Bryce Brown leaves practice with injury to hip; Vols welcome back veterans

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  • McCoy, Jones return from injuries

Monday was welcome-back day for several veterans at Tennessee’s football practice.

Linebacker Rico McCoy and receiver Gerald Jones were back at work in 11-on-11 drills and a couple of other Vols who had missed time due to injuries were back on a more limited basis.

McCoy (leg) returned to work with the No. 1 defense. Jones (leg) was back in the receiving rotation and made a one-handed catch on a long ball.

Defensive tackle Andre Mathis (knee) also participated in full contact drills as the Vols practiced in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts.

Cornerback Brent Vinson and linebacker Herman Lathers also worked in certain drills but not in the 11-on-11 periods.

Art Evans, Stephaun Raines and Luke Stocker were dressed but did not take part in drills.

Freshman tailback Bryce Brown left the practice field shortly after work began. Coach Lane Kiffin said Brown’s hip was bothering him.

Kiffin said the battle between Jonathan Crompton and Nick Stephens to be the starting quarterback is still close.

Both threw interceptions Monday. Stephens was picked off by Eric Gordon and Crompton by Dennis Rogan.

Monterio Hardesty and Tauren Poole had long runs in the hurry-up drill at the end of practice.

Student Support: A number of UT students attended practice at Kiffin’s invitation. At one point they were brought on the field to cheer the offense running agility drills.

One-Rounder: David Oku and Mathis scuffled after Mathis put a hard lick on the freshman following a short pass reception. Both were sent to jog a lap around the field.

More details online as they occur, including Kiffin’s analysis of the quarterbacks, and in Tuesday’s News Sentinel.

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Comments » 51

HollySpringsVOL writes:

These "teaser" articles with no additional detail stink. Just another attempt to be first with nothing to say. Do some real reporting for a change.

cloudodust writes:

Details at 7..?

Vol43 writes:

So maybe we should set our hair on fire and run naked in the streets. Hmmm, maybe that's what they wanted. If you're gonna tell me a story; tell me a story.

govolsfan#214750 writes:

As with any injury we can only hope it is not bad, but it is the one position we have depth in.

mattgb7c writes:

I hope this isn't serious.

I am looking forward to seeing if he's the real deal.

Major_Magilicutty writes:

This ain't "The Future" We, and he, will be fine.

ethanfrome writes:

"The future" brings up bad memories of the past. Go vols!

kiffownsfla writes:

KIFF YOU GOTTA EASE UP ALITTLE BUD 4REAL!

teampenny#658108 writes:

in response to FreeTDTN:

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The future is in less than three weeks! go vols

tdforvols writes:

Could be a hip pointer which means:

Return to Play

Patients with hip pointer injuries may return to play once pain and swelling allow return to normal or near-normal function. Padding over the affected area may help protect the area from reinjury.
Complications

Complications include hematoma formation, which may lead to myositis ossificans and scar-tissue formation. Additionally, inflammation and continued pain may result in chronic bursitis.
Prevention

Prevention of hip pointers may be difficult, but extra padding and protection over the iliac crest in football and hockey players may decrease the frequency and severity of injury.
Prognosis

The prognosis is usually very good, and the athlete with a hip pointer injury can usually return to normal participation in 1-3 weeks, depending upon the extent of the injury.

smokeyrocks writes:

Let's all hold the doomsday scenarios. We don't have any idea how serious this may or may not be. Bryce, you have my prayers for your health.

Major_Magilicutty writes:

It's MontArio

VolNWA writes:

Hate to say it about such a playmaker, but we may be down to 3 RB's, which is fine. I was just thinking the other day imagine where we would be if we still had Creer and Coker, that would be a much more difficult decision.

gohawks1 writes:

NO NO NO NO NO !!!

DennisVols writes:

This has been the most physical camp in decades. Maybe since Gen Neyland put the players to work.
Another partial report on 2 int's. Why was there an int? Was it a bad passing decision, did the receiver run a bad route, was the timing off, etc. There are 3 things that can happen when you throw the football and only 1 of the 3 are good. Not good odds are they?
10 days until the Kiffin Train leaves the station.
Keeping it Real
Go Vols!!!

cleVOLand writes:

in response to ThePhantom_96_06_08:

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Jason Allen begs to differ.

757vol_fanatic writes:

i like the idea that when Oku and Mathis began to fight CLK sent them on a lap around the field....that outta make you think twice about fighting with teammates!

pammyvol1000 writes:

Bryce had a concussion now a hip injury? hmmmm
Oku in skuffle.. hmmm.

UTVolsFan7 writes:

Erin Chapin how do you think our team looks so far learning a new system?

KINGKONG writes:

i love it to see players get they head knock off think about it how hard they hit their own teammates u cant help but wonder how they r going to hit the opposing teams it going be some real nasty UT hits on sportcenter highlights this fall

tdforvols writes:

in response to DennisVols:

This has been the most physical camp in decades. Maybe since Gen Neyland put the players to work.
Another partial report on 2 int's. Why was there an int? Was it a bad passing decision, did the receiver run a bad route, was the timing off, etc. There are 3 things that can happen when you throw the football and only 1 of the 3 are good. Not good odds are they?
10 days until the Kiffin Train leaves the station.
Keeping it Real
Go Vols!!!

There are three things that can happen when you run the ball and two of them are bad....

volzcrushm writes:

Go Big Orange...."SMASH MOUTH" in action. We will heal stronger and be better!!!

bhjohnso#207063 writes:

in response to tdforvols:

Could be a hip pointer which means:

Return to Play

Patients with hip pointer injuries may return to play once pain and swelling allow return to normal or near-normal function. Padding over the affected area may help protect the area from reinjury.
Complications

Complications include hematoma formation, which may lead to myositis ossificans and scar-tissue formation. Additionally, inflammation and continued pain may result in chronic bursitis.
Prevention

Prevention of hip pointers may be difficult, but extra padding and protection over the iliac crest in football and hockey players may decrease the frequency and severity of injury.
Prognosis

The prognosis is usually very good, and the athlete with a hip pointer injury can usually return to normal participation in 1-3 weeks, depending upon the extent of the injury.

thanks, webMD

pammyvol1000 writes:

Good article on Chavis..http://bit.ly/3XtZcV

ChattaVegasVol writes:

in response to pammyvol1000:

Bryce had a concussion now a hip injury? hmmmm
Oku in skuffle.. hmmm.

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pammyvol1000 writes:

If your not on twitter..it's a good way to keep up with other articles that GVX misses. Here is one. Plus, if you are on twitter be sure to follow Volwire..it has everything.. All article on other schools as well.http://bit.ly/7BMw6

TDTN writes:

in response to VolNWA:

Hate to say it about such a playmaker, but we may be down to 3 RB's, which is fine. I was just thinking the other day imagine where we would be if we still had Creer and Coker, that would be a much more difficult decision.

I think if we still had Creer and Coker we would not have picked up Brown and Oku.

PoochPuntOn3rdDown writes:

If any of you are on twitter and want to follow someone that gets the info on practice that you want to hear, follow @wesrucker.

If you're not on twitter, it would behoove you to join and follow this guy. He gets it done...

ChattaVegasVol writes:

in response to ThePhantom_96_06_08:

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lol!

DennisVols writes:

Tyler Bray talks Tennessee visit

http://www.volnation.com/2009/08/17/t...

memphis_vol_fan writes:

in response to cleVOLand:

Jason Allen begs to differ.

True, but Jason Allen collided with a 6'8 270 pound tight end.

douglasawilliams#582863 writes:

in response to DennisVols:

This has been the most physical camp in decades. Maybe since Gen Neyland put the players to work.
Another partial report on 2 int's. Why was there an int? Was it a bad passing decision, did the receiver run a bad route, was the timing off, etc. There are 3 things that can happen when you throw the football and only 1 of the 3 are good. Not good odds are they?
10 days until the Kiffin Train leaves the station.
Keeping it Real
Go Vols!!!

The reason why the interception happened is always a pertinent question. UT does not have the talent to turn the ball over 3 times a game and beat good teams.

the10sevol writes:

oku keeps scrappin' with the dt's, we may have more rb injuries.
GBO

pammyvol1000 writes:

in response to PoochPuntOn3rdDown:

If any of you are on twitter and want to follow someone that gets the info on practice that you want to hear, follow @wesrucker.

If you're not on twitter, it would behoove you to join and follow this guy. He gets it done...

Thanks Pooch for the heads up!

ChattaVegasVol writes:

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PoochPuntOn3rdDown writes:

in response to pammyvol1000:

Thanks Pooch for the heads up!

No problem, Miss Pammy!

blitzshoot writes:

Big difference from last year's flag football practices.

NeylandLives writes:

"One-Rounder: David Oku and Mathis scuffled after Mathis put a hard lick on the freshman following a short pass reception. Both were sent to jog a lap around the field."

Competition AND Discipline, GO VOLS!!!!!

elainesguyisanidiot writes:

in response to BadNewsCafego:

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perhaps we need to pad up like Florida
Well, if we are going to pad up EXACTLY like Florida, we can't forget those knee pads.

Gator_Hater (Inactive) writes:

I'm technologically retarded and don't know how to post a link, but there is a great article on ESPN on the most hated people in college football history. Bear is #2, but Fulmer got #7 for reporting the Tide! Awesome! Of course, Brian Bosworth got #1.

ChattaVegasVol writes:

how long do i have to wait to post! this is dumb!i guess u have to be a loper to post!!!

cloudodust writes:

I'm not the coach, but why start a guy in a tight battle at QB that won't be around next year..? Also, as I read the practice notes above it sounds like the starting QB job will be decided on who throws the least amount of interceptions in practice...and it's that close..?

bluetick writes:

I don't remember reading an article lately where Rogan DIDN'T intercept a pass. We all know the QB's aren't going to win a Heisman, but seems Rogan is the real deal. Can't wait to see him in action!

Brown will be back. Relax.

bluetick writes:

in response to cloudodust:

I'm not the coach, but why start a guy in a tight battle at QB that won't be around next year..? Also, as I read the practice notes above it sounds like the starting QB job will be decided on who throws the least amount of interceptions in practice...and it's that close..?

LOL. So true. I think there will be at least 15 interceptions thrown this year. I'm not a pessimist but rather a realist. Our QB situation isn't any better than it was last year. When you don't have it you don't have it. Wish BJ would have stayed longer.

TeNnVoL22 writes:

I just want to say Tennessee has the shorts with hip and thigh pads built in too you just cant see them kiff is up to date on that stuff.So just so you would know we have them too so dont blame it on that they are just getting after it for the first time in a long time

elainesguyisanidiot writes:

in response to BolivarBob:

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Hell's comin' to breakfast.
On 9-19, Hell may be a liitle late for breakfast in that stinking mud hole called a swamp, but the Gators will find that it is Hell, nontheless.

secsecsec writes:

in response to jcvet:

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Hi jcvet- outstanding post! It is good to be reminded that some of the "old school" ways- while "manly" were also stupid in comparison to what is known today in regards to exercise, nutrition, rest, and hydration. Thank you for the reminder!

CrimsonTidalWave writes:

I would be more concerned with the amount of interceptions being thrown by your qbs instead of freshman with a hip pointer.

VOLatile writes:

in response to long_vol:

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lol...SMARTAZZ!

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