Injury retirements at UT

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  1. ChiefGator

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    I was reading the Memphis news and ran across this

    Tennessee football: Melvin McBride taking a medical retirement

    McBride, who signed with Tennessee in December and enrolled in May, is the fifth UT offensive lineman to take a medical disqualification this offseason.

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    Melvin McBride of Whitehaven High School in Memphis. (Photo: 247Sports)

    Offensive linemen Devante Brooks, Chance Hall, Tanner Antonutti and Eric Crosby already moved onto medical exemption scholarship.

    UT also had linebacker Darrin Kirkland and tight end James Brown retire due to injury.

    McBride committed to Tennessee in August 2018. He graduated from Memphis Whitehaven.


    Might be trimming dead wood or might be a lot of injuries.

    Comment as you desire.
     
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      It's why Pruitt is stopping the Oklahoma drill
       
      • ChiefGator

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        When or if Saban stops it then it might be something to do.
         
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        Taking a chapter out of his role model, Saban's book.

        Surprised Kirby also hasn't yet resorted to this.
         
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          5th OL this off-season??? Wow. Our DL will probably duplicate last year’s camp out in ut’s backfield.
           
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            Sounds like they might not have enough players to field a team this season.
             
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              This looks like the same thing as Randy Russell, signed, failed the physical never even practiced?
               
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              Yep, this is right out of Saban's playbook. Honestly, if they aren't contributing they need to move on. With a "retirement" they stay on scholarship, they just don't eat up one of the 85 football scholarships. They have the option to transfer out also. Seems like some of these may be legit medical reasons though.
               
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              Sounds more like he learned Saban tactics. I think they did sign a couple of decent linemen this year. Maybe not as many as us however.
               
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                #10 Musclepug, Jun 17, 2019 at 9:07 AM
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