Tennessee vs Oregon Prepper!


Tennessee vs Oregon Prepper!

Vols Basketball possible NCAA inquiry


Still heresay, but Wes Rucker tweets that Mike Hamilton and UT officials expect to receive letter of inquiry soon. Possibility of excessive contact with recruits. UPDATED tweets: But, as a peer just told me by phone, Vols could get separate letters of inquiry in 2 sports around the same time. Has that happened before? And, still not sure what to think.

Oregon RB James comes off suspension for Tennessee


"When the No. 7 Ducks visit Tennessee this Saturday, running back LaMichael James will be making his season debut after a 1-game suspension because of offseason trouble."

Big boy Football


A Oregonians take on Tennessee vs Oregon "We're two days away from "big boy football" as Derek Dooley put it last week. The Vols face Oregon on Saturday night and the Ducks have a national reputation-- good and bad. Saturday's game marks the return of two Oregon players who were suspended for their season opener. Running back LaMichael James and kicker Rob Beard return. Of course, anyone familiar with college football also knows the Ducks lost Heisman candidate quarterback Jeremiah Masoli when he was kicked off the team. He has resurfaced at Ole Miss, a team that Tennessee plays in November."

Vols courting Maurice Couch


" Garden City, Kan., can often times seem like it is hundreds of miles from anywhere and that's because it often is. It's four hours to Wichita in the east, five hours to Colorado Springs, Colo. in the west. Don't even think about going north or south because you'll be on the road much longer than that. But, for all its isolation it has become home for defensive tackle Maurice Couch. "

"We've had a few staph infections, so we did a clinic yesterday on proper shower technique and soap...


"We've had a few staph infections, so we did a clinic yesterday on proper shower technique and soap and using a rag," Dooley said. "We put some new rags in -- y'all think I'm kidding, but I'm serious. "We had, I told them, the worst shower discipline of any team I've ever been around. So we talked a little bit about application of soap to the rag and making sure you hit all your body. You know, you can neglect it trying to cut corners, and it shows in how you practice and elsewhere. I'm hoping we show some improvement in that."

DOOLEY QUOTED: Hitting the showers | Austin Translation | I know this was in the Talking Points this morning, but this quote belongs up there with "bring it across and shape it down." More hygiene and discipline tips from Dooley. Boom.

Sports Animal interview with Tennessee DC Justin Wilcox


Pretty good interview by Jimmy Hyams with Justin Wilcox. Skip to 7:30 for the start of the interview.