1. Tennessee Football: Projecting Who Will Win Volunteers' Open Starting Positions

    One of the best things about the Tennessee football program having so much talent stockpiled this season is there should be healthy competitions all over the field...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 2 months ago 5,811 reads 8 comments

  2. Tennessee Football Recruiting: What Maleik Gray's Commitment Means for the Vols

    With one huge tweet Sunday afternoon, Maleik Gray single-handedly flipped the narrative on Tennessee's sputtering recruiting returns for the 2017 class...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 months ago 11,460 reads 32 comments

  3. Maleik Gray to Tennessee: Volunteers Land 4-Star Athlete Prospect

    Maleik Gray has been torching opposing defenses at LaVergne High School for years, and he announced Sunday that he'll look to continue that trend at Tennessee after making his commitment official...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 11,185 reads 25 comments

  4. Tennessee Football: 5 Toughest RBs Vols Will Face in 2016

    As laughable as the list of quarterbacks on Tennessee's football schedule is in 2016, the stable of running backs on the docket is just as salty...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 months ago 5,671 reads 26 comments

  5. Tennessee Football: Recapping the Biggest 2016 Offseason News So Far

    Just because it's been a relatively quiet couple of months for the Tennessee football program doesn't mean this offseason has been devoid of big news. As a matter of fact, it's been just the opposite...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 months ago 6,547 reads 14 comments

  6. Tennessee Football: Volunteers' 2016 Offseason Summer Checklist

    It's the time of year where we all sit around, grab the nearest calendar and tick off the number of days until the Tennessee (or insert favorite team here) football season starts...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 months ago 5,113 reads 15 comments

  7. Position-by-Position Preview of Tennessee's 2016 Roster

    From skill-position players to potential forces of nature along both the offensive and defensive fronts, Tennessee's 2016 football roster is loaded with reasons for Volunteers fans to poke their chests out just a little farther this offseason...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 months ago 10,113 reads 30 comments

  8. Tennessee Football: Former Top Recruits Who Will Finally Shine in 2016

    During the first three years of Tennessee football head coach Butch Jones' tenure, freshmen have been forced into action early and often...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 months ago 5,738 reads 7 comments

  9. Tennessee Football: 5 Toughest QBs Volunteers Will Face in 2016

    Having a dynamic quarterback can separate the good teams from the great, and that's a key reason why the Tennessee football program needs capable senior Joshua Dobbs to take a giant leap in 2016...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 months ago 9,107 reads 56 comments

  10. Butch Jones' Biggest Challenges for Tennessee Football in 2016

    Tennessee football head coach Butch Jones will be under the microscope this year more than at any time during his coaching career. Every single detail will be scrutinized...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 months ago 6,609 reads 25 comments

  11. Tennessee Football: Early Grades for 2017 Recruiting Class

    The entire college football world now seems to be in full-on "show me" mode with the Tennessee football program, which is expected to blow up in 2016 and live up to all the hype that has the Volunteers firmly back in the national picture...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 months ago 7,333 reads 9 comments

  12. The Case for and Against Joshua Dobbs Winning the 2016 Heisman Trophy

    One look at preseason polls, and you're virtually guaranteed to see Tennessee near the top. The Vols chime in at No. 7 in Bleacher Report's post-spring ranking, 11th in ESPN's , 8th according to Fox Sports and 8th in Sports Illustrated 's ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 4 months ago 5,513 reads 37 comments

  13. Why Marquill Osborne May Have the Biggest Impact of Any Vols True Freshman

    Defensive back Marquill Osborne might be one of the Tennessee Volunteers' most forgotten freshmen, but he will be easy to remember once he steps onto the football field. That likely will be sooner rather than later...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 4 months ago 7,281 reads 14 comments

  14. Butch Jones Comments on Peyton Manning Coaching Rumors

    Tennessee Volunteers head football coach Butch Jones thinks former quarterback Peyton Manning would be successful as a coach, but he believes success wouldn't come early...

    Danny Webster Written by Danny Webster about 4 months ago 11,391 reads 36 comments

  15. Tennessee Football: 5 Toughest Defenders Vols Will Face in 2016

    When it comes to top-notch defensive players, the Southeastern Conference is loaded with them, and it seems like the Tennessee football team must battle against the majority of them in 2016...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 4 months ago 5,338 reads 27 comments

  16. Tennessee Football: Predicting the Vols' 2016 Win-Loss Record

    This could be a special season on Rocky Top for the Tennessee football team. Not only do the Volunteers have a slew of talent, but they also have several players who've held key ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 4 months ago 21,455 reads 64 comments

  17. Tennessee Football: Vols Freshmen Who Will Benefit Most from a Redshirt

    For the first time in Tennessee coach Butch Jones' tenure on Rocky Top, the Volunteers are not going to be so dependent on freshmen to step right in and play...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 4 months ago 8,586 reads 7 comments

  18. Tennessee Football: Realistic Expectations for the Vols' 2016 Season

    Once upon a time —for Tennessee football fans, it probably feels like back when dinosaurs roamed the earth —the Volunteers expected to win every game. They were staples in the rankings and churned out NFL players by the dozens...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 4 months ago 14,643 reads 36 comments

  19. Tennessee Football: Vols' Top 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

    After snapping a streak that saw at least one Tennessee football player taken in every NFL draft since 1963 a season ago, the Volunteers extended the latest dubious streak this past weekend...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 4 months ago 8,768 reads 17 comments

  20. Tennessee Football: 8 Sleepers Who Will Play Key Roles for the Vols in 2016

    The top end of the Tennessee Volunteers' talent totem pole is awfully impressive, but few teams ever won anything significant because of a few elite players. You need a good bit of star power, sure...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 4 months ago 11,404 reads 14 comments

  21. Tennessee Football: 5 Things We Learned About the Volunteers This Spring

    The fourth spring under Tennessee football coach Butch Jones is in the books, and the lessons learned are far-reaching for a program possibly on the brink of some big things...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 4 months ago 9,015 reads 20 comments

  22. Tennessee Football Recruiting: Breaking Down Top 2017 Targets at Each Position

    You'd think with all the hype surrounding the Tennessee football program, the Volunteers would be one of the hottest teams on the recruiting trail...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 4 months ago 6,560 reads 11 comments

  23. Alexis Johnson False Imprisonment Charge Dropped, Assault Charge Reduced

    Tennessee defensive lineman Alexis Johnson had a felony count of aggravated assault reduced to misdemeanor domestic assault as part of an agreement reached Thursday. If he stays out of trouble for six months, the lesser charge will be dropped as well...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 4 months ago 5,733 reads 8 comments

  24. The One Position Unit That Can Help Push Tennessee to Playoff Contention

    On Nov. 1, 2014, Tennessee roared back from a late two-touchdown deficit to stun South Carolina on the road 45-42 in overtime. Since that point, the program has been on the brink of something special...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 4 months ago 9,912 reads 31 comments

  25. Tennessee Football: 5 Things Standing in the Way of an SEC Championship

    This 2016 Tennessee football team is deep enough, talented enough, experienced enough and has enough top-end star power to win the program's first SEC championship since 1998. But will it? Eighteen long years could come to an end this season...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 4 months ago 11,381 reads 28 comments