Tennessee football podcast: Vols will need more on defensive end


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Tennessee will try to keep from ending up on the wrong side of history Saturday.

Vanderbilt presents the last chance for the Vols to win an SEC game this season. Tennessee is 0-7 in such games.

Vanderbilt doesn’t come to Neyland Stadium as world beaters, though. It sports a 4-7 record like the Vols.

Tennessee was upset last season 45-34 by the Commodores. Quarterback Kyle Shurmur played a great game and finished with 416 yards passing and 2 touchdowns.

He’s back and still presents problems to the Vols according to interim coach Brady Hoke.

“Kyle Shurmur is a very good football player, with his background and I know his father quite well,” Hoke said. “He leads the team well. I think he has 22 touchdowns this year. They have taken care of the football pretty well as a team. I think we have our work cut out for us, but it will be fun.”

Tennessee showed a committed effort to getting John Kelly the ball last week against LSU. Expect the same thing on Saturday.

Kelly is Tennessee’s best weapon, and he’s likely to finish the game with around 25 touches.

WMNL’s Josh Ward and SEC Country’s Blake Morgan break down the rest of the matchup and the season for the Vols in Friday’s podcast.

Tennessee Football Podcast

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