Marcus Jackson likely finished for the year, Robertson requests number

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Tennessee starting offensive guard Marcus Jackson has a torn bicep and may be out for the year, Butch Jones confirmed today. “Marcus, there’s no timetable set,” Jones said after Tuesday morning’s practice. “It could be the season. It could be eight months. It could be nine months. It’s really based on how his surgery comes and how his body performs.” Fellow lineman Jashon … Continue reading

Tight end A.J. Branisel leaving Tennessee

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Branisel leaving Tennessee Redshirt sophomore tight end A.J. Branisel is leaving the Tennessee football program, according to Jimmy Hyams. Bransiel redshirted last season, but caught three passes in 10 games as a true freshman during the 2013 season. TE AJ Branisel has told UT coaches he is leaving the program. The RS sophomore caught 3 passes in 10 games in 2013. … Continue reading

Pearson returns to practice, Kamara loses black stripe


For the first time during fall camp, Tennessee took the practice field on Saturday dressed in full pads, and Von Pearson returned after being reinstated to the team yesterday. As per NCAA regulations, Pearson wasn’t allowed to work in pads, but participated in drills and worked on his pass-catching skills (Clip 1, Clip 2). According to Marquez North, he looked like “typical Von” … Continue reading

Practice day four: Position move, Pearson reinstated

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Tennessee was back on the field Friday afternoon for practice number four of fall camp, the final practice before the team begins dressing in full pads on Saturday. A crackly-voiced Butch Jones expressed his displeasure with the team’s performance to the media, saying they “grinded though” today but lacked the “maturity and leadership that’s necessary to play winning football.” He called … Continue reading

Who won Tennessee’s Circle of Life matchups?

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Tennessee’s Circle of Life drill is one of the most anticipated events of practice. Two players line up across from each other in a three-point stance, surrounded by a circle of their teammates. The players battle head-to-head until someone wins. It’s the ultimate test of adrenaline-pumping manhood in front of one’s peers. (Okay maybe that’s a bit of exaggeration, but you get the … Continue reading

Khalil McKenzie getting national attention after two practices


After only two practices without pads Tennessee freshman defensive tackle Khalil McKenzie is already turning a few heads across the nation due to his sheer size. “Khalil McKenzie was one of the prizes of Tennessee’s 2015 recruiting class, as the five-star defensive tackle from California was the sixth-best prospect in the nation according to 247Sports,” Tom Fornell of CBS Sports wrote. … Continue reading