Curt Maggit and AJ Johnson

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  1. Vols kick balls

    Vols kick balls Chieftain

    They started the scrimmage today at WLB and SLB. Starting freshman at LB isn't something that normally results in success in the SEC but I like the fact that it gives us some much needed size and athleticism at the LB spot. The thought of Probst and Vereen getting most of the reps as starters was scaring the shit out of me.
     
  2. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    Folks are freaking out about the offense's performance, but the silver lining to that is obvious. Besides, isn't it typical for the defense to jump ahead of the offense early in Fall practice?
     
  3. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Yes.
     
  4. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Coleman got a lot of work with the 1s too.

    Maggit and AJ are a whole hell of a lot better athletes than Propst and Vereen. I do not care if they're inexperienced as long as they can fly around.

    Tennessee D has been extremely slow and un-athletic the past two seasons.
     
  5. Hoss Diesel

    Hoss Diesel Member

    N. Reveiz agrees.
     
  6. tidwell

    tidwell Chieftain

    Yeah, but do they want it bad enough?
     
  7. govols182

    govols182 Chieftain

    You mean, Ryan Karl and Nick Reveiz aren't fast?
     
  8. chavisut

    chavisut Super Moderator

    I'm really excited about these two. Throw in Harris and I can't remember having three freshman LBers that looked the part like they do.

    I expect to see Maggit with his hand down in nickel situations a lot.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2011
  9. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    According to Hubbs, all freshmen are through the clearing house now.
     
  10. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    So is Austin Johnson (white guy) playing outside or inside at this point? Seems like they moved him outside since Probst was doing well inside. But now that these freshmen are playing so well I wondered if he might head back to the middle.
     
  11. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    He's in the middle
     
  12. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    So I'd say he's probably got the inside track to start there, with Probst as the backup.

    Is Greg King healthy?
     
  13. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    The 2-deep Tennessee allegedly released recently had Austin Johnson in the middle backed up by Probst.
     
  14. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I doubt it. He never is.
     
  15. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Not sure what the initial injuries were, but that dude has had a lot of surgery. Way more than a 20 year old should ever have to have.
     
  16. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I know he has a knee that hasn't been right since his freshman year here.
     
  17. chavisut

    chavisut Super Moderator

    According to the two deep on TOOS
    SLB- A.J. Johnson, Crump
    MLB- Austin Johnson, Propst
    WLB- Curt Maggit, Vereen

    Figure Lathers will be in there somewhere once he returns.
     
  18. FlowingAway

    FlowingAway Member

    Everytime I hear or read his name, I think about when he BLEW UP Ingram and McElroy simultaneously last year.
     

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