- True freshman wide receiver Nu'Keese Richardson is back and will play against Memphis Saturday. According to Kiffin, the issue with Richardson was overblown. Kiffin had a nice chat ($) with Richardson on Monday, and it sounds like Kiffin's handling whatever the non-situation is quite well, actually. There's a video of Kiffin's comments on Nuke below.
- Kiffin was not satisfied with the 31-13 palindrome of a win over South Carolina Saturday:
I had to keep reminding myself that that was a big win, and the largest win over Spurrier by a Tennessee team in 19 years. Those things, I have to keep reminding myself of them, because I didn't think we played well. I didn't think that game should have been very close at all.He means it, too, as has six positions open for competition this week: left guard, fullback, backup defensive tackle, nickel corner, third-down left defensive end, and middle linebacker.
- The Vols play Lincoln Memorial at 7:30 EST tonight in their final exhibition game. Don't expect it to be the 124-61 thrashing it was two seasons ago.
- Bruce Pearl has said that newcomer Kenny Hall appears to be the team's best offensive rebounder. The trick apparently has something to do with "getting lower." Huh.