We are now through 13 spring football practices and Tennessee is still experimenting with positional changes. It’s been the theme of the spring as Jeremy Pruitt and his staff tries to prepare for anything in the fall.
Today we saw a couple of players back at their original spots, but we also saw a couple of players stay at their new positions, which was a bit of a surprise.
Latest Tennessee positional updates after spring practice No. 13:— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) April 17, 2018
Alontae Taylor still at CB
Greg Emerson still at OG
Eric Crosby still at OG
Latrell Bumphus back at TE
Matthew Butler back at DL
The two most notable come in the form of two of Tennessee’s biggest 2018 signees. Alontae Taylor is still working at cornerback while Greg Emerson is still working at offensive guard.
Jeremy Pruitt said last week that each move is for emergency depth. He spoke specifically on Taylor, who told Pruitt he could have the position down with a couple more days of practice. Pruitt hasn’t spoken on Emerson, but you would have to think that the same logic applies, especially considering Tennessee’s lack of depth right now on the offensive line.
Eric Crosby also remained on the offensive line, but LaTrell Bumphus and Matthew Butler moved back to their original positions during practice today.
It’s unclear where these handful of players will play during Saturday’s Orange and White game, but it’s going to be one of the main storylines to follow.