Trey Smith wins Witten award

Marvin Westwestwords

Tennessee junior offensive lineman Trey Smith is the winner of the 2020 Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year award. The Tuesday night presentation by Witten was at the Star …

Tennessee connection to Witten Award

Marvin Westwestwords

We’ll see tomorrow if the Tennessee connection has anything to do with the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year award.
Volunteer offensive lineman Trey Smith will be in Frisco, Texas, …

Vol football staff looks very different

Marvin Westwestwords

One football Vol to another: “So, who’s our coach today?”
The Tennessee staff is changing again, significantly and rapidly. What is happening reminds me of the children’s group game, fruit basket …

Dual-sport athletes are going, going …

Marvin Westwestwords

What follows is somewhere between unlikely and unbelievable.
The two recent recruits in Tennessee’s 2020 football round-up, Damarcus Beckwith of Florence, Ala., and Malachi Wideman of Venice, Fla., are talking about …

Kobe react: Remembering Bill Gibbs

Marvin Westwestwords

One of the disadvantages of old age is that disasters are sometimes revisited.
The death of Kobe Bryant in the Sunday helicopter crash created an immediate flashback.
I was in Gainesville, Fla., …

Football lull between storms

Marvin Westwestwords

The college football off-season sure is dull. Not much happens.
Bowl attendance comparisons finally arrived. The Gator Bowl was up. It beat some of the big boys, including the Sugar and …