A theme of the 2018 Tennessee season has been this staff mixing up positions on the roster. With obvious needs to start the year, this coaching staff experimented with a handful of players swapping to different sides of the football. We’ve even seen some of that experimentation in season.
It even continued today, with just five games left on the schedule.
Freshman running back Jeremy Banks was seen working with the linebackers today, which has been a move that’s been talked about over the last couple of days. In the video below, you can see Banks working in perhaps his new spot, getting one on one training with head coach Jeremy Pruitt.
NEWS: Vols bruising rookie RB Jeremy Banks practiced at MLB today.— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) October 23, 2018
We’ll see how long the experiment lasts but this is a move that’s been rumored for a bit.
Banks certainly has enticing traits that are missing in that unit. How fast can he get ready to play though? pic.twitter.com/onp2N3WaMx
The true freshman out of Cordova, Tennessee has 41 carries for 161 yards and three scores on the season so far. With Tim Jordan and Ty Chandler settling into the lead back roles, Banks’ touches have vanished over the past few weeks.
Is this a permanent move? We don’t know. Pruitt will certainly be asked about it tomorrow after practice. It certainly is an interesting move.
Tennessee doesn’t exactly have a depth issue at linebacker with Darrin Kirkland Jr., Quart’e Sapp, Daniel Bituli and Will Ignont manning the top four spots. Freshman JJ Peterson will be in that equation next year too.
We’ll update you (hopefully) with an answer on Wednesday night.