'19 NJ ILB Juwan Mitchell (Texas Transfer) [Tennessee commit]

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Solid replacement for Henry T.
i'm going to get throttled for this. was excited as haites when we landed the kid. saw him make a couple good plays...but, on whole...saw a crap ton of plays where he was non existent, a non factor. We missed Bituli.

You guys recall what having a difference maker back there can do?

Kcy and KB back in day. Jason Mitchell, Marvin Mitchell, Omar Gaither....and Mayo. Lawdamercy. The offense was doo doo.
 

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I hope he has 36 tackles against Bama next year. 12 of the for losses.
Necks year vs Bama, King Theodon/Saruman aka Sankey/Saban....

Huepel gone be all... 126146D7-EE6A-4B80-B916-60B951ACE386.gif
For the non-nerds, that means Huepel is going to purge whatever magical spell Saban has Sankey under.
 
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People expecting him to be better than Henry T will be disappointed but he doesn’t have to be for us to play winning football. He will be better than Crouch and So is Banks so that combo can potentially be better than Henry/Crouch combo. Just think downplaying how good Henry T can be is sour grapes
HT was a really good player but he wasn’t even close to some of our greats. AJ was a far better backer in my own personal opinion.
 

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HT was a really good player but he wasn’t even close to some of our greats. AJ was a far better backer in my own personal opinion.
I hated watching AJ tackle. Such a big dude that always seemed to go high and try to throw the guy down vs lowering his shoulder and laying the hammer.
 

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People expecting him to be better than Henry T will be disappointed but he doesn’t have to be for us to play winning football. He will be better than Crouch and So is Banks so that combo can potentially be better than Henry/Crouch combo. Just think downplaying how good Henry T can be is sour grapes
Of course it's sour grapes. He either A) was forced to leave because he was part of the scandal that has us facing sanctions, or B) left us when we needed him to step up and lead the most. I hope the kid finds success, and I understand he's doing what he needs to for his future, but that doesn't just make the bitterness disappear. We really could have used him this coming year. So we're allowed to be bitter.

And btw, he's good, but he's no Al Wilson.
 
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Just FYI on Mitchel.. He was the 2nd best LB on a team that had seen a revolving door at LB coach and DC his time on campus. As it sits right now, hes an OK 3rd piece on a 3 LB scheme, but he has some holes in his game.

He doesn't play smart at times and will also get torched in coverage. Lots of tackles last year but whiffed or wasnt where he was supposed to be on many big plays as well. Combine that with his friction and attitude with the Herman regime and the UT administration (and it is rumored there were issues as well with Sark and the new staff as well) and he saw the writing on the wall. He was also held out of Spring practices (before he joined the portal) to focus on his academics, which has been and on again off again concern with him. There is a reason why Texas has accepted 3 grad transfer LBs (and a 4th and potentially a 5th free COVID transfer) and may consider potentially one more. Orlando and Herman totally whiffed on LB recruiting and development, and the current Texas roster in the Spring highlighted that.

Texas will be moving into a more true multiple look with a DE/OLB hybrid, a true WLB and two more specialized ILB's. Mitchel would have been in contention for one of the two specialized roles in the ILB rotation. Texas's LB core was so bad they went and got Thorton from LSU and Oghoufu from ND for their outside standup hybrid DE/OLB as grad transfers, D. Richardson from NMSU (FR All American pre COVID) as a free COVID transfer for WLB/ILB, and Ben Davis from Bama should be offical (not 100% but I think he has officially graduated from Bama) along with supposedly Palaie Gaoteote from USC as a free COVID transfer in the near future at ILB. Texas also has coming back D Overshown (who was their best LB last year) to play WLB as well as a J. Bush and a few others that were pushing/filling in for Mitchel for the LB snaps last year.

He ended up not really having a easy "fit" with the new DC and it was probably easier for both sides just to part ways and move on. He should do well as long as he plays within his strengths and is not required to be the main difference maker on the LB core. Keep him out of/protect him while he is in coverage (which was something that was all almost impossible in the B12) and simplify his responsibilities and he should be a solid addition to the Vols for the Fall.
 

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Just FYI on Mitchel.. He was the 2nd best LB on a team that had seen a revolving door at LB coach and DC his time on campus. As it sits right now, hes an OK 3rd piece on a 3 LB scheme, but he has some holes in his game.

He doesn't play smart at times and will also get torched in coverage. Lots of tackles last year but whiffed or wasnt where he was supposed to be on many big plays as well. Combine that with his friction and attitude with the Herman regime and the UT administration (and it is rumored there were issues as well with Sark and the new staff as well) and he saw the writing on the wall. He was also held out of Spring practices (before he joined the portal) to focus on his academics, which has been and on again off again concern with him. There is a reason why Texas has accepted 3 grad transfer LBs (and a 4th and potentially a 5th free COVID transfer) and may consider potentially one more. Orlando and Herman totally whiffed on LB recruiting and development, and the current Texas roster in the Spring highlighted that.

Texas will be moving into a more true multiple look with a DE/OLB hybrid, a true WLB and two more specialized ILB's. Mitchel would have been in contention for one of the two specialized roles in the ILB rotation. Texas's LB core was so bad they went and got Thorton from LSU and Oghoufu from ND for their outside standup hybrid DE/OLB as grad transfers, D. Richardson from NMSU (FR All American pre COVID) as a free COVID transfer for WLB/ILB, and Ben Davis from Bama should be offical (not 100% but I think he has officially graduated from Bama) along with supposedly Palaie Gaoteote from USC as a free COVID transfer in the near future at ILB. Texas also has coming back D Overshown (who was their best LB last year) to play WLB as well as a J. Bush and a few others that were pushing/filling in for Mitchel for the LB snaps last year.

He ended up not really having a easy "fit" with the new DC and it was probably easier for both sides just to part ways and move on. He should do well as long as he plays within his strengths and is not required to be the main difference maker on the LB core. Keep him out of/protect him while he is in coverage (which was something that was all almost impossible in the B12) and simplify his responsibilities and he should be a solid addition to the Vols for the Fall.
Thank god Texas is so much better then Tennessee that they allowed us to have some of their scraps
 

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Just FYI on Mitchel.. He was the 2nd best LB on a team that had seen a revolving door at LB coach and DC his time on campus. As it sits right now, hes an OK 3rd piece on a 3 LB scheme, but he has some holes in his game.

He doesn't play smart at times and will also get torched in coverage. Lots of tackles last year but whiffed or wasnt where he was supposed to be on many big plays as well. Combine that with his friction and attitude with the Herman regime and the UT administration (and it is rumored there were issues as well with Sark and the new staff as well) and he saw the writing on the wall. He was also held out of Spring practices (before he joined the portal) to focus on his academics, which has been and on again off again concern with him. There is a reason why Texas has accepted 3 grad transfer LBs (and a 4th and potentially a 5th free COVID transfer) and may consider potentially one more. Orlando and Herman totally whiffed on LB recruiting and development, and the current Texas roster in the Spring highlighted that.

Texas will be moving into a more true multiple look with a DE/OLB hybrid, a true WLB and two more specialized ILB's. Mitchel would have been in contention for one of the two specialized roles in the ILB rotation. Texas's LB core was so bad they went and got Thorton from LSU and Oghoufu from ND for their outside standup hybrid DE/OLB as grad transfers, D. Richardson from NMSU (FR All American pre COVID) as a free COVID transfer for WLB/ILB, and Ben Davis from Bama should be offical (not 100% but I think he has officially graduated from Bama) along with supposedly Palaie Gaoteote from USC as a free COVID transfer in the near future at ILB. Texas also has coming back D Overshown (who was their best LB last year) to play WLB as well as a J. Bush and a few others that were pushing/filling in for Mitchel for the LB snaps last year.

He ended up not really having a easy "fit" with the new DC and it was probably easier for both sides just to part ways and move on. He should do well as long as he plays within his strengths and is not required to be the main difference maker on the LB core. Keep him out of/protect him while he is in coverage (which was something that was all almost impossible in the B12) and simplify his responsibilities and he should be a solid addition to the Vols for the Fall.
There is only one UT, the University of Tennessee. Remember when a bunch of Tennessee boys helped Texas gain their independence from Mexico?



But if Texas gets that USC kid, congratulations.
 

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Just FYI on Mitchel.. He was the 2nd best LB on a team that had seen a revolving door at LB coach and DC his time on campus. As it sits right now, hes an OK 3rd piece on a 3 LB scheme, but he has some holes in his game.

He doesn't play smart at times and will also get torched in coverage. Lots of tackles last year but whiffed or wasnt where he was supposed to be on many big plays as well. Combine that with his friction and attitude with the Herman regime and the UT administration (and it is rumored there were issues as well with Sark and the new staff as well) and he saw the writing on the wall. He was also held out of Spring practices (before he joined the portal) to focus on his academics, which has been and on again off again concern with him. There is a reason why Texas has accepted 3 grad transfer LBs (and a 4th and potentially a 5th free COVID transfer) and may consider potentially one more. Orlando and Herman totally whiffed on LB recruiting and development, and the current Texas roster in the Spring highlighted that.

Texas will be moving into a more true multiple look with a DE/OLB hybrid, a true WLB and two more specialized ILB's. Mitchel would have been in contention for one of the two specialized roles in the ILB rotation. Texas's LB core was so bad they went and got Thorton from LSU and Oghoufu from ND for their outside standup hybrid DE/OLB as grad transfers, D. Richardson from NMSU (FR All American pre COVID) as a free COVID transfer for WLB/ILB, and Ben Davis from Bama should be offical (not 100% but I think he has officially graduated from Bama) along with supposedly Palaie Gaoteote from USC as a free COVID transfer in the near future at ILB. Texas also has coming back D Overshown (who was their best LB last year) to play WLB as well as a J. Bush and a few others that were pushing/filling in for Mitchel for the LB snaps last year.

He ended up not really having a easy "fit" with the new DC and it was probably easier for both sides just to part ways and move on. He should do well as long as he plays within his strengths and is not required to be the main difference maker on the LB core. Keep him out of/protect him while he is in coverage (which was something that was all almost impossible in the B12) and simplify his responsibilities and he should be a solid addition to the Vols for the Fall.
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Just FYI on Mitchel.. He was the 2nd best LB on a team that had seen a revolving door at LB coach and DC his time on campus. As it sits right now, hes an OK 3rd piece on a 3 LB scheme, but he has some holes in his game.

He doesn't play smart at times and will also get torched in coverage. Lots of tackles last year but whiffed or wasnt where he was supposed to be on many big plays as well. Combine that with his friction and attitude with the Herman regime and the UT administration (and it is rumored there were issues as well with Sark and the new staff as well) and he saw the writing on the wall. He was also held out of Spring practices (before he joined the portal) to focus on his academics, which has been and on again off again concern with him. There is a reason why Texas has accepted 3 grad transfer LBs (and a 4th and potentially a 5th free COVID transfer) and may consider potentially one more. Orlando and Herman totally whiffed on LB recruiting and development, and the current Texas roster in the Spring highlighted that.

Texas will be moving into a more true multiple look with a DE/OLB hybrid, a true WLB and two more specialized ILB's. Mitchel would have been in contention for one of the two specialized roles in the ILB rotation. Texas's LB core was so bad they went and got Thorton from LSU and Oghoufu from ND for their outside standup hybrid DE/OLB as grad transfers, D. Richardson from NMSU (FR All American pre COVID) as a free COVID transfer for WLB/ILB, and Ben Davis from Bama should be offical (not 100% but I think he has officially graduated from Bama) along with supposedly Palaie Gaoteote from USC as a free COVID transfer in the near future at ILB. Texas also has coming back D Overshown (who was their best LB last year) to play WLB as well as a J. Bush and a few others that were pushing/filling in for Mitchel for the LB snaps last year.

He ended up not really having a easy "fit" with the new DC and it was probably easier for both sides just to part ways and move on. He should do well as long as he plays within his strengths and is not required to be the main difference maker on the LB core. Keep him out of/protect him while he is in coverage (which was something that was all almost impossible in the B12) and simplify his responsibilities and he should be a solid addition to the Vols for the Fall.
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Just FYI on Mitchel.. He was the 2nd best LB on a team that had seen a revolving door at LB coach and DC his time on campus. As it sits right now, hes an OK 3rd piece on a 3 LB scheme, but he has some holes in his game.

He doesn't play smart at times and will also get torched in coverage. Lots of tackles last year but whiffed or wasnt where he was supposed to be on many big plays as well. Combine that with his friction and attitude with the Herman regime and the UTjr administration (and it is rumored there were issues as well with Sark and the new staff as well) and he saw the writing on the wall. He was also held out of Spring practices (before he joined the portal) to focus on his academics, which has been and on again off again concern with him. There is a reason why Texas has accepted 3 grad transfer LBs (and a 4th and potentially a 5th free COVID transfer) and may consider potentially one more. Orlando and Herman totally whiffed on LB recruiting and development, and the current Texas roster in the Spring highlighted that.

Texas will be moving into a more true multiple look with a DE/OLB hybrid, a true WLB and two more specialized ILB's. Mitchel would have been in contention for one of the two specialized roles in the ILB rotation. Texas's LB core was so bad they went and got Thorton from LSU and Oghoufu from ND for their outside standup hybrid DE/OLB as grad transfers, D. Richardson from NMSU (FR All American pre COVID) as a free COVID transfer for WLB/ILB, and Ben Davis from Bama should be offical (not 100% but I think he has officially graduated from Bama) along with supposedly Palaie Gaoteote from USC as a free COVID transfer in the near future at ILB. Texas also has coming back D Overshown (who was their best LB last year) to play WLB as well as a J. Bush and a few others that were pushing/filling in for Mitchel for the LB snaps last year.

He ended up not really having a easy "fit" with the new DC and it was probably easier for both sides just to part ways and move on. He should do well as long as he plays within his strengths and is not required to be the main difference maker on the LB core. Keep him out of/protect him while he is in coverage (which was something that was all almost impossible in the B12) and simplify his responsibilities and he should be a solid addition to the Vols for the Fall.
 

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I have no problem accepting Mitchell's move may be a fresh opportunity for him and us because of changes that might negatively effect his playing time at Texas. Happens all the time everywhere there is a staff/scheme change in CFB and the pros.

I'm just glad we got a quality football player at a position of need who will obviously fit our new scheme. FWIW folks, that he has not played well in coverage is not new to any ILB. Watch HT's performance last season. That's not the primary duty in the 4-2-5/3-3-5 for an ILB anyway. His primary job will be to stuff the run and rush the passer. When he drops for coverage it will be into a zone for underneath routes much of the time.

The beauty of this is with Banks on the field they will have two bullets to fire when pass rushing. The opposing O-lines will never be quite sure which one is coming or if it will be both. Which happens a lot with Banks as well as Heup's D's in their past. It was Micah Parsons most of the time at PSU because he is a freak athlete they could line up anywhere. It was multiple guys with Heup's D at UCF.
 

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