Money is no object

Marvin Westwestwords

Fourteen months ago, Phillip Fulmer accepted the challenge of “fixing” Tennessee football.
Because of what he previously accomplished, because of his competitiveness, wisdom and experience, I want to believe it will …

Pruitt hits home run with Chaney hire

Marvin Westwestwords

Tennessee finally has an offensive coordinator. Jeremy Pruitt says he found a perfect fit. Phillip Fulmer says the choice was worth the wait. The athletic director found the funds to …

Pray for Trey

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

Happiness is getting the last two gifts wrapped and the bicycle assembled with time left to light candles and sing Christmas carols.
Here is an add-on: Say a prayer for Henry …

Joined at the hip

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

Tennessee quarterback competition owns the spotlight. Thousands, maybe a million, anxiously await the outcome.
Off stage, the irony of ironies is unfolding. Phillip Fulmer and Jeremy Pruitt are joined at the …

It can only go up from here

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

Things learned, concluded or reminded of since last we met …
It can only go up from here.
There are two views of football pressure, feel it or apply it.
Most teams have …

Difference of opinion

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

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 …

Pruitt spanks absent fans

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

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 …