Can Kongbo become king?

Jonathan Kongbo came rolling into Knoxville on the biggest hype train we have seen in years. Or maybe it just CSX rumbling through campus in the middle of the night. Kongbo entered Tennessee last year as a redshirt sophomore from British Columbia. He didn’t start playing football until his senior year at Holy Cross High…

Does Barnes still have it?

It’s been a big day on the recruiting trail for Tennessee basketball. The Vols signed two four-star forwards which has been a position of need for several years. Along with 6-foot-10 center Zach Kent, Tennessee added Derrick Walker and Yves Pons. Here are some quick notes on the two:   Derrick Walker (Kansas City, MO)…

Florida Grandpa Sees for the First Time

  There are moments in life that people never forget. We all remember the scene in Homeward Bound when all the dogs come running over the hill and on to the front porch, or when Nemo is reunited with his parents. Everyone loves a feel-good moment in life. When this Florida Grandpa puts on a…

Vols Spring Practice: April 11th

  Tennessee is at the midway point of spring camp and another practice is in the books. The media was allowed three viewing periods, but per usual, we didn’t see much. I spent the majority of my time with the quarterbacks and special teams units.  We didn’t really see any passing drills.  During the open…

Bidding farewell to Dobbs

  What can you say about #11 in orange? Well, quite a bit. As a senior in high school in 2012, Josh Dobbs made a name for himself.  Hailing from Alpharetta, GA, Dobbs was a four-star prospect and the No. 10 pro-style quarterback (yes, that’s correct) in the country according to 247 Sports. Even though…

Trey Smith v. Jonathan Kongbo: What does it mean?

Thursday’s spring practice brought about some interesting stories. Many fans and media members have been calling for a Circle of Life battle between two of Tennessee’s most physical beings: former 5-star defensive end Jonathan Kongbo and the nation’s No. 1 offensive lineman Trey Smith.  Well, everyone got their wish on Thursday as the two physical…

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Tennessee ranks #19 in ESPN’s 2017 Football Power Index

Why not! ESPN released their first cut at the 2017 Football Power Index earlier this week, and it’s fairly similar to what they released in January. The formula, to my knowledge, is based on returning stats, team talent, schedule, and other factors. Anyway, Tennessee ranks 19th. Probably more surprising is Tennessee being sandwiched between two…