Tennessee Football One Of Least Affected Teams By Transfer Portal This Offseason

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    With Jeremy Pruitt’s departure amongst an NCAA investigation, Tennessee football saw more departures to the transfer portal than any other program last offseason.

    A year with Josh Heupel running the show and Tennessee football is in a much more steady spot this offseason.

    Pro Football Focus released a graph Monday detailing the roster movement at every power five school, and Tennessee was near the bottom in snaps leaving the program for power five schools and snaps from power five schools entering the program.

    Tennessee has had 16 players enter the transfer portal since the start of the 2021 season but only seven of them have found homes yet. For the sake of the graph, only Tiyon Evans (Louisville) and Andison Coby (Indiana) landed at power five schools.

    Evans played 215 snaps in his one season at Tennessee while Coby played 51 snaps in three seasons in Knoxville according to PFF.

    According to the graph, only a handful of schools have lost less snaps to power five schools than Tennessee, including Houston, Kansas, Cincinnati, Boston College and BYU.

    Tennessee has added seven players from the transfer portal this offseason, with three of them being walk ons. The other four players Tennessee added from the transfer portal all came from power five schools but with little experience.

    Ohio State defensive back Andre Turrentine and Florida offensive tackle Gerald Mincey haven’t played a single college snap, Wesley Walker played 1,264 snaps in his career at Georgia Tech and Bro McCoy played 227 snaps at USC.

    Walk on linebacker Jackson Hannah transferred to Knoxville after playing 83 snaps in three seasons at Nebraska.

    Despite adding a handful of players, Tennessee has still brought in very few power five snaps compared to the rest of the power five.

    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.