Jim McDonald, another old Vol, has died

Marvin Westwestwords

James Allen McDonald Jr. had a famous father, Ohio State all-American, second pick in the 1938 NFL draft, career football coach, head man at Tennessee for a season.
Young Jim did …

Bobby Morel, tough middle guard, has died

Marvin Westwestwords

As the late, great Haywood Harris once said, fathers do not spend backyard play time teaching sons to become middle guards.
Middle guard is not one of the glamorous positions in …

Celebration of life: Ron Widby

Marvin Westwestwords

Tennessee has had hundreds of great athletes, a host of all-Americans, many professionals and one Ron Widby.
The most versatile Volunteer, the last four-sport letterman, died Tuesday at age 75. He …

The end – with more conclusions to come

Marvin Westwestwords

Column revised to reflect change in bowl game status.
The end is near. The season is mercifully over but there will be other conclusions.
For example, Tennessee was in and out of …