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Tennessee WR Josh Smith has high ankle sprain

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee wide receiver Josh Smith has a high ankle sprain, leaving his status uncertain for the Volunteers' next game Sept. 27 at No. 13 Georgia. Vols coach Butch Jones said Tuesday that Smith won't practice this week. ''There isn't a time frame on it,'' Jones said. ''He could be ready for Georgia, but we'll wait and...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

AAA Bail Bonds company has 'Go Vols' billboard in Knoxville

If you’ve ever envisioned yourself simultaneously getting bailed of out of jail and cheering for your favorite college football team, then we’ve got the perfect advertisement for you. Down in Knoxville, a AAA Bail Bonding company has put up a billboard on I-40 West that shows a prisoner, hooked to a ball and chain, along with the phrase “Go Vols!” It’s a strange way to...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tenn WR Josh Smith Hurdles Arkansas State Defender (Video)

The Tennessee Volunteers are looking impressive against Arkansas State, and sophomore wide receiver Josh Smith took time out to completely hurdle a Arkansas State defender.  h/t Twitter
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee OT Jacob Gilliam lost for season due to torn ACL

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones announced Tuesday that starting offensive tackle Jacob Gilliam tore his ACL in the season opener and would be lost for the 2014 season.  The fifth year Senior made the first start of his career against Utah State at left tackle.  This is a huge loss as Tennessee was replacing its entire Offensive line. Jones said he felt “awful” for the...
Via NCAA Football Zone
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee starting OT Jacob Gilliam tears ACL, out for year

One of the youngest offensive lines in the FBS just got younger. Butch Jones announced Tuesday that Tennessee starting left tackle Jacob Gilliam tore his ACL in the Vols' 38-7 win over Utah State Sunday, ending his 2014 season. A fifth-year senior, Gilliam is a former walk-on who earned a scholarship over the summer and was making his first career start against the Aggies. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: What we learned on week one

Luckily, unlike most teams for most seasons, the Vols’ began the 2014 season against an opponent that would not be a push over by any means. However, they still made Utah State look like an FCS team that needed to head back to the minor leagues of the NCAA after Sunday night’s 38-7 winning performance. Not only did the Vols shutdown an experienced and weathered offense Sunday...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee recruits prospect with Photoshop of Beyonce, ‘Rolling Stone’ cover (pic)

College football programs often pull out all the stops to lure a highly touted prospect to their school and that can involve going to great lengths to differentiate themselves from others who also covet said sought-after player. More than anything, when schools do set their sights on a prospect, it is imperative for the program […] The post Tennessee recruits prospect with Photoshop...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee recruits player with Beyonce and 'Rolling Stone'

The Tennessee Volunteers (kinda) employed Beyonce and Rolling Stone to recruit 2016 player Shy Tuttle.
Via Gamedayr
22 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
August 15, 2014  |  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
August 14, 2014  |  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
August 14, 2014  |  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
August 06, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Previewing the secondary

A year ago the Vols secondary was responsible for 14 interceptions, four of which were returned for touchdowns, and finished 58th in NCAA pass efficiency defense. Luckily for Tennessee football in 2014, unlike the defensive line, they won’t have to replace a single starter for this season. That’s not to say they won’t want to, though. Butch Jones and his staff brought in an...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee & West Virginia agree to play 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Charlotte, North Carolina’s Bank of America Stadium is being active in filling its stadium with programs and events outside of their regular tenants– the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. It is being reported by the Charlotte Observer that Tennessee and West Virginia have agreed to play in Bank of American Stadium sometime in September of 2018–a site considered to be neutral for...
Via NCAA Football Zone
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

Reggie McKenzie’s son has committed to play football at Tennessee

Khalil McKenzie, the son of Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has committed to play football at the University of Tennessee. McKenzie is a defensive tackle that was highly sought after by schools like Alabama, Florida State, Florida and Miami. The post Reggie McKenzie’s son has committed to play football at Tennessee appeared first on NCAA Football Zone.
Via NCAA Football Zone
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee commit can't wait to beat Bama

Tennessee defensive line commit Andrew Butcher certainly isn’t lacking in confidence. The four-star 2015 commit from Georgia took to Twitter last night after the Vols got a commitment from five-star defensive tackle Khalil McKenzie to call out Alabama. In two tweets that have since been deleted, Butcher said he “can’t wait to beat Alabama’s ass” and for Bama fans to ...
Via College Spun
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee Lineman Charles Mosley injured in car accident

Report, timesfreepress.com, Tennessee Lineman Charles Mosley was involved in a car accident on Sunday. In a text message to the Times Free Press on Sunday night, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said the Vols were “awaiting further details”. Tennessee Rivals affiliate VolQuest.com shed insight into the accident and that Mosley “suffered a broken fibula and tibia” that is expected...
Via NCAA Football Zone
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Payton Manning is high on Tennessee’s coach Butch Jones

During a recent visit to Knoxville, Denver Bronco’s QB and former Tennessee star Payton Manning told the Associated Press, “I really like Butch.  I’m a big Butch Jones fan.” Manning was in Knoxville Monday for his charity golf tournament to benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and his own PeyBack Foundation. Reportedly, Manning also plans to work out with Tennessee’s...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Alabama RB Alvin Kamara going to Tennessee

Former Alabama RB Alvin Kamara announced via Tweeter that he is headed to Tennessee. Kamara will head to Tennessee looking for a fresh start.  Kamara was suspended twice by Alabama in his short stay in Tuscaloosa:, missing a game against LSU and the Sugar Bowl.  This is potentially great news for Butch Jones and the football program.   I am committed to THE University of Tennessee...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: What to expect at Linebacker

Unlike a year ago, the Vols will have a fairly deep linebacking core in 2014. Last year Tennessee went the entire season without one of their most energetic linebackers in Curt Maggitt, due to an injury suffered towards the end of the 2012 season. Although he’s back this season, though, linebacker may not be the only position you can expect to see him at. Throughout spring camp...
Via isportsweb.com
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones speaks to Tennessee about Adversity

Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones spoke with the Adam the Tennessee Volunteers football team Wednesday about adversity.  The Cincinnati Bengals cornerback not only spoke about overcoming adversity, but he also worked out with the team.  The former West Virginia Mountaineer has a challenging past and had been arrested and was once suspended for an entire NFL season. Pictures and tweets...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Utah State preview

Tennessee’s football season will open up against one of those lower FBS opponents that no one really wants to see pop up on their schedule. On a rare Sunday night the Vols will open the 2014 season against the Utah State Aggies. The Aggies capped off 2013 with a victory in the Poinsettia Bowl against Northern Illinois and Heisman finalist Jordan Lynch, leaving the Aggies with...
Via isportsweb.com
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacman Jones spoke to Vols about overcoming adversity

Adam “Pacman” Jones, currently a cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals, knows a thing or two about adversity. The former West Virginia Mountaineer has been arrested numerous times and was once suspended for an entire NFL season. Wednesday, Jones visited the Tennessee Volunteers football team to give its players advice on overcoming adversity. He also worked out with the team...
Via College Spun
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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