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  • Secret to Tennessee’s Recent Recruiting Success Isn’t Complicated at All

    12 Up "Tennessee football has been on a hot streak this offseason. Even though they cannot have recruits visit campus or conduct in-home visits, head coach Jeremy Pruitt and his staff are finding ways to land some of the best talent across the nation in the Class of 2021. Many in..." May 23

  • With four-star 2021 QB’s commitment, Auburn moved up nearly 30 spots in recruiting rankings three days

    College Football Talk "While not quite Tennessee-esque, Auburn football went on quite the recruiting tear this past weekend. In a span of four hours Friday, Auburn picked up a trio of 2021 football commitments.  Three-star athlete Tar’varish Dawson was the first..." May 18

  • Tennessee land DT KaTron Evans, another 4-star recruit

    CBS Sports "Tennessee continues to crush it on the recruiting trail during this dead period amid the pandemic. The Vols 2021 recruiting class was ranked No. 2 overall in the country entering the weekend, and it got even stronger on Saturday. Four-star defensive tackle KaTron..." May 10

  • Nick Saban Should Be Embarrassed That He's Getting Dominated by Protégé Jeremy Pruitt in 2021 Recruiting

    12 Up "History is no doubt being made in Knoxville right now. Plain and simple, the job Jeremy Pruitt and his staff are doing with the 2021 class has been unreal. Following the commitment of offensive lineman Colby Smith on Monday, Tennessee has continued its rise in the rankings,..." May 05

  • Vols Land Commitment of Coveted DB De'Shawn Rucker

    SI "Tennessee has landed another commitment in its 2021 recruiting class. This time in the form of four-star defensive back De'Shawn Rucker out of Tallahassee, Florida. The do-it-all prospect breaks down his decision here. Rucker chose the Volunteers over several top-end offers, but..." May 04

  • 4-star running back Cody Brown commits to Tennessee

    Rocky Top Talk "The seemingly endless amount of recruiting momentum for Tennessee football has resulted in yet another highly ranked commit. 4-star running back Cody Brown announced his commitment to Tennessee. The Volunteers beat out fellow SEC teams like Auburn and Florida for his..." May 04

  • Tennessee QB Brian Maurer planned suicide in January, seeking treatment

    ESPN "Tennessee quarterback Brian Maurer, hoping to bring awareness to the importance of mental health, on Friday detailed in an Instagram post that he was planning to kill himself on Jan. 22 before receiving a phone call from his mother that day. "I thought I lost my battle..." May 01

  • Tennessee and Georgia Reignite Rivalry in Offseason Over Oddly-Timed Twitter Highlight Video

    12 Up "It wouldn't be the SEC without a bizarre offseason feud. Tennessee finally has some momentum, as they have a top-10 recruiting class and are coming off six straight wins, but Georgia wants to make it known that they're still the top dog in the SEC..." May 01

  • Tennessee Lands Another 5-Star Recruit and Jeremy Pruitt is on Fire

    12 Up "Tennessee has been winning at the recruiting game so far in the 2021 cycle, and it doesn't look like they'll be stopping any time soon. After adding 5-star defensive end Dylan Brooks on Sunday, news broke Thursday that Jeremy Pruitt and the Volunteers have added..." April 30

  • Tennessee Just Landed Another Highly-Touted Recruit Which Should Frighten Georgia and the Rest of the SEC

    12 Up "Jeremy Pruitt and his assistant coaches at Tennessee are on a total hot streak right now recruiting the 2021 class. After landing a pair of big-time prospects in recent days, the Vols have added 4-star receiver Julian Nixon as well. The 6-3, 230-pound wideout just announced his verbal..." April 28

  • Tennessee lures DE Dylan Brooks, top football recruit from state of Alabama

    ESPN "Tennessee added a big piece to its 2021 recruiting class Sunday when defensive end Dylan Brooks announced his commitment to the Volunteers. Brooks is the No. 18-ranked recruit overall out of Handley High School in Roanoke, Alabama. He is the No. 1 prospect in the state..." April 26

  • Jon Gruden Drops In On Virtual Univ. Of Tennessee Stats Class, Sucks At Zoom

    TMZ "Jon Gruden dropped in and surprised an online Univ. of Tennessee stats class this week ... and it was hilarious -- mostly because the guy absolutely sucks at using Zoom!! The Raiders head coach -- who has an affinity for the Vols (remember #Grumors?) -- surprised a group of..." April 21

  • JT Daniels: Four Potential Landing Spots For USC Transfer

    The Big Lead "JT Daniels has entered the transfer portal, meaning the former five-star quarterback recruit might be on the move from USC. Daniels is apparently making this decision under the assumption he won't have to sit out a year. The NCAA is believed to be close to approving a rule that would allow..." April 18

  • Peyton Manning joins online class to cheer UT students

    ABC News "Some University of Tennessee students, growing a little bored with online courses during the coronavirus outbreak and campus-wide shutdown, received a nice jolt Thursday morning from one of UT's most famous alums. Peyton Manning "crashed" his former professor's..." March 27

  • Penn Live Takes Silly and Baseless Shot at Tennessee Fan Base

    12 Up "There's nothing more toxic than digital trash talk between the country's largest and most obnoxious college football fanbases, but this takes on a whole new form of stupid. The Patriot-News, a regional newspaper in central Pennsylvania, published an article Monday..." March 26

  • Tennessee football player Brandon Davis suffers gunshot wound, treated for injury

    USA Today " Tennessee football player Brandon Davis suffered a gunshot wound in his leg in an incident under investigation by Knoxville police. He was transported to UT Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. A Knoxville police..." March 09

  • Phil Fulmer: Tennessee was in a ‘mess’ before Jeremy Pruitt was hired

    Larry Brown Sports "Phil Fulmer knows the state of the Tennessee Volunteers’ football program was not strong prior to Jeremy Pruitt taking over. Tennessee had an event at Sycamore Farm in Franklin, Tenn. for a recruiting class celebration on Thursday, according to 247’s Wes Rucker.  " February 07

  • Top 20 juniors who said no to NFL draft

    CBS Sports "The deadline for underclassmen to enter the 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone, and while many top programs are bidding farewell to some of their best players, the season also comes with announcements from draft-eligible who decided to return to school instead of going pro.  These..." January 22

  • Some Tennessee Fans Bought Tickets for Music City Bowl Before Vols Strong-Armed Way Into Gator Bowl

    12 Up "In a peculiar turn of events earlier in the week, Tennessee managed to convince the SEC to award with them with a date in the Gator Bowl after previously being slated to appear in the Music City Bowl. Though rare, the settlement to kick Kentucky out of the Gator Bowl..." December 14

  • Tennessee QB Brian Maurer’s Claims His Ex-Girlfriend Was Stalking Him

    Black Sports Online "Tennessee ended up finishing at a decent 7-5 to the regular season after a dreadful start to the season which included a 1-2 record and losses to Indiana State and Georgia State. They will be bound bowl bound as on January 2, they will take on Indiana in the Gator Bowl. QB Brian..." December 13