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Tennessee Football: 10 Vols Freshmen Most Likely to Play Immediately in 2016

Tennessee football has lots of returning players, but newcomers could still make an impact. Here are the 10 Volunteers freshmen most likely to play in 2016. Ever since Butch Jones became Tennessee football’s head coach, he showed a willingness to start freshmen early. Of course, the Vols were very young his first two years, and that often forced […] Tennessee Football: 10...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Butch Jones talks Volunteers’ first scrimmage during radio appearance

Tennessee held its first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday. Since it was closed to the media, not much has been publicly reported. UT coach Butch Jones offered some thoughts on the scrimmage when he appeared on “The Nation,” a radio show in Tennessee, Sunday. “Just like any first scrimmage, I thought there were many, many valuable teaching tools and great teaching experiences...

Tennessee Football: Do Vols Have the Best Coordinator Combination in the SEC?

Butch Jones’s decisions to hire Mike DeBord and Bob Shoop to the Tennessee football staff might give the Volunteers the best coordinator combo in the SEC. It all began at the end of the 2014 Tennessee football season. Offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian left the Vols for the NFL, and Butch Jones immediately hired Mike DeBord. Jones […] Tennessee Football: Do Vols Have the Best...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football Recruiting: Four-Star Running Back Ty Chandler Commits to Vols for 2017

Four-star running back Ty Chandler announced his commitment to Tennessee football Monday. Chandler will join the Volunteers in 2017. With the potential departure of both Alvin Kamara and Jalen Hurd after this year, Butch Jones has secured the running back position for Tennessee football’s future as well. In-state prospect Ty Chandler, who is listed on […] Tennessee Football Recruiting...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee offensive linemen gain attention amid competition

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee's offensive linemen are gaining notoriety by joking about their relative anonymity. The offensive linemen started a Twitter account titled Life In The Shadows ((at)OLPShadows) that is made up of photos in which they stare into the camera while the background shows Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs giving an interview or posing for a different picture...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

How Tennessee Vols Head Coach Butch Jones Could Get Fired After 2016 Season

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones enters his fourth season with the Volunteers under high expectations. Here is how he could get fired after this year. Up until this point, Butch Jones has done everything right by the Tennessee Vols as head coach. Since he took over the program at the end of 2012, he made sure […] How Tennessee Vols Head Coach Butch Jones Could Get Fired After...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: 10 Things that Set the Vols Apart from Other SEC Teams

Tennessee football is a favorite to win the East this year. Here are 10 things that set the Volunteers apart from the rest of the Southeastern Conference. In three years, Butch Jones has installed more fashionable and updated formations to the Tennessee football system that brought it into the 21st century of college football. He […] Tennessee Football: 10 Things that Set the Vols...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Reasons Why Tennessee Vols Running Back Jalen Hurd Won’t Make First Team All-SEC

Tennessee football running back Jalen Hurd is part of the Volunteers’ preseason hype, but here are four reasons why he won’t get any postseason recognition. Tennessee fans are excited about what Jalen Hurd can do entering his junior year, and they should be. The former in-state five-star recruit has lived up to all of the hype […] Four Reasons Why Tennessee Vols Running Back...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Three More Vols Newcomers Lose Helmet Stripes

Three Tennessee football newcomers had their Volunteers helmet stripes removed on Tuesday, Aug. 16: Jeff George, Tyler Byrd, and Marcus Tatum. Last week, cornerback Baylen Buchanan shocked the Tennessee football fanbase by becoming the first Vols newcomer to have his helmet stripe removed. Safety Nigel Warrior followed very soon after that. It appeared as if […] Tennessee Football...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennessee Football - Post Practice Interviews (8.16.16)

LaTroy Lewis, Stephen Griffin, Micah Abernathy and Kendal Vickers spoke to reporters after practice on Aug. 16, 2016, at Haslam Field.
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Top 10 Toughest Vols on 2016 Team

Tennessee football is loaded with talent for 2016, but there’s also lots of toughness. Here is a ranking of the 10 toughest Volunteers on this year’s team. In spite of all the changes to the sport of football over the past 50 years, including Butch Jones’s changes to make Tennessee football more of a spread […] Tennessee Football: Top 10 Toughest Vols on 2016 Team - All for...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Despite Experience, Vols Are Still Very Young

Tennessee football has lots of expectations in 2016 due to the number of returning starters, but the Volunteers are still one of the youngest SEC teams. On the surface, Tennessee football is loaded with experience. The Vols return 10 of 11 starters on offense from a year ago, and they return nine of 11 on […] Tennessee Football: Despite Experience, Vols Are Still Very Young - All...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN CFB insider: Tennessee talent comparable to Alabama, LSU

It’s well-documented that Tennessee’s recruiting has picked up during coach Butch Jones’ tenure, but one ESPN analyst went a step further when discussing the Volunteers’ level of talent. ESPN college football insider Travis Haney appeared on “The Paul Finebaum Show” Wednesday afternoon to discuss a number of SEC topics with guest host Peter Burns. When discussing the...

Should Tennessee Be Playing On A Thursday Night?

Tennessee football opens the season in two weeks against the Appalachian State Mountaineers. But should the Volunteers be playing on a Thursday night? When I grew up, the fall football schedule went as follows: middle school football on Thursday nights, high school football on Friday nights, college football all day Saturday and NFL all day Sunday. […] Should Tennessee Be Playing...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: 10 Ways to Define Vols Success in 2016

Tennessee football fans have raised the bar of expectations for the Volunteers going into the 2016 season. Here are the 10 ways to define success this year. For the past seven years, Tennessee football was in such a rut that Vols fans became desperate just to get more than seven wins. Doing that and finishing […] Tennessee Football: 10 Ways to Define Vols Success in 2016 - All...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Bubba Wallace shows off his Smokey Grey Tennessee helmet

Judging by his Smokey Grey helmet, stock car racer Bubba Wallace is clearly a Tennessee fan. Wallace tweeted out this picture Thursday, showing off his slick helmet featuring the patented Volunteers alternate headgear: That Smokey Grey tho…

Dave Hart: Vols Athletic Director Retiring Next Year

Tennessee Volunteers Athletics Director Dave Hart announced that he will step down from his position at the end of next year, according to reports. Entering his sixth season with the program, Tennessee Vols AD Dave Hart announced his retirement from the position effective June 30, 2017. Hart’s announcement comes nearly two months after Tennessee president Jimmy […] Dave Hart...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee offensive tackle Hall expected to miss 4-6 weeks

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee offensive tackle Chance Hall has had arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced Hall's injury and gave the potential timetable for his return Thursday. Hall started Tennessee's final five games at right tackle last season and had been competing for a starting role at that spot again...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

What Would Make The Tennessee Football Offense Better?

Tennessee football is expected to have one of the most dynamic backfields in the country in 2016. But what would make the Volunteers offense better? One of the most talked about topics this offseason has been the Tennessee football rushing attack. Not only in the SEC, but all around the country the hype has been […] What Would Make The Tennessee Football Offense Better? - All for...
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Tennessee lifts DL Alexis Johnson’s suspension

The Tennessee Volunteers are looking to make a big impact in the SEC this year as they have a good set of talented players on both sides of the ball. They will get one talented player back soon after defensive lineman Alexis Johnson’s suspension was lifted. It was reported on Thursday that Johnson, who was suspended following charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Ways Vols AD Dave Hart Saved Tennessee Athletics

With Tennessee Volunteers Athletics Director Dave Hart set to retire next June, here is a look at the five ways he saved the school’s athletics. The year was 2011. Dave Hart, an Alabama guy, was about to take on the biggest mess he could inherit. Tennessee football had just finished with three head coaches in […] Five Ways Vols AD Dave Hart Saved Tennessee Athletics - All for...
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SQ College Football Top-25 Preview: #9 Tennessee

The college football season is rapidly approaching with the anticipation building as each day passes. As your hunger for the upcoming season gets stronger, here at SQ we’ve got something that will hold your appetite for the time being. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be rolling out previews of the teams in our top-25. We last covered Stanford, which came in at #10 on our countdown...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rio Olympics: Former Vol Tamika Catchings Wins Fourth Gold Medal

Former Tennessee women’s basketball player won her fourth gold medal with the USA women’s basketball team in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Tamika Catchings helped to make history at the Rio Olympics on Saturday by leading the U.S. Women’s Basketball Team to a gold medal for the fourth straight time.  The team beat Spain 101-72 to […] Rio Olympics: Former Vol Tamika Catchings Wins...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vols by the numbers historically in the AP preseason poll

The Tennessee Volunteers have been a steady presence, historically, in the Associated Press poll. The Associated Press poll has released their 2016 preseason rankings, and the Vols are once again ranked nationally. Tennessee begins the 2016 season ranked No. 9. It is the first time since 2005 that the Volunteers will begin a season ranked inside the top 10 in the AP poll. Butch Jones...

Report: Tennessee AD reveals Vols’ uniforms for Battle at Bristol

This season, Tennessee will take part in the biggest game in college football history. The Battle at Bristol, which will have over 150,000 people in attendance, will take place on Sept. 10 between Tennessee and Virginia Tech. On Saturday, the Hokies revealed they would be wearing alternate uniforms to commemorate the special game. College Football's Biggest Ever…#BattleAtBristol
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