Vols Land Michigan State RB Madre London | Bonehead Picks

Tennessee Lands Michigan State RB Madre London

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After Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt picked up Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst not too long ago, they have now picked up running back Madre London out of Michigan State. With a lot of holes to fill on offense, the Volunteers needed some experience to help kick off 2018 after losing several key players not only to the NFL Draft but also to transfer. With Chryst’s on the field experience, London should also help provide some relief to build up for 2019.

In three seasons with the Spartans, London rushed for 924 yards and eight touchdowns. Whether he may split time in the backfield or win the starting job outright, he will at least contend with the likes of Ty Chandler and Carlin Fils-aime who both combined for 520 yards and six touchdonws last season. Chandler would’ve most likely been the front runner to replace John Kelly since he was second on the team in rushing, but bringing in an experienced back even with limited play yard wise will intense the battle in the Spring.

Like Chryst, London will arrive at Tennessee as a graduate transfer making him eligible immediately. The return of Juaun Jennings at wide receiver is definitely a big boost as Pruitt needs some kind of leadership offensively, someone who knows the team inside out. While both London and Chandler had the same identical season for their teams respectively, Chryst is most likely the favorite at QB, but the RB position as mentioned before could be a different story.

The Spring game for Tennessee on April 21 has now becoming more intriguing for fans as they await the Jeremy Pruitt era to get underway. With a veteran player returning and experience coming into the fold, Pruitt can use all the help he can get as he hopes to start his own legacy at Knoxville.

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