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Vols defense wants to build on its early momentum

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee is accustomed to kicking off the year with a dominant defensive performance. This time, the Volunteers want to keep that momentum going the rest of the season for a change. Tennessee held Utah State star quarterback Chuckie Keeton in check and forced three turnovers Sunday in a 38-7 rout of the Aggies. The performance offered reason to believe Tennessee...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee's A.J. Johnson setting sights on successful final year

HOOVER, Ala. -- Among all the reasons, there was one singular notion that pushed Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson to return for a senior season in Knoxville. "I came (to Tennessee) to be a winner and win," said Johnson, a consensus preseason All-American who toyed with the idea of entering the NFL Draft last May. "And I've got more one more season to do that....
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols defenders AJ Johnson, Danny O'Brien arrested

The Tennessee Volunteers are coming off their best recruiting offseason in years (No. 5 in the nation) which has the program buzzing, but that’s not the only kind of buzzing going on in Knoxville. Two current players were arrested Sunday: LB AJ Johnson and DT Danny O’Brien, along with former LB Dontavis Sapp. According to, O’Brien was charged with criminal impersonation...
Via Down and Distance
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ Johnson, Danny O’Brien and former Vols player Dontavis Sapp arrested

The Tennessee Volunteers have confirmed that two players and one former player were arrested on Saturday. Coach Butch Davis said that he was aware of the situation and that the school was collecting information. “We are aware of the situation and are still in the preliminary stages of gathering all facts and information,” Jones said in the statement. “We have very high standards...
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ McCarron is taunting AJ Johnson because Alabama hates Tennessee

AJ McCarron and a Tennessee Volunteer defender not getting along? This seems so unlikely! Well, not really AJ McCarron and AJ Johnson of the Tennessee Volunteers may want to live in a world where men get along with men in a respectable way. To be honest, it looks like McCarron instigated this fight. Usually the […]
Via Throw The Flag
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee Volunteers: Jones declares today “Positivie Monday,” ready for Bulldogs

Butch Jones (Photo Credit: The Tennessee Volunteers picked up their third win of the season Saturday, and put themselves in the position first year head coach Butch Jones said they needed to be in by this point in the season. The two weeks prior to their contest against South Alabama Saturday were grueling to say the least, and while the Vols may have come away with...
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The Pregame Panic: what if Tennessee writes the script at Autzen Saturday?

Tennessee presents some match up problems, but it doesn't mean the Ducks can't solve them. Their middle linebacker A.J. Johnson is 6-2, 243 and the #1 rated MLB prospect in college football according to Johnson had 138 tackles last year. Lining up in front of him is 6-8, 351 pound defensive tackle Daniel McCullers. Positioned sometimes over one of Oregon...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Vol Majors to have jersey retired today

Former Tennessee player and coach Johnny Majors will have his No. 45 jersey retired before the 23rd-ranked Volunteers' game Saturday against No. 18 Florida, but players can continue to wear the number under the school's new policy for this honor. Tennessee's previous seven retired numbers will remain out of circulation unless an honoree allows his number to be worn by...
Via Fox Sports
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Vols fail to 'flip the switch' on Spurrier Field

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said the Volunteers "didn't flip the switch" for Friday's afternoon practice on Steve Spurrier Field at Science Hill High School. Perhaps that's not surprising given that the field's namesake has a history of razzing the Volunteers. The Vols handled traveling and moving into dorms at Milligan College...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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