1. Butch Jones Equals Tennessee Vol's Phoenix Rebirth

    There is a new, yet all too familiar, air around Knoxville these days. A new coach, new promises, new hope, new players and, last but not least, new expectations. So what's different? First of all, and most importantly, there's a sense of urgency...

    John  White Written by John White about over 1 year ago 329 reads 12 comments

  2. Dear Smokey Claws: My Wish for the New Tennessee Head Coach

    Dear Smokey Claws, I only want one thing this year, a coach to rebuild by beloved Vols. I have looked high and low, and despite all the deals that will present themselves for Black Friday, I still haven't come across any good deals...

    John  White Written by John White about almost 2 years ago 1,638 reads 28 comments

  3. Tennessee Volunteers Fans: Are They Holding Their Breath?

    It's been a little while since my last article and I thought I might drop by for a few lines...much to the chagrin of several of my critics...

    John  White Written by John White about 2 years ago 1,948 reads 8 comments

  4. Tennessee Football: The Assistant Coaching Carousel of Derek Dooley's Tenure

    At the beginning I expected a few departures from the Tennessee Volunteers . You know, an assistant here or there and a recruiter specialist who let one too many go astray in as many years...

    John  White Written by John White about over 2 years ago 3,357 reads 9 comments

  5. Tennessee Volunteers Have Found the Rocky Bottom

    I think if Tyler Perry's beloved character Madea could sum up the Tennessee football season in one sentence, it would probably be, "Oh no you didn't!" Unfortunately for those of us packing away our trademark orange attire, I'm afraid they did...

    John  White Written by John White about almost 3 years ago 1,678 reads 16 comments

  6. Tennessee Volunteers Football: Report Card After Cincinnati Win

    Well, here we are again. The Vols played host to Cincinnati Saturday and after a rather eventful evening the the Vols sent the Bearcats home without so much as a parting gift with a 45-23 loss...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 2,680 reads 23 comments

  7. Tennessee Football: Can Tyler Bray Overtake Peyton Manning's Sophomore Season?

    It was a simple thing really. Peyton Manning had set a little record back in 1997 for seven consecutive games with two TD passes or more. Tyler Bray succeeded that today and then some by throwing four TD passes...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 3,325 reads 89 comments

  8. Cincinnati vs. Tennessee Football: Will Bearcats Be Another Warmup for Vols?

    "If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today." — Lou Holtz I never really gave much thought to anything Lou Holtz said, primarily because he ...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 725 reads 11 comments

  9. Tennessee Football: Will New AD Dave Hart Doom or Bless the Vols?

    University of Tennessee, Chancellor Jimmy Cheek went out and found himself a brand new athletic director with a really long resume...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 2,496 reads 3 comments

  10. Tennessee Volunteers Football: Winners and Losers in Season Opener

    Blame it on the rain (rain) Blame it on the stars (stars) Whatever you do don't put the blame on you Blame it on the rain, yeah, yeah You can blame it on the rain...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 3,210 reads 7 comments

  11. Tennessee Football: What Does Losing Janzen Jackson Really Mean?

    During the spring, all ears were open for any news that would reveal whether Tennessee's defensive superstar was coming back...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 1,399 reads 6 comments

  12. Tennessee Football 2011: Previewing the Montana Game

    September 3, at 6:00 PM the Vols will play host to the Montana Grizzlies. Last year Tennessee struggled early against their warm-up, C-USA opponent UAB in an unexpected 32-29 OT win...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 1,339 reads 7 comments

  13. Texas A&M and the SEC: What Will It Look Like When the Dust Settles?

    An amicable divorce. That's how the Big 12 chancellors and presidents described the situation. When asked, the Big 12 insists that they do not want Texas A&M to go anywhere...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 1,065 reads 10 comments

  14. Tennessee Football: 10 Former Starters Who Couldn't Play for Today's Vols

    Is the game any harder? If you ask a veteran player, they would probably shrug their shoulders and say maybe. If it was a QB, they might say something like the defenses were pretty tough when he played, so it would be tossup either way...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 5,787 reads 37 comments

  15. Tennessee Safety Janzen Jackson No Longer a Vol

    Janzen Jackson is no longer a Vol. Just when the Vols are getting on track, they hit a bump in the road—a pretty big bump indeed. The Knoxville News Sentinel and ESPN...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 538 reads 7 comments

  16. Tennessee Football Recruiting: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

    And then the Vols started recruiting. Many of the Vol faithful started to squirm a few weeks back as some of the seed they had sowed began to be reaped by the likes of LSU, Bama, Florida and Mississippi State...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 3,466 reads 6 comments

  17. Tennessee Football: Breaking Down Why the Vols Are Unranked

    Well not entirely at the bottom, if you do the math on both hands, the Vols come in somewhere around No. 39...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 3,946 reads 12 comments

  18. College Football Players Should Get Paid Starting Now

    Yes, it's up for debate yet again. Should college football players be paid? It's been brought up time and time again. The majority of coaches think it's a swell idea, but the NCAA still balks every time...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 5,659 reads 154 comments

  19. Tennessee Football 2011: Power Ranking the Opponents Most Likely to Upset Vols

    It's that 600 lb gorilla in the room that Vols don't want to talk about: The teams that could upset Tennessee. Lat year, it was virtually everybody, so the Vols were rather indifferent...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 2,243 reads 3 comments

  20. Tennessee Football: 10 Reasons to Be Optimistic and Pessimistic

    It's a story of have and have nots. The Vols have plenty of reasons to be in high spirits and...and maybe not. As the 2011 Volunteer season begins to unfold, it will provide us with the looks that the fans have been so desperate for in the off season...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 4,793 reads 4 comments

  21. Tennessee Football: The Best Man to Run Volunteer Athletics

    "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." -Ralph Waldo Emerson You may tire of the quotations but I think it is fitting for the revelation that it pertains to...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 2,069 reads 31 comments

  22. Tennessee Football Schedule 2011: What to Know for Each Game

    I've sat down, reviewed my notes and studied some statistical analysis to come with a revised look at the entire Big Orange schedule game-by-game. Some findings will surprise you and others won't...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 2,163 reads 23 comments

  23. Tennessee Football: 10 Training Camp Priorities

    When summer camp starts, it's the true beginning of last minute preparation. Derek Dooley will face a cornucopia of dilemmas as he figures out who to start and who to bench. And as usual, the Vols are never short of negative dilemmas...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 984 reads 4 comments

  24. Tennessee Football: Vols Get No Love in Preseason Polls, but Is It Fair?

    Derek Dooley's efforts have still not won Tennessee enough merit to break through the ranks in the preseason polls. Any number of conclusions can be drawn, but the end results are still the same...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 2,078 reads 14 comments

  25. Tennessee Football Recruiting: Seven Prospects Waiting to Pull the Trigger

    Compared to last season recruiting is off to a fast start. Tennessee has been pulling up the rear in verbal commits, but as of late there has been a sudden surge. The list now stands at 12 strong...

    John  White Written by John White about 3 years ago 4,820 reads 6 comments