John Adams: Georgia distinguished itself from UT by recruiting

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Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley (86) scores a 25-yard go-ahead touchdown from quarterback Aaron Murray during a 44-41 win over LSU in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz )  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

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Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley (86) scores a 25-yard go-ahead touchdown from quarterback Aaron Murray during a 44-41 win over LSU in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz ) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

This SEC East team went 6-7 in 2010.

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Tao_of_Tennessee writes:

Is Rodney Garner still with UGA? He seems to be a recruit magnet. The new UT staff seems to be doing well. I remember being dumfounded when there seemed to be immediate playing time available, especially at DT, but couldn't generate much interest.

johnlg00 writes:

CBJ seems to have arrested the drop-off in recruiting, though significant holes remain. He needs to nail down this year's strong class and address glaring needs for linemen, LBs, and RBs with the next one. While the Vols could probably use improvement in other areas, gains at other positions cannot make up for a prolonged drought of quality linemen.

bUTch__please writes:

Quality linemen are rare, highly recruited and generally commit very late in the process. Probably the hardest to manage into the fold and always have to pursue more second-tier to fill the drop outs from your first-tier targets. And the second-tier guys know that too and keep their options open late as well. Coach Jones will fill as many spots on the line of scrimmage as he can find players to match his needs. I wouldn't expect a boatload of 4 stars, should get a few solid 3's and 2's with good attitudes late.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to bUTch__please:

Quality linemen are rare, highly recruited and generally commit very late in the process. Probably the hardest to manage into the fold and always have to pursue more second-tier to fill the drop outs from your first-tier targets. And the second-tier guys know that too and keep their options open late as well. Coach Jones will fill as many spots on the line of scrimmage as he can find players to match his needs. I wouldn't expect a boatload of 4 stars, should get a few solid 3's and 2's with good attitudes late.

I can't say you're wrong about this--for my money, you rarely are about most football things--but it is still a mystery to me why the Vols haven't done any better than they have, given the obvious need and the visibility of the program even in today's somewhat reduced circumstances. If the good ones commit late the way you say, I just hope CBJ hasn't used up too many offers at other positions to get some of those guys late in the recruiting season. I hope I'm not making too much of my impression that this year's big, experienced O-line hasn't seemed more productive than they have been might be a reason why the big guys haven't been beating the Vols' door down.

tovolny writes:

First time I have posted since August.

Article like this do not serve a purpose. Just some writer rambling about stuff most of us knew 3 years ago. Some CBJ comments were made under a guise of recruiting.

I miss the ranting and rambling of all the old posters. Even those miss-informed numb skulls.

I don't think I would spend money advertising on this site.

I have some articles coming out on Bleacher Report...see you there.

psychovol2 writes:

True-dat. Fulmer's ultimate demise was amotivation regarding recruiting. For the life of me, I can't understand why UT can't get decent DTs. McCullers lack of a motor is killing us. Get some wind son...

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