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Still basking in the glow of its 21-point comeback over UGA, Tennessee has time to savor the 38-31 win. The Vols have a bye week before traveling to Alabama on Oct. 24.
Tennessee notched a memorable victory with its win over UGA. Still, there’s more to accomplish. Despite the UGA win, the Vols are still 3-3 and have a handful of injuries to deal with. Fortunately for Tennessee, it has an off week before facing Alabama.
- The Vols could use some rest. Sophomore receiver Marquez North (back) and freshman defensive lineman Kyle Phillips (shoulder) did not play against Georgia. Freshman defensive tackle Shy Tuttle left the UGA game in the second half. “We fully anticipate having them back for the Alabama game,” Jones said on WNML on Sunday. “I think this extra week will really, really help them in moving forward. Shy Tuttle is an ankle injury. We’ll know a little bit more (Monday) after he goes through everything. He’s a young man who has been playing really, really well for us. Tennessee expects offensive linemen Mack Crowder (ankle), Jashon Robertson (ankle) and Brett Kendrick (elbow) back for the Alabama game, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel’s Dustin Dopirak.
- The nation is noticing Joshua Dobbs. Tennessee’s junior quarterback received a weekly honor that doesn’t come around very often in Knoxville – or anywhere.
- As expected, the Tennessee-Georgia game got chippy. Both sides took some shots that weren’t necessarily considered gentlemanly behavior.
- Did the Vols win have an affect on recruiting? Very much so. Saturday’s game was Tennessee’s most important weekend of the fall – win or lose.
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- Overcoming adversity was the key to Tennessee’s win over UGA; Former Tennessee safety Deon Grant reinforced this message when speaking with the team before the game. That proved true when the Vols were down 24-3 and lost two starting offensive linemen to injuries in the first half.
- After suffering a gruesome knee injury against the Vols, Georgia tailback Nick Chubb will indeed need surgery. Several Vols tweeted their well wishes to Chubb.
- Tennessee didn’t blink. That’s what The Tennessean’s David Climer thought of the UGA win.
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Per a source, UT expects Mack Crowder (ankle) Jashon Robertson (ankle) and Brett Kendrick (elbow) back for the Alabama game.
— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) October 11, 2015