Eligibility update: Ramone Johnson is in, and receiver Brent Vinson and running back Dustin Lindsey are out. Vinson’s headed to Hargrave Military Academy, and Lindsey’s headed to Coffeyville Community College in Kansas.
Inside Tennessee has a couple of good articles on UT’s punt coverage concerns and on whether coach Cutcliffe can fix Ainge. UT’s punt coverage has stunk for several years, and this year, we’ll be facing a couple of really good returners in Kentucky’s Rafael Little and Arkansas’ Felix Jones.
And there’s been a lot of talk on Rocky Top about Tennessee’s concerns over its first game against California, but California’s pretty concerned about Tennessee, too.
On the basketball front, Major Wingate remains suspended, and coach Bruce Pearl hopes to make a final decision on the status of Tony Passley by the end of this week. Passley was arrested earlier this year for possession of marijuana.