Vol RB Jeremy Banks Focusing on What’s Crucial..

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From a recent article:

He know what his burden was last year, and is adamant that he’ll fix it..The story indicates that Banks will start out this Spring at RB.

"This is my football," Banks' note read. "There are many like it, but this one is mine. My football is the heart beat of the team. I will master carrying it as I must master my life. I must carry my football with 4 points of pressure at all times. When in battle there's always a threat, own the ball, cross on contact ... Lock theory."
 
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Does this indicate a position change? There are only 2 or 3 RBs his size in the Rivals Top 250 for '20. I would really like to see him on offense if we are good at LB.
 
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Does this indicate a position change? There are only 2 or 3 RBs his size in the Rivals Top 250 for '20. I would really like to see him on offense if we are good at LB.
He took some practice reps at LB during the season, but has never been categorized as a LB. UT coaches and his former high school coach are doing their best to help Jeremy understand the importance of ball security. JB is embracing it. I applaud the staff for helping him alleviate the problem and not giving up on him..
 
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Does this indicate a position change? There are only 2 or 3 RBs his size in the Rivals Top 250 for '20. I would really like to see him on offense if we are good at LB.
He played at 6’1 210 last year iirc. Not exactly a jumbo sized running back. I’d personally like to see him move to defense because of his toughness and mentality. Plus, only so many touches he can get on offense with Chandler and Gray ahead of him....whereas if he can get in the LB rotation, he can potentially make more of an impact.

However, perhaps landing Henry and Crouch in this last class completely changed our LB dynamic and Jeremy now has the most value as a changeup RB. Will be interested to see how it plays out.
 
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Embarrassingly goofy.
Pretty much, but if the kid is headed into the spring at RB, it signals the staff is pretty happy with the talent at the LB position. Now if we can get Solomon eligible and get the DL solid this defense might be pretty decent.
 
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He played at 6’1 210 last year iirc. Not exactly a jumbo sized running back. I’d personally like to see him move to defense because of his toughness and mentality. Plus, only so many touches he can get on offense with Chandler and Gray ahead of him....whereas if he can get in the LB rotation, he can potentially make more of an impact.

However, perhaps landing Henry and Crouch in this last class completely changed our LB dynamic and Jeremy now has the most value as a changeup RB. Will be interested to see how it plays out.
Throw Peterson in to that mix and we should be at least capable at LB.
 
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I like him at RB and that position group is thin numbers wise. LB unit has improved considerably through recruiting and have numbers now. I suspect he'll stay at RB and can get some carries if he can hold on to the football. We need someone with his style of running in order to lean on teams when we need to.
 
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He played at 6’1 210 last year iirc. Not exactly a jumbo sized running back. I’d personally like to see him move to defense because of his toughness and mentality. Plus, only so many touches he can get on offense with Chandler and Gray ahead of him....whereas if he can get in the LB rotation, he can potentially make more of an impact.

However, perhaps landing Henry and Crouch in this last class completely changed our LB dynamic and Jeremy now has the most value as a changeup RB. Will be interested to see how it plays out.
Liked it, and then replied to it, because this is exactly the type of critical thinking that you see from a VN poster who actually knows what they are talking about.

Go Vols.
 
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He took some practice reps at LB during the season, but has never been categorized as a LB. UT coaches and his former high school coach are doing their best to help Jeremy understand the importance of ball security. JB is embracing it. I applaud the staff for helping him alleviate the problem and not giving up on him..
Too big of a running/catching/blocking threat to give up on. Has prototypical size and speed that Pruitt wants at RB.

Kid will be good this year. Also, he gives us a back who you can give the ball to and can gain yardage in any situation.
 

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