- Good morning! Tennessee held its second scrimmage on Saturday in Neyland stadium, with the offense taking it pretty easily, at least according to Josh Dobbs:
"Last week we had to wait (for the film review) ‘cause it came down to literally the last play," Dobbs said. "It was a close game. I think we won by one or two points. But this time we won handily, by 15 points.247 has a full report here. Saturday was also the annual Student Appreciation Day and Family Day (which are both on the same day, I guess?). Esteemed attendees included VFLs Eric Berry, Ramon Foster and Reggie McKenzie, and it looks pleasant:
- Also in at Neyland were two of Butch Jones' top 2017 targets, 247 3* Princeton Fant (WR) and 247's No.47th-ranked Maleik Gray (ATH), both of LaVergne, TN. They came dressed like this, which can't be a bad thing:
- The nation's No.1 overall athlete Jacoby Stevens listed his top 7 programs, in order, on Sunday, including Tennessee (we came in 5th).
- Both the Tennessee baseball and softball teams were also in action this weekend. Despite a tight few opening innings, Tennessee's baseball squad fell Sunday to No.12 Kentucky 10-2, giving the Wildcats the series, 2-1. Meanwhile, the No.16 (Lady?) Vols (... the softball one) also struggled, leaving 11 runners on base and eventually losing 7-3 to No. 15 Mizzou, also sealing that series in non-Vol favor.
- In case you missed it in the avalanche of coaching changes this offseason, earlier in the year Georgia's new coach Kirby Smart hired our own late-lamented former coaches Jim Chaney (OC) and Sam Pittman (OL). In an interview with DawgNation over the weekend, Derek Dooley offered a ringing endorsement of the pair (seriously, though, who thinks, "I know, let's call up Derek Dooley, I bet he has some penetrating football insights"?).
- VFL Josh Richardson's Miami Heat clinched a birth to the NBA playoffs on Saturday with the Bulls' loss to the Pistons, but more importantly, in the pregame to his matchup that night, he raised an important point. I haven't consulted the other RTT editors on this, but I feel confident saying this publication is prepared to fully endorse this take:
The pregame debate involved Josh Richardson saying he never heard of linguine and insisting there was no such thing in Tennessee.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) April 3, 2016