Tennessee Vols defensive lineman Paul Bain earning a scholarship and Trey Coleman leaving headline our Volunteers news for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.
Happy hump day! The long weekend has finally ended, and the Tennessee Vols are now in full swing for their next game against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers. The preparations for that continued with a Tuesday practice, and they’ll be focusing on that the rest of the way until Saturday comes.
Our news on Rocky Top, though, focuses on a couple of personnel things related to the Tennessee football program. This includes great news for a walk-on player who has been with the program for years but also bad news regarding a younger player.
In addition to those football stories, we have a recap of a match in another sport to bring you. So this Wednesday, things are finally back to normal with the season in full swing and the Labor Day weekend having fully come to an end. Let’s start it with the football news.
Tennessee Vols senior lineman Paul Bain earns scholarship – Ryan Callahan, GoVols247
Tennessee football walk-on defensive lineman Paul Bain, a fifth-year senior, received a scholarship Tuesday afternoon. Freshman linebacker Nyles Gaddy first broke the news on his Twitter account before other sources picked it up. Bain recovered a fumble against the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday and also blocked a field goal in last year’s opener against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, saving that game.
"First-year Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt was complimentary of Bain last month, during the opening days of preseason camp, saying he expected Bain to play for the Vols on the defensive line."
Trey Coleman leaves UT program – Austin Price & Jesse Simonton, Volquest
Tennessee Vols sophomore running back Trey Coleman has left the program. Coleman was buried in the depth chart behind Madre London, Ty Chandler, Tim Jordan and Jeremy Banks. With three of those four guys either a freshman or a sophomore, his prospects didn’t look great in the future either. Coleman played four games in 2017 and only touched the ball in one game: against Indiana State where he had four carries for nine yards.
"Coleman did not play against West Virginia on Saturday and was not at practice during the open media portion on Monday."
Tennessee volleyball falls to ETSU – UTSports
They should probably hope this isn’t foreshadowing anything. The Tennessee Lady Vols volleyball team lost for the first time this season and under new head coach Eve Rackham. They fell in five sets to the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers on the road in Johnson City. The loss dropped them to 6-1 on the year.
"The Lady Vols were led by a career night from junior outside hitter Tessa Grubbs who tallied 25 kills in the five set loss. Her previous career-high was 23 which she last accomplished against LSU in the final match of the 2017 season."