the NFL Combine, and every sports talking head show there is, those same fans also may know of players who boosted their draft stock from January through March.East Central Oklahoma defensive end Armonty Bryant is an example of a player who was unknown...
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Prospectus: Tennessee Volunteers

Since 2008 the Vols have had four different head coaches. Former Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones is the latest that will try to right the ship in Knoxville. Jones took over for Brian Kelly at Cincinnati and went 4-8 in his first season before going 19-6 over the last two years. Jones brings Mike Bajakian and John Jancek with him from Cincy as his coordinators. This trio had a good...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 2 Observations: Georgia State

          After an impressive outing against the N.C. State Wolfpack on opening weekend, the Vols took on Georgia St. on Saturday in a David-and-Goliath matchup. Only this time, Goliath stepped on David, squashing him into an irrelevant, greasy spot. Tennessee dominated the contest 51-13, and while the score was obviously lopsided, there are things to be concerned about...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Vols' Lathers continuing to put pain behind him

The wait is almost over for Tennessee linebacker Herman Lathers. After missing the entire 2011 season with a fractured left ankle, Lathers returns to action Friday when Tennessee faces North Carolina State at the Georgia Dome in the opener for both teams. A strained quadriceps muscle has limited Lathers for much of the preseason, but he doesn't expect the injury to keep him...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Fifth-year Vol paying the price

Storylines are hard to come back when training camp deep into the double digits. Tennessee linebacker Herman Lathers' is one worth reading up on. Check out this story before watching the HD video interview the fifth-year Volunteer did with InsideTennessee.
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August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Vols finally adjusting to new defensive scheme

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee linebacker Herman Lathers sees a bigger difference now in first-year defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri's 3-4 scheme than he did in the spring. Lathers said that in the spring, players had trouble just lining up correctly, but a summer's worth of film study and visiting with position coaches has Sunseri pleased with the defense's progress...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Vols finally adjusting to new 3-4 defensive scheme

Senior linebacker Herman Lathers sees a ''night and day'' difference in how the Volunteers are adjusting to the new 3-4 scheme installed by Tennessee first-year defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri. Lathers said players had trouble in the spring just lining up correctly, but a summer's worth of film study and visiting with position coaches has Sunseri pleased with...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Vols trying to bounce back from losing seasons

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Coming off consecutive losing seasons for the first time in more than 100 years, Tennessee has renewed confidence and optimism as players reported for fall camp Thursday. Entering coach Derek Dooley's third year, the Volunteers have a potentially potent passing game and a veteran core of starters, but also have big questions about the lack of a running...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Herman Lathers, Mark Richt on Missouri billboards, and more.

 (Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.) Judgement Day. The SEC could decide today if annual cross-division rivalries such as Georgia-Auburn and Alabama-Tennessee will continue, or be shelved in the name of "progress." (The Birmingham News) It's just a flesh wound. Tennessee...
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June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Dooley: Vols open spring with 'typical first day'

Tennessee's Derek Dooley said Monday's morning session of spring football practice was ''a typical first day.'' The Volunteers are looking forward to a fresh start after finishing 5-7 last year. The third-year Tennessee coach has seven new assistant coaches. They are working with several midyear enrollees and a number of players recovering from various injuries...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Football. Vol Report: Lathers Sticks With It

There were times when junior linebacker Herman Lathers thought he'd never run through the 'T' or suit up in a Tennessee uniform again.
Via University of South Carolina Athletics
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Vols LB back practicing again after broken ankle

Nearly five months after fracturing his ankle during voluntary summer workouts, Tennessee linebacker Herman Lathers was finally able to practice with his team in a limited capacity. Lathers was in a non-contact jersey, and he’s by no means ready to play this weekend against Middle Tennessee — or perhaps for the remainder of the season, for…
Via College Football Talk
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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