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Talking Points: Pat Summitt and Tennessee Volunteer Spring Practice

First up in this morning's Talking Points is this nice piece by John Adams about Pat Summitt. There is no real news about Summitt's intentions, and Dave Hart is still declining comment, but things happening that are generally reserved for the end (like ewwwwwww turning to awwwwwwww) have a tendency to make it feel like the end even if it's not.

The official site has bits, nuggets, news, and notes on Day Four of spring practice. Fleshing things out a bit, the running backs are talking like Superheros, not that they each have their own superpowers but that they each have their powers. And Dooley is equal parts bullish and bearish:

"They're running the ball really well, they're doing what we're coaching them to do and they just have to keep doing it with consistency," Dooley said. "The progress we're making is everywhere. Here's what I'm seeing: the offensive line playing with a little more aggression, the receivers taking a greater interest in helping us block on the perimeter and the runners run with a lot more discipline, hitting the holes a lot faster and playing behind their pads.

"Now, it's only been two days in pads, so we're not ready for a national declaration that we can run the ball now."

Expect tight end Cameron Clear to not net another zero yards this season, and expect Jacques to know Jack. Both of those are very good things.

More links after the jump.

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University of Tennessee Athletics: Baseball
Vols Complete Sweep Over Alabama, 5-3

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Vols Clinch Series Over Alabama, 4-2 - Vols show toughness in weekend sweep


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Tennessee Vols high on four-star defender Naim Mustafaa's list
Four-star defensive end/linebacker Naim Mustafaa of Alpharetta, Ga., says he was impressed with his visit to Tennessee on Saturday for the Vols' fourth spring practice. - Vols lead for Johnson Complete football, basketball, baseball and recruiting coverage and breaking news of the University of Tennessee Volunteers.


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Vols Fall to Kentucky 7-0

Skinns 2nd on NGA Money List - Tennessee
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