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Recruiting Job One for Tennessee Coaches
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New Tennessee linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen has spent most of his career crisscrossing the South in search of prospects, and for the last four years at Auburn he's engaged in head-to-head recruiting battles for some of the country's most coveted players. Thigpen, one of only two assistants who had never worked with new head coach Butch Jones before joining his staff earlier this month, has a deep, rich and authentically Southern drawl. He also has plenty of hard-won insights about working the recruiting trails in the SEC to offer his new colleagues...

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