Nov. 9, 2009
Tennessee tackle Aaron Douglas is the SEC's Offensive Lineman of the Week.
The redshirt freshman from Maryville helped the Vols to a 56-28 win over Memphis by grading at 90 percent for his 60 plays and finishing with no penalties and no sacks allowed. Douglas added four knockdown blocks as the Vols compiled 566 yards of total offense, including 429 passing yards on 38 attempts.
Tennessee is 4-2 since Douglas moved into the starting lineup on Sept. 26.
The converted tight end is the son of two former UT letterwinners: offensive tackle David Douglas and Lady Vols basketballer Karla Horton Douglas.
UT-VANDY SET FOR EVENING KICKOFF -- The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that Tennessee's Nov. 21 home finale against Vanderbilt is being televised by ESPNU and kicks off at 7 p.m. Eastern time. UT also appeared on ESPNU this past Saturday night in a 56-28 win over Memphis.
Tennessee leads the series against Vanderbilt 70-27-5, having won 25 of the last 26 meetings. UT's lone loss in that stretch was a 28-24 decision in 2005. Two years ago, Tennessee rallied for its largest fourth-quarter comeback in Neyland Stadium history to defeat the Commodores 25-24. Last season, Eric Berry's interception return for a touchdown helped the Vols to a 20-10 triumph.
Other televised contests that weekend involving league teams are Mississippi State against Arkansas in Little Rock and Chattanooga visiting Alabama on a split SEC Network telecast (both starting at 11:21 a.m. Central), Florida International at Florida on pay-per-view (12:30 p.m. Eastern), LSU at Mississippi on CBS (2:30 p.m. Central) and Kentucky at Georgia on either ESPN or ESPN2 (7:45 p.m. Eastern, with the network to be decided after this Saturday's games).