TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS NEWS

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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

January the ETA for ex-Vols QB in Charlotte

Earlier this month it was reported that erstwhile Tennessee quarterback Riley Ferguson would be transferring to Charlotte. While that still appears to be the case, it won’t happen for a little bit further down the road. Josh Ward of Knoxville radio station WNML tweeted earlier this evening that Ferguson will enroll at Charlotte in January of next year. Ward confirmed the development...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vols QB likely moving on to Charlotte

A month and a half after Butch Jones acknowledged he did “not anticipate that he will be a member of our football family moving forward,” Riley Ferguson appears to have been adopted by a new football family. While nothing is official at this point, Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com tweeted Monday that, barring any recent changes in his thought process, Ferguson plans on transferring...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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

No. 42 Tennessee Volunteers season preview

The Tennessee Volunteers will enter their second season under head coach Butch Jones in 2014. In his first year, Jones led the Vols to a 5-7 record in a season where they faced seven ranked teams in an eight-week span. This season will not get much easier as Tennessee owns the third hardest schedule in the nation, but a solid recruiting class should help. On offense, two quarterbacks...
Via College Football Universe
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Wide receiver preview

It’s no secret the skill positions will carry the weight of the offenses success this season for the Vols with an entirely new offensively line stepping to the forefront. Luckily for Tennessee, they signed two of the nation’s premiere receivers over the offseason in Von Pearson, who already has a sports center top 10 play, and Josh Malone, who led the way for the Vols in their...
Via isportsweb.com
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Weekly previews

Starting next week, the week of June 2nd, the Tennessee football thread at isportsweb will be your home to early previews of each of the Vols’ opponents in 2014. Each preview will give as in-depth analysis as possible, and even too early to tell scoring predictions to each game, all leading up to the season-opener against Utah State on Sunday, Aug. 31. We will also continue to...
Via isportsweb.com
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Riley Ferguson to transfer

Rising redshirt freshman quarterback Riley Ferguson is reportedly seeking to transfer out of the Tennessee football program, sources confirmed on Tuesday. The former three-star quarterback commitment out of Matthews, N.C. was projected to be a real contender for the starting position this fall. After an up-and-down spring camp most felt Ferguson would be the No. 2 guy behind rising...
Via isportsweb.com
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee QB Riley Ferguson expected to transfer

Report by the govolsxtra.com: QB Riley Ferguson expected to transfer our of program. According to coach Butch Jones about Ferguson, “As of right now, based on our recent conversations, we do not anticipate that he will be a member of our football family moving forward.” Jones hinted at Ferguson’s reason for the departure is due to his desire to be closer to home and not necessarily...
Via NCAA Football Zone
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Riley Ferguson is an ex-Tennessee quarterback.

Riley Ferguson. Photo via Chattanooga Times-Free Press.  Riley Ferguson is an ex-Tennessee Volunteer quarterback. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones made the announcement that Ferguson was "no longer with the program" on Tuesday while attending SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fl.Ferguson, a redshirt freshman, was expected to compete for the Tennessee starting QB's job...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols QB battle down to three with Ferguson's departure

DESTIN, Fla. -- Tennessee coach Butch Jones doesn't expect quarterback Riley Ferguson to return to the Volunteers. "Riley's no longer with the program," Jones said Tuesday night during the Southeastern Conference spring meetings. Earlier Tuesday, Volquest had reported that Jones said he didn't expect Ferguson to remain with the Vols. Ferguson, a redshirt freshman...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Quarterback Riley Ferguson Expected To Transfer From Tennessee

Second year quarterback Riley Ferguson was the choice of many Tennessee fans to win the Vols’ starting job, but now it appears that he will never play a snap for the program. Butch Jones reportedly expects Ferguson to leave UT. Tennessee coach Butch Jones told http://t.co/qUSnHjK5xP he doesn’t expect QB Riley Ferguson to remain with UT’s program. — Josh Ward (@Josh_Ward...
Via College Spun
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Replacing the offensive line

The success of the Vols’ offense in 2014 will rest solely on the shoulders of their brand new offensive line. After all five starters departed at the end of 2013, four seniors and an early-leave, Tennessee will have an entirely new bunch in the trenches coming into this season. Head coach Butch Jones has already began the process of shifting players to mold the perfect, or at least...
Via isportsweb.com
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee couple holds a very Vols-themed wedding

What are nuptials if not a chance to theme an extremely classy event after your favorite college football team? One Tennessee fan, Robby Lowe, took things to the next level, with an amazing Vols-themed wedding this weekend, and frankly, the details are pretty impressive. @Vol_Football my Tennessee wedding pic.twitter.com/Rt0rhe3dHS — Robby Lowe (@robby_lowe) May 18, 2014 @Vol_Football...
Via College Spun
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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