Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by justingroves, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    A projected depth chart for the offense

    LT: Wanya Morris
    LG: Jerome Carvin
    C: Brandon Kennedy
    RG: Calbert
    RT: Wright
    TE: Pope/Fant
    QB: Bailey
    RB: Gray/Jordan/Whitehead or Hodge
    WR: Palmer
    WR: Keyton
    WR: Brandon Johnson

    Gibbs and Tillman will play quite a bit at receiver too. The incoming freshmen have a chance to play as well.

    I don't think Chandler returns, I want him to but he's been replaced. If he does, that's great, he's a good back.

    There's some actual depth on the interior oline now. If Jahmir Johnson doesn't leave, he's the 6th lineman and plays quite a bit. If he does, tackle depth is an issue.

    I don't expect Guarantano back, even if he does come back I expect Bailey to beat him out. Once that happens, this becomes 100% Pruitt's baby.

    Another qb probably leaves too.

    This should be a fairly young, exciting offense to watch, assuming Guarantano isn't involved.
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  2. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod


    Already got my hotel booked in Miami.
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  3. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    On defense

    The defensive line is deep and experienced.

    The middle linebackers will be To'oto'o, Peterson, Crouch and a lot of youth. If Banks comes back, Crouch goes outside.

    The outside linebackers/pass rushers will be DeAndre Johnson, Roman Harrison and Kivon Bennett with young guys after that.

    The defensive backfield has two top end corners in Taylor and Thompson. Warren Burrell is there for depth.

    If Shamburger stays eligible, I'll be impressed. If not, we'll Kenney Solomon and Keshawn Lawrence there.

    The safeties should be fine. McCollough is a very good player, Theo Jackson and Trevon Flowers can play and we'll see Tyus Fields there too.

    A lot of youth everywhere but corner and the dline.
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  4. **TDCVOL**

    **TDCVOL** Contributor

    Man, we needed to sign a TE.
  5. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    We have 2 4* TEs who redshirted
  6. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Not really, Tennessee redshirted two of them from the 2019 class.

    Right now, there's Austin Pope, Princeton Fant, Jacob Warren, Sean Brown and Jackson Lowe on scholarship.

    Also, two of the best tight ends in the country in the 2020 class are in state guys Tennessee has been all over since Pruitt got here.
  7. Power_T16

    Power_T16 Chieftain

    Is Shamburger eligibility iffy? Hadn't heard that. Thought he had his best game in Orange last night.

    I think it's pretty locked up that Banks comes back if he doesn't mess up again.
  8. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    Tim Jordan seems like he’s been here 25 seasons
  9. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I think he's fine grades wise, but he's used up a lot of chances as far as his behavior
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  10. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    He’s developing into a pretty good nickel/star. Need him back.
  11. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    8 or 9 regular season wins should be expected from this point forward. It's year 3 now.
  12. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    OL, DL, and DB will be the best units.

    WR will be the most surprising.
  13. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    A functional qb will make the receivers better. Brandon Johnson has a chance to pull a Travis Stephens too
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  14. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    It's all about the QB on offense. I'm not sold that we ve seen the end of JG and while Bailey is a Fr and Maurer is still green, JG is what he is. If UT wants to make the next step that position is the easiest pick.

    Gray has had 2 good games to finish the season but if Chandler leaves the depth is questionable.

    WR loses a lot but theres a lot of talent there.

    Kennedy coming back is big. OL should be good.

    Bituli is hard to replace but they should be pretty good on that side with another year.
  15. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Good sign is we had multiple freshmen who looked like they can compete with anybody, bookends on OL and stud at lb and rb is a good base
  16. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Still pretty so-so at RB unless Gray shows he can do it against decent teams. Also not sure how well we can run without Trey Smith. QB is still a potential disaster and WR is fairly unknown. Seems like another year of praying our defense can hang on.

    Need Keyshawn Lawrence to be the real deal or maybe Flowers to step up.
    Need someone to fill Bituli's spot and hopefully some OLBs that can play, too.
  17. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    QB sucks
    Rbs are terrible
    WR are weak
    OL can't block
    DL can't get off blocks
    LBs can't tackle
    DBs can't cover
    STs are awful
  18. **TDCVOL**

    **TDCVOL** Contributor

    The WRs are weak ? YOU'RE WEAK !
  19. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    1989 stroke out during the game? You'd think he would be pleased with the great comeback, but not much since his fire pruit in game rant.
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  20. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Flowers has been good when he's not breaking his collarbone or his leg.

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