Can Robert Gillespie lead the Vols south? 

March, 5, 2013
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Tennessee's latest coaching hire appears to be all about recruiting further south.

After losing former running backs coach Jay Graham to Florida State, the Volunteers announced over the weekend that Gillespie would replace Graham, a beloved former Vol. By outside accounts, Graham was often described as the perfect fit because he was well received in North Carolina and Tennessee -- two important areas for the Vols.

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