Tennessee's D-line facing new challenges after loss of Trevarris Saulsberry

Jones says Saulsberry was 'most improved' at his position

AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL
Tennessee defensive lineman Trevarris Saulsberry during media day at Neyland Stadium on Aug. 15. Saulsberry, who coach Butch Jones says was “working into challenging for a starting position,” is projected to be out three to six weeks with a knee injury.

Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess

AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL Tennessee defensive lineman Trevarris Saulsberry during media day at Neyland Stadium on Aug. 15. Saulsberry, who coach Butch Jones says was “working into challenging for a starting position,” is projected to be out three to six weeks with a knee injury.

An Oregon blocker aimed a well-placed helmet at Trevarris Saulsberry’s shin in the second quarter on Saturday, sending Tennessee’s 6-foot-4, 290-pound defensive tackle tumbling to the turf.

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Comments » 4

TommyJack writes:

Soooo, what is the injury?

ewoodbery (staff) writes:

in response to TommyJack:

Soooo, what is the injury?

Butch Jones rarely gives specifics on injuries, especially in-season. The best I can say is that it's probably a knee injury.

-- Evan

Alpha-Snail writes:

It was a dirty play. I backed up the recording and watched what happened. The Oregon guy dove to the ground in front of Saulsberry in a deliverate effort to hurt him. And for what purpose??? Oregon was up by a couple of touchdowns when it happened.

After seeing it again, I can't believe that was a legal play. There's something wrong with the NCAA if there's nothing wrong with cut blocks! Butch should also have said something publically about it.

johnlg00 writes:

Oh, well! I guess the good news is that he is not likely to miss the whole season, though the Vols surely could use him Saturday. The bad news is that for now it's once more, "Next man [or lad] up!" The young'uns have gotta really grow up fast now.

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