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Tennessee loses a couple of offensive linemen to the FCS, an Andrew Butcher update, and more: it's your Friday links!

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  • Morning fam! Brace yourself for some 247 roster talk. An area not mentioned in yesterday's potential team weaknesses poll was left tackle, which makes sense, what with Drew Richmond and Chance Hall both angling for the spot left open following the graduation of Kyler Kyberson. But that competition remains wide open, Butch Jones told 247 yesterday- and it probably isn't strenthened by the news last evening that fifth-year tackle Dontavius Blair and sophomore Ray Raulerson have "quit the program," per John Brice. Both are expected to transfer to FCS programs where they'll be assured more playing time.

  • Meanwhile, redshirt freshman DE Andrew Butcher has yet to be medically cleared to return following knee problems last spring. Butcher, who attended Alpharetta High School (also the alma mater of Josh Dobbs) outside Atlanta, was ranked by 247 as the No. 17 strongside LB in the 2015 class.

  • Baker Mayfield, who you may remember from such films as "Why Did We Think a Big OOC Game Was a Good Idea" and "No Really Guys I Swear He Looked Amazing in September," gave a looong interview to Athlon, and has some nice things to say about his memories of Neyland. As he would.

  • The Worldwide Leader's seemingly endless series of offseason SEC roundtables slogs along, and this round they all seem pretty high on the hiring of Bob Shoop.

  • The Post and Courier out of Charleston has a look at Tennessee from a Gamecock perspective. They're worried

  • Yeah so I guess Josh Dobbs really is taller than he looks:

Happy Weekend!