It's a fact of life in college sports: New coaches tend to play their signees ahead of players left over from the previous regime.
August 21, 2009
Tennessee's cornerback depth took two major hits when 2007 starter Brent Vinson was suspended for Game 1 and 2008 starter Dennis Rogan missed the final 2½ quarters of Monday night's opener with a pulled stomach muscle.
September 5, 2008
Tennessee head athletic trainer Jason McVeigh reported that senior offensive tackle Eric Young underwent successful surgical repair of a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his left knee.
October 29, 2007
He watched Tennessee's 2006 opener with Cal from 145 miles away, relaxing in front of the TV on his mom's couch in Smyrna. His vantage point for the 2007 opener will be a lot closer and a lot less restful.
August 28, 2007
He knows he is a good football player. He also knows that many Tennessee fans are hoping he loses his first-team job between now and the Sept. 1 opener at Cal.
August 25, 2007
To say that calendar year 2007 is shaping up to be a much better one for University of Tennessee football player Marsalous Johnson than 2006 just might be the understatement of the year thus far.
Tennessee's undersized cornerbacks were an oversized concern for Vol head coach Phillip Fulmer entering spring practice. Their remarkable progress in March and April has alleviated many of his fears, however.
One of Tennessee's biggest football players has been selected "Most Improved Offensive Player of the spring" and one of the Volunteers' smallest players has been selected "Most Improved Defensive Player of the spring."