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2014 NFL draft OG/C prospects

2014 NFL OG prospects Xavier Sua Filo-UCLA Gabe Jackson-Mississippis State Cyril Richardson-Baylor Trai Turner-LSU David Yankey- Stanford Brandon Thomas- Clemson Dakota Dozier- Furman Anthony Steen- Alabama Billy Turner- North Dakota State Cameron Fleming-Stanford Chris Watt-ND Jon Halapio-Florida   2014 C rankings Marcus Martin-USC Weston Richburg-CSU Tyler Larsen-Utah State Travis...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Shrine Game: Wednesday East Practice Notes

A productive day for the East practice after being rained out on Tuesday, I focused on the offensive and defensive line as best I could today, but also had plenty of notes on the receiver-defensive back match-ups. The biggest winners today were QB Jimmy Garoppolo, WR Jeremy Gallon, WR Erik Lora, OG James Stone, DT Jay Bromley, DT Bruce Gaston, and CB Phillip Gaines. Quarterbacks...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee brings renewed confidence into Bama game

The Tennessee Volunteers don't think facing ''the red team'' sounds particularly scary. That's what some Volunteers players have taken to calling the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in an effort to negate the intimidation factor for Saturday's game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. ''When teams hear that name or when they come to play against them, they...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Vols could face 7 ranked foes in 8-game stretch

Tennessee could be in the midst of the type of gauntlet no team has faced in two decades. The Volunteers (4-3, 1-2 SEC) visit top-ranked Alabama (7-0, 4-0) on Saturday in their third straight game against a Top 25 team. They follow that up by visiting No. 5 Missouri (7-0, 3-0) and hosting No. 11 Auburn (6-1, 3-1) the next two weeks. If Missouri and Auburn remain in the Top 25 when...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Jones, Volunteers learning to overachieve; more notes

By Riley Blevins InsideTennessee.com KNOXVILLE -- Adversity has been a constant companion to Tennessee early this season. That hasnt surprised first-year head coach Butch Jones. Its nearly expected when you field 14 freshmen every Saturday. Adversity will certainly present itself on Saturday as the Vols host sixth-ranked Georgia at 3:30 p.m. ET. I think we all know what were...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 4 NFL Draft Prospect Match Ups

Another week of College Football, another week of battles between some of the best NFL Draft prospects in the country as we look at the best Week 4 NFL Draft Prospect Match Ups. Through the air, on the ground or in the trenches, prospects will fight their fight this weekend and try to imprint their names in the minds of the public.   Jeremiah Attoachu v. James Hurst: Attaochu is...
Via The Sports Headquarters
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Vols aiming to have nation's top offensive line

Tennessee's offensive linemen savor the challenge they're facing and the attention they're receiving. The Volunteers return four starters from a line that allowed only eight sacks last season. Because Tennessee lacks star power at the skill positions, offensive tackles Antonio ''Tiny'' Richardson and Ja'Wuan James rank alongside linebacker A.J. Johnson...
Via Fox Sports
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Oregon defensive line to get an early test from Tennessee's experienced, SEC-sized offensive front

Amid their usual hijinks, hilarity and running goat jokes, the contributors at Addicted to Quack often exchange some golden Duck eggs of football knowledge. Today reader Double Duck pointed out that despite questions at quarterback and running back, Week 3 opponent Tennessee and new coach Butch Jones will bring a formidable offensive line to Eugene on September 14th, which happens...
Via The Duck Stops Here
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jones savors challenge of rebuilding Tennessee

Tennessee coach Butch Jones realizes that returning a storied Volunteers program to Southeastern Conference contention is going to be a gradual process. Jones is trying to rebuild a program that has posted three straight losing seasons, the first time that's happened at Tennessee since 1909-11. An unforgiving early-season schedule will make it tough to end that streak. Five...
Via Fox Sports
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Postmortem: Offensive growing pains still a thorn in Tennessee’s side

A season in review. • The Expectations. As intriguing as it must have been to watch a bunch of freshmen play a major role in pulling a 2-6 season from the brink of oblivion last November, the big-picture equation heading into the fall was the same: The Vols are green, man. Coming out of the spring, the starting quarterback, starting fullback, two starting wide receivers, four...
Via Dr. Saturday
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Give Him 6: Calling the Hogs Edition

Here are 6 links of interest for fans of the Tennessee Volunteers. Give Him 6! is a weekly feature here on Checkerboard Chatter. We try to put links to 6 articles or blogs that you will find informative and interesting. If you ever have suggestions for the weekly Give Him 6! just let us know. This week we focus on the Vols' trip to Arkansas.   1.  Tre Baker of Arkansas...
Via Checkerboard Chatter
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Volunteers Insider: UT can play spolier to Gamecocks

The second half has been absolutely brutal to Tennessee during SEC play. After getting outscored 31-0 in the second half Saturday at Alabama, the Volunteers have now been outscored 52-0 in the second halves of the past two games and 83-22 overall during SEC play. TE Mychal Rivera's role in the past two games has required him to block more and catch less. After notching five...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
October 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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