Coffin’s Corner – Tomorrow It Begins


With tomorrow being the home opener, I wanted to re-post an entry from a few years ago. A football Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee is unlike any experience in the world. Here is that post with some updates. Tomorrow It Begins There’s something special about Saturdays – every one of them. It’s the day of the week where you have the … Continue reading

Coffin’s Corner: Quick Hits Oklahoma


As we wind down from analyzing a jam packed contest between our beloved Volunteers and the formidable Falcons, here are some quick hits on the Oklahoma Sooners. Manipulating the Rushing Statistics I have a disclaimer for this portion of the blog. I am manipulating data, and it may not mean anything. Or it could be something. I’ll let you decide. … Continue reading

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