WATCH: Pair Of Tennessee Assistants Meet With Media

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    Tennessee football assistant coaches Kodi Burns and Willie Martinez met with the media Tuesday ahead of the Vols’ week three matchup with Tennessee Tech.

    Burns, Tennessee’s receivers coach, discussed the playmaking abilities of receivers Jimmy Calloway and Jalin Hyatt as well the Vols’ struggled to complete deep passes this season.

    The former Auburn receiver also talked about Cedric Tillman’s development and why Velus Jones Jr. has seen limited snaps the first two weeks of the season.

    Tennessee defensive back Willie Martinez talked about his units play though two weeks. The Vols’ pass defense struggled against Pitt and Martinez talked about how his group can clean up its play.

    Nickelback Theo Jackson has impressed Martinez through two games, recording 22 tackles, four pass break ups and 4.5 tackles for loss.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.