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Jeremy Banks Comments on South Carolina Game Absence with Instagram Post

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Tennessee linebacker Jeremy Banks. Photo by Tennessee Athletics

Tennessee senior linebacker Jeremy Banks was out for the game against South Carolina on Saturday night in Columbia.

Following the loss to the Gamecocks, Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel said that Banks “just wasn’t available” for this game and that he is “anticipating and hopeful” for next week.

Since Banks’ absence on Saturday night, there has been an abundance of speculation online as to the reason why he missed the game.

However, on Sunday afternoon, Banks took to social media to share his side of the story on his own personal Instagram page.

“Wasn’t about no conflict or [nothing] like that,” Banks said in his Instagram story. “Get Facts bro, coming back harder than ever!”

Jeremy Banks
Tennessee linebacker Jeremy Banks posted a message to his Instagram Story on Sunday afternoon. Photo via @JBanks.33 on Instagram.
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“I mean, we’ll go back and look at the linebacker play, but obviously, structurally, defensively, we did not play as well as we’re capable of tonight,” Heupel said about the game about the linebacker position.

Prior to the South Carolina game on Saturday, Banks had been a participant in all 10 Tennessee games so far this season. The fifth-year Tennessee senior has been a starter for every game except for Akron, Florida, and Georgia. Juwan Mitchell and Aaron Beasley were the starting linebackers in each of those games.

Jeremy Banks has a total of 46 tackles on the year, with 29 of those coming as solo tackles.

Tennessee fell to South Carolina by a score of 63-38 on Saturday night in Columbia.

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3 Responses

  1. That’s great news Jeremy. Do your pushups first. Good heavens, if I new about this I would have walked fro Martin tn to do them for you. If you are “coming back harder than ever “ you might consider selling that idea to your teammates that you turned your back on. Wondering if they can trust you.

  2. first things first,everyone haves their opinions,, doubts, or whtever the case…Banks had a issue he cudnt cum bt inlikeness of his shortcomings not their,that still doesn’t account for the 10 others players tht gave up 63 points..I getit,a terrible performance on the BIG D.
    Know we move forward fix the mistakes, adjust whatever positions that were getting beat and lock it down for the rest of the year…
    Nevertheless 2022 was a great year for outstanding quarterback terrific running back amazing wide receiver and an outstanding offensive line now we need to build from that for next year for 2023 and whatever quarterbacks quarterback given the support effort that we gave this year for next year and not just calling a bust on rebuilding so all the people that were saying the negative things about hooker giving hurt our defense not playing it’s supposed to be Top Notch and which we’re not we’re 124th and a nation we need to look past this and if you’re a real Vol you just swallow it right this today and know that our head coach and all the rest of the coaches will be able to adjust to the new system that we are bringing into to Tennessee error thanks for your time and patience go Vols

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