Stats indicate role reversal for Tennessee, Arkansas

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The reputations of Arkansas and Tennessee suggest a contrast in styles between the Razorbacks' smashmouth approach and a school that bills itself as Wide Receiver U. It hasn't worked out that way this season. After four games, Tennessee has more carries and yards rushing than the Razorbacks. Arkansas' Drew Morgan has twice as many catches and three times as...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

High-scoring Tennessee offense savors chance to prove itself

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee is averaging 46 points per game, but the Volunteers' offensive production is somewhat deceptive. With 138 points, the Vols (2-1) have their highest total over their first three games since the 1914 team had 171 points. The numbers seems misleading since Tennessee's first two opponents were Bowling Green and Football Championship Subdivision program...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Pig Howard play against Florida?

The Vols leading returning receiver coming into the season has yet to make his presence felt on the field as Pig Howard has only recorded one catch for eight yards in his first two games of 2015. During his Wednesday press conference, Butch Jones revealed his senior receiver has been battling an unspecified injury. "Alton Howard is an individual who, as the week progresses, we see...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 19 Sooners, No. 23 Vols eager to make early statement

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Oklahoma wants to show it's better than its late-season slide last year suggested. Tennessee is seeking to prove it has regained the national prominence it had lost the last several years. Both programs get a chance to make an early statement Saturday when the 23rd-ranked Volunteers (1-0) host No. 19 Oklahoma (1-0). ''It's a great opportunity for us to show...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Freshman Lineman Arrested For Underage Drinking, Other Charges

On Sept. 5, the Tennessee Volunteers will strap up the shoulder pads and rush out onto the field at Neyland Stadium against Bowling Green. I don’t want to claim to be psychic, but the consensus is that Tennessee will handle Bowling Green without any problems. The Vols will look to notch their first win of the season without their top playmaker Pig Howard, and now they’ll probably...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Complete List Of SEC Players Suspended For Week One

You know that extreme level of excitement you have that college football season is finally here? Yeah, I know. We’re all excited too. I don’t want to be the one to make that smile your face, but that guaranteed week one win you were expecting might not be as sure-fire as you once thought it was. Thanks to Saturday Down South, we have a list of the Southeastern Conference players...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee loses WR to suspension, DB to injury

Bad news kept coming from left and right in Knoxville, Tennessee this Thursday as one of their offensive weapons receives a suspension. This day brought a one-game suspension for Pig Howard as well as LaDarrell McNeil, who is sidelined indefinitely for “neck instability”. Head coach Butch Jones said that their safety could miss an undesirable amount of time this season for this...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pig Howard suspended for Vols’ season opener

Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones announced today that senior wide receiver Alton “Pig” Howard has been suspended for the team’s September 5 season opener against Bowling Green for an unspecified violation of team rules. The university broke the news on the football team’s official Twitter page. JONES: Alton Howard will be suspended for Bowling Green — Tennessee...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 25 Vols lose McNeil to injury, suspend Howard for 1 game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee safety LaDarrell McNeil is out indefinitely and receiver Alton ''Pig'' Howard has been suspended for the season opener, continuing a series of preseason hits to the Volunteers' depth. Vols coach Butch Jones said Thursday that McNeil was undergoing evaluation for ''neck instability'' and would miss ''an extended period of time.'' Jones said Howard...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Marquez North expected back ‘within a week’

After rumors swirled that wide receiver Marquez North could be out for the season, Tennessee fans can now breathe a sigh of relief as he is now expected back in no more than a week. Per Dustin Dopriak of the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Vols head coach Butch Jones confirmed the news via text message. This is great news for the team, as North has great size at 6-foot-4, 224 pounds and...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Vols may get boost from Von Pearson

Just going by paper and rankings, the Tennessee Volunteers wide receiving corps should be absolute dynamite. There will be a slew of guys in the receiver rotation, for the Volunteers, in the 2015 football season. There has been a previous article breaking down the wide receiver unit for UT. Lets take another glance at the main contributors. Here are the current main receiving options...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Into the meat grinder: Tennessee Volunteers edition

The Tennessee Volunteers look to make a step forward this season on their way back towards relevancy in the SEC. With the talent and experience on hand, many are predicting the Vols are poised to rise and challenge for the SEC East title in Butch Jones' third season in Knoxville.One challenge standing in the Vols way is their daunting schedule. ESPN recently discussed the toughest...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee and Clemson fighting it out over "Wide Receiver U" title

Tennessee has long been known for producing NFL receivers and has carried the title of WRU for years, but suddenly a new challenger has emerged from the ACC.  The shenanigans started innocently enough with this tweet from Tennessee wide receiver coach and passing game coordinator Zach Azzanni: Clemson's wide receiver coach, co-offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator (he...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

TaxSlayer Bowl Iowa vs. Tennessee - 5 Things to Know

Growing up in Jacksonville, the city lived and died by college football long before the Jaguars were part of the city’s lexicon. The Gator Bowl was a part of the New Year’s Day festivities, bringing teams from far and wide to enjoy the Florida weather, spend time in the city and add to the economic culture.Over the years, the game has become regional, showcasing teams form the...
Via Football Nation
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Could Pig Howard lose his job?

A year ago Alton “Pig” Howard led the Vols in receiving. He finished off the 2013 season with 44 receptions, 388 yards and three touchdowns. However, in 2014 he may have a limited role in the Vols’ offense. Butch Jones and staff brought in an impressive recruiting class for the 2014 season, including junior college transfer Von Pearson, and in-state five star commitment Josh...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

CBR Rewind: Looking back at week six of the 2013 season

During this off-season, we are taking a trip down memory lane by reliving the high points (and low points for some teams) of the 2013 college football season. So far we’ve covered weeks one, two, three, four and five. Now it’s time to take a look back at week six… Here was the Top 5 entering the weekend: 1. Alabama 2. Oregon 3. Clemson 4. Ohio State 5. Stanford here were...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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