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  • Why Texas football's Arch Manning will start before Tennessee's Nico Iamaleava

    USA Today "The top quarterback recruit in the 2023 class is either Tennessee’s Nico Iamaleava or Texas’ Arch Manning, depending on your ranking service of choice. On3 ranked Iamaleava as its No. 1 overall prospect, while Manning held that spot with 247Sports. No matter..." February 07

  • Josh Heupel contract extension: Tennessee rewards coach with new deal after leading Vols to 11 wins in 2022

    CBS Sports "Tennessee and coach Josh Heupel have agreed to contract extension which includes a raise that will pay him $9 million annually and keep him in Knoxville through the 2029 season. Heupel is 18-8 in two seasons leading the Volunteers, and led them to their first New Year's Six/BCS Bowl..." January 24

  • Dont'e Thornton Transfers to Tennessee

    Clutch Points "The Tennessee Volunteers have landed Dont’e Thornton after poaching the ex-four star receiver in the transfer portal from Oregon, per Adam Sparks of the Knoxville News Sentinel. It’s a reload for the Volunteers’ receiving corps who lost two key..." January 09

  • Joey Halzle promoted as Tennessee's offensive coordinator

    USA Today "Tennessee second-year quarterbacks coach Joey Halzle has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Halzle replaces Alex Golesh. Golesh served as the Vols’ offensive coordinator and tight ends coach from 2021-22. He was hired as USF’s head coach on Dec. 4. " January 05

  • Tennessee WR Jalin Hyatt entering 2023 NFL Draft, skipping Orange Bowl

    The Athletic "Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt will enter the 2023 NFL Draft and skip the Orange Bowl game against Clemson to begin preparing, he announced Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know: Hyatt had 67 receptions for 1,267 yards this season, which ranks fourth..." December 14

  • WR Cedric Tillman set to leave Tennessee, enter NFL draft

    USA Today "Tennessee redshirt senior wide receiver Cedric Tillman announced his NFL draft decision Monday. Tillman will enter the 2023 NFL draft and not play for the Vols in the Capital One Orange Bowl versus Clemson. " December 13

  • City of Knoxville argues Neyland Stadium beer vendor is responsible for unruly fan behavior at Tennessee games

    CBS Sports "The city of Knoxville, Tenn. has raised the stakes in a dispute with Aramark, claiming that the Tennessee's alcohol vendor at Neyland Stadium is not only responsible for beer served at the facility but also for unruly behavior by fans. According to a report by the Knoxville..." December 08

  • Randy Moss says Peyton Manning is to blame for the two not playing together at Tennessee

    CBS Sports "Peyton Manning and Randy Moss were two of the biggest college football stars of 1990s. In fact, the two were finalists for the Heisman Trophy during the 1997 season at Tennessee and Marshall, respectively, but they could have been teammates in Knoxville, if not for some ill-timed..." December 06

  • QBs C.J. Stroud, Hendon Hooker, Caleb Williams finalists for Maxwell Award

    The Athletic "Quarterbacks C.J. Stroud (Ohio State), Caleb Williams (USC) and Hendon Hooker (Tennessee) are finalists for the Maxwell Award, given to the “player of the year” in college football, ESPN announced Tuesday, along with the rest of the National College..." November 29

  • Ex-Tennessee Football HC Jeremy Pruitt Gave Money to Player's Parent in Fast Food Bag

    Bleacher Report "An NCAA notice of allegations and the University of Tennessee's response to the notice revealed that former Tennessee head football coach Jeremy Pruitt provided the mother of a Volunteers football player with money in 2020. According to Mike Wilson of the Knoxville..." November 24

  • Bottom 10: Tennessee lands on the list after a rocky performance

    ESPN "Inspirational thought of the week: Now the race is on And here comes pride up the backstretch Heartache's going to the inside My tears are holding back They're trying not to fall My heart's out of the running True love's..." November 23

  • Hendon Hooker, Tennessee's Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback, out for season with torn ACL

    USA Today "Hendon Hooker suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in Tennessee football's loss to South Carolina on Saturday, Tennessee announced Sunday. The Vols quarterback will miss the remainder of the season, and his Tennessee career is over. "Forever a Tennessee legend..." November 20

  • Hendon Hooker signs perfect NIL deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Sometimes, college football players wind up signing the perfect NIL deal. Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker has joined that club with his newest endorsement. On Friday, the Tennessee quarterback revealed an endorsement deal with French’s mustard. As part of the deal,..." November 04

  • Ex-Tennessee QB Erik Ainge says atmosphere at Georgia games is 'overrated'

    SI "Former Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge tweeted in support of his No. 1 Volunteers ahead of their big matchup at No. 3 Georgia on Saturday. Ainge played at Tennessee from 2004–07, and he beat the Bulldogs three times in four games. Two of those victories..." November 04

  • Tickets for the Tennessee-Georgia game are more than the World Series

    Draftkings Nation "Want to go to the biggest college football game of the year between the No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers and the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs? You’re not alone. The worst seat at Sanford Stadium for Saturday’s SEC East Game of The Century is $626 as of..." November 03

  • Why Josh Heupel’s Tennessee offense is so explosive: Inside the deep choice system

    The Athletic "We all know the numbers, and they are staggering. No. 1 Tennessee’s offense is in the top three nationally in most major categories heading into the game Saturday at No. 3 Georgia, from total offense to scoring to pass efficiency. More than anything, the Vols are built on..." November 03

  • Tennessee fans will love rival coach’s bold prediction for Georgia game

    Clutch Points "The No. 1 ranked Tennessee Volunteers will have arguably their biggest game in years coming up on Saturday, as they will meet the No. 3 ranked Georgia Bulldogs for a crucial road matchup. Ahead of the contest, ESPN touched base with 15 head coaches, assistants, NFL scouts..." November 03

  • Can Tennessee actually beat Georgia?

    The Athletic "Is Tennessee’s leap for real, and has its rocket ship ride in Year 2 under coach Josh Heupel made it a legitimate national title contender? “I think so. People say, ‘Oh, spread teams can’t win the national championship.’ No, teams that can’t..." November 02

  • Tennessee, Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson top first CFP rankings

    ESPN "Undefeated Tennessee earned the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff's initial Top 25 ranking Tuesday night, marking the first time in the program's history it cracked the top four, followed by No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Georgia and No...." November 02

  • Just how good is Tennessee’s Jalin Hyatt? He’s not done showing us

    The Athletic "Three nights after Jalin Hyatt caught five touchdown passes against Alabama, T-shirts were getting printed with the Tennessee receiver’s face on them. An art print showing all five routes into the checkerboard end zones was commissioned. Agents blew up..." October 27

  • Nick Saban's explanation of Jermaine Burton incident sets a dangerous precedent

    USA Today "I cannot know what Alabama wide receiver Jermaine Burton felt while he exited Neyland Stadium as Tennessee fans rushed the field following the Vols’ upset of the Crimson Tide. But I think I have a good idea of what one Tennessee fan must have been..." October 24

  • Nick Saban: Alabama investigating postgame incident involving Jermaine Burton

    The Athletic "Alabama coach Nick Saban said Wednesday the university is aware of an incident involving wide receiver Jermaine Burton, who allegedly struck a female Tennessee football fan as he exited the field after Saturday’s loss at Neyland Stadium. On Tuesday, Emily Isaacs posted..." October 20

  • Alabama wide receiver Jermaine Burton accused of hitting rival fans

    New York Post "Losing Alabama wide receiver Jermaine Burton has been accused of hitting at least two rival Tennessee fans — including a woman — as they stormed the field en masse this weekend. At least two Tik Tok videos appear to show him lashing out while storming off to the locker..." October 19

  • Nick Saban wants Alabama to be focused but loose after loss to Tennessee

    ESPN "The sour stench of panic didn't linger in the air at the University of Alabama on Monday. Only a few crushed beer cans on the sidewalk were a reminder of the miserable weekend that was. Students still walked to class under massive oak trees. The line at Starbucks on campus was still..." October 18

  • Tennessee fined $100K after fans storm Neyland Stadium field following upset win over Alabama

    The Spun "The SEC has fined Tennessee after its students rushed the field on Saturday night.  In a statement, the league said that it violated the competition area policy after the students rushed the field and took down one of the goalposts.  The school will be fined $100K..." October 17

  • Tennessee starting defensive back Jaylen McCollough arrested, charged with felony assault

    CBS Sports "Tennessee defensive back Jaylen McCollough was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated felony assault by the Knox County Sheriff's Office, according to records obtained Knox News. McCollough is a four-year starter and key defensive playmaker for the No. 6 Volunteers...." October 11

  • Tennessee WR Cedric Tillman out against Florida due to ankle injury

    ESPN "Tennessee star wide receiver Cedric Tillman will not play against Florida on Saturday because of an ankle injury, sources told ESPN. Tillman injured his ankle last week against Akron midway through the second quarter. With Tennessee having a bye next..." September 24

  • Josh Heupel, Tennessee Agree to Contract Extension, $1M Per Year Raise

    Bleacher Report "The University of Tennessee and head football coach Josh Heupel reached an agreement in July on a one-year contract extension through January 2028 that includes a $1 million raise. UT officials confirmed details of the updated contract, which includes a $5 million base salary, to..." September 16

  • Oklahoma's Series vs. Georgia, Tennessee Off After Sooners' Move to SEC

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma will no longer play Georgia in football in 2023 and 2031 with the team set to join the SEC, per ESPN's Pete Thamel. The Sooners will instead host SMU in 2023, with the return game scheduled for 2027, per Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic. OU's..." September 14

  • Lane Kiffin responds to Tennessee minor league team’s brutal promo

    Larry Brown Sports "Tennessee fans are still raging at Lane Kiffin on a semi-regular basis. At some point, they may have to accept that it will never actually bother him. On Saturday, the Tennessee Smokies, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, had kids throw mustard at a skeleton with..." August 28

  • Tennessee WR Bru McCoy cleared to play by NCAA after transferring from USC

    CBS Sports "Tennessee's offense is set to be one of the most dynamic units in the country, and it got good news on the eligibility front Friday. Bru McCoy, a redshirt junior wide receiver who transferred to the program from USC in the offseason, has been declared immediately..." August 26

  • Tennessee Volunteers the Most Popular Long Shot to Win National Championship

    Sportsbook Review "The Tennessee Volunteers are the most popular long-shot bet to win the College Football Playoff National Championship at BetMGM. Tennessee is listed at +10000 to win it all this season, and the Vols have received 3.2 percent of betting tickets and 2.1 percent of the betting..." August 23

  • Vols LB William Mohan Suspended Indefinitely After Arrest

    SI "Tennessee redshirt sophomore linebacker William Mohan has been suspended indefinitely by head coach Josh Heupel after getting arrested on Sunday, Volquest Rivals first reported.  Mohan was arrested Sunday on a warrant after officers responded to a domestic..." August 23