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UT Receives Letter of Inquiry. Holds Presser

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"The University of Tennessee will hold a press conference today at 3 p.m. to discuss the receipt of a letter of inquiry from the NCAA. Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, athletic director Mike Hamilton and men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl are expected to attend." [Ed. Consider this your comment thread, for anyone able to listen.]

5 keys to Vol Upset over Oregon

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"There's not much reason, on paper, that this game should even be close. That, my friends, is why football games aren't played on paper. Football games are played in 100,000-seat sanctuarys with the vast majority of those seats being occupied by fanatics wearing odd-colored clothing and screaming at the top of their lungs. Football is played on a field with green grass (or field turf) with guys who have heart, talent, and a keen knowledge of the playbook." Be Sure to check out the rest

A States Soul, in a Song

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"The spirit of Tennessee football hangs above the hearth in a worn motel lobby. Boudleaux and Felice Bryant wrote the bluegrass song in about 10 minutes, music and lyrics, too. Surely they never imagined what it would become. "Wish that I was on old Rocky Top, down in the Tennessee hills ..." The original handwritten sheet music resides at the Rocky Top Village Inn. Just below the manuscript is a photograph of Neyland Stadium, taken just before kickoff sometime in the early 1970s. Get used to "Rocky Top," Duck fans. You’re going to hear it a lot on Saturday." From 100,000 screaming fans!

Wilcox studying RB James for Vols Test

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"Justin Wilcox had to stop and rewind the tape on Oregon running back LaMichael James a few times to make sure it was playing at regular speed. The Tennessee defensive coordinator thought for a moment he was watching on fast-forward because James looked so fast and elusive."

Gregg Doyle thinks It's Time

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Time for Mike Hamilton to leave that is. In a series of tweets early this morning Doyle, of CBS Sports made it abundantly clear that he feels Mike Hamilton has overstayed his ability at Tennessee and should be replaced