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WATCH: NFL Countdown burns Tennessee secondary after loss to Florida

Tennessee’s secondary got burned for the second day in a row. This time it happened not on the field, but when the NFL Countdown crew on ESPN absolutely blasted the Volunteers Sunday morning. The crew broke down the final play from Tennessee’s 26-20 loss to Florida when the Gators cashed in on a 63-yard Hail Mary to win the game. The former players on set questioned why Tennessee...

Decision time in Tennessee: How can AD Currie help guide Vols to championships again?

It is decision time in Tennessee. Which way does the Volunteers’ football program actually want to go? After a lackluster performance at Florida, losing on a last second Hail Mary, the program does not appear to showcase a clear direction. Newly hired athletics director John Currie has made a strong presence within the athletics department since his first day on the job April 1...

Twitter goes crazy over Gene Chizik quote about Butch Jones that wasn’t actually said

The Tennessee Volunteers suffered a heartbreaking 26-20 loss to the Florida Gators on a hail mary to end regulation Saturday at The Swamp. The loss may move the Vols out of the top-25, and they now hold a 14-19 SEC record — 2-5 over the last seven — during Butch Jones’ tenure as head coach. Naturally, many are blaming Jones for the loss and recent Vols’ struggles. That appeared...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago

Florida punter trolls Butch Jones, Tennessee after game

Florida was in a gloating mood after beating Tennessee Saturday on a Hail Mary as time expired. Perhaps surprisingly, it was punter Johnny Townsend who trolled better than all. Townsend trolled Tennessee by mocking them over a Butch Jones quote from last year. Here’s his tweet: That was in reference to Jones saying his senior class was filled with champions of life after they graduated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida LB Vosean Joseph trash talks Tennessee fans after win

One Florida Gators player talked trash to Tennessee fans after the Gators pulled off a huge win on Saturday over their SEC East rivals. Vosean Joseph, a sophomore linebacker, talked trash to Tennessee Vols fans after his Gators completed a Hail Mary to win the game. Then he appeared to talk even more trash on Twitter later. Joseph sent a tweet an hour after the game that said ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Butch Jones says ‘It’s on me’ following tough loss to Florida

The Volunteers came up just short to rival Florida on the road, losing 26-20 on Saturday night. The Vols had their chances but weren’t able to capitalize on numerous occasions. Most of the blame from fans is going to fall on the shoulders of Butch Jones. According to the Tennessee head coach, they would be right. Jones was not a fan of how Feleipe Franks was able to roll outside...

Tennessee-Florida: Who do you blame? Look no further than the Coaching Staff

Butch Jones let one get away today in Gainesville. Add another chapter of heartbreak to the Tennessee-Florida book for the Volunteers. In a game that Tennessee should have won, Tennessee found a way to lose. They were better offensively than the Gators, but didn’t convert when they needed to do so. Somehow they found themselves back in the game, only to see this happen. The...
Via Rocky Top Talk
5 days ago

LOOK: Tennessee fans ticked at Butch Jones after heartbreaking loss to Florida

Butch Jones and Tennessee found out what it’s like to be on the other side of a Hail Mary Saturday night. The Volunteers managed to squeak by Georgia Tech in the season opener, but they weren’t fortunate enough to beat the Gators on the road, losing 26-20. With Florida having two of its best offensive players suspended for the game, Jordan Scarlett and Antonio Callaway, this...

Tennessee vs Florida Recap: Tennessee Loses Shocker As Time Expires, 26-20

Inefficiency and mistakes cost the Vols a victory in The Swamp. Well, that's about Tennessee vs Florida as you can get folks. Tennesse traveled to Gainesville this weekend looking for their first win in The Swamp since 2003 and their second consecutive win against the Gators since the 2003-2004 seasons. But extremely questionable play calling, an inept offense, and a miraculous...
Via Rocky Top Talk
5 days ago

WATCH: Tennessee fan urinates on Tim Tebow’s statue before Florida game

The rivalry between Tennessee and Florida is strong, as these two teams often sit near the top of the SEC.  Tailgating often gets a bit wild before these two meet, which makes for a great experience for fans. But sometimes fans don’t know where to draw the line, which is what happened on Saturday. A Vols fan posted a video of himself peeing on Tim Tebow’s Heisman Trophy statue...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The radio call of Florida’s ridiculous Hail Mary to beat Tennessee is perfect

The No. 24 Florida Gators’ clash with the No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers Saturday was full of crazy moments, and it ended in the most ridiculous fashion imaginable. Trailing 20-17 (after missing three field goals on the day), Tennessee had a first and goal, but had to settle for a field goal to tie the game. That led to Florida getting the ball back, but it looked like they would...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago

Florida completes Hail Mary to beat Tennessee on final play

Saturday’s game between Florida and Tennessee had one incredible finish.The Gators won 26-20 on a Hail Mary completed for a 63-yard touchdown to win it as time expired.Here’s video of the play: That goes in the books as a 63-yard TD pass from freshman Feleipe Franks to Tyrie Cleveland, who finished with 93 yards in the game.What did Franks show coach Jim McElwain?“He showed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee RB John Kelly gets penalty for doing Gator Chomp

Tennessee running back John Kelly was called for a penalty after doing the Gator Chomp while celebrating a touchdown against Florida in the second half of their game Saturday.Kelly scored on a 34-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Here he is doing the Gator Chomp multiple times to taunt Florida: He received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty as a result.Vols fans probably...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 74-yard TD wiped out when Malik Davis fumbles at goal line

Just when it seemed Tennessee was out of it, a tremendous hustle play by the defense pulled the Volunteers right back in Saturday’s game against the Florida Gators. Running back Malik Davis appeared to be headed to the end zone for a 74-yard touchdown run. Then he was caught from behind and fumbled the ball through the end zone, but officials ruled it a touchdown. After review...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Butch Jones asked if Quinten Dormady will sit in the second half vs. Florida

If you love defensive-minded football, then Florida-Tennessee is right up your alley, with the Gators ahead 6-3 at halftime. Quinten Dormady has looked below average, only completing slightly over 50 percent of his throws for less than 100 yards and a tossing a costly interception. The offense has only managed to compile three points in the first half against the Gators. Check out...

Jim McElwain: Florida suspensions have ‘hurt the locker room’

Jim McElwain hasn’t complained much publicly about the suspensions hurting his football team on the field, but apparently he has mentioned it privately.Late in the first quarter of the Gators’ game against Tennessee on Saturday, CBS’ announcers talked about the team missing wide receiver Antonio Calloway, who is among the suspended players. That led commentator Brad Nessler...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennessee RB John Kelly trucks Gators’ DB Chauncey Gardner

Tennessee wanted to set the tone early on in Gainesville against Florida and that is exactly what Volunteers John Kelly did with a crushing hit. Check out what happens when a bruising running back does when he sees Gators cornerback Chauncey Gardner standing between him and a first down. When the Gators take on the Volunteers, it’s a battle for every yard. Kelly knows the magnitude...

Tennessee special teams weapon Evan Berry out against Florida

Tennessee is down yet another safety entering Saturday’s matchup at Florida. According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, special teams ace Evan Berry has been ruled out due to injury. This news comes one day after it was revealed fellow safety Todd Kelly Jr. didn’t travel with the team due to a lingering knee injury. In addition to his duties at safety, Berry also served as...

Gameday Central: Tennessee-Florida

This is a big one, folks. I don’t need to tell you that. The Tennessee Volunteers (2-0) head down to the swamp today to face the Florida Gators (1-0). Florida is coming off a lackluster performance against Michigan, where the offense mustered just three points. They were able to get two scores from the defense, but the Wolverines distanced themselves late, winning 33-17. Tennessee...
Via Rocky Top Talk
6 days ago

LOOK: Tennessee wearing ‘Florida Strong’ helmet sticker for game against Gators

The Tennessee-Florida rivalry is one of the most heated annually held games in the league. Despite the animosity that often exists between the white lines among the two schools, some things in life matter far more than the results of a football game. Following the destruction caused in the state of Florida by Hurricane Irma, Tennessee wants the Sunshine State natives to know the...

5 reasons this is the biggest game of Butch Jones’ career at Tennessee

Yes, this is not the first big game of Butch Jones’ coaching career at Tennessee. And yes, there are other matchups this season that may prove to be bigger for Jones and the Volunteers. But for this moment, for what it could mean for Tennessee’s chances at winning the SEC East, Saturday’s game at No. 24 Florida is the biggest. Here are five reasons why a win would be huge for...

Video circulates of Tennessee fan allegedly urinating on Tim Tebow statue

Few things get fans fired up quite like rivalry games. Unfortunately, some fans take rivalries a little too far.Tennessee and Florida are set to play on Saturday in Gainesville. Ahead of the matchup between the SEC East rivals, a video was shared by Barstool Sports’ University of Tennessee Twitter account.The video, which they say was submitted by a user, shows a stream of liquid...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee could lose last year's leading tackler Todd Kelly Jr. for season

The Tennessee Volunteers could be going the rest of the way without safety Todd Kelly Jr., who reportedly won’t play Saturday against Florida due to a potentially season-ending knee injury.“Kelly Jr. had an MRI taken on his left knee on Thursday and received results on Friday that revealed a knee condition that will sideline him,” wrote Mike Griffith of SEC Country.Griffith...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee Safety Todd Kelly Jr. Out Indefinitely with a Knee Injury

Another blow. The injury bug will not leave Knoxville. This is getting into some all too familiar territory now, bringing back flashbacks of 2016. According to multiple outlets, Tennessee senior safety Todd Kelly Jr. is dealing with a knee issue. Volquest.com is reporting the same news. Rumors swirled about Kelly’s status last week, but Tennessee appeared to be in the clear...
Via Rocky Top Talk
6 days ago

Report: Key Tennessee safety Todd Kelly Jr. out indefinitely

Tennessee’s defense will have to deal with a major loss to its defense Saturday against Florida — and possibly longer. According to a report from VolQuest.com, starting safety Todd Kelly Jr. did not travel with the team to Gainesville, Florida, for its matchup against the Gators because of an ongoing knee problem. Sources told VolQuest.com that there is no timetable for when...
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