Ready or not, Tennessee opener is upon us

Marvin Westwestwords

Ready or not, the show starts Saturday.
Unless another blockade is placed on the runway, Tennessee’s Volunteers will fly into Columbia to do battle with the South Carolina Gamecocks. Strange as …

Old Vol Bill Johnson has died

Marvin Westwestwords

We’re running short of old Vol football all-Americans.
Bill Johnson, prominent two-way guard on the 1956 Tennessee championship team and captain a year later, died Sunday at his home in Sparta. …

Some remain disturbingly doubtful of Volunteers

Marvin Westwestwords

Here I go again, writing about writers.
Dennis Dodd, Missouri man, former Kansas City Star star, now CBS Sports senior columnist, seems to be saying Tennessee football has regressed. He picks …

To play or not to play, that is the question

Marvin Westwestwords

College football is restarting practice while knee deep in a high-risk dilemma. If you are into colorful adjectives, choose a four-letter D word to precede dilemma.
Of course, Tennessee’s coaches want …

Vol lessons on money matters

Marvin Westwestwords

Just before the really big clash between Alabama and Georgia on Jan. 8, 2018, a headline writer for Time magazine exclaimed, “This Could Be The Last College Football Championship Game …

Optimism wrapped in confusion

Marvin Westwestwords

What we have here is optimism wrapped in confusion.
The Southeastern Conference has taken one bold step in the general direction of a football season – without knowing exactly how everybody …