Tennessee Rumors & News

  • Peyton Manning won't coach QBs at Tennessee this season

    NFL.com "Peyton Manning might not know exactly what his immediate future holds, but the retired Super Bowl champion has some idea of what it won't hold. Manning was a guest speaker at the Middle Tennessee Sports Awards in Nashville Thursday, and put to rest any rumors that he's got designs on being the..." May 28

  • Butch Jones would welcome Peyton Manning back to Tennessee

    247 Sports "Tennessee coach Butch Jones didn't pretend to know Wednesday what legendary former Vols quarterback Peyton Manning might do next now that he's retired from the NFL. Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman has reported that rumblings of Manning wanting to be a coach on Tennessee's staff recently haven't..." May 13

  • Peyton Manning May Want to Coach at Tennessee

    Campus Sports "After former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning announced his retirement just weeks after winning Super Bowl 50, everyone began questioning exactly what the quarterback would be doing into the future. Now, we have have our first indication with Manning reportedly..." May 12

  • Knoxville police chief ends ‘courtesy calls’ to UT’s Butch Jones

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said Friday he won't be making any more phone calls to University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones when UT players are suspects in criminal cases. Knox County prosecutors, who have opposed what Rausch characterized as "courtesy calls," on Friday deemed..." April 23

  • Vols getting rough DT in Crosby

    247 Sports "Now that Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes Top247 defensive tackle Eric Crosby has committed to Tennessee, my next question is will Butch Jones and the staff consider giving him carries on offense? That’s the type of athlete the Vols landed Friday when the 6-foot-2, 295-pound Crosby chose the..." April 22

  • Police courtesy calls to Tennessee's Butch Jones 'could violate state law'

    Tennessean "University of Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams didn’t learn from police they were under investigation for rape the way most suspects do. Instead, the players first heard the news from their Tennessee football coaches — in Johnson’s case, four hours before police..." April 14

  • Butch Jones phone records show calls with Drae Bowles

    Tennessean "Newly released cellphone records from Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones show a flurry of phone calls to police and players in the early hours of Nov. 16, shortly after a woman said she was raped by two members of the UT football team. The phone records corroborate a timeline outlined by..." March 31

  • Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs Hopes to Be the 'CEO' of the Volunteers

    Bleacher Report "For Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs, this is it. The rising senior from Alpharetta, Georgia, was a spot starter for his first two seasons in Knoxville and took over the role on a full-time basis last offseason. The result was another step forward. Dobbs threw for 2,291 yards and 15..." March 21

  • Jim Harbaugh slays Butch Jones on Twitter

    The Score "Jim Harbaugh's Twitter antics have forced his fellow coaches to up their social media game. Without getting into too much detail, it's clear Harbaugh likes to have fun on social media. So when Arkansas' Bret Bielema and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio joked about having lunch in Florida while..." March 03

  • Ex-Vol Marlon Walls: Drae Bowles lied about being punched

    Larry Brown Sports "A former Tennessee player says Drae Bowles lied about being punched by teammate Curt Maggitt after reporting sexual assault allegations to head coach Butch Jones. On Wednesday, lawyers filed an amendment including a sworn affidavit from Bowles, who says he was called a “traitor” by Jones after..." February 28

  • Curt Maggitt: 'There's no culture problem at Tennessee'

    The Score "The Tennessee football program has been in the news for the wrong reasons as of late, but a former player tried to downplay the issues Saturday. Former Vols pass-rusher Curt Maggitt spoke to reporters at the NFL Combine, saying there isn't a problem at the University. "I'm proud to be a..." February 28

  • Butch Jones defends Vols program, will 'stay the course'

    ESPN "Embattled Tennessee football coach Butch Jones continues to defend his program and how he conducts business amid allegations that he told a former Volunteers player that he "betrayed the team" by helping a woman who said she was sexually assaulted by two of his teammates. "Stay the course,"..." February 27

  • Tennessee's Butch Jones denies condemning player who helped rape victim

    The Score "It didn't take long for Tennessee coach Butch Jones to address the allegation that he called former player Drae Bowles a "traitor" for trying to help an alleged rape victim that was said to have been assaulted by members of the football team. "The assertion that I ever attempted to belittle or..." February 25

  • Tennessee issues statement following latest lawsuit details

    College Football Talk "It was another rough day for the University of Tennessee today with two more plaintiffs joining the federal lawsuit against the university and head football coach Butch Jones being accused of calling a former player who assisted an alleged victim of sexual assault a traitor. This evening, the..." February 24

  • Ex-Vol alleges Butch Jones called him a 'traitor' for helping rape victim

    CBS Sports "In a new sworn affidavit filed as part of lawsuit by six women against the University of Tennessee, it is alleged that Vols coach Butch Jones called one of his players a "traitor" after he helped a woman who alleges she was raped by two other members of the Tennessee football team. Drae Bowles,..." February 24

  • Tennessee wants Peyton Manning allegations removed from lawsuit

    CBS Sports "The University of Tennessee jumped into the fray of the 1996 incident involving Peyton Manning and an athletic trainer on Tuesday when they filed a motion asking that references to Manning be removed from a lawsuit filed against the school. According to the Knoxville News-Sentinel, the school..." February 24

  • Tennessee Athletic Department Coaches Comment on Criticism of University

    Bleacher Report "Head coaches at the University of Tennessee held a joint press conference Tuesday morning to discuss criticism of the athletic department at a time when the school has received a lot of backlash. Football coach Butch Jones summed up the entire conversation by stating the coaches wouldn't..." February 23

  • Vols DL Alexis Johnson suspended after arrest

    Tennessean "Tennessee defensive lineman Alexis Johnson was suspended from the team following his arrest Wednesday. As of late Wednesday, Johnson, a junior-college transfer from Atlanta, was under a 12-hour hold at the Knox County jail. He had already posted bond. The charges against him were not listed on..." February 18

  • Sheriff: Tennessee Football Player Sent Pics Of 'Sexual Organ’ To Person He Thought Was 14-Year-Old Girl

    Deadspin "University of Tennessee offensive lineman Mack Crowder was arrested in Pinellas County, Fla., on Tuesday, and charged with a number of child sex crimes. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Crowder began talking online with someone who he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, but was..." February 17

  • Athletes named in sexual assault lawsuit filed against University of Tennessee

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Six women, listed only as "Jane Does," filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming the University of Tennessee has created a culture that enables sexual assaults. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim the university "uses an unusual, legalistic adjudication process" against victims who step forward..." February 10

  • Tennessee self-reports minor NCAA violations in football program

    College Football Talk "The Tennessee football program committed three recruiting violations between 2014 and January 2016, but do not expect the Vols to be having any NCAA hammer dropped on them. The NCAA has already accepted the school’s self-imposed sanctions and is moving on. The four minor violations were among 18..." February 09

  • All-American CB Tyler Byrd flips from Miami to Tennessee via Periscope

    Fox Sports - College Football "On the eve of National Signing Day, Miami found out the hard way that all-American cornerback Tyler Byrd will be not be a Hurricane. Byrd, who committed to Miami last year, announced on Periscope on Tuesday that he was headed to Tennessee in 2016" February 03

  • Colorado releases QB Sheriron Jones, plans to return to Tennessee

    CBS Sports "It turns out that Sheriron Jones didn't really transfer to Colorado as much as he went on a vacation of sorts. Colorado announced Friday that Jones has been released from his scholarship, and that he's free to return to Tennessee. Jones announced that he was transferring from Tennessee to..." January 23

  • Marquez Callaway Commits To Tennessee Volunteers

    Campus Insiders "Butch Jones' Volunteers capped off a 9-4 season with an Outback Bowl win against Northwestern, 45-6. But since then, the Tennessee head coach has fully turned his attention to the recruiting trail. With two weeks left until National Signing Day, the Vols' 2016 class currently sits at No. 23 in..." January 21

  • With three key underclassmen returning, time is now for Vols to make push in SEC East

    College Football Talk "The deadline for underclassmen to declare their intentions to enter the 2016 NFL Draft passed yesterday, and Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara opted to pass on a shot at playing on Sundays in order to come back and help Tennessee reclaim some SEC East glory. Kamara rushed for 698 yards and..." January 19

  • Top LB Tim Hart Decommits From Tennessee, Bashes Coaching Staff

    College Spun "Three-star linebacker recruit Tim Hart is no longer committed to play for Tennessee – and he says it’s the Volunteers’ fault. Hart, who originally committed to UT back in June, took to Twitter Monday to both decommit from the program and blast the team’s coaching staff. Hart says that a lack of..." January 18

  • Pearson apologizes; accuser will not pursue student conduct charge

    Knoxville News Sentinel "The University of Tennessee student who accused Vols wide receiver Von Pearson of rape in April will not pursue a student conduct case against him and accepted an apology letter from Pearson, her attorney said Friday. “After considerable thought, my client has decided not to pursue further the..." January 16

  • Jalen Reeves-Maybin will return for senior season at Tennessee

    Chattanooga Times Free Press "Jalen Reeves-Maybin is coming back for one more season as the heart of Tennessee's defense. The linebacker announced late Tuesday morning on his Twitter account that he will return to the Volunteers next season instead of entering the NFL draft. "As you all know, I have been challenged with..." January 12

  • Tennessee lands four-star offensive lineman Marcus Tatum

    Fox Sports - College Football "Tennessee added another big brick to its 2016 recruiting class Monday, as the Volunteers gained a commitment from offensive lineman Marcus Tatum. Tatum chose the Vols over Florida and Alabama. Rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 1 offensive tackle in the state of Florida by Scout, Tatum..." January 11

  • Butch Jones parts ways with longtime DC; where will Tennessee go next?

    CBS Sports "Tennessee is in the market for a new defensive coordiantor. Butch Jones announced Wednesday that John Jancek is out after three years with the Vols. "John and I had a long discussion this morning and we both came to the conclusion that it was best to part ways," Jones said in a statement..." January 06

  • Four-star DE parts ways with Tennessee

    247 Sports "Four-star defensive end Chidi Okonya of Riverdale (Ga.) High School posted on his Twitter account Sunday night that he has decommitted from Tennessee. The 6-foot-6.5, 230-pound Okonya, who had been committed to the Vols since May 15, became the second longtime commitment to part ways with..." December 07

  • Tennessee's Curt Maggitt likely out for rest of regular season

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Curt Maggitt is a “long shot” to return in the regular season, but Tennessee coach Butch Jones said his All-SEC senior defender has a much better chance to return for a potential bowl game. Maggitt, a defensive end and outside linebacker and the his team’s unquestioned leader, suffered a..." November 12

  • Vols lose DT Shy Tuttle for year

    Tennessean "Freshman defensive tackle Shy Tuttle will miss the remainder of the season after breaking his fibula against Georgia on Saturday, according to Tennessee coach Butch Jones. Tuttle also tore a ligament in his ankle against the Bulldogs." October 13

  • UTK Chancellor: No proof of Jones' wrongdoing

    247 Sports "University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said Thursday he’s “confident” that there has been “no inappropriate conduct with any players or coaches” in the Vols football program. Speculation in the past week has focused on a potential incident between Tennessee head coach Butch..." October 08

  • Report: 4-Star Tennessee QB Commit Jarrett Guarantano Suffers Season-Ending Injury

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee commitment Jarrett Guarantano, a Top247 quarterback from Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J., suffered a season-ending foot injury Saturday during Bergen Catholic's win over Paramus (N.J.) Catholic High School, coach Nunzio Campanile told NJ Advance Media on Monday..." October 07

  • WR Pig Howard dismissed from Vols

    Tennessean "Tennessee wide receiver Pig Howard has been dismissed from the team for an undisclosed violation of team rules, coach Butch Jones announced Wednesday. Jones refused to elaborate on the circumstances surrounding Howard's dismissal. "You try to impact every person that comes in your program,"..." October 07

  • Vols freshman Quart'e Sapp out with foot injury

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee coach Butch Jones said at his press conference on Wednesday that freshman linebacker/safety Quart'e Sapp will be out for an extended period of time with a stress fracture in his foot. Sapp has three tackles so far this season, and has seen most of his work on special teams. Jones..." September 30

  • Jones: Maggitt might miss 8 weeks or more

    Tennessean "Curt Maggitt could be out "upwards of eight weeks," after suffering a hip injury late in the Vols' double-overtime loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said Wednesday. Maggitt, a fifth-year senior defensive end and linebacker, will definitely not return in the next three..." September 16

  • Tennessee LB Curt Maggitt out 'for extended period of time'

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Not only did Tennessee blow a 17-point lead in Saturday night’s double overtime loss to Oklahoma, it also lost once of its best defensive players for the foreseeable future. Vols head coach Butch Jones announced Monday that Curt Maggitt, a fifth-year senior, is out for “an extended period of..." September 15

  • Tennessee suspends starting DT Danny O'Brien for Oklahoma game

    CBS Sports "A Tennessee defense already thinned by injury has lost another key member to suspension. Per GoVols247, Butch Jones has suspended starting junior defensive tackle Danny O'Brien for a violation of team rules. O'Brien will miss at least the Volunteers' game vs. No. 19 Oklahoma, with Jones leaving..." September 09

  • UT freshman defensive lineman arrested running around on I-40

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Knoxville police arrested University of Tennessee freshman defensive lineman Andrew Butcher after officers found him allegedly intoxicated as he ran around on Interstate 40 at 1:45 a.m., records show. Butcher, 18, who listed White Avenue as his address, was arrested Sunday. He was charged with..." September 01

  • Tennessee safety LaDarrell McNeil to miss 'extended period of time'

    Times Free Press "Tennessee's once-settled secondary has suffered a second blow in less than a week. Head coach Butch Jones said Thursday that starting safety LaDarrell McNeil, a three-year starter and one of the Volunteers' most experienced players, will be out for an extended period of time with a neck..." August 28

  • No.1 QB prospect Hunter Johnson commits to Tennessee

    EndZone Score "The nations number one prospect Hunter Johnson has committed to the Tennessee Volunteers and head coach Butch Jones, according to 247sports The Brownsburgh (IN) High School 2017 prospect has given his verbal committal to the Vols. Many were in the chase for Johnson’s committal including Notre..." August 27

  • Vols Pig Howard suspended for Bowling Green game

    Tennessean "Tennessee Volunteers coach Butch Jones addressed the media Thursday afternoon on a number of injuries and a suspension with the upcoming football season less than two weeks away. Senior wide receiver Alton "Pig" Howard has been suspended for the opening game against Bowling Green for a..." August 27

  • UT DB Rashaan Gaulden to miss season with broken foot

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Reports surfaced Thursday night that Tennessee sophomore defensive back Rashaan Gaulden had injured his foot and was out for a month. Saturday afternoon, Tennessee coach Butch Jones confirmed the injury and said it was even worse than originally reported. Gaulden will miss the season with a..." August 24

  • Source: Injured Vols WR Marquez North won't miss season

    Fox Sports - College Football "While there was a report out of Knoxville on Wednesday night that Tennessee wide receiver Marquez North had "suffered a serious leg injury and it is feared to be season ending," a source told FOX Sports on Thursday morning that speculation was "all false" and the big wideout is expected to be..." August 15

  • WKU likely landing spot for transferring Vol A.J. Branisel

    College Football Talk "A handful of days after it was confirmed that he would be transferring from Tennessee and continuing his playing career elsewhere, it appears A.J. Branisel may very well have already found a new football home. Knoxville radio host Jimmy Hyams tweeted earlier today that Branisel will be visiting..." August 14

  • Vols mum as Marquez North injury rumors swirl

    College Football Talk "Tennessee’s offense may have lost one of its more significant and talented pieces to a serious injury. Or said playmaker may have just been dinged. Or nobody knows. One of the three. Warning flares went up all around Rocky Top overnight when the Knoxville FOXSports radio affiliate reported..." August 13

  • Vols left guard Marcus Jackson possibly out for the season

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Senior left guard Marcus Jackson could be out for the season with an undisclosed injury, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said after practice Tuesday morning. “If he has any opportunity of returning, it would probably be toward the tail end of the season or a bowl game,” Jones said. The 6-foot-2,..." August 11

  • Tennessee reinstates WR Von Pearson

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Tennessee reinstated receiver Von Pearson to the team on Friday. The move came two days after prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against Pearson, who was named a suspect in an alleged rape this spring. "After a thorough review of the investigation, I have decided there is..." August 08

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