AP-Tennessee Sports Digest
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 email@example.com. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 says he can throw the ball a bit quicker, and coach Mike Vrabel thinks more balance on offense can help as well. The Tennessee Titans need to do something to get the offense moving and keep their quarterback from taking so many hits having allowed the most sacks already this season in the NFL and the Jets visiting next. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 530 words by 6:30 p.m., photo.
UNDATED — Memphis’ Darrell Henderson doesn’t want to celebrate his American Athletic Conference record or his status as the nation’s second-leading rusher. He’s concentrating on Memphis’ bid for revenge in Saturday’s American Athletic Conference championship game with No. 7 Central Florida. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m., photos.
SEC CHAMPIONSHIP-DEFENDING GEORGIA
ATHENS, Ga. — No. 1 Alabama’s typically tough defense will be challenged by No. 4 Georgia’s offense that enters Saturday’s SEC championship game on a roll. The Bulldogs, led by quarterback Jake Fromm, just completed a string of eight consecutive quarters without a punt, and Alabama safety Xavier McKinney says it’s the Crimson Tide’s “best challenge.” By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m., file photos.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — No. 6 Tennessee attempts to bounce back from an overtime loss to No. 2 Kansas when it hosts Eastern Kentucky. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: Developing from 5:30 p.m. game; 600 words, photos.
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