Bleacher Report - Tennessee Volunteers Football http://bleacherreport.com/ Bleacher Report Tennessee Volunteers Football en-us 30 Tennessee Volunteers Freshman Derek Barnett Working His Way Toward Greatness Brad Shepard Perhaps it's surprising how quickly Tennessee freshman defensive end Derek Barnett has made an impact on the Volunteers' young, revamped defense. But it's not a shock to high school coach Cody White...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2200472-tennessee-volunteers-freshman-derek-barnett-working-his-way-toward-greatness">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:35:48 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2200472-tennessee-volunteers-freshman-derek-barnett-working-his-way-toward-greatness http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2200472-tennessee-volunteers-freshman-derek-barnett-working-his-way-toward-greatness http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2200472-tennessee-volunteers-freshman-derek-barnett-working-his-way-toward-greatness Tennessee Football Recruiting: Latest Updates on 2015 Commits and Targets Reid Akins Although the final score didn't reflect it, the Tennessee Volunteers game against the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday proved that head coach Butch Jones ' recruiting prowess has the team on the right track...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2199790-tennessee-football-recruiting-latest-updates-on-2015-commits-and-targets">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:51:43 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2199790-tennessee-football-recruiting-latest-updates-on-2015-commits-and-targets http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2199790-tennessee-football-recruiting-latest-updates-on-2015-commits-and-targets http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2199790-tennessee-football-recruiting-latest-updates-on-2015-commits-and-targets Tennessee Football: Checking in on Progress of Vols' Top Freshmen Brad Shepard The Tennessee football team has been forced to play 22 true freshmen already in the first three games of the 2014 season. When that happens, some pretty harsh realities are inevitable...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2198374-tennessee-football-checking-in-on-progress-of-vols-top-freshmen">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:04:18 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2198374-tennessee-football-checking-in-on-progress-of-vols-top-freshmen http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2198374-tennessee-football-checking-in-on-progress-of-vols-top-freshmen http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2198374-tennessee-football-checking-in-on-progress-of-vols-top-freshmen Tennessee's Showing vs. Oklahoma Should Give Vols Fans Faith Brad Shepard Despite the lopsided final deficit, two crushing interceptions in the end zone and an offensive line performance that left quarterback Justin Worley a walking bruise, Tennessee's direction was evident against Oklahoma...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2197916-tennessee-vs-oklahoma-vols-showing-should-give-fans-faith">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:58:38 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2197916-tennessee-vs-oklahoma-vols-showing-should-give-fans-faith http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2197916-tennessee-vs-oklahoma-vols-showing-should-give-fans-faith http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2197916-tennessee-vs-oklahoma-vols-showing-should-give-fans-faith Next 7 Games Key to Tennessee's Chance at Returning to Bowl Game Reid Akins For most major conference teams, a 2-0 start and improved speed across the board is good reason to give fans optimism about not only making a bowl game, but also climbing the postseason ladder and playing somewhere in sunny Florida...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2195615-next-seven-games-key-to-tennessees-chance-at-returning-to-bowl-game">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:09:06 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2195615-next-seven-games-key-to-tennessees-chance-at-returning-to-bowl-game http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2195615-next-seven-games-key-to-tennessees-chance-at-returning-to-bowl-game http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2195615-next-seven-games-key-to-tennessees-chance-at-returning-to-bowl-game Tennessee Football: How Latest Injuries Will Impact Vols vs. Oklahoma Brad Shepard The Tennessee Volunteers were already in for a challenge with Oklahoma's vaunted front seven. But the potential loss of two key playmakers would put the Vols in perhaps an insurmountable hole...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2194914-tennessee-football-how-latest-injuries-will-impact-vols-vs-oklahoma">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:50:48 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2194914-tennessee-football-how-latest-injuries-will-impact-vols-vs-oklahoma http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2194914-tennessee-football-how-latest-injuries-will-impact-vols-vs-oklahoma http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2194914-tennessee-football-how-latest-injuries-will-impact-vols-vs-oklahoma Missing on Top OL Target Drew Richmond Major Blow for Tennessee Recruiting Brad Shepard Recruiting misses have been rare for Tennessee coach Butch Jones during his first two years on the recruiting trail, as he has turned the Volunteers into one of the hottest names among prospects...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192472-missing-on-top-ol-target-drew-richmond-major-blow-for-tennessee-recruiting">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:18:37 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192472-missing-on-top-ol-target-drew-richmond-major-blow-for-tennessee-recruiting http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192472-missing-on-top-ol-target-drew-richmond-major-blow-for-tennessee-recruiting http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192472-missing-on-top-ol-target-drew-richmond-major-blow-for-tennessee-recruiting Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd Maturing at the Right Time for Butch Jones' Vols Barrett Sallee Tennessee survived the tricky early part of their season, going 2-0, but now things get interesting. The Vols will head to Norman, Oklahoma, on Saturday night to take on the Oklahoma Sooners in a game that will serve as a gauge for this year's Vols...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192209-tennessee-rb-jalen-hurd-maturing-at-the-right-time-for-butch-joness-vols">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:02:00 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192209-tennessee-rb-jalen-hurd-maturing-at-the-right-time-for-butch-joness-vols http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192209-tennessee-rb-jalen-hurd-maturing-at-the-right-time-for-butch-joness-vols http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192209-tennessee-rb-jalen-hurd-maturing-at-the-right-time-for-butch-joness-vols Tennessee Football: What You Should and Shouldn't Be Concerned About Reid Akins Stop me if you've heard this before: The Tennessee Volunteers are 2-0 and appear improved over last year, but now they're about to square off with one of the best teams in the country with a roster full of question marks...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192022-tennessee-football-what-you-should-and-shouldnt-be-concerned-about">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:45:21 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192022-tennessee-football-what-you-should-and-shouldnt-be-concerned-about http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192022-tennessee-football-what-you-should-and-shouldnt-be-concerned-about http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2192022-tennessee-football-what-you-should-and-shouldnt-be-concerned-about Tennessee Volunteers vs. Oklahoma Sooners Complete Game Preview Brad Shepard The Tennessee Volunteers took care of business the first two weeks of the season, but warm-ups are over. It's time for the Vols to travel to Norman to take on Oklahoma, and the fourth-ranked ...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2190236-tennessee-volunteers-vs-oklahoma-sooners-complete-game-preview">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:19:18 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2190236-tennessee-volunteers-vs-oklahoma-sooners-complete-game-preview http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2190236-tennessee-volunteers-vs-oklahoma-sooners-complete-game-preview http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2190236-tennessee-volunteers-vs-oklahoma-sooners-complete-game-preview Why SEC Needs to Fear Tennessee's Justin Worley, Marquez North Connection Brad Shepard With his receiving weapons falling and offensive line collapsing all around him, Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley always found solace looking North—as in receiver Marquez North...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2189552-why-sec-needs-to-fear-tennessees-justin-worley-marquez-north-connection">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 16:50:11 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2189552-why-sec-needs-to-fear-tennessees-justin-worley-marquez-north-connection http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2189552-why-sec-needs-to-fear-tennessees-justin-worley-marquez-north-connection http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2189552-why-sec-needs-to-fear-tennessees-justin-worley-marquez-north-connection Watch Tennessee's Josh Smith Hurdle Defender for Big Gain Team Stream Now Tennessee wide receiver Josh Smith made a highlight-reel hurdle on Saturday vs. Arkansas State, setting up a five-yard score for Justin Worley...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2189550-watch-tennessees-josh-smith-hurdle-defender-for-big-gain">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:33:28 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2189550-watch-tennessees-josh-smith-hurdle-defender-for-big-gain http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2189550-watch-tennessees-josh-smith-hurdle-defender-for-big-gain http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2189550-watch-tennessees-josh-smith-hurdle-defender-for-big-gain Butch Jones Must Find Senior Leadership on Young Tennessee Volunteers Team Reid Akins After Tennessee cruised past the Utah State Aggies Sunday evening, fans and media pundits alike raised their expectations for the Volunteers' 2014 season...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2187870-butch-jones-must-find-senior-leadership-on-young-tennessee-volunteers-team">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:58:56 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2187870-butch-jones-must-find-senior-leadership-on-young-tennessee-volunteers-team http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2187870-butch-jones-must-find-senior-leadership-on-young-tennessee-volunteers-team http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2187870-butch-jones-must-find-senior-leadership-on-young-tennessee-volunteers-team Tennessee Football: Jalen Reeves-Maybin Shaping Up to Be Breakout Star Brad Shepard Watching Jalen Reeves-Maybin roam the field from sideline to sideline Sunday night was like opening a time portal into the glory days of Tennessee's defense...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2186859-tennessee-football-jalen-reeves-maybin-shaping-up-to-be-breakout-star">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:26:20 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2186859-tennessee-football-jalen-reeves-maybin-shaping-up-to-be-breakout-star http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2186859-tennessee-football-jalen-reeves-maybin-shaping-up-to-be-breakout-star http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2186859-tennessee-football-jalen-reeves-maybin-shaping-up-to-be-breakout-star Tennessee Football: Report Card Grades for Every New Starter Reid Akins Team 118 of the Tennessee Volunteers kicked off the 2014 season with a resounding 38-7 win over the Utah State Aggies Sunday night. The Vols had no problem limiting quarterback Chuckie Keeton and completely shutting down the Utah State offense..<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2183691-tennessee-football-report-card-grades-for-every-new-starter">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:44:42 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2183691-tennessee-football-report-card-grades-for-every-new-starter http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2183691-tennessee-football-report-card-grades-for-every-new-starter http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2183691-tennessee-football-report-card-grades-for-every-new-starter Jacob Gilliam's Injury Exacerbates Tennessee's Run Game Issues Brad Shepard As if the Tennessee Volunteers offensive line wasn't already riddled with question marks after some season-opener struggles, head coach Butch Jones delivered a round of gut-shot news ...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2184542-jacob-gilliams-injury-exacerbates-tennessees-run-game-issues">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:25:19 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2184542-jacob-gilliams-injury-exacerbates-tennessees-run-game-issues http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2184542-jacob-gilliams-injury-exacerbates-tennessees-run-game-issues http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2184542-jacob-gilliams-injury-exacerbates-tennessees-run-game-issues Tennessee Football: Justin Worley Proves Butch Jones Made the Right Choice at QB Barrett Sallee Tennessee head coach Butch Jones went with the safe pick this summer when he tabbed senior Justin Worley as the starting quarterback for the Vols in 2014. A funny thing happened on Sunday night in the 38-7 win over Utah State, though...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2183250-tennessee-football-justin-worley-proves-butch-jones-made-the-right-choice-at-qb">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:10:33 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2183250-tennessee-football-justin-worley-proves-butch-jones-made-the-right-choice-at-qb http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2183250-tennessee-football-justin-worley-proves-butch-jones-made-the-right-choice-at-qb http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2183250-tennessee-football-justin-worley-proves-butch-jones-made-the-right-choice-at-qb Newfound Speed, Energy Show Tennessee Is Ready to Play with the SEC Big Boys Brad Shepard This has to be more like what A.J. Johnson expected. When the Tennessee Volunteers linebacker eschewed the NFL to return for his senior season on Rocky Top, part of the reason was to be around for better days...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2182817-newfound-speed-energy-shows-tennessee-is-ready-to-play-with-the-sec-big-boys">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:50:52 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2182817-newfound-speed-energy-shows-tennessee-is-ready-to-play-with-the-sec-big-boys http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2182817-newfound-speed-energy-shows-tennessee-is-ready-to-play-with-the-sec-big-boys http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2182817-newfound-speed-energy-shows-tennessee-is-ready-to-play-with-the-sec-big-boys Utah State vs. Tennessee: Game Grades, Analysis for the Volunteers David Luther Tennessee had been developing a reputation as a doormat of the SEC's East Division. Those days may very well be fading into the fog of memory...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2180734-utah-state-vs-tennessee-game-grades-analysis-for-the-volunteers">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:31:30 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2180734-utah-state-vs-tennessee-game-grades-analysis-for-the-volunteers http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2180734-utah-state-vs-tennessee-game-grades-analysis-for-the-volunteers http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2180734-utah-state-vs-tennessee-game-grades-analysis-for-the-volunteers Tennessee Football: 5 Stars Who Will Break out in 2014 Reid Akins With the Tennessee Volunteers' 2014 season only two days away, the team's biggest playmakers will soon begin to emerge, starting with the team's opening game against the Utah State Aggies ...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2179755-tennessee-football-5-stars-who-will-breakout-in-2014">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:58:07 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2179755-tennessee-football-5-stars-who-will-breakout-in-2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2179755-tennessee-football-5-stars-who-will-breakout-in-2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2179755-tennessee-football-5-stars-who-will-breakout-in-2014 Tennessee Football: How Vols Can Stop Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton Brad Shepard Chuckie Keeton represents the most challenging, versatile quarterback the Tennessee Volunteers will face all season. If he's healthy, Utah State's 6'2", 200-pound senior signal-caller may be the best all-around player on the Vols' schedule...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2178931-tennessee-football-how-vols-can-stop-utah-state-qb-chuckie-keeton">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:45:20 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2178931-tennessee-football-how-vols-can-stop-utah-state-qb-chuckie-keeton http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2178931-tennessee-football-how-vols-can-stop-utah-state-qb-chuckie-keeton http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2178931-tennessee-football-how-vols-can-stop-utah-state-qb-chuckie-keeton Tennessee Football: Why Vols' Wideouts Will Be Difference vs. Utah State Brad Shepard Tennessee sophomore wide receiver Josh Smith broke out with one of the most productive camps of any player on the Volunteers roster. Yet when UT released its official depth chart Monday, Smith's name was absent from the starting lineup...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2176593-tennessee-football-why-vols-wideouts-will-be-difference-vs-utah-state">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:29:19 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2176593-tennessee-football-why-vols-wideouts-will-be-difference-vs-utah-state http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2176593-tennessee-football-why-vols-wideouts-will-be-difference-vs-utah-state http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2176593-tennessee-football-why-vols-wideouts-will-be-difference-vs-utah-state 5 Bold Predictions for Tennessee Volunteers' 2014 Season Reid Akins It's finally game week for the Tennessee Volunteers, and that means it's time to do the one thing we writers do best: put on our Nostradamus hats and predict the upcoming season. Part of the fun of college football is its uncertainty...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2176711-5-bold-predictions-for-tennessee-volunteers-2014-season">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:12:20 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2176711-5-bold-predictions-for-tennessee-volunteers-2014-season http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2176711-5-bold-predictions-for-tennessee-volunteers-2014-season http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2176711-5-bold-predictions-for-tennessee-volunteers-2014-season Utah State vs. Tennessee Complete Game Preview Brad Shepard As far as tests go, Sunday's season-opening tilt with Utah State is ideal for a Tennessee Volunteers team filled with newcomers...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2172349-tennessee-vs-utah-state-complete-game-preview">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:00:50 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2172349-tennessee-vs-utah-state-complete-game-preview http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2172349-tennessee-vs-utah-state-complete-game-preview http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2172349-tennessee-vs-utah-state-complete-game-preview Tennessee Football: Ranking Top 10 Vols Heading into 2014 Season Reid Akins College football games are often won and lost based on exceptional performances by a handful of players, and this list ranks the 10 top playmakers on the Tennessee Volunteers roster...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2172139-tennessee-football-ranking-top-10-vols-heading-into-2014-season">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:24:10 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2172139-tennessee-football-ranking-top-10-vols-heading-into-2014-season http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2172139-tennessee-football-ranking-top-10-vols-heading-into-2014-season http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2172139-tennessee-football-ranking-top-10-vols-heading-into-2014-season Tennessee Football: Depth Chart Analysis, Complete 2014 Preview and Predictions Brad Shepard Despite his preaching patience and all the youth and questions surrounding his team, Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones still expects to go bowling. Never mind that the program hasn't reached the postseason since 2010...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2169674-tennessee-football-depth-chart-analysis-complete-2014-preview-and-predictions">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:58:10 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2169674-tennessee-football-depth-chart-analysis-complete-2014-preview-and-predictions http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2169674-tennessee-football-depth-chart-analysis-complete-2014-preview-and-predictions http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2169674-tennessee-football-depth-chart-analysis-complete-2014-preview-and-predictions Tennessee Volunteers Football: Final Camp Stock Report Brad Shepard The Tennessee Volunteers are (relatively) healthy, the youngsters are as ready as they're going to get, the quarterback is settled and camp is about to give way to game week. All in all, it's been a successful three weeks of football on Rocky Top...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2167293-tennessee-volunteers-football-final-camp-stock-report">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:19:07 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2167293-tennessee-volunteers-football-final-camp-stock-report http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2167293-tennessee-volunteers-football-final-camp-stock-report http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2167293-tennessee-volunteers-football-final-camp-stock-report