Bailey worked a lot with English, Bowden, and Lamonte.
He has good genes:
“Bailey was well-equipped for the challenges of a mid-career redshirt year. He’s hyper-competitive, highly driven, self-studying and coachable. He inherited as many mental as physical attributes from his parents — Victor Bailey Sr., a former NFL player, and Tonja Buford-Bailey, an Olympic bronze medalist in 400-meter hurdles.”
He’s a gym rat... usually in Pratt Friday and Saturday evenings during the summer.
TN especially recruited him to be in an upperclassman leadership role.
We don't have the national pedigree, but I really think this team lines up similar to Villanova in talent and depth. Watching VU the last two nights, they lost Bey, and have a couple guys out injured now, but their depth and returning talent reminds me of what I THINK the Vols have...talented and serious depth of returning talent along with infusion of young top end talent. In fact, our young talent probably is more in line with KY, but we've got the luxury, it appears, of being able to go 10 deep (maybe more), without alot of fall off. Just need to keep everyone healthy from covid impacts.
Semi serious question...it's pretty obvious that the spread will continue thru the winter, probably impacting all teams at some point. I just wonder, since most all classes (except maybe some labs) will probably have remote options for all schools, if the SEC is considering a bubble conference slate, so they we can have a full SEC conferece schedule?