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Is Tennessee Football a tough sell to prospective players? Assistant coach says not at all!

WR’s coach Kodi Burns says UT’s storied tradition sells itself, but that’s not all
Marcus Pierce
Marcus Pierce(Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics | Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics)
Published: Mar. 31, 2021 at 4:31 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2021 at 5:03 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Is selling the Tennessee football program to a prospective athlete a hard thing to do these days? That question was put to new Vols Wide Receiver’s coach Kodi Burns after practice on Tuesday. having played at Auburn, the former college quarterback and wide receiver is very familiar with Tennessee football’s storied tradition.

Burns is part of a new staff at Tennessee trying to not only change the on-field trend, but change the perception of a program that’s currently in some hot water with the NCAA. Something most would think makes Tennessee football hard to sell to young players and their parents. But burns says not so fast!

He says that tradition sells itself, but that isn’t the only thing that’s gonna have young athletes wanting to come to Rocky Top. He believes coach Heupel’s up-tempo offense will have guys wanting to play for the Big Orange, “I think that once guys start to see what we’re doing in the spring game, in this fall coming up, how we’re going to throw the ball, what we do, the tempo with which we play with and how different we’re going to be offensively than everybody else in the SEC, I don’t think it’s going to be a hard sell once we start putting things on film that kids can see.”

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