A Unique Look At Tennessee From A Former Georgia Bulldog

A Unique Look At Tennessee From A Former Georgia Bulldog

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A Unique Look At Tennessee From A Former Georgia Bulldog


Tennessee comes to Athens tomorrow afternoon seeking to turnaround its season and avenge last years 41-0 whitewashing by Georgia.

No. 2 Georgia (4-0) is a heavy favorite to beat the Vols (2-2), but one UGA alum states the Dawgs need to bring their ‘A’ game.

Ty Frix started 54 consecutive games from 2009 through 2012 for the Bulldogs as a long snapper and was an academic all-American.

He was a Biological Engineering major with a focus on biomedical sciences at Georgia. In addition, he earned his MBA in 2014 from Georgia’s renowned Terry College of Business.

In 2013, Frix was a co-founder of Ichor Sports, a real-time, multi-platform fitness monitoring service that gives trainers a more holistic approach in overseeing player fitness.

From 2013, Frix has been the Snapping Director of One On One Snapping and since 2017, a lecturer at the University of Georgia’s College of Engineering.

Frix told us, “UT always plays us hard, but this year will be different for me at least. Our guys will be playing several of my former coaches who are now at UT.”

Several Tennessee coaches have ties to Georgia (as a note, Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and offensive line coach Sam Pittman once coached at Tennessee) and will be returning to Sanford Stadium for the first time. While Frix has respect for each, he showed a particular fondness for one long-time Georgia assistant.

“All of them are great guys and phenomenal coaches, but one in particular scares me – Coach John Lilly. Coach Lilly was our tight ends/special teams coach at UGA and is probably the smartest football coach I have ever played for. He has an uncanny talent of deciphering tendencies and exposing weaknesses in opponents. It didn’t matter who we played, Coach Lilly always went into the game with a few wrinkles up his sleeve,” Frix said.

“I imagine we will see some of those wrinkles Saturday. And, if so, I know it will take championship discipline on our side to defend against them. With that said, I look forward to a hard fought and well executed game on both sides.”

The Dawgs and Vols kickoff on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET at Sanford Stadium. DawgWalk begins at 1:15 from the west end zone. CBS televises the game and IMG has the radio broadcast.

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