Starters for Season Opener

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by kptvol, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I'm probably less sure about this than any season in forever. What do you think?

    QB: Dormady
    RB: Kelly
    LT: Kendrick
    LG: Boulware
    C: Robertson
    RG: Jones
    RT: Tatum

    Really no clue on the OL, kind of guessing.

    TE: Wolfe
    WR: Jennings
    WR: Byrd

    DE: Kongbo
    DT: McKenzie
    DT: Vickers
    DE: Taylor

    LB: Jumper
    LB: McDowell

    CB: Martin
    CB: ?
    NB: Gaulden
    SS: Kelly
    FS: Abernathy

    No idea on corner. Buchanan has played but it sounds like some of the freshmen might be better. Mosely is still apparently in the green jersey, so it seems insane to play him against a team that runs 95% of the time. Also, evidently Warrior will be tough to keep off the field. Kind of wonder if we could see a three safety look or maybe put one of the safeties at nickel and move Gaulden to the corner. Abernathy could play corner, too.

    K: Medley

    Supposedly the freshman is really close, but I'd say we at least start the season relying on the senior.
     
  2. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Smith has the RG locked down I think. Jones at LG.
     
  3. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff More fragile than Mr. Glass

    other wr Callaway or Johnson. Trey Smiff at guard. Buchanon hopefully won't see the field. LB flat out sucks unless Sapp, Bates, Bituli, Smith can somehow step up and play a high quality of football.
     
  4. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Yep
     
  5. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Martin and Moseley are the two cbs, Gaulden at nickel.
     
  6. BigOrangeBeech

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

    Someone said Hubbs said if they go 5 DBS look for Gaulden to play corner opposite Martin, with Warrior, Abernathy and TK.
     
  7. BigOrangeBeech

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

    Jumper in the middle with Sapp or McDowell on one side and Austin Smith on the other for 3 lb packages
     
  8. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Can they not get one of those outside guys or Bituli to figure out the middle? If Jumper is a human turnstile again against GT...
     
  9. TangoUniform

    TangoUniform Contributor

  10. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    That would probably be getting your best 5 on the field
     
  11. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff More fragile than Mr. Glass

    at least we won't let him get matched up against a future nfl slot like we did against OU and other teams. For some reason I feel like he's going to play well against this offense
     
  12. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    What crazy sorcery is this?
     
  13. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    My thoughts as well.
     
  14. TangoUniform

    TangoUniform Contributor

    agree. that's possible. if he knows it's 95% run, then all he's gotta do is stay home instead of fighting with himself whether to stay home or drop back...

    but i guess he can still **** up this free lunch by fighting over whether to stay home or fill a specific (wrong) gap...
     
  15. govols182

    govols182 Honorary Mod

    Depth chart was released today:

    39 starters...per the depth chart

    Butch Jones is so dumb. Can he not just say this guy is starting instead of having that crap released?
     
  16. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator


    11 offensive starters.

    11 defensive starters.

    11 kick off starters.

    6 punting starters.

    We are short 5 starters! How can we win?
     
  17. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    0% chance he benches senior K for frosh.
     
  18. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    No. Because releasing starters requires balls.
     
  19. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    He's played against it in high school quite a bit
     
  20. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Think we'll see more 4-3 against GT with Gaulden at CB to keep him on field.
     

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