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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

September 5, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Central.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mariota’s Tennessee teammates insist the quarterback has no need to prove anything to them, and he’s under contract through 2019 with his fifth-year option already picked up. But the Titans need to start seeing if a new coach and offense can help Mariota blossom into one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks and soon. They open at Miami on Sunday. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m. ET, photos.


DAVIE, Fla. — Ryan Tannehill believes he’s ready, not rusty. The Miami Dolphins quarterback, who missed all of 2017 with a knee injury, completes his comeback Sunday when Miami opens the season against Tennessee. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.

College Football:


UNDATED — Southern Conferences showed plenty of offensive firepower in week one and plan to keep lighting up scoreboards this season. Eleven of 14 SEC teams scored 35 or more points and the conference won 13 of its 14 opening-week games. Top-ranked Alabama scored 51 points and LSU put an impressive 33 in a win over Miami. Many feel the defensive-minded SEC could be more offensive this season. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING: 850 words by 3 p.m., photos.


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