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Suspended Tennessee player Mo Couch says he’s still waiting on word from NCAA (tweets)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — In a series of Twitter posts made during Tennessee’s loss at No. 1 Alabama, suspended defensive tackle Mo Couch expressed his eagerness to return to the field, but said he had not received clearance from the NCAA.

In response to a question from a fan, Couch said the NCAA was still playing the “quiet game.”

Couch was ruled ineligible on Sept. 12 after Yahoo Sports reported that he was among several current and former players who received cash payments from someone acting as a liaison to NFL agents.

Couch hinted at his motivation for taking money when he tweeted that he was a “father first.”

Couch and his wife have one child. His wife is pregnant with their second.

A closer look at Tennessee’s APR numbers — and why it’s a good bet the Vols won’t be excluded from a bowl in 2014

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — I’ve covered the annual release of the NCAA’s academic progress rate for about eight years now, so I feel as qualified as any beat hack to write about the numbers.

Even so, trying to conclusively answer questions about the ratings is difficult. The scores are not black-and-white, and with the help of appeals and waivers and other strategies to “earn back” lost points, there can be considerable shuffling from year to year.

With that in mind, let’s take a deeper look at Tennessee’s current numbers. Remember, the current minimum threshold of a 900 multi-year APR score will rise to 930 next year, and the Vols’ football program is currently the only UT sport at risk of falling below that mark.

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