Late-season surge has Vols confident in their future

Now that it has ended a string of four straight losing seasons, Tennessee believes it's ready to take the next step in its return to national relevance. Tennessee's 45-28 victory over Iowa in Friday's TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida, gave the Volunteers their first bowl victory since New Year's Day 2008 and capped a late-season surge in which they won four of their last five...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee's young O-line starting to grow up

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The emergence of quarterback Joshua Dobbs is helping Tennessee's young offensive line show signs of growth. After giving up 30 sacks in its first seven games, the Volunteers have allowed just two sacks the past two games. In its most recent game, Tennessee didn't allow any sacks and gained 645 yards - the fourth-highest total in school history - to rally to...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kiffin's presence adds spark to Vols-Tide rivalry

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Lane Kiffin factor has added intrigue to the increasingly lopsided Alabama-Tennessee rivalry. Kiffin, who coached Tennessee in 2009 before leaving for Southern California, is back in the Southeastern Conference this season as Alabama's offensive coordinator. Kiffin's presence has made Saturday's matchup a much-anticipated moment for Tennessee's fans, though...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols OT Thomas unlikely to play against No. 4 Tide

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Butch Jones does not expect offensive tackle Coleman Thomas to play Saturday against No. 4 Alabama. On his ''Vol Calls'' radio show Wednesday, Jones said, ''Right now, I would probably not anticipate him playing.'' Thomas, a freshman starting at right tackle, injured an ankle last week in the 34-3 loss at No. 3 Mississippi. Offensive line coach...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jones: Vols don't plan changes on offensive line

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he isn't planning on making any lineup changes to an offensive line that has given up the most sacks in the Southeastern Conference. The Volunteers yielded six sacks Saturday as they fell 10-9 to Florida for their third consecutive loss. Tennessee has given up 18 sacks through the first five games of the year. Only seven of...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee seeks improvement from rushing attack

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The loss of a 1,000-yard rusher and all five starters on last year's offensive line are creating plenty of obstacles for Tennessee in its attempt to establish a rushing attack. In an otherwise impressive 38-7 season-opening victory over Utah State, Tennessee rushed for only 110 yards on 39 attempts. The Volunteers' longest run from scrimmage was 9 yards. '...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee OL Gilliam to miss rest of season with torn ACL

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee offensive tackle Jacob Gilliam will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament Sunday in a 38-7 victory over Utah State. Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced the severity of Gilliam's injury at his Tuesday news conference. Gilliam, a fifth-year senior and a former walk-on, had been placed on scholarship after...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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