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Talking Points: Who's Going to Lead the Basketball Vols this Season?

Quickie Talking Points today:

Jordan McRae posted his third consecutive 40-point outing Monday night at Bearden High Gym, scoring 46 points in leading The Knoxville News Sentinel to a 123-100 defeat of Richardson Construction.

Kenny Hall accepts challenge of leadership role with Vols " GoVolsXtra
Kenny Hall insists there's not any pressure on him. Versatile Vol
Except for the point-guard position, Renaldo Woolridge could show up anywhere on the floor in 2011-12. He has played the 2, 3 and 4 positions previously, and - being the Vols' tallest returning player at 6-9 - could play some center this season, according to first-year head coach Cuonzo Martin. Defensive front will determine Vols success
Tennessee must have solid play from its defensive front for the Vols to have marked improvement this fall. - Mitchell likes Vol visit
After spending the bulk of the their early time in Knoxville scrambling to add help in the 2011 Class, Cuonzo Martin and his staff have increasingly been able to turn their attention to 2012 of late. The Vols saw some early returns on those efforts when power forward Charles Mitchell made an unofficial visit to get a first hand look at the program.

FORMER VOLS - Catching up with Eric Berry
Some great quotes from Berry on everything from his NFL experience to his brothers to Janzen Jackson. A Little too soon
"Sometimes I wish I was 10 years younger," the former Vol conceded during a recent stop in Knoxville. "But me and Jevon Kearse (Florida) came out in the same era, and we were those 'tweener guys that weighed between 250 and 260 but still played defensive end. "I think we started that trend. I wish I was 10 years younger but I basically can say that we helped start the trend toward smaller defensive ends."


AD Candidates, according to VolQuest's Brent Hubbs
Candidates: Senior Associate AD for Administration-Football David Blackburn; Northwestern AD Jim Phillips; Missouri AD Mike Alden; Georgia Tech AD Dan Radakovich. Not a Candidate: Phillip Fulmer.