How should Tennessee, Jeremy Pruitt handle Bryce Thompson situation?

Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson is suspended indefinitely and will not play in the Vols' opener against Georgia State.

What should happen next with Thompson is now a question facing coach Jeremy Pruitt and university officials.

Thompson was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge Saturday stemming from an argument with a woman with whom he's in a relationship. Additionally, witnesses told police they heard a man yelling at a woman threaten to "shoot up the school," according to an arrest report.

Blake Toppmeyer and John Adams of the News Sentinel discuss Thompson's suspension during this edition of "The Volunteer State."

After examining the off-the-field situation, they look at what Thompson's absence will mean for the Vols on the field. Thompson started 10 games last season and was expected to be one of the team's top defensive players.

They also pivot to review Florida's season opener against Miami and debate whether the Gators' shaky debut offers more hope for Tennessee when the Vols play their rival next month.

Blake Toppmeyer covers University of Tennessee football. Email him at and follow him on Twitter @btoppmeyer. If you enjoy Blake’s coverage, consider a digital subscription that will allow you access to all of it.