If You’re Gonna Run a 3-4, You Need One of These

Sal Sunseri is installing a 3-4 defense at Tennessee and the first step is trying to find another Mt. Cody:

Junior college transfer Daniel McCullers — dubbed “Shade Tree” or “Green Mile” or any number of other nicknames befitting a man of his size — has climbed the depth chart at nose tackle after the Vols’ first scrimmage…But McCullers, because of his girth, has had to overcome doubts about his conditioning. The 6-foot-7 giant weighed as much as 380 in the spring, but has cut down to the neighborhood of 360. He carries the weight well, and certainly doesn’t look fat. (Not that anyone would suggest otherwise to his face).

If size was the only requirement, they could have found one.