It seems far too early in the season for Tennessee to be traveling to Lexington. Yet that’s what is scheduled to happen this weekend.
The Vols will face a much improved Kentucky program on Saturday. Recruiting has improved. Facilities are being upgraded. Kentucky could be on the verge of a renaissance.
Are the Vols ready for the new and improved Cats? The Vols will have to depend on inexperienced underclassman on both sides of the ball. Here’s a roster update and a good bit of recruiting news:
Here are five things to know:
- The Vols don’t have the option of depending on upperclassmen in the season’s final stretch. Underclassmen must step up and make the difference.
- Sophomore wide receiver Josh Malone was at practice on Tuesday. However, something wasn’t quite right, per Dustin Dopirak of The Knoxville News Sentinel.
- Barring a total collapse, the Vols will be going to a bowl game. Here are some possible destinations.
- Even with five straight games to close out the season, the Vols are always thinking about recruiting. Here are five of the most important prospects on Tennessee’s board.
- Tennessee is a top-15 team. No, really. Here’s proof.
Other Tennessee news from around the Internet
- Georgia ATH Marquez Callaway has some time off next week. He said he may be close to taking an official visit. The Vols and UGA could both host.
- Tennessee is one of five teams that are finalists for Georgia DT Derrick Brown. Here is a breakdown.
- Butch Jones doesn’t forget about prospects just because they’re committed. Here’s his birthday message to a key pledge.
- Jalen Hurd isn’t the best known tailback in the SEC. However, he’s still appreciated, per GoVols247.com’s Wes Rucker.
- Every team has injuries this time of year. Here is the roundup for the Wildcats’ ailments.
The best stories around the SEC
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- Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen vows he’ll “never comment on an injury again”
- Ole Miss DT Robert Nkemdiche likely to play against Auburn
- LSU players help stranded motorist during rainstorm in Louisiana
- Kentucky leads nation with 21 (basketball) players on opening night