KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Brady Hoke has been one of the most positive additions to Tennessee football since last season, and fans will soon see his impact on the defensive line.
The Vols open with Georgia Tech on Sept. 4, and Hoke’s retooled defensive line will factor mightily.
The former Michigan head coach provided a positive report through the first seven days of fall practice on Sunday, concluding that “you’ve got to feel the guys up front.”
Hoke praised defensive tackle Kendal Vickers and end Darrell Taylor with having the best start to August drills.
Hoke also said redshirt junior defensive tackle Alexis Johnson (6-foot-4, 300 pounds) has become more “engaged” in the defense.
Mike Griffith and WNML’s Josh Ward also discuss the offensive line, Tennessee’s 1-2 finish in the 100 meters at the World Championships and comments from Tennessee athletic director John Currie on Monday’s podcast.
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