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Johnson, Maggitt ready to lead Tennessee defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Since they cracked Tennessee's starting lineup as freshmen three years ago, A.J. Johnson and Curt Maggitt have been among the most recognizable faces of Tennessee's defense. But they haven't had the chance to play together much lately. While Johnson has developed into an all-Southeastern Conference linebacker, Maggitt hasn't played at all since...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee depth chart reflects Volunteers' youth

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Butch Jones likes to compare guiding a young football team to raising children and watching them mature. The Volunteers are about to take their first steps. Tennessee plans to start three freshmen and one junior-college transfer in Sunday's season opener against Utah State. Ten more freshmen, two redshirt freshmen and three junior-college...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vols Use Beyonce to Lure Top HS Fball Recruit (Photo)

On a scale of 1-10 for the most insane college recruiting tactics, this one used by the Tennessee Volunteers might have actually gone past the 10 scale. The Volunteers, along with every other major college football program, are going above and beyond to get 4-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle from Lexington, NC, to come to get their school. Beyonce just happens to be one of the most...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Jake Coker, Justin Worley, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. Anything interesting on TV last night?There can be only one.  Roll 'Bama Roll looks at the Alabama quarterback depth chart, which includes Jake Coker and Blake Sims, the presumed frontrunners for the starting QB job. Oh Henry!Christopher Walsh profiles Alabama running back Derrick Henry. (Saturday Down South)Start Me Up.Tennessee names Justin...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Worley Named Vols Starting Quarterback

Tennessee coach Butch Jones named senior Justin Worley the Vols starting quarterback when they open the season August 31 against Utah State at Neyland Stadium for the Sunday night opener. After a strong off-season, Worley was the clear choice over sophomores Joshua Dobbs and Nathan Peterman. A year ago, Worley threw 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions before a thumb injury ended his season
Via KNOX ANIMAL
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Names Justin Worley its Starting QB

Tennessee’s three-man battle for the quarterback job is officially down to one. Coach Butch Jones picked Justin Worley as the team’s...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Butch Jones Announces Justin Worley As Tennessee’s Starting Quarterback

With a few weeks until kickoff against Utah State, Tennessee coach Butch Jones has named senior Justin Worley as his starting quarterback. Worley played in eight games last season, throwing for 1,239 yards and 10 touchdowns. Butch Jones: “Justin Worley will be our starting quarterback moving forward.” — Volquest Staff (@Volquest_Rivals) August 14, 2014 Worley beat out Joshua...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Achilles tear KOs Vols’ Cody Blanc for all of 2014

A young member of Tennessee’s receiving corps won’t see the field at all in 2014 due to injury. According to the Associated Press, Cody Blanc suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon recently and will miss the entire season. Blanc incurred the injury during the first day of summer camp this past Friday.
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Tennessee Volunteers Reflect On Derek Dooley’s Tenure

I think it’s safe to say that former Tennessee Volunteer Corey Larkins isn’t a fan of Derek Dooley. The player responses are actually pretty interesting regarding their time at Tennessee. [Times Free Press] The post Former Tennessee Volunteers Reflect On Derek Dooley’s Tenure appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Tennessee Vols have some harsh words for Derek Dooley

Dallas Cowboys WR coach Derek Dooley is still on the minds of fans and alumni at Tennessee. Under Dooley, the Vols did not have one winning season and never won a conference game. Now with present head coach Butch Jones steering the program in the right the direction, former players are starting to speak out against Dooley. During a youth camp event hosted by another Vols alum,...
Via No Guts, No Glory
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WVU to meet Tennessee in Charlotte in 2018

WVU will open up their 2018 football season against the Tennessee Volunteers on September 1, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. With neutral site games becoming the norm across the college football landscape it should be no surprise that WVU is taking advantage of the financial windfall all others have been experiencing for years....
Via BlueGoldSports.com
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee HC Butch Jones speaks at the 2014 SEC Media Days

Butch Jones, the Tennessee head coach, was at his second SEC Media Days get-together, and here are some of his memorable quotes, which have been gained off Twitter. On the UT receiving corps: "We are the original wide receiver U" (apparently, it's not....it's Pittsburgh) Who's going to be QB?:  "We like the progress with [current QBs] Justin Worley, Joshua...
Via SEC Football Blog
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Volenteers freshman anchor Charles Mosley injured in car accident

Tennessee Volunteers defensive tackle Charles Mosley was injured in a car accident on Sunday. The freshman down lineman that racked up 20 tackles, eight sacks and four forced fumbles at Memphis’ Brighton High School before enrolling at Tennessee in May, reportedly has suffered a broken leg. According to the Times Free Press, the four-star recruit could have other injuries associated...
Via Players View
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden speaks at Tennessee's The Arsenal QB Camp, provides possibly the greatest Jon Gruden photo ever.

ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden made many Tennessee Volunteers supporters' hearts go a-flutter a year-and-a-half as rumours swirled that he might become the team's coach following the non-infamous Derek Dooley era came to a close. That was never meant to be, as Gruden stayed with ESPN, and Tennessee replaced Dooley with Butch Jones.So it must have been a little...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ McCarron is taunting AJ Johnson because Alabama hates Tennessee

AJ McCarron and a Tennessee Volunteer defender not getting along? This seems so unlikely! Well, not really AJ McCarron and AJ Johnson of the Tennessee Volunteers may want to live in a world where men get along with men in a respectable way. To be honest, it looks like McCarron instigated this fight. Usually the […]
Via Throw The Flag
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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