Mike Stratton is dead at 78

Marvin Westwestwords

(This article has been updated)
Mike Stratton, two notches above incidental as a Tennessee football Volunteer but an all-time great with the Buffalo Bills, died this morning of heart complications. He …

What I know about football Volunteers

Marvin Westwestwords

One day before spring practice begins and six months before the opening kickoff seems a safe time to tell you what I know or at least believe about Tennessee football.
This …

Trey Smith wins Witten award

Marvin Westwestwords

Tennessee junior offensive lineman Trey Smith is the winner of the 2020 Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year award. The Tuesday night presentation by Witten was at the Star …

Tennessee connection to Witten Award

Marvin Westwestwords

We’ll see tomorrow if the Tennessee connection has anything to do with the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year award.
Volunteer offensive lineman Trey Smith will be in Frisco, Texas, …

Vol football staff looks very different

Marvin Westwestwords

One football Vol to another: “So, who’s our coach today?”
The Tennessee staff is changing again, significantly and rapidly. What is happening reminds me of the children’s group game, fruit basket …

Dual-sport athletes are going, going …

Marvin Westwestwords

What follows is somewhere between unlikely and unbelievable.
The two recent recruits in Tennessee’s 2020 football round-up, Damarcus Beckwith of Florence, Ala., and Malachi Wideman of Venice, Fla., are talking about …

Football lull between storms

Marvin Westwestwords

The college football off-season sure is dull. Not much happens.
Bowl attendance comparisons finally arrived. The Gator Bowl was up. It beat some of the big boys, including the Sugar and …