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By: David Boclair

Al Wilson does not even want to speak the names ‘Lane Kiffin’ and ‘Derek Dooley.’

The former University of Tennessee linebacker, however, has plenty to say about the men who preceded followed Phillip Fulmer and preceded Butch Jones as coach of the Volunteers. He wasn't the only one either.

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 05:15
By: David Boclair

The South Nashville All-Stars are one step away from a return to the Little League World Series after they won the Tennessee championship Friday at Clarksville.

South Nashville went 2-2 at the 2013 LLWS a year after Goodlettsville won the U.S. title.

All that remains between South Nashville and a third straight appearance by a Middle Tennessee team at Williamsport, Pa. is the Southeast Regional tournament, which begins Saturday at Warner Robbins, Ga.

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 05:10
By: David Boclair

Often, NFL coaching changes are more a reflection of the caliber of the team than the performance of the man who is fired.

Teams make a change at the top as the first step in what they hope will be a total transformation of the organization.

That is not the case with the Tennessee Titans. Many of the same players who went 7-9 last season under Mike Munchak reported Friday and were set to take the field Saturday under new coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 14:21
By: David Boclair

The offense is different. Again.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker, however, expects his workload in this year’s training camp to be much the same as those of previous seasons.

“I feel like every year in camp, to this point, you take at least half the reps, especially in these first couple of weeks,” Locker said Friday. “Then it begins to increase from there as we get a little closer to game week. So I expect it to be similar to that.”

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 13:55
By: David Boclair

For Jason McCourty, it is not a big deal that every player who participated in Friday’s pre-training camp conditioning test passed.

“A conditioning test isn’t really too impressive to me,” the veteran cornerback said. “It’s just running. We’re not track (athletes) so it’s just a matter of getting out there and showing that you’ll be able to practice (Saturday) without injury and you are in shape and you put in the work during the offseason.

“For the most part, everybody looked good.”

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 13:33
By: David Boclair

The Tennessee Titans report for the start of training camp Friday so each day this week the Nashville Post will look at a significant issue that faces them as they prepare for the 2014 season.

Today: The switch to head coach Ken Whisenhunt after three seasons under Mike Munchak.

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 05:15
By: David Boclair

One day before players are scheduled to report for the start of training camp the Tennessee Titans concluded their final piece of significant offseason business.

The team and first-round draft pick Taylor Lewan agreed to terms on a contract. The left tackle out of Michigan and 11th overall pick was the only remaining unsigned player from the 2014 draft.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:06
By: David Boclair

Tyler Beede drew a lot of national attention three years ago when he was the 21st overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft but turned down the money and decided to pitch for Vanderbilt.

Rather than follow that example, a quartet of his potential replacements followed the money directly into professional baseball.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:58
By: David Boclair

Patrick Cote was the first — and maybe the best — Nashville Predators enforcer.

Now 39 years old, Cote has been on the wrong side of law enforcement for much of his post-playing career. Earlier this week, he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for two counts of armed robbery.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:20
By: David Boclair

he University of Tennessee expects to surpass 60,000 football season ticket holders for the first time in three years, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported Thursday.

It is far from the 76,000-plus of the early 2000s but it is a positive trend for a program that has not been to a bowl game since 2010.

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:51