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Tennessee-Themed Notes From Coke With Cut

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David Cutcliffe might have had Tennessee on his mind Monday night at his bi-weekly Coke With Cut event in the Great Hall—he made two subtle references to the Volunteers in his 25-minute film session with about 75 students.

First, he noted that Clifford Harris' second touchdown against Wake Forest came on a wheel route down the right sideline out of a bunch formation, and it just so happened to be the same play Tennessee tight end Brad Cottam scored on in the Volunteers' 21-17 Outback Bowl win over Wisconsin last year.

Second, he showed a clip of Vince Oghobaase tackling Brandon Pendegrass for a loss Saturday, lauding Oghobaase for his increased quickness. He said the only person who's gotten bigger than Oghobaase from last year is co-defensive coordinator Marion Hobby, who Cutcliffe said he "recruited to Tennessee."

Some other notable quotes from the evening:

  • On preparing for N.C. State: "We'll be up as late as the candidates are tonight."
  • On Eron Riley falling before the end zone Saturday: "Now Eron, it's not that hard to stay on your feet!"
  • On his film analysis: "You can't get this type of explanation on ESPN. I'm better than John Madden!"

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