Coach in waiting

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This is a multiple-choice quiz just to see if you are paying attention:
James Bradley Woodson is (a) interested in physical therapy; (b) a master of the thinking man’s board game, …

Chairman of the boards is gone

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Howard Bayne, legendary tough guy of Tennessee basketball, died today In Dayton, Ohio, at age 75.
Howard, an original Ray Mears recruit in 1962, was a rare non-conformist. He was 6-6 …

Readers who write

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Readers of westwords are very special. Readers who write are worth double. You know who you are.
David Irwin is 14 years retired from a Knox County teaching career, Halls and …

Bigger and stronger

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In this time of administrative turmoil, it is so comforting to finally get one issue behind us. We now understand why Tennessee football deteriorated during the Butch Jones era and …

Pruitt spanks absent fans

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We can help you, Coach, if you’ll just let us know when the fuse is short.
If we had guessed how strongly you felt, we could have saved you from yourself …

We got our Heisman

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Well, we finally got our Heisman Trophy.
Sort of.
It belongs to Chris Weinke. It is here in spirit, as long as he is on the Tennessee coaching staff.
We have endured, lo, …

Somebody is wrong

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I am nearly always right but sometimes I am wrong, no spinning to explain it away, just plain wrong.
Even with a lofty IQ, vast experience and world-class confidence, I have …