1. 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 7 months ago 5,649 reads 37 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 7,427 reads 14 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 11,646 reads 36 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 5,368 reads 27 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 29,392 reads 64 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 8,726 reads 7 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 14,820 reads 36 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 10,345 reads 17 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 11,581 reads 14 comments

  10. 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 7 months ago 9,081 reads 20 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 6,788 reads 11 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 5,744 reads 8 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 9,958 reads 31 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 11,611 reads 28 comments

  15. Tennessee Football: Projecting Vols' Post-Spring, 2-Deep Depth Chart

    When you take a glimpse of Tennessee's two-deep football roster, the spoils of coach Butch Jones' recruiting labors are oozing from all corners. Entering his fourth year as the head of the program, there's been a complete roster flip on Rocky Top...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 months ago 13,010 reads 27 comments

  16. Tennessee Football: Winners and Losers from Vols' 2016 Spring

    Tennessee's 2016 spring practice didn't exactly go the way everybody wanted, as more than 20 players missed key repetitions throughout the course of the past month. But several important questions were answered, despite the setbacks...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 months ago 8,866 reads 13 comments

  17. Tennessee Spring Game 2016: Live Score, Top Performers and Analysis

    There were plenty of injured players who didn't play, but the Tennessee spring football finale was still a whole lot of fun for a SEC Network television audience as well as more than 67,000 fans who watched in Neyland Stadium...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 months ago 8,597 reads 10 comments

  18. Tennessee Football: 5 Injured Vols We'll Miss Watching in Saturday's Spring Game

    The old cliche says teams with bad luck are snake-bit, but that's seemingly about the only injury the Tennessee football team hasn't suffered since last season...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 months ago 4,042 reads 14 comments

  19. Tennessee Football: Players to Watch in Vols' 2016 Spring Game

    Tennessee's spring-ending Orange and White Game won't be a full-tilt game environment thanks to all the injuries knocking a dent in the depth chart...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 months ago 4,858 reads 12 comments

  20. Tennessee Football: Freshmen Who Will Play Significant Snaps in 2016

    Tennessee football coach Butch Jones harps all the time on the idea that the Volunteers haven't yet built a program that is as stocked with depth and talent as any of their peers around the country...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 months ago 14,025 reads 20 comments

  21. Tennessee Football Week 3 Spring Practice Report

    The Tennessee football program's love affair with new defensive coordinator Bob Shoop continued throughout the third week of spring practice, as that side of the ball continued ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 months ago 7,758 reads 20 comments

  22. Tennessee Pro Day 2016: Recap and Results for Vols Players

    This isn't supposed to be a particularly strong year for Tennessee's football program in the NFL draft, but Wednesday's pro day at UT may wind up making several former Volunteers some money...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 months ago 6,514 reads 10 comments

  23. Butch Jones Phone Records Reveal Calls to Players, Police After Rape Accusations

    Phone records from Tennessee head coach Butch Jones released Wednesday showed a number of calls made to Volunteers players, the police and his boss, athletics director Dave Hart, following a rape allegation a woman made Nov...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 8 months ago 49,524 reads 0 comments

  24. Tennessee Football Week 2 Spring Practice Report

    As difficult as it has been to dampen all the excitement that surrounds this spring on Rocky Top, some disappointing news provided a lowlight in the second full week of Tennessee football practice...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 months ago 9,521 reads 18 comments

  25. What Jalen Reeves-Maybin's Injury Means for Tennessee's Spring

    Make no mistake: It's never a positive thing when a key contributor suffers a spring practice-ending injury, especially when he is an irreplaceable star senior like Tennessee outside linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 9 months ago 5,820 reads 12 comments