What Tennessee WR Cedric Tillman Said at SEC Media Days

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    Tennessee Football attended the 2022 SEC Media Days event on Thursday, with WR Cedric Tillman, QB Hendon Hooker, and Trevon Flowers representing the Vols’ student-athletes.

    Josh Heupel was the first speaker of the day for Tennessee on the main stage. Following Heupel’s press conference, all three of Tennessee’s representatives took different spots on the main floor and spoke to the media.

    Below is everything that Tennessee wide receiver Cedric Tillman said on Thursday at SEC Media Days.

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    Redshirt Senior Wide Receiver Cedric Tillman

    • “We heard the noise a little bit, and we want to go out there and play hard. This year, we plan on winning more games and competing each week.”

    On team goals heading into the 2022 season…

    • “Becoming a complete overall receiver. Working on the little things that people may not notice from watching on the TV. For the other receivers on the team, they are taking the same approach and working on their hands and their running. I want to see the receivers working hard and representing the team well this year.”

    On what needs to be done in order to be a better player this year…

    • “There was still more to prove on the field. There are some things that I need to work on. I’m really excited about the season. We have a lot of guys coming back, and I feel like we have some stuff to prove this year.”

    On his decision to return to Tennessee for another season…

    • “It’s team chemistry. That’s what it’s all about. Disappearing from football for a couple of days and being like brothers. Now it’s time to work. The fun is out of the way.”

    On the team bonding trip this year…

    • “Becoming better off the line and a better overall receiver. I don’t want to have any weaknesses in my game. I don’t want any coaches being like. ‘This is how we stop him.’ Being the best I can be.”

    On his work during the offseason…

    • “Those two [Trevon Flowers and Jaylen McCollough] are the defensive leaders of the team. They are very vocal. The offense follows those guys too. Those guys are great leaders for us, and I’m excited for what they will do this year.”
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