Tyler Baron loves what Tennessee's new staff is putting together for him

Tennessee Athletics photo / Tennessee's Tyler Baron played strongside linebacker last season as a freshman but has split time this spring between outside linebacker and defensive end.

There are a multitude of new aspects to Tennessee's football program this spring, with sophomore Tyler Baron's role among them.

Consider him shared property.

The 6-foot-5, 257-pounder out of Knoxville Catholic played strongside linebacker last season but has split time this spring between Mike Ekeler's outside linebackers room and Rodney Garner's defensive line room. The Volunteers have seven practices in the books, which includes Thursday afternoon's scrimmage, and that's more than enough proof for Baron to know the 2021 season could be fun and very busy.

"There is going to be a lot of split time, playing with my hand down and playing up," Baron said. "I'll be in a lot of different coverage situations, and I will be rushing the passer.