Question at quarterback

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

When there is a question at quarterback, Tennessee fans get very excited.
Who will win the job? Will the runner-up transfer? What about depth? Is the QB of the future on …

Difference of opinion

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What we have here is a difference of opinion.
Recruiting evaluators, analysts and sportswriters, after countless hours of personal observation, film study and input from friends and neighbors, have determined that the state …

Chad Pennington: What might have been

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We realists are not big on “What might have been.”
On occasions, I do wonder if anybody’s life would have turned out differently had Chad Pennington played football at Tennessee.
The Volunteers …

Random thoughts on Tennessee football 

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Moment of reflection: 2017 was truly awful and maybe worse.
Outlook: Lane Kiffin, expert on many subjects, says Jeremy Pruitt will do a great job solving Tennessee problems and restoring happiness.
“He is …

Tennessee flag at half-mast

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The Tennessee flag flies at half-mast today. John Ward has died.
The legendary announcer was bigger than life to a few million Tennessee sports fans. For three decades and more, he …

How to pronounce Akporoghene

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

Bob Kesling, Voice of the Vols, is on the case. He’ll find out for sure how to pronounce Chris Akporoghene’s last name, just in case the large young man becomes …

Jim Courtney dies in accident

Marvin WestFeature, Powell

Jim Courtney, one of the most dynamic football players in the history of Powell High School, died on June 15 in a tractor accident on his property off Meredith Road between …

Tennessee track underachieves at NCAA

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Tennessee’s track and field team performed far below expectations at the NCAA championship meet last week in Eugene, Oregon.
U.S. track coaches had ranked Vol men as the 22nd best group in …