Tennessee's Cade Mays expected to make 'seamless transition' despite scratched spring

Georgia photo by Perry McIntyre / Former Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays (77), shown here blocking for receiver Matt Landers during last season's 30-6 win by the Bulldogs at Vanderbilt, is hoping to make his mark later this year after transferring to Tennessee.

Former University of Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays is expected to make a smooth adjustment once he suits up for the Tennessee Volunteers.

Whenever that may be.

The 6-foot-6, 328-pound Mays left Athens for Knoxville in January as a transfer with two years of eligibility remaining, but he never put on the pads during Tennessee's very abbreviated spring practice session. It remains unknown whether Mays will be granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, and it's also up in the air whether the Vols, the rest of the Southeastern Conference and the remainder of the Football Bowl Subdivision can stage a season this fall due to the coronavirus.

What is certain is that as soon as Mays does take the field for Tennessee, he will be reuniting with offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, who held the same role at Georgia when Mays was a five-star freshman out of Knoxville Catholic in 2018.