Tennessee Rumors & News

  • Vols offensive coordinator Mike DeBord leaving for Indiana

    WBIR.com "Tennessee Volunteers offensive coordinator Mike DeBord is leaving the program, according to our partners at GoVols247. DeBord, 60, is leaving Tennessee to serve as offensive coordinator at Indiana University, according to GoVols247’s John Brice. Tennessee has compiled consecutive 9-4 records..." January 03

  • Tennessee's Alvin Kamara declares for NFL draft

    SEC Country "Junior tailback Alvin Kamara will declare himself eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. Kamara had seven carries for 31 yards in the Vols’ 38-24 victory over Nebraska in the Music City Bowl on Friday, and he also led Tennessee with seven receptions for 46 yards. Kamara said on Wednesday that..." December 31

  • Dobbs, Barnett lead Tennessee past Nebraska in Music City Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After being sacked by Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett late in the fourth quarter Friday, Nebraska quarterback Ryker Fyfe said he was seeing stars. Barnett was perhaps the star of all stars in the Volunteers' Music City bowl win, a 38-24 decision at sold-out Nissan..." December 30

  • Second straight day with a de-commit from Tennessee as Tre Lawson bolts

    SEC Country "Another day, another prospect lost for Butch Jones and the Tennessee Volunteers. Tre Lawson made it official on Tuesday, as the second former commit for the Vols to abandon his plans. Well, as official as it can get on the recruiting trail. The South Carolina defensive end announced his..." December 14

  • Five-star offensive tackle Trey Smith commits to Tennessee

    SEC Country "He played things close to the vest for weeks and definitely made Vols fans nervous, but through it all, 5-star offensive tackle Trey Smith is staying home. The nation’s No. 20 overall prospect committed to Tennessee over Ohio State and Alabama in a ceremony at University School on..." December 06

  • Shurmur, Webb help Vanderbilt upset No. 17 Tennessee

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt running back Ralph Webb wasn't sure how the bowling ball got into the Vanderbilt locker room, but he knew what it meant. On a historic day for him, it was symbolic of something much more important. For the first time since the 2012-13 season, the Commodores..." November 27

  • Dobbs, No. 19 Tennesse carve up Missouri

    The Sports Xchange "Perhaps the biggest play during Tennessee's victory over Missouri came 565 miles away. The Volunteers entered the day with hopes of winning the SEC East, but Florida clinched the division with a goal-line stand to upset LSU while Tennessee was still battling in the first quarter. No...." November 19

  • Tennessee stops Kentucky behind Dobbs' 5 TDs

    The Sports Xchange "Senior quarterback Joshua Dobbs passed for three touchdowns and added two rushing scores as Tennessee recorded a 49-36 victory over Tennessee on Saturday in SEC play at Knoxville, Tenn. Dobbs passed for 223 yards and rushed for 147 as the Volunteers (7-3, 3-3 SEC) defeated the Wildcats for..." November 12

  • Kelly, Dobbs lead as Tennessee crushes Tennessee Tech

    The Sports Xchange "Tennessee tailback John Kelly, making his first start in place of departed runner Jalen Hurd and injured Alvin Kamara, piled up 104 yards on seven carries including a 73-yard touchdown run in the host Volunteers' 55-0 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday. Hurd, the Volunteers' leading rusher,..." November 05

  • Why one of Tennessee's best running backs ever is transferring

    Fox Sports "As if things haven't been rocky enough lately in Knoxville, with the Vols coming off three straight losses, news broke early Monday morning that Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd is transferring. Head coach Butch Jones confirmed the news in his weekly press conference later on Monday. “I met..." October 31

  • Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd plans to transfer

    Tennessean "Is Jalen Hurd transferring from Tennessee? According to multiple reports, the running back is planning to leave the Volunteers, transfer to another school and switch positions. The 6-4, 240-pound junior from Beech High School in Hendersonville is reportedly planning to play tight end or..." October 31

  • Bentley drives South Carolina to upset of No. 18 Tennessee

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman quarterback Jake Bentley and an opportunistic South Carolina defense led the Gamecocks to a 24-21 upset of No. 18 Tennessee in the biggest win of coach Will Muschamp's first season on Saturday night at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. Bentley, making his first career..." October 30

  • Chris Lammons apologizes for punching Tennessee player

    Larry Brown Sports "South Carolina DB Chris Lammons posted an apology note on Twitter after the Gamecocks beat Tennessee Saturday for punching a Vols player, which led to his ejection from the game. Lammons was being blocked by Vols wide receiver Jauan Jennings in the first quarter on a running play by quarterback..." October 30

  • Blue-chip linebacker Will Ignont details his decision to commit to Tennessee

    SEC Country "Will Ignont visited Tennessee for the first time just 12 days ago. It was apparently love at first sight. The 4-star linebacker from Buckhorn High in Alabama committed to the Volunteers over a number of other SEC programs on Wednesday night. “I just got that feeling. I just fell in love..." October 27

  • Alvin Kamara dealing with multiple knee injuries

    SEC Country "Per a report from 247Sports John Brice, Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara is dealing with multiple knee injuries following the Volunteers 49-10 loss to Alabama. Per Brice, Kamara has a sprained LCL and a meniscus injury that likely requires surgery. Per Brice, the injuries could take 2-to-4..." October 18

  • Top-ranked Alabama pummels Tennessee

    The Sports Xchange "KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Top-ranked Alabama literally ran over No. 9 Tennessee on Saturday and remained unbeaten with a 49-10 victory in Neyland Stadium. Behind 438 rushing yards, the Crimson Tide dominated the Volunteers in the Southeastern Conference rivalry game. "We were just making a..." October 15

  • Report: Failed drug test led to dismissal of Tennessee DT Danny O’Brien

    Saturday Down South "In the days following Tennessee’s difficult double-overtime loss to Texas A&M on Saturday, senior DT Danny O’Brien was unexpectedly dismissed from the team. The only reason given for O’Brien’s dismissal was an unspecified violation of team rules. On Thursday, a reason was given for O’Brien’s..." October 13

  • Preston Williams leaves Tennessee while Butch Jones praises freshmen wideouts

    SEC Country "Tennessee sophomore receiver Preston Williams is looking to catch on at another school, news breaking Wednesday night that he’s leaving the Vols program. Williams, a former 5-star recruit from Lovejoy, Ga., was unable to measure up to coach Butch Jones’ standards of late and struggled to find..." October 13

  • Tennessee dismisses O'Brien for violating team rules days after scary hit

    College Spun "Tennessee has dismissed senior defensive tackle Danny O’Brien for a violation of team rules. The decision comes just two days after O’Brien suffered a major injury scare in the loss to Texas A&M. He was immobilized and stretchered off the field, but was released from the hospital the same night..." October 11

  • No. 8 Texas A&M outlasts Tennessee in 2 OTs

    The Sports Xchange "COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M apparently has some magic of its own -- and something else. "We showed a lot of resilience," All-American defensive end Myles Garrett said. The No. 8 Aggies perhaps emerged as the biggest threat to upset the balance of power in the Southeastern..." October 08

  • Tennessee's last-gasp TD pass sinks Georgia

    The Sports Xchange "ATHENS, Ga. -- On the 15th anniversary of Georgia's famed "Hobnail Boot" win at Tennessee, so affectionately called by late Bulldog broadcaster Larry Munson, the 11-ranked Volunteers flipped the script with Saturday's amazing 34-31 victory. Talk about a turnaround. With just four..." October 01

  • Tennessee halts 11-game skid against Florida

    The Sports Xchange "For No. 14 Tennessee, the second half on Saturday ranged somewhere between catharsis and exorcism. Breaking an unfathomable 11-year losing streak to Southeastern Conference East rival Florida, the Volunteers scored 38 straight points to erase a 21-0 second-quarter deficit and post a 38-28..." September 24

  • No. 15 Tennessee fends off Ohio upset bid

    The Sports Xchange "Joshua Dobbs and Josh Malone parlayed their chemistry to assist No. 15 Tennessee in avoiding a devastating defeat on Saturday Dobbs, a senior quarterback, threw two touchdown passes to the junior receiver as the Volunteers sidestepped an upset bid by Ohio to post a 28-19 victory in..." September 17

  • No. 17 Tennessee wins in front of record crowd

    The Sports Xchange "BRISTOL, Tenn. -- For Tennessee coach Butch Jones, this one was special. "We talk to the players all the time about leaving a legacy," he said. And the 17th-ranked Volunteers certainly made some memories while taking strides toward being the team they want to be Saturday night,..." September 11

  • Tennessee holds off Appalachian State in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Ninth-ranked Tennessee has been projected as a possible player in the national championship picture. Those lofty expectations nearly took a big, deflating hit in the season opener. Upstart Appalachian State put up a huge fight and led most of the contest before the Volunteers recovered..." September 02

  • Tennessee offensive lineman Chance Hall is out after suffering a knee injury

    Campus Insiders "The Tennessee offensive line suffered a blow this week as sophomore offensive lineman Chance Hall underwent surgery on his knee on Thursday. The injury is not ACL related, and when Hall will return is unclear at the moment. Hall was supposed to start the season at right tackle even after..." August 19

  • Ty Chandler to Tennessee: Volunteers Land 4-Star RB Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Running back and 4-star prospect Ty Chandler announced his commitment to Tennessee on Monday, according to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports. The 5'11 ½", 195-pound Chandler is considered the No. 6 running back in the class of 2017, the No. 6 player from the state of Tennessee and the No. 103..." August 15

  • Darrell Miller Jr. leaves Tennessee football team

    SEC Country "Sophomore Darrelll Miller Jr. is no longer with the Tennessee football team, according to his Twitter account and a UT spokesman. Miller Jr., from Cedar Hill, Texas, was a reserve defensive back who didn’t appear to figure into the mix this season on Bob Shoop’s defense. A 5-foot-10,..." August 10

  • Tennessee lands late commitment from 4-star DE Mykelle McDaniel

    SEC Country "One of the last recruiting mysteries for the class of 2016 has finally been solved. Defensive end Mykelle McDaniel has signed to play at the University of Tennessee. It took McDaniel a little bit longer to academically qualify with the NCAA, something he did just last week. McDaniel signing..." July 24