Jarrett Guarantano doing heavy homework

Marvin Westwestwords

No way to know how it will turn out but Jarrett Guarantano is hell-bent on being the best Tennessee quarterback he can be.
On the holiday weekend when the Volunteers were …

Thoughts of Tennessee turnovers

Marvin Westwestwords

The mere mention of football is an emotional trigger for a surprising number of Tennessee fans. Some actually get excited and it isn’t even July.
A funny friend sent a screenshot …

Old Vol Dave Stottlemeyer dead at 83

Marvin Westwestwords

Dave Stottlemeyer, another special link to the best days of the Bowden Wyatt era of Tennessee football, has died at age 83 at his home in Sarasota, Florida.
Stottlemeyer was a …

Imagine this: 70 points in one game

Marvin Westwestwords

In anticipation of the restart of Tennessee football, in anticipation of an opening game in September, in anticipation of a much-improved offense and a decisive victory over Charlotte, I have …

Best-ever Volunteer athletes

Marvin Westwestwords

There aren’t many advantages to being old. Senior discounts go only so far.
Here is one plus: Based on the mind remaining relatively intact, many sports memories are fun. I was …

Tennessee recruiting is a forest fire

Marvin Westwestwords

Tennessee football recruiting addicts are in Fourth of May wonderland, floating high above the clouds, with an unobstructed view of championships to come.
Back on Earth, the Volunteers are in a …

Vol Network brings back big games 

Marvin Westwestwords

The Vol Network has been relatively quiet for several weeks but it has made a comeback.
Radio repeats of special games is a great idea, a perfect pacifier for impatient fans …

Old Vols and other stuff 

Marvin Westwestwords

In my modest collection of things, from a different time and place, is a Tom Siler book, “Tennessee’s Dazzling Decade,” written 50 years ago.
It has a priceless inscription, “To the …