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Kicking Game, Turnovers Are Keys for UT
The game has changed in so many ways since Neyland first set down his seven famous maxims. The single wing is an ancient offensive relic, the two-platoon player is now a novelty and the days of offering 45 scholarships in a single season seems farcical. But all seven of Neyland's maxims remain as relevant today as they were 70 years ago. Their sage insight is carved into the very bedrock that is Tennessee's football foundation. They are spoken in unison by players in the locker room and fans in the stands before each Tennessee home game. They are recited like a solemn oath on consecrated ground in one of college football's most celebrated cathedrals. This turf was broken during the first of the General's five-decade reign that started in the 1920's with an edict to vanquish Vanderbilt and ended in the 60's with Neyland serving as athletic director of the gridiron giant he had fashioned. We revisit No. 6 on the General's list today because Tennessee aspires to return to the lofty...
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