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USC defensive lineman Caleb Tremblay announced Tuesday via Twitter that he’ll be transferring to play for the Tennessee Vols. This is the second Trojan to transfer to Tennessee after kicker Chase McGrath did so earlier this year.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound lineman spent the past three seasons at USC having played 18 games, but just three starts.
A major blow to USC who was expecting the fifth-year senior to anchor their defensive line. Instead, Tremblay joins former Virginia Tech quarterback Hendon Hooker, and former Michigan quarterback Joe Milton with at Tennessee.
Tennessee finished 3-7 last season and should be expected to be much improved. Don’t really see how it could be worse?
Josh Heupel lands another one! The Vols add much needed depth on the defensive line with former USC DE Caleb Tremblay. Here is the impact analysis….— Talkin' VAWLS (@TalkinVAWLS_pod) April 29, 2021
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As “Talkin’ Vawls” put it: Much needed depth. Every football team, college or NFL, can use extra bodies in the trenches. Especially when they’re experienced and likely focused on winning.
Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel had this to say when asked about the progress of his roster:
“I feel like we’re developing some depth on the offensive line,” he said. “Need some depth on the defensive line. We’re thin at that position. We’ve got to continue to develop the guys that we’ve got and potentially add some guys there.”
An unsettled defensive lineman, especially after the covid season, is told he can get a fresh start with the Vols and he’ll likely play? Guess you have your answer as to what was said to make this transfer happen. And we can’t act shocked when an athlete that may be done playing football has one last hoorah to hit the field.
Hopefully the addition of Caleb Tremblay can help revitalize that Tennessee program, so our very own Clay Travis can claim them as his own. Go Vols!