TENNESSEE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tennessee recruiting: Top 100 OT Max Wray visits Vols, in-state WR delays commitment

Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest Tennessee recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Tennessee took an important next step in courting top 100 offensive tackle Max Wray on Monday. Wray, a 4-star tackle rated as the No. 55 player in the nation by 247Sports composite rankings, de-committed from...
Via SEC Country
3 hours ago

8 Tennessee football underclassmen have jumped out, but still have something to prove

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football enters its second week of spring drills going to replace nine starters from the Vols’ 38-24 bowl win over Nebraska. As is the case every offseason, players emerge, and that’s especially true after a strong strength and conditioning program under new hire Rock Gullickson. Here are eight names that have impressed through week one: Tennessee...
Via SEC Country
7 hours ago

Charles Davis: Joshua Dobbs’ career outside of football could hurt his NFL stock

During his solid career on Rocky Top, former Tennessee starting quarterback Joshua Dobbs was often regarded not only for his play but his outstanding academic career at the school. While his interest in aerospace engineering is noteworthy, some are concerned it could hurt him in the eyes of the NFL. According to FOX Sports’ Charles Davis, himself a UT alum, Dobbs’ potential future...

Tennessee recruiting: ‘Feeling like a Vol,’ QB James Foster reps Tennessee at ‘The Opening’

BUFORD, Ga. — Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest Tennessee recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Just before the Atlanta regional event for Nike’s “The Opening” recruiting camp on Sunday, 3-star Tennessee QB target James Foster got a phone call from Vols’ head coach Butch Jones. ...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Tennessee football spring preview: Improved secondary play primary focus

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop specializes in coaching safeties, and he would be the first to stay the last line of defense wasn’t up to par last season. “We’ve got to stop explosive plays,” said senior safety Todd Kelly Jr., the backbone of Shoop’s secondary. “A lot of times we’d hold teams for 2 yards, 1 yard, negative-1, and then it...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Tennessee spring practice Week 1: A revised program

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Fifth-year Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has put a lot into the Volunteers football program since he took over in December 2012. There have been plenty of ups and downs while laying the groundwork to its current state entering spring practices in 2017. But with any program, self-evaluation comes after time. Jones has revised his program and approach following...

Tennessee Football: Former Vols QB Tony Robinson Featured in ESPN Film

Former Tennessee football quarterback Tony Robinson will be featured in an ESPN film. Robinson played for the Volunteers in the 1980s. Tony Robinson helped restore Tennessee football to prominence under Johnny Majors in the mid-1980s before he suffered a season-ending injury in 1985. He then ran into a few personal issues after that and never […] Tennessee Football: Former Vols...
Via All for Tennessee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Darrin Kirkland on assuming leadership role in Tennessee’s defense: ‘I’m kind of the Last Mohican’

On a defense devoid of many established leaders following the departures of Cam Sutton, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, and Derek Barnett, junior Darrin Kirkland Jr. understands that it’s now his time to step up and fill in the void. While speaking to the media following Thursday’s practice, Kirkland came up with a creative way to describe his new role on the Tennessee defense. “This...

Tennessee recruiting: A look at the Vols’ precariously thin ILB board

Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest Tennessee recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Tuesday, Tennessee extended an offer to 3-star Tucker (Ga.) inside linebacker Michael Harris according to 247Sports’ Alex Gleitman. The offer is really nothing out of the ordinary. The nation’s No. 15 inside...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

Tennessee Football: 10 Toughest Vols to Replace for 2017

Tennessee football spring practice is underway for 2017 with lots of key players gone. Here is a ranking of the top 10 toughest Volunteers to replace. As Butch Jones gets begins working with his fifth Tennessee football program for 2017, he’s dealing with a lot more than just staff changes this year. The Vols head coach […] Tennessee Football: 10 Toughest Vols to Replace for...
Via All for Tennessee
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Vols Morning Report: Praise for New QB Coach, Butch Jones on Leaders, Softball Milestone

Butch Jones on Tennessee Vols leaders, praise for qb coach Mike Canales, and a softball milestone lead the Volunteers news for Thursday, March 23, 2017. It’s Thursday, and the Tennessee Vols will hold their second spring practice for football today. There’s already a lot of news surrounding the program as it is. As we bring […] Tennessee Vols Morning Report: Praise for New...
Via All for Tennessee
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vols RB Jalen Hurd could enter supplemental draft

Running back Jalen Hurd led the Tennessee Volunteers in rushing back in 2015 with 1,285 yards. Then a sophomore, Hurd also put up a staggering 14 touchdowns.Unfortunately for the Volunteers, Hurd left the team midway through the 2016 season due to rifts with the powers-that-be. Suggestions were that he was unhappy with the team’s offensive scheme.Despite reports that Hurd might...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee linebacker Gavin Bryant exploring transfer options

Tennessee opened spring practice Tuesday without a familiar face on the field at linebacker. Apparently, there’s an explanation for the absence of junior Gavin Bryant. According to a report by WNML’s Jimmy Hyams, Tennessee’s depth at linebacker is likely to take a hit, as Bryant is currently exploring his transfer options. Bryant appeared in 21 games over the last two seasons...

Tennessee Vols Morning Report: Spring Practice, Stephen Griffin, Baseball and Softball

Stephen Griffin leaving the Tennessee Vols, the first spring practice, and baseball and softball lead the Volunteers news for Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Spring is here, but the cold just won’t go away! And the Tennessee Vols are all in with their spring sports along with prep for next year’s football season. As we get set […] Tennessee Vols Morning Report: Spring Practice...
Via All for Tennessee
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee S Stephen Griffin to leave the team

Though spring practices have just begun in Knoxville, the Tennessee Volunteers have lost a junior safety. According to a report on Twitter, Stephen Griffin will not be with the football team this fall: In limited action in 2015 and 2016, Griffin appeared in 19 games, recording 18 total tackles. He made his one and only career start against Vanderbilt in 2016, picking up two tackles...

Tennessee Football: Top 10 Vols Who Need a Good Spring Practice

As Tennessee football begins spring practice, there are numerous players who need to perform well. These are the Top 10 Volunteers who need a good spring. Tennessee football’s spring is underway. With a new offensive coordinator, five new position coaches, three new specialists, and a quarterback battle, this might be the most intriguing spring practice […] Tennessee Football...
Via All for Tennessee
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Staff overhaul gives Tennessee new look heading into spring

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has a new look as it gets ready to chase its first Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title in a decade. Volunteers coach Butch Jones overhauled his coaching staff after a 9-4 season that included a Music City Bowl victory over Nebraska. Tennessee also enters spring practice Tuesday needing to find a new starting quarterback and attempting...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee wants to end NCAA Tournament drought next season

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Rick Barnes doesn't want his players to get accustomed to ending their season this early. The Volunteers finished 16-16 and won't be playing in the NCAA Tournament or the NIT for a third straight season. They haven't ended a year with a winning record since their 2014 Sweet 16 appearance. This also marks the first time in over two decades...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Fulmer was led to believe he had Tennessee AD job

Former Tennessee football coach Phil Fulmer reportedly was led to believe that he had the Tennessee athletic director job a day before it went to someone else.The Vols on Tuesday named John Currie their athletic director. Currie, 45, comes from Kansas State after a previous stint at Tennessee. He and Fulmer apparently had some friction prior to Fulmer being pushed out of his job...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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