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Mo Couch’s wife says no new updates on his status (tweet)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The wife of Tennessee senior defensive tackle Mo Couch said there has been no resolution to her husband’s case and no word on when, or if, he will play again.

Stephanie Couch tweeted the update on Friday.

Mo Couch was declared ineligible five weeks ago after a Yahoo Sports report alleged that he and former UT quarterback Tyler Bray received cash payments from Luther Davis. Davis, a former Alabama football player, was allegedly acting as a “concierge” or intermediary between college players and NFL agents and financial advisers.

Tennessee’s only statement on the matter was that the university was investigating the allegations.

Couch, who is married with a child, is from Orlando, Fla., and arrived at UT in 2011 after a stint at Garden City (Kan.) Community College.

In praise of Tyler Bray: Why the Tennessee quarterback could be a steal for an NFL team

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — As I watched Tyler Bray effortlessly zip passes to his receivers during Tennessee‘s pro day last week, I turned to a media friend and said, “Some NFL team is going to get really lucky, especially if he slips past the second round.”

He agreed. In fact, it’s hard to find someone who has been around the UT football program who doesn’t agree. Bray is a special talent. He’s a rare physical specimen with a great arm. He’s a natural athlete.

Yet there’s a surprising amount of vitriol directed at Bray — and much of it comes from Tennessee fans.

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Tennessee’s pro day: Numbers, notes, quotes and video

KNOXVILLE, TennesseeTennessee‘s pro day included an interesting mix of players fighting for millions of dollars in the first couple of rounds of the NFL draft, and players just fighting to get a chance.

 

We tried to cover both sides in today’s pro day coverage. Check out the links below.

 

 

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Tennessee pro day: Live updates as former Vols try to measure up for NFL scouts

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee’s pro day began in the weight room, as players hit the scale and lifted in front of dozens of NFL scouts and executives.

It finished with familiar sights: Tyler Bray throwing passes to old teammates Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson and Mychal Rivera.


We’ll have video and interviews from today’s pro day later this afternoon.

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Reviewing a busy month of February for Tennessee football (video)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The month of February began with a frantic finish to the recruiting season. It ended with Butch Jones recruiting a new running backs coach to replace Jay Graham.

In between, we talked VOLympics, NFL Combine and a bunch of other stuff. Review the month that was in this video retrospective.

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Mel Kiper’s latest on Tennessee prospects Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin Hunter and others

cordarrelle-patterson.jpgKNOXVILLE, Tennessee — ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper said today that he believes Tennessee junior wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson could be a mid-first round NFL draft selection.

If he stays for his senior year, Kiper said, Patterson could go in the top five overall picks.

I’m not an agent or a financial adviser, but that doesn’t seem like much of a choice. My free advice to Patterson is to start getting ready for April’s draft.

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Derek Dooley takes aim at Tyler Bray: How will Tennessee’s quarterback respond?

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Derek Dooley says Tyler Bray needs to “man up.”

On that point, the Tennessee quarterback agrees.

The fact that Bray and his head coach used identical language to describe his decision to skip Saturday’s post-game media session suggests there was probably a forceful conversation on Sunday about Bray’s absence.

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Tyler Bray, Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson should return for senior year, ESPN analyst says

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray and receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter will have to make a choice after this season: Leave early for the NFL or stay for their senior seasons?

ESPN college football and NFL draft analyst Todd McShay has some advice for all three: Stick around.

McShay made the comments on a media conference call Friday.

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Tennessee QB Tyler Bray tweets about ‘bandwagon fans’ after loss to Mississippi State (updated with apology)

STARKVILLE, Mississippi — Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray took to social media after the Vols’ 41-31 loss to Mississippi State Saturday night.

He tweeted: “We got some bandwagon fans. Hopefully my apt. Isn’t egged.”

Bray has more than 32,000 followers on his account. The tweet, sent at 1:49 a.m., was rapidly retweeted by more than 250 users.At some point Sunday morning, the tweet was deleted from Bray’s account.

By Sunday afternoon he had issued an apology. 

Here’s some of the reaction in cyberspace…

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