Tennessee Rumors & News

  • Lane Kiffin’s mom worried about son’s safety in return to Tennessee

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin is going to return to a chorus of boos when the Alabama offensive coordinator travels to Tennessee with his team on Saturday. Kiffin’s mother, Robin, is terrified that some fans in Knoxville will go beyond just booing. In a fantastic piece that was written by Jon Solomon of..." October 23

  • Tennessee struggling to stop the run, face Gurley

    Covers.com "The Tennessee Volunteers have had all kinds of problems stopping the run so far in the young college football season, and things won't be getting any easier Saturday. The Vols will travel to Athens, GA for a date with star runningback Todd Gurley and his Georgia Bulldogs in Week 5 action...." September 26

  • Shy Tuttle commits to Vols

    Tennessean "Shy Tuttle, considered one of the top defensive linemen in the recruiting class of 2015, committed to Tennessee today. Paul Fortenberry, a reporter for Volquest.com, tweeted a picture of Tuttle in a Vols bucket hat. Tuttle, who plays for North Davidson High in Lexington, N.C., picked the..." September 26

  • Vols dismiss freshman tailback Treyvon Paulk following domestic incident

    Times Free Press "Tennessee freshman tailback Treyvon Paulk has been dismissed from the program for what head coach Butch Jones termed a "personal conduct issue," and it likely stemmed from an incident over the weekend involving Paulk and his ex-girlfriend. According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Paulk..." September 22

  • Tennessee starting OT Jacob Gilliam tears ACL, out for year

    CBSSports.com "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..." September 02

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Achilles tear KOs Vols’ Cody Blanc for all of 2014

    College Football Talk "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..." August 06

  • January the ETA for ex-Vols QB in Charlotte

    College Football Talk "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..." July 24

  • Ryan Johnson commits to Tennessee

    Rocky Top Talk "Offensive tackle Ryan Johnson has made his decision on where he wants to play his college football two years from now. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and his coaching staff have nabbed another recruit in the class of 2016. '16 offensive tackle Ryan Johnson made his decision on Nashville's..." July 20

  • Report: Vols QB likely moving on to Charlotte

    College Football Talk "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..." July 15

  • 5-Star DT Kahlil McKenzie Commits to Vols, 'All-SEC-Type Player'

    Bleacher Report "Kahlil McKenzie is a monster 5-star defensive tackle in the 2015 class. He is the No. 7 defensive tackle in the country, according to 247Sports composite. McKenzie has just committed to the Tennessee Volunteers out at The Opening. His size and strength are off the charts, which will allow him..." July 12

  • Tennessee freshman DT injured in car accident

    College Football Talk "One member of Tennessee’s Class of 2014 was injured in a car accident Sunday. Fortunately, it seems the damage done by the vehicle accident appears to be nothing much more than broken bones. According to Chattanooga Times Free Press, defensive tackle Charles Mosley was injured in the accident..." July 07

  • Northside football star Chance Hall picks Tennessee

    The Roanoke Times "As he wrapped up preparations for the press conference where he would announce his college choice, Northside football standout Chance Hall dispatched his mother in search of hats for Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Donna Hall drove all the way to Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Wednesday before she could find..." July 03

  • Oakland's Kyle Oliver commits to Tennessee

    DNJ "Kyle Oliver ended his recruitment Sunday night with one phone call. His decision? He wants to be the next brick for Tennessee and coach Butch Jones. “I was (at Tennessee on Saturday) for the Orange Carpet Day,” said Oliver, who told Jones he was committing during a late-night conversation..." June 24

  • Ex-Alabama RB Alvin Kamara commits to Tennessee

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee got some good news on the recruiting front over the weekend, landing a commitment from Alvin Kamara, one of the top junior college prospects in the 2015 class. Kamara transferred from Alabama in January and joined the program at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College with plans of..." June 22

  • Former Alabama RB Alvin Kamara now headed to one of Tide's biggest rivals

    Alabama.com "After one season at Alabama, former top prospect Alvin Kamara is headed to one of the Crimson Tide's top rivals. The running back confirmed the chatter on Twitter by announcing he'll play at Tennessee. Kamara redshirted his freshman year in Tuscaloosa with a loaded depth chart at running..." June 21

  • Quarterback Quinten Dormady Commits to the Vols

    Rocky Top Talk "Fast rising Texas quarterback Quinten Dormady committed to Tennessee today over rival Alabama. It could have been a side trip to Calhoun's, a meeting with ESPN commentator Jon Gruden, or a tour of the breathtaking facilities in Knoxville, but whatever the case, it was enough for pro-style..." June 10

  • Malik Brown says joining Syracuse football is possible after transfer from Tennessee

    Syracuse.com "When Doug Marrone left Syracuse to become head coach of the Buffalo Bills last offseason, the Orange lost verbal commitment Malik Brown as well. The three-star defensive end flipped to Tennessee, citing Marrone's departure, along with that of assistants John Anselmo and Steve Morrison, as the..." June 04

  • Riley Ferguson Leaving Tennessee Program

    Rocky Top Talk "Tennessee's quarterback derby has lost its redshirt freshman. Many expected Tennessee's four-man quarterback race during spring practice to become a three-man race sooner or later with the low man on the totem pole a potential transfer threat. But many also expected redshirt freshman Riley..." May 28

  • Tennessee LB Reeves-Maybin shot in arm, not seriously injured

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee linebacker Jaylen Reeves-Maybin did not suffer any serious injuries after being shot in the arm early Sunday morning during an incident in his hometown. Tennessee spokesman Jimmy Stanton told the Associated Press that Reeves-Maybin "was grazed by a stray bullet" after shots were fired..." May 13

  • Four-star QB Torrance Gibson announces his top 15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage may be one of Ohio State's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class. But the Buckeyes aren't Gibson's top school. At least not yet. Gibson released his top 15 in order Monday night, and Ohio State..." May 06

  • Former Alcoa standout JaRon Toney leaving Vols

    The Daily Times "Former Alcoa High School standout JaRon Toney’s football career at Tennessee has come to a close, Vols head coach Butch Jones confirmed to The Daily Times Wednesday afternoon. “He’s going to enter another phase of his life,” Jones said of Toney. “And he’ll have his degree, very excited for..." May 01

  • Recruit Jauan Jennings brings versatility to Tennessee at quarterback, safety

    SB Nation "Jennings could play safety or quarterback for the Volunteers. Tennessee received good news Monday with the commitment of Jauan Jennings. Out of Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Blackmon, Jennings held many of the big offers in the South, including Alabama, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and some national..." April 08

  • Former Alabama RB says Georgia (and Tennessee) a possibility

    College Football Talk "Things never quite worked out for Alvin Kamara at Alabama. The former four-star recruit out of Georgia once made the decision to attend Alabama over his home-stare Georgia Bulldogs, but now it could be possible he looks to rebound his young collegiate career in Athens. In an interview with 247..." March 21

  • SEC Outlook: A&M's potential 1-2 punch, Ole Miss pass rush and Vandy's 3-4

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The loss of Johnny Manziel and Ben Malena at Texas A&M opens the door for a pair of returning running backs to make their mark. Implementing new schemes, changing positions and coming back from injury are also what spring practice is about. RBs could supply Aggies with 1-2 punch With so much..." March 13

  • Tennessee WR Howard takes leave of absence for spring

    College Football Talk "Tennessee will be without one of their top players this spring. Wide receiver Alton “Pig” Howard will be taking a leave of absence this spring, although the length of time away from the team is not determined. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones confirmed the news Tuesday through multiple reports,..." March 05

  • 3 Vols have charges from party dropped, 4 get community service

    CBSSports.com "Seven Tennessee football players have had their alcohol-related charges dropped or will have them dropped after a Thursday ruling, the Associated Press reported. The seven Volunteers were cited after a February party at which two other current players were arrested. The citations were for..." February 28

  • Duke Shelley ‘not committed’ to Tennessee after miscommunication

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "One of the state’s top defensive backs is “not committed” to Tennessee, according to his high school coach. “There was just some miscommunication,” Tucker coach Bryan Lamar told the AJC on Tuesday. On Monday night, Tucker 4-star cornerback Duke Shelley created a lot of excitement among..." February 19

  • Four Tennessee players (two current, two former) arrested

    College Football Talk "Two current and two former Tennessee players have been arrested in Knox County, Nooga.com revealed on Sunday. The current players are linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive tackle Danny O’Brien, while the former players are linebacker Dontavis Sapp, who was a senior this past fall, and former..." February 09

  • After Vanderbilt signs 22, Derek Mason talks smack about Tennessee

    Tennessean "Derek Mason was satisfied and sure of himself as he stood on a stage in the corner of Vanderbilt’s new indoor facility and spoke to a crowd of nearly 1,000 fans on Wednesday night. Then he talked some smack while being introduced at halftime of the Vanderbilt-Tennessee basketball game. “For the..." February 08

  • Recruits are buying Butch Jones’ message at Tennessee

    College Football Talk "With just over a week until signing day, Rivals’ top five recruiting classes are as follows: Alabama, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Tennessee and Florida State. One of these things is not like the others. Tennessee hasn’t played in a bowl game, let alone contended for a BCS bowl, since 2010. The..." January 28

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