TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS NEWS

5-Star DT Kahlil McKenzie Commits to Vols, 'All-SEC-Type Player'

Kahlil McKenzie is a monster 5-star defensive tackle in the 2015 class. He is the No. 7 defensive tackle in the country, according to 247Sports composite. McKenzie has just committed to the Tennessee Volunteers out at The Opening. His size and strength are off the charts, which will allow him to come in and produce at a high level for Butch Jones. How well do you think he will do in Knoxville?
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vols QB likely moving on to Charlotte

A month and a half after Butch Jones acknowledged he did “not anticipate that he will be a member of our football family moving forward,” Riley Ferguson appears to have been adopted by a new football family. While nothing is official at this point, Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com tweeted Monday that, barring any recent changes in his thought process, Ferguson plans on transferring...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee HC Butch Jones speaks at the 2014 SEC Media Days

Butch Jones, the Tennessee head coach, was at his second SEC Media Days get-together, and here are some of his memorable quotes, which have been gained off Twitter. On the UT receiving corps: "We are the original wide receiver U" (apparently, it's not....it's Pittsburgh) Who's going to be QB?:  "We like the progress with [current QBs] Justin Worley, Joshua Dobbs and Nathan Peterman...
Via SEC Football Blog
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee's success contingent on new offensive line

HOOVER, Ala. -- Tennessee junior center Mack Crowder has heard it aplenty. All five starters from Tennessee's offensive line last season are now on NFL rosters. The group combined for 177 starts over the past few years for the Volunteers, including taking 92 percent of snaps last season. What once was considered a team strength has changed to major concern, especially considering...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee's success contingent on new offensive line

HOOVER, Ala. -- Tennessee junior center Mack Crowder has heard it aplenty. All five starters from Tennessee's offensive line last season are now on NFL rosters. The group combined for 177 starts over the past few years for the Volunteers, including taking 92 percent of snaps last season. What once was considered a team strength has changed to major concern, especially considering...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

January the ETA for ex-Vols QB in Charlotte

Earlier this month it was reported that erstwhile Tennessee quarterback Riley Ferguson would be transferring to Charlotte. While that still appears to be the case, it won’t happen for a little bit further down the road. Josh Ward of Knoxville radio station WNML tweeted earlier this evening that Ferguson will enroll at Charlotte in January of next year. Ward confirmed the development...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Tennessee Vols have some harsh words for Derek Dooley

Dallas Cowboys WR coach Derek Dooley is still on the minds of fans and alumni at Tennessee. Under Dooley, the Vols did not have one winning season and never won a conference game. Now with present head coach Butch Jones steering the program in the right the direction, former players are starting to speak out against Dooley. During a youth camp event hosted by another Vols alum,...
Via No Guts, No Glory
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Tennessee Volunteers Reflect On Derek Dooley’s Tenure

I think it’s safe to say that former Tennessee Volunteer Corey Larkins isn’t a fan of Derek Dooley. The player responses are actually pretty interesting regarding their time at Tennessee. [Times Free Press] The post Former Tennessee Volunteers Reflect On Derek Dooley’s Tenure appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Achilles tear KOs Vols’ Cody Blanc for all of 2014

A young member of Tennessee’s receiving corps won’t see the field at all in 2014 due to injury. According to the Associated Press, Cody Blanc suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon recently and will miss the entire season. Blanc incurred the injury during the first day of summer camp this past Friday.
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Butch Jones picks QB Justin Worley to lead Tennessee in 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's Justin Worley has won the preseason competition to open the year as the Volunteers' starting quarterback. Vols coach Butch Jones announced Thursday that Worley would start the Aug. 31 season opener against Utah State. Worley was competing with sophomores Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs. Jones said that ''I believe Justin is playing the best football...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Butch Jones Announces Justin Worley As Tennessee’s Starting Quarterback

With a few weeks until kickoff against Utah State, Tennessee coach Butch Jones has named senior Justin Worley as his starting quarterback. Worley played in eight games last season, throwing for 1,239 yards and 10 touchdowns. Butch Jones: “Justin Worley will be our starting quarterback moving forward.” — Volquest Staff (@Volquest_Rivals) August 14, 2014 Worley beat out Joshua...
Via College Spun
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Names Justin Worley its Starting QB

Tennessee’s three-man battle for the quarterback job is officially down to one. Coach Butch Jones picked Justin Worley as the team’s...
Via Athlon Sports
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Jake Coker, Justin Worley, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. Anything interesting on TV last night?There can be only one.  Roll 'Bama Roll looks at the Alabama quarterback depth chart, which includes Jake Coker and Blake Sims, the presumed frontrunners for the starting QB job. Oh Henry!Christopher Walsh profiles Alabama running back Derrick Henry. (Saturday Down South)Start Me Up.Tennessee names Justin...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols Use Beyonce to Lure Top HS Fball Recruit (Photo)

On a scale of 1-10 for the most insane college recruiting tactics, this one used by the Tennessee Volunteers might have actually gone past the 10 scale. The Volunteers, along with every other major college football program, are going above and beyond to get 4-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle from Lexington, NC, to come to get their school. Beyonce just happens to be one of the most...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 SEC Preview: Tennessee Volunteers

2013 Results:  5-7          6th in the East (2-6); no bowl game appearance 2013 Highlight: Home win against a ranked South Carolina team. 2013 Lowlight: Heartbreaking home losses to Georgia and Vanderbilt that could have turned their season around. 2014 Outlook:  Season number one for Butch Jones was an up and down affair.  This year’s Volunteers face a daunting...
Via 3,000 shots.
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Voluneers vs. Utah State Aggies: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Tennessee Volunteers and Utah State Aggies will face off against one another on Sunday as their 2014 seasons get underway. Both teams enter unranked but this is still expected to be a watchable game as the spread is close. Coverage of the game between Utah tate and Tennessee will air on the SEC Network and WatchESPN beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN...
Via Tireball.com
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee lands first ’15 recruit, Admiral Schofield

Donnie Tyndall didn’t have much time to secure his 2014 class after taking over the Tennessee Volunteers program in the spring, so his ’15 effort will help show the direction he expects to take the program. 6′-6″ combo forward Admiral Schofield of Zion-Benton (IL) became the first recruit to volunteer to join Tyndall’s effort on Sunday. ...
Via Hoopniks
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee is Going to Make Sure Fans and Opponents Can't Stand Lil' John's 'Turn Down for What?'

Lil' John and DJ Snake's 'Turn Down for What?' is a pretty popular tune already. Have your radio on for a couple hours on the right kind of station (not country, easy listening--you know what I mean) and you'll hear it. Hit the club and you will most defintely hear it.Go to a Tennessee Volunteers game at Neyland Stadium and you will hear it over and over and over...
Via FatManWriting
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee starting OT Jacob Gilliam tears ACL, out for year

One of the youngest offensive lines in the FBS just got younger. Butch Jones announced Tuesday that Tennessee starting left tackle Jacob Gilliam tore his ACL in the Vols' 38-7 win over Utah State Sunday, ending his 2014 season. A fifth-year senior, Gilliam is a former walk-on who earned a scholarship over the summer and was making his first career start against the Aggies. Jones...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Tennessee Volunteers will again look to overwhelm the opposition as they host the Arkansas State Red Wolves. To start the season Tennessee (1-0) took care of Utah State winning by 31 in what was expected to be a close game. This game is not expected to be as close but expecting Tennessee to win by 31 may be too much. Coverage of the game between Tennessee and Arkansas...
Via Tireball.com
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Tennessee Fan Has Giant Peyton Manning Tattoo

While Tennessee’s current quarterback Justin Worley has had an impressive start to the 2014 season, it’s safe to say that he has a long way to go if he wants to be considered in the same league as former Vols signal-caller Peyton Manning. Saturday, one UT fan, in attendance for the team’s game against Arkansas State, was spotted with a very large tattoo dedicated to the reigning...
Via College Spun
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tenn WR Josh Smith Hurdles Arkansas State Defender (Video)

The Tennessee Volunteers are looking impressive against Arkansas State, and sophomore wide receiver Josh Smith took time out to completely hurdle a Arkansas State defender.  h/t Twitter
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Tennessee Volunteers Game Preview and Prediction

College football’s Week 3 slate is light on good matchups, but there’s some name value in the meeting between Tennessee and Oklahoma....
Via Athlon Sports
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Tennessee Volunteers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images On Saturday night the Oklahoma Sooners will host the Tennessee Volunteers in a match-up of Big 12 and SEC. No. 4 Oklahoma (2-0) will look to add another win to their scheduled while Tennessee (2-0) has jumped out to a strong start and would love for nothing more than an upset on Saturday to vault their way into the top-25. Coverage of the game between Oklahoma and Tennessee...
Via Tireball.com
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Volunteers Game Maxims Recited By Butch Jones

Via KNOX ANIMAL
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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