March 12, 2008
Plenty Of Recognition To Go Around For Vols
Signs of Tennessee's newfound success are abundant at the moment. The Vols just wrapped up the most successful regular season in school history with a 28-3 mark and unfurled a regular-season championship banner for the first time in 41 years. And on Tuesday, recognition for that season started to turn up in the form of individual honors for those responsible for the accomplishments.
The Vols were well represented on the coaches All-SEC teams, placing both Tyler Smith and Chris Lofton on the first-team. JaJuan Smith received what many would call some overdue recognition as both a second-team All-SEC selection and a member of the league's All-Defensive team. J.P. Prince rounded out the Vols' awards haul by being selected as the Sixth-Man of the Year.
Pearl also got a tip-of-the-cap from his peers for guiding his team to 28 wins and a top-five spot in the polls, sharing co-coach of the year honors with Kentucky's Billy Gillespie.
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