Pruitt hits home run with Chaney hire

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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 …

As bad as it gets

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This is George Cafego memorial day.
Let us remember the late, great Tennessee Volunteer, one of the genuine good guys who gave more than he got, an all-American, No. 1 pro …

How humbling

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For a place sort of set in its ways, football things sure do change in a hurry around here.
Gone are progress and momentum and Jeremy Pruitt being hailed as prospective …

Wonderful, wonderful

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All around town, the now words are wonderful, wonderful.
Tennessee’s traditional victory over Kentucky, more meaningful than usual, exceeded expectations. The Wildcats were thought to be the stronger team. Not so.
Facts …

Pivotal games remain if …

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Wow, Alabama is pretty good.
That may be the best offense we’ve seen – strong, balanced, excellent speed, superior quarterback. The recycled analyst has done one heck of a job.
Tennessee regressed. …

Relief and belief

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What we have here is good news a full notch above maybe and perhaps. Call it relief and belief.
No jumping to conclusions, mind you, but I am about to begin …

Auburn contradictions

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Unpredictable Auburn has a new problem. Off to the side, it has created one for Tennessee.
The Tigers, thought to be championship contenders back in the summer, are disappointing. They lost …

Improvement? Optimism? Careful now

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Jeremy and I thought we saw some encouraging signs. As 26-point losses go, this wasn’t all that bad. Georgia has a good team.
Jeremy was more emotional than I am about …