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  • Emmanuel Okoye commits to Tennessee

    Sportsnaut "Emmanuel Okoye, a four-star prospect by way of Nigeria and the NFL Academy, announced his commitment to Tennessee on Wednesday. He chose the Volunteers over Texas Tech and Southern California. “1000 (percent) COMMITTEED!! GO Vols,” he posted to Twitter. " May 17

  • Four-star QB Jake Merklinger commits to Tennessee

    The Athletic "Josh Heupel has parlayed his offensive success at Tennessee into some top-flight recruiting at the quarterback position. The Vols signed Nico Iamaleava, a five-star prospect from California, in the 2023 cycle and on Thursday landed a commitment from Jake Merklinger, a top-100 recruit in..." March 31

  • 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