Tennessee Football Midseason Report Card: Grading the Vols Units

Tennessee football is 5-2 heading into the bye week. Here are the midseason grades for each of the Volunteers’ units through seven games of the season. Despite numerous injuries, tons of bad breaks, and the toughest schedule in college football, Tennessee football made it to 5-2 heading into the bye week. Sure, the heartbreaking loss […] Tennessee Football Midseason Report Card...
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Today on Rocky Top: Alvin Kamara, Defensive Line, Vols Basketball Media Day

Tennessee football’s defensive line, Alvin Kamara, and basketball media day headline the Volunteers news on Rocky Top for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Happy Hump Day to everybody on Rocky Top as Tennessee football heads into its bye week. Of course, going into the bye week, the news gets worse and worse for the program. As […] Today on Rocky Top: Alvin Kamara, Defensive Line, Vols...
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Injured stars Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Cam Sutton still have impact for Tennessee

Tennessee’s defense will miss having LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin and DB Cam Sutton on the field, but the two injured stars are still having an impact for the Volunteers. Both players have been mainstays on the sideline and in practices since their injuries. Though Reeves-Maybin is out for the season, coach Butch Jones told the Knoxville News Sentinel he loves having the team captain...

WATCH: Tennessee Football: Jalen Reeves-Maybin (10.18.16)

Photo: Fan creates hilarious new Tennessee logo after slew of injuries

With Tennessee ravaged by more than a dozen injuries to key players, the Volunteers almost look like a brand new team halfway through the season. And a new team needs a new logo. Just in: 18th ranked Volunteers (5-2) release new 2016 logo. pic.twitter.com/eBobzZz4X7 — Matthew Art (@MattyArt03) October 18, 2016 A Tennessee fan tweeted this painfully funny logo for the Volunteers...

All for Tennessee Official Week 7 SEC Power Rankings: Vols Take a Dive

The Tennessee Volunteers took a big drop in the All for Tennessee SEC Power Rankings following Week Seven of the college football season. And just like that, utter chaos has taken over in our SEC Power Rankings. One huge upset by a bottom-tier team and a blowout in a game between two top-tier teams has […] All for Tennessee Official Week 7 SEC Power Rankings: Vols Take a Dive ...
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No. 18 Vols' Reeves-Maybin, McKenzie out for rest of season

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin has undergone season-ending shoulder surgery and defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie also will miss the remainder of the year with a torn pectoral muscle. Volunteers coach Butch Jones updated the status of both players and Reeves-Maybin discussed his surgery Tuesday. This latest news represented just the latest setback...
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Tennessee’s Offensive Identity in the Home Stretch

The Vol offense has been relatively successful against a difficult schedule, but may need Josh Dobbs’ arm and legs just as much against weaker competition if Alvin Kamara can’t go. We’re all aware of the strength of Tennessee’s schedule in these first seven games. But consider the particular challenge the Vol offense has faced in going against these seven defenses: Opponent...
Via Rocky Top Talk
7 days ago

Butch Jones challenging players to step up in wake of injury epidemic

The Tennessee football program doesn’t resemble a team at this moment. Instead, it’s akin to a MASH unit. This graphic truly illustrates the shocking state of the squad health-wise: Tennessee played the best team in the country missing this pic.twitter.com/Yx0HbynHac — Joey (@J_H_TN) October 16, 2016 Versus No. 1 Alabama last week, the Vols were without nine starters (Cam...

Tennessee LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin says he’s done for the year, may try to obtain medical redshirt

It’s official: Jalen Reeves-Maybin  is done for the season. Tennessee’s senior linebacker made that announcement before coach Butch Jones’ weekly news conference Tuesday, confirming to reporters that he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. Reeves-Maybin, who has already graduated, said he hasn’t ruled out trying to obtain a medical redshirt to play next season. Several...

Report: Tennessee RB Alvin Kamara could miss 2-4 weeks or longer

According to a report from 247Sports (VIP), Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara has a sprained LCL and a meniscus injury that will likely require surgery and prevent the redshirt junior from returning to the field for 2-4 weeks or longer. Kamara is the Volunteers’ second-leading rusher with 313 yards on the ground and has been a big part of the passing game with a team-high 22...

Vols’ Jalen Reeves-Maybin officially out for the season

The Tennessee Volunteers’ defensive unit has once again been struck by the injury bug. Defensive standout Jalen Reeves-Maybin will officially miss the remainder of the season after undergoing his second shoulder surgery of the season. Reports first surfaced that Reeves-Maybin would miss the rest of the 2016 campaign over the weekend and they were confirmed today. Jalen Reeves...
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7 days ago

Today on Rocky Top: More Vols Football Injuries, Bob Shoop, Next Game Time

Tennessee football injuries, Bob Shoop, and the South Carolina game time headline the Volunteers news on Rocky Top for Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Life is a bitter pill to swallow on Rocky Top right now. A slew of injuries along with such an embarrassing loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide over the weekend woke up […] Today on Rocky Top: More Vols Football Injuries, Bob Shoop, Next Game...
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Report: Tennessee DT Kahlil McKenzie out for remainder of season

Tennessee sophomore defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie “is not expected back this year” according to John Brice of GoVols247. McKenzie made his first career start during Saturday’s loss to Alabama before experiencing a torn pectoral muscle on the Vols’ first defensive drive. The former five-star prospect recorded 12 tackles, including five against Texas A&M in Week 6,...

Tennessee has faced tougher schedule than other CFP contenders

SEC Network reporter Cole Cubelic tweeted an interesting observation Monday: Tennessee’s combined opponent record is more impressive than any of the other teams contending for a playoff spot. Overall opponent record:Ala 26-21OhSt 18-20Mich 21-18Clem 27-15aTm 23-16Wash 14-23UL 22-19Neb 15-22Baylor 8-26WVU 17-14Tenn 34-11 — Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) October 17, 2016 Any talk...

Tennessee Football: For Vols Fans, It Could Not Have Been a Worse Saturday

Tennessee football fans suffered a terrible Saturday, and it went beyond just the Volunteers’ 49-10 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Well that was sad. Tennessee football fans had to sit through an awful 49-10 loss to its hated rival in Alabama, all but eliminating the Vols from the College Football Playoff and knocking them out […] Tennessee Football: For Vols Fans, It Could...
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Tennessee picks up safety commitment for 2018 class

While the Tennessee Volunteers didn’t exactly shine on the football field Saturday afternoon, it did garner some success off of the gridiron. 2018 prospect Bryson Richardson announced his commitment to Butch Jones and the Vols on Saturday evening via his Twitter account. #GoVols

Nick Saban slights Tennessee following blowout win

Nick Saban, after watching his No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide annihilate No. 9 Tennessee Saturday, threw some serious shade the Vols’ way. Saban: "When we play really good teams the runs aren't going to be so easy." — Justin King (@JustinKing) October 15, 2016 Alabama’s offense absolutely rolled over Tennessee’s defense, to be sure. The Crimson Tide tallied 594 yards...
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Tennessee Football: Five Takeaways from Vols’ 49-10 Loss to Alabama

Tennessee football suffered a terrible 49-10 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday. Here are five takeaways from the Volunteers’ play in the game. It wasn’t pretty from the start. After a magical 5-0 beginning to the year, Tennessee football got hit with a dose of reality in a 49-10 loss to Alabama. The Vols […] Tennessee Football: Five Takeaways from Vols’ 49-10 Loss...
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Watch Lane Kiffin toss his visor to a Tennessee fan after Alabama's big win

Lane Kiffin is not a well-liked man in Knoxville, Tennessee.That's what happens when you leave your job as the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers after only one season.Kiffin is now the offensive coordinator at Alabama, but given all the acrimony between him and the fine folks in Knoxville, his team's 49-10 evisceration of the Vols on Saturday had to feel oh-so sweet.So sweet...
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10 days ago

What Butch Jones said after Tennessee lost to Alabama for the 10th straight time

On Saturday, No. 1 Alabama lived up to its billing — as it defeated No. 9 Tennessee by a score of 49-10. The Volunteers had a bear of a time moving the ball offensively. Quarterback Josh Dobbs was limited to a myriad of short throws, and UT rarely threatened downfield. After the game, head coach Butch Jones addressed the media: Butch Jones: "They're the No. 1 team in the country...

WATCH: Derek Barnett intercepts Jalen Hurts on tipped pass

Tennessee has been on the ropes against mighty Alabama all game long, but two huge plays by defensive end Derek Barnett have kept the Vols in it. After forcing a fumble on a sack in the first quarter (which led to the only touchdown of the game for the Vols), Barnett came up huge interception late in the second quarter on a tipped pass. Here is a look at the pick, which set up...
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Plane with anti-Lane Kiffin message flies ahead of Tennessee-Alabama

Lane Kiffin has not been forgotten in Knoxville. A plane was spotted over Neyland Stadium before Tennessee’s game against Alabama, where, of course, the former Vols head coach is now offensive coordinator. Kiffin is not a well-liked figure in Knoxville, and if you’re looking for some evidence of that, here you have it. Meanwhile, a plane circling Neyland Stadium has this...
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Tennessee vs Alabama: Last-Minute Predictions for Vols and Tide

Tennessee vs Alabama is a Top 10 match-up between two huge rivals. Here are the last-minute predictions for the Volunteers and Tide football game. It’s now come down to a one game season for the Vols. Tennessee vs Alabama features two Top 10 teams going at it at Neyland Stadium with one desperately trying to […] Tennessee vs Alabama: Last-Minute Predictions for Vols and Tide...
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Tennessee man honors his late father with checkerboard pattern on gravesite

College football fans are a passionate bunch, especially in the SEC. But one Tennessee fan goes above and beyond to honor his late father, who was a big Volunteers fan. According to WATE TV, Jamie Beckler paints a checkerboard pattern on his father Rickey’s grave before Tennessee rivalry games: “He wasn’t real big on flowers. So, we thought of this and this became a tradition...
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