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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

September 27, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

NFL:

TITANS-MATTHEWS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have released wide receiver Rishard Matthews, whose production had dipped significantly this season. SENT: 110 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

College Football:

TENNESSEE-GEORGIA CONNECTIONS

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Georgia coach Kirby Smart sees the identity that Jeremy Pruitt is trying to build at Tennessee as these two former Alabama defensive coordinators prepare to face off. Pruitt and Smart worked together on Alabama’s staff from 2007-12. Pruitt was Georgia’s defensive coordinator in the two seasons before Smart took over the program , then replaced Smart as Alabama’s defensive coordinator. Pruitt was still Alabama’s defensive coordinator last year when the Crimson Tide edged Smart’s Georgia team in the College Football Playoff championship game. Those common bonds might create some intrigue into what otherwise shapes up as a mismatch. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 720 words, photos, capsule.

SEC THIS WEEK

UNDATED — Florida coach Dan Mullen returns to Starkville for the first time since he left Mississippi State for the Gators back in November. The reunion highlights the SEC’s schedule this weekend. SENT: 570 words, photos, capsule.

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