TENNESSEE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Butch Jones rips Tennessee for ‘unacceptable’ performance after win

The Tennessee Vols may have come away with a on Saturday, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell that based on Butch Jones’ postgame comments. Tennessee barely beat UMass 17-13 at home. Keep in mind that UMass is 0-5 and had greater margins of defeat against Temple and Old Dominion. That’s why Jones was so frustrated after watching his team fail to score in two of the game’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Stats show how badly Tennessee’s touted OL struggled against overmatched UMass defense

The Volunteers were able to pick up a win on Saturday, but fans would have loved to see a much stronger performance. Tennessee took on UMass Saturday, and the Vols never seemed to get the offense on track in the 17-13 victory. RB John Kelly did pick up 101 yards on the ground, but the offense as a whole managed just 135 yards rushing and 3.5 YPC. What is noteworthy about the Vols...

LOOK: Neyland Stadium Empty as Tennessee Struggles to beat UMass

The fans are sending a message. The Tennessee Volunteers held off the Massachusetts Minutemen in uninspiring fashion today at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee managed a whopping 17 points against UMass, letting the Minutemen hang around until the final drive. Tennessee fans were less than impressed. This was a look at the stadium in the second half of a four point game. The stands...
Via Rocky Top Talk
6 hours ago

Tennessee to be without starting OL Jashon Robertson vs. UMass

When the Tennessee Volunteers kick off Saturday afternoon’s home game against UMass, they’ll do so with a restructured offensive line. That’s because starting C Jashon Robertson is being held out of the game with an injury. DL Shy Tuttle will also miss Saturday afternoon’s game, but both players are likely nearing a return to the field: It will be interesting to see how Robertson’s...

GameDay Central: Tennessee-UMass

Your place to discuss the game. The Tennessee Volunteers will take on the UMass Minutemen today in Neyland Stadium. The Vols fell to 2-1 last week in Gainesville. UMass sits at 0-4 on the year. Evan Berry, Todd Kelly Jr., Latrell Williams and Austin Smith have all been ruled out today by head coach Butch Jones. He also said that they would like to work Jarrett Guarantano into the...
Via Rocky Top Talk
11 hours ago

Tennessee unveils uniforms for Saturday’s game against UMass

Tennessee on Friday afternoon unveiled its head-to-toe uniforms for Saturday’s non-conference home contest against UMass. The Volunteerss and Minutemen are set to kick off at Noon ET on the SEC Network. No major surprises for this one — the Vols will rock their usual home attire with white, single-striped Power T helmets, orange jerseys and white pants with orange trim. It looks...

UMass assistant will reunite with Shoop when Minutemen visit Tennessee

Tennessee is looking to bounce back from a last-play loss to SEC East rival Florida. Saturday’s opponent is the University of Massachusetts – better known as UMass. The Minutemen are in their second year of playing as an Independent after departing from the Mid-American Conference. They are 0-4 but have competed, losing all four games by no more than 10 points. When the Minutemen...

Tennessee-UMass: Rocky Top Talk Staff Predictions

Last week shook up the standings. The Tennessee Volunteers fell to 2-1 last weekend after a brutal defeat against the Florida Gators. They’ll try to right the ship and fix some issues this weekend against UMass. The Vols are currently 28 point favorites. Last week shook some things up in our staff picks as myself and Conner fell to 2-1 on the year. Evan and Noah are holding firm...
Via Rocky Top Talk
1 day ago

Former Vol WR Jayson Swain on Butch Jones: ‘It’s time for results’

Jayson Swain, a former Tennessee wide receiver (2003-2006) and current morning radio host on 1180 WVLZ in Knoxville, is ready for Tennessee to take the next step under Butch Jones. Swain joined The Paul Finebaum Show on Thursday, according to a report from GoVols247. He said fans are “not happy” and “have every right not to be happy” after the Vols’ 26-20 loss to Florida...

Tennessee Guard Trey Smith Among the Nation’s Best Freshmen, according to Pro Football Focus

He’s been great so far. As we wrote during the offseason, the Tennessee Volunteers needed their prized recruit from the 2017 class to make an early impact. I’d say he’s done that — and then some so far in his freshman season. We had Trey Smith as our No. 10 most important player heading into the season. I’d bet he’d be much higher if we ran that poll again. Smith was...
Via Rocky Top Talk
2 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech sets FBS history in loss to Tennessee

Georgia Tech lost a heartbreaking season opener to Tennessee, falling 42-41 in double-overtime. But the Yellow Jackets’ rushing attack made a bit of FBS history in the process. Quarterback TaQuon Marshall led the way, rushing for 249 yards on 44 carries with five touchdowns. He added five completions for 120 yards through the air. Running back KirVonte Benson also topped 100 yards...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to Tennessee trash can prop

If you watched Tennessee take on Georgia Tech Monday night in Atlanta, then you probably noticed some guy walking around Tennessee’s sideline with a trash can raised up over his head. As ESPN’s sideline reporter explained during the game, this is specifically for the Vols’ defense. If a player creates a turnover, then he slams the ball into the trash can.Let’s just say, it...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee's top linebacker out for season

Butch Jones enters the 2017 campaign on a steadily warming hot seat, and an injury to a key defender is going to make success harder to attain for Tennessee’s head coach.According to Brent Hubbs and Austin Price of VolQuest, a Rivals affiliate, Darrin Kirkland Jr. will miss the entire season due to a torn meniscus.Kirkland, who missed five games in 2016 because of an ankle injury...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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