Question at quarterback

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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 …

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

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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 …

Adjustable commitments

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Commitment means different things to different folks.
Sarah and I made one 64 years ago. We thought of it as a permanent pledge. So it seems.
Commitment has evolved into a more …

Ex-Vol Scot Farrar dies

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Funeral services for Scot Farrar, 63, former Tennessee football Volunteer, will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. There may be some big fishing stories.
Farrar died …

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 …