Tennessee Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 3-star CB C.J. Cotman becomes Tennessee’s 21st commitment

    Gridiron Now "Tennessee’s 2017 recruiting class is getting closer to being full after three-star cornerback C.J. Cotman pledged to the Vols on Wednesday night via Twitter. Cotman (5 feet 11, 180 pounds), from Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic, is Tennessee’s 21st commitment for its ’17 class. " July 21

  • Univ. of Tennessee settles lawsuit regarding sexual assault cases

    ESPN "The University of Tennessee has reached a financial settlement with a group of women who sued the school in federal court for the way it handled their allegations of sexual assaults by student-athletes. According to documents obtained by ESPN, the university will pay the eight women $2.48..." July 06

  • Former Tennessee OL Ray Raulerson transfers to West Virginia

    Tennessean "Former Tennessee offensive lineman Ray Raulerson is transferring to West Virginia, the school announced Friday. Raulerson, 6-foot-4 and 287 pounds, played five games in a reserve role for Tennessee as a redshirt freshman in 2015. He will have sit out the 2016 season because of NCAA rules." July 03

  • Vols receiver Vincent Perry ruled academically ineligible

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee redshirt freshman wide receiver Vincent Perry is academically ineligible for the 2016 season, UT athletics department spokesman Ryan Robinson said Wednesday. Robinson said Perry would still be able to practice with the team, but would not be allowed to play in games. He will also be..." June 22

  • Tennessee fills DL need as Kivon Bennett chooses Vols over Alabama, Ohio State

    SEC Country "Tennessee has more commits than any Power Five team in the FBS ranks, but more importantly, the Vols have addressed one of the more challenging position groups. Kivon “KB” Bennett, son of two-time AFC Defensive Player of the Year and three-time first-team Alabama All-American Cornelius Bennett,..." June 21

  • South Carolina DE Tre Lawson, No. 8 in Palmetto State, picks Tennessee

    SEC Country "Tre Lawson, South Carolina’s No. 8-ranked player in the 2017 class, has made a verbal commitment to sign with Tennessee. Lawson is a 6-foot-6, 247-pound defensive end at North Augusta High School who ranks No. 537 overall in the nation. UT assistant Steve Stripling was Lawson’s primary..." June 19

  • Tennessee ‘best fit’ for in-state DE

    247 Sports "After recently attending Tennessee’s satellite camps in Nashville, Tenn., and Jackson, Tenn., LaTrell Bumphus admitted he might be moving closer to making his college decision. He decided Saturday was the right time to do it. The three-star rising senior defensive end from Hardin County High..." June 19

  • Trust Tennessee in 2016 When They Beat Someone

    The Big Lead "Tennessee will be a talked-about team this offseason. Some are touting the Vols as title contenders. They should be prevailing SEC East favorites. One suspects they will begin the 2016 season ranked in the Top 10. Tennessee is tempting, but don’t buy in, yet. The Vols went 9-4 last year. The..." June 16

  • Tennessee Has Canceled Classes On Sept. 1 For Season Opener

    College Spun "Last month, the University of Tennessee announced that the football team’s season opener against Appalachian State had been moved up two days from Saturday, Sept. 3 to Thursday, Sept. 1. In order to accommodate the change, Tennessee is doing something it rarely does: canceling classes. The..." June 14

  • La Vergne safety Maleik Gray commits to Tennessee

    Tennessean "Maleik Gray dreamed as a kid of one day playing football for Florida State. That dream, though, has changed. The La Vergne High senior standout is now ready to be a Vol. Gray, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound athlete and Tennessee Titans Class 5A Mr. Football semifinalist in 2015, announced his..." June 12

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