Fall practice for the Tennessee football team is underway, and there are a lot of position battles going on. Are we forgetting about running back Tim Jordan?
Jeremy Pruitt and his Tennessee football team have a lot going on as fall practice has begun. There are a lot of position battles going on all over the field. However, there is one position where most people have a consistent choice, and that’s running back position.
The talk around town is sophomore running back Ty Chandler will step up and be the lead back for the Vols this season. And, rightfully so. Last season Chandler put up some impressive stats and showed a lot of promise.
Chandler accounted for 305 yards with two touchdowns on only 71 attempts. Against Kentucky, he had the best game of his young career with 22 carries for 130 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
There is also grad transfer Madre London from Michigan State. The 6-foot-1, 213-pounder is more of a power back that fits the new offensive scheme. He hasn’t put up great numbers for the Spartans but should be a decent backup and change of pace.
There is no question that teams use multiple running backs to stay fresh throughout the game. Freshman Jeremy Banks will be there competing for playing time as well. And, just sitting there flying under the radar is Tim Jordan.
We had Jordan on our radar after he and Chandler combined for a total of 110 rushing yards with two touchdowns in the Orange and White Game. And, with another practice in front of fans, Jordan had another tough showing.
In the Vols open practice on Sunday, Tim Jordan received a lot of carries with the first time and showed promise bouncing a couple of runs to the outside for big gains.
No one should be surprised if Jordan is a breakout player this year or one of the most improved players on the team. He shouldn’t be forgotten or overlooked; he could be the best running back on the team.