Opposing coaches commenting on the Tennessee Vols, former UT players in training camp and recruiting lead our Volunteers news for Monday, July 30, 2018.
July is coming to a close, and we begin our final week of uneventful news before things really start to pick up. That’s right. Football season for the Tennessee Vols is right around the corner, and in two days begins the longest month of the year. The wait is on.
While waiting, the news continues. As we get set to bring you today’s updates on Rocky Top, more news surrounding the preview of the season gets some attention. On top of that, we have a recap of a recruiting weekend to bring you.
Former UT players getting ready for the NFL is another major story that we’ll bring up. Yes, football season continues to inch closer with this news. Let’s start with the next preview story, which involves a conversation among opposing coaches.
Coaches anonymously talk about UT – Athlon Sports
SEC Coaches spoked anonymously about their foes for 2018, and the comments varied for the Tennessee Vols. Much focus was on what the offense would be like with Tyson Helton and praise for the quarterbacks. However, quotes also noted that they have been weak on stopping the run the last few years and pointed out how bad they could be at cornerback this year. Here is one anonymous quote.
"“Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt and Kevin Sherrer are obviously very good defensive coaches. It will be interesting to see how they transition to what Tennessee has done in the past few years to their scheme.”"
Recruiting targets tweet about UT visit – Rocky Top Insider staff
Numerous Tennessee Vols football recruiting targets visited Rocky Top over the weekend. The staff at Rocky Top Insider was able to compile a collection of tweets by those players to give readers an idea of how their visits went.
"Tennessee had a huge gathering of 2019 and 2020 targets and commitments on Saturday for their last big recruiting weekend before fall camp starts. Vol coaches hosted a big cookout, and UT had over two dozen prospects in attendance at the event."
Former Vols begin training camp – Patrick Brown, GoVols247
Former Tennessee football players are now set to begin NFL training camp. There are numerous stories surrounding UT. Those stories include Alvin Kamara and Derek Barnett following up on strong rookie seasons, Eric Berry returning to health, and new players like Rashaan Gaulden trying to make an impact. Gaulden is already seeing first-team reps with the Carolina Panthers.
"Tennessee has more than three dozen players on NFL rosters for the start of camps, so the Vols have maintained a strong presence at the next level despite the recent retirements of quarterback Peyton Manning and tight end Jason Witten."