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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

September 6, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — Mike Vrabel has shown himself to be a hands-on coach with a sense of humor all while determined to run the Tennessee Titans his way. Now the first-time head coach faces his NFL debut Sunday in Miami where a victory sure would help erase thoughts of a winless preseason. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m., photos.


UNDATED — With the start of the NFL season, teams hit the field trying to show just how much they’ve improved. In the stands, the pressure is just as intense when it comes to feeding fans. Chefs spend weeks and months each offseason scheming up at least one or two tasty new dishes to help lure people away from their couches and big-screen televisions into NFL stadiums and up to concession stands. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 830 words, photos.

College Football:


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s home opener with East Tennessee State matches two first-year coaches and former colleagues against each other. Tennessee’s Jeremy Pruitt was a defensive coordinator and ETSU’s Randy Sanders was quarterbacks coach on Florida State’s 2013 national championship team. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 650 words by 5 p.m., photos.


UNDATED — College football sidelines across the country are featuring everything from wrestling-style robes to boxing gloves as teams try to mimic the success Miami had with its turnover chain last season. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 860 words, photos.


UNDATED — No. 3 Georgia visits No. 24 South Carolina and No. 25 Florida tries to continue its mastery of Kentucky in a pair of East Division matchups that highlight Southeastern Conference action in the second week of the college football season. SENT: 500 words, photos.


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