RB1: Ty Chandler, Tim Jordan
RB2: Jeremy Banks, Carlin Fils-aime
Ty Chandler and Tim Jordan look like the likely one-two combo at running back for the Vols again this year, but Jeremy Banks has asserted himself as the third back right now.
As long as Banks has fixed his fumbling issues, he should be a quality third running back behind Chandler and Jordan who could maybe even eventually challenge Jordan for his role in the offense. Carlin Fils-aime was having a good spring before an injury sidelined him for the last week and the Orange & White Game. Banks took advantage of that, though, and it looks like the rising sophomore may have stolen the rising senior’s spot.
Eric Gray didn’t get to participate this spring, and he’ll likely start as the fifth running back this fall. But he could make some noise once the season starts, too.
Old born and bred Volunteer from the 60’s. Some of you guys are so blind. You talk about JG being in command and being consistent. When in his entire career has he been consistent in 21 starts ??? Two anomalies jump out, Kentucky and Auburn and 5 wins against nobodies from no where, 13 losses. But that is past, so the O & W game last Sat. JG looked bad for the first half and got it together in the second. But if you slow the tape, and depend on a whistle, he was sacked for a loss twice when he ran for yardage. He threw some great touch passes and he threw some horrible ones. Yes, he does not turn the ball over and is tough, wow. And that is the main deal. We can stay reserved and conservatively vanilla or give someone new a shot. JG is no manager, cannot adjust, cannot read. But he has had 4 OC’s and that is not his fault. The point I am trying to make to you guys is tell the entire picture. Not some lopsided one. And the two things you accused Shrout and Maurer of, inconsistency and awful throws. That is JG’s description to a T. I want JG in the Vol Hall of Fame one day. but he is so far over his head. We need a manager who can SPREAD the ball to the talent available, JENNINGS, Callaway, Woods-Anderson, etc…..