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A second UT true freshman defensive lineman is “not really participating with the team” at the moment to focus on academics, Vols coach Derek Dooley confirmed to govols247.
Senior Writer, govols247
Looking out for the player first. A good thing. Their education, even if they go on to play in the pro's, will always help then succeed in life. Without that—well there are a lot of failure examples out there.
I prefer this to a coach who cares only about his job.
I would like to see him and Phillips get their stuff in order and be able to help out the team.
Academics are important. Hope he gets his schoolwork straightened out.
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