By: David Boclair
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 05:10

The question was going to be asked eventually. Tuesday was the day.

The answer will have to wait — if it comes at all.

University of Tennessee coach Butch Jones dismissed the notion that he might be a candidate to replace Brady Hoke at the University of Michigan if, as expected, Hoke gets fired in the next couple weeks.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 15:50

In order to activate forward Matt Cullen from injured reserve, which they did Tuesday, the Nashville Predators needed to make room for him.

To accommodate that addition, tough guy forward Rich Clune was placed on waivers with the hope that he would clear and be assigned to Milwaukee. Also, forward Viktor Stalberg was sent to Milwaukee on a conditioning assignment.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 13:28

Patton Robinette is Vanderbilt’s starter at quarterback.

Johnny McCrary will be the Commodores’ starting quarterback Saturday against Old Dominion.

Got it?

By: David Boclair
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 05:10

For those who reveled in all the offseason talk about an increased emphasis on offense, this one might come as a surprise.

Through eight games the Nashville Predators are on pace for their fewest shots in the decade since the lockout that eliminated the entire 2004-05 season.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 16:40

Zach Mettenberger said Sunday that the plan all along was for him to cut his hair and shave his beard once he became the Tennessee Titans’ starting quarterback.

Turns out it was not necessarily his plan.

“I would not say that that was a decision he made on his own,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 16:32

It sounds as if Akeem Ayers did more in one week with the New England Patriots than he did in the better part of this year with the Tennessee Titans.

Ayers made his Patriots debut and was credited with five tackles, a sack and one quarterback hurry in a 51-23 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday, five days after the Titans traded him to New England.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:42

For the second time in as many years, the Alabama game was a start for Josh Dobbs.

The University of Tennessee sophomore quarterback was not the starter in Saturday’s 34-20 loss but he made his first appearance of the season and got the offense moving.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:12

Ryan Fitzpatrick understood that the Tennessee Titans signed him in 2013 to be a backup. When they released him earlier this year, he immediately went back to being a starter.

Now the 10th-year veteran is part of a select group of former quarterbacks who have come back to beat the Titans.

By: David Boclair
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 13:21

Neither Vanderbilt nor Florida has been much to see this season.

The Commodores are one of three SEC teams that have yet to win a conference game, and they have scored the fewest points and allowed the most points of any team in the conference. The Gators are a .500 team mired in the middle of the mediocre SEC East and have scored fewer points than any conference team other than Vanderbilt.

Now it’s possible that no one will watch when they meet on Nov. 8 at Vanderbilt Stadium.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:30

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From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Predators wingers Neal caught 'blindsided' by trade"

Preds forward James Neal talks to his old hometown paper and throws a little shade on the Penguins for their inability to beat the Flyers.