KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Can Tennessee tailback Jalen Hurd find his footing against South Carolina’s spotty run defense?
With no Alvin Kamara, the No. 18 Volunteers need Hurd to shoulder the load Saturday against the Gamecocks (7:15 p.m., ESPN2).
Hurd is averaging just 3.8 yards per carry this season, but former Tennessee quarterback Eric Ainge recently defended Hurd’s struggles and laid much of the blame on the team’s inconsistent offensive line.
On Friday’s podcast, SEC Country’s Jesse Simonton and WMNL’s Josh Ward discussed Hurd, as well as Tennessee’s run defense. They also have a lengthy conversation about the Volunteers recruiting.
Later in the show, Vols junior safety Todd Kelly Jr. talks about the close the Tennessee-South Carolina game has been in the last several years.
Take a listen.
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