1. Picking the 2008 College Football Award Winners

    On Thursday night at 7:30, ESPN will once again televise the College Football Awards Show, which will see a dozen awards presented plus name the Walter Camp All-American team...

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  2. Still a Vol: Phil Fulmer Accepts Administrative Position at Tennessee

    The University of Tennessee has announced today that ex-coach Phillip Fulmer will remain at Tennessee as a special assistant to the university president, John Petersen. Check out the full story from WBIR in Knoxville...

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  3. Lane Kiffin and Tennessee Move Forward Together

    One of the most true things I know in life is that people will see what they want to see.If you want to be negative today, you can use numbers like 33 or 5-15...

    Will Shelton Written by Will Shelton about over 5 years ago 1,104 reads 5 comments

  4. Lane Kiffin Offered the Tennessee Job, Multiple Sources Report

    MrSEC.com, reported by John Pennington, is saying this afternoon that ex-Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin has been offered the head coaching job at Tennessee...

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  5. Old Spice Classic Preview: Tennessee Among Four Ranked Teams Vying for Title

    On Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from Orlando, eight teams will compete in one of the better early season tournaments college basketball has to offer this year, including four ranked teams and plenty of big name talent...

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  6. Brian Kelly Now Top Choice to Replace Phil Fulmer, Says Knoxville News-Sentinel

    Mike Griffith, sportswriter for The Knoxville News-Sentinel, named Cincinnati's Brian Kelly as the leading candidate to replace Phil Fulmer at Tennessee today in his Ask Griff feature at govols...

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  7. Will Muschamp Named Successor to Mack Brown, Will Stay at Texas

    It seems we'll never know now about what would've been the biggest risk/reward candidate in the Vols' coaching search...

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  8. The Idiot's Guide to a College Football Playoff

    (Updated from a November 2006 piece at SouthEastern Sports Blog) Lots of times in life, you sit down and look at situations and you can clearly see and say, "this is the right thing to do, this is the best thing to do for all involved...

    Will Shelton Written by Will Shelton about over 5 years ago 39 reads 9 comments

  9. ESPN.com Says Butch Davis Has "Absolutely No Interest" in Tennessee

    The same way Chris Low continually updates his SEC blog at the worldwide leader, Heather Dinich covers the ACC. She reports that Butch Davis, during the weekly ACC teleconference today, said ...

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  10. Knoxville News-Sentinel: Butch Davis Is Vols' First Choice to Replace Fulmer

    Check out the story from Dave Hooker here.Davis certainly has the best collegiate pedigree out of all the choices and names we've heard in the last week, and I'd be for it...

    Will Shelton Written by Will Shelton about over 5 years ago 1,066 reads 6 comments

  11. The Four Horsemen of Forced Resignation

    As we wander into uncharted territory at Tennessee, history as always provides lessons and examples on how to replace a legendary head coach who's been at the same traditional football school for more than a decade with great success in the past...

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  12. Is Phil Fulmer's Job at Tennessee Beyond Saving?

    The enemy of any football season is apathy, and the danger with the Tennessee program is that one season's misfortune (or several seasons', to hear some of the Fulmer haters tell it) could bleed into the entire program...

    Will Shelton Written by Will Shelton about almost 6 years ago 1,503 reads 28 comments

  13. The Five Most Cruel Events in Sports

    In honor of the Chicago Cubs... 5. March Madness College basketball runs for four months before the real show begins in March...

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  14. Dave Clawson, Tony Franklin at Crossroads In Tennessee-Auburn Matchup

    When David Cutcliffe left Tennessee for the second time to become the head coach at Duke—where the Blue Devils are currently averaging 252 yards passing, 158 yards rushing, haven't thrown ...

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  15. Tennessee-Florida: Five Keys to a Vol Victory

    It's only lunchtime Tuesday, but I'm heading to the Outer Banks for a wedding tomorrow morning and then heading into Knoxville from there on Friday. Since we're uncertain of Internet availability and certain of 18 hours in the car, here's what I've got...

    Will Shelton Written by Will Shelton about almost 6 years ago 1,143 reads 16 comments

  16. Why Expectations are Worthless in the SEC

    In eight days of college football, here's what we've learned at the expense of everything we thought we knew: Alabama was a young underdog at a neutral site against a potential National ...

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  17. College Football Week 2: If I Had a Vote in the AP Top 25...

    There's lots of room for movement after the first week, where we try and find the balance between preseason assumptions and what we can tell about a team after one week...

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  18. What's Next for Tennessee After Losing to UCLA?

    When I was a student at the University of Tennessee, I took a class on US Cold War Foreign Policy. During our investigation of the Vietnam War, it seemed to me that when you examined each individual ...

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  19. UCLA-Tennessee: Vols Should Temper Expectations Despite Being Favored

    It seems every day that passes brings more good news for the Vols—and more bad news for the Bruins. As more crutches show up in Westwood and more players are declared eligible in Knoxville, ...

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  20. Vanderbilt's Baby Steps Continue After Season Opening Win

    It used to be that you could count on death, taxes, and Vanderbilt losing. And granted, the 'Dores haven't played in a bowl game since the Reagan Administration, have never threatened in the SEC East and probably won't again this year...

    Will Shelton Written by Will Shelton about almost 6 years ago 387 reads 5 comments

  21. College Football: Who Should Be the 10 BCS Bowl Participants?

    Next week is game week, so we'll finish up the preseason stuff here before turning our attention to kickoff and who's not on UCLA's injury report. The most prestigious of the preseason picks is to "guess" the National Champion...

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  22. USA Basketball is Fun Again

    As the Olympics continue to play with my workweek schedule and offer "distractions" almost 24 hours a day, this morning if you too were up early you could've seen the Americans take on Greece as they continue group play in men's basketball...

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  23. Tennessee Football's 10 Most Exciting Games, 1989-2007

    And now for something much more exciting. As I've discovered CBS College Sports Network over the last month and their nonstop run of classic SEC Football in August, my TiVo continues to seek ...

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  24. Tennessee Football's 10 Most Heartbreaking Losses, 1989-2007

    Part one of a two-day piece, where tomorrow we'll look at something more uplifting...but as the 2008 season closes in, here's one more look at the past...

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  25. College Football Top 25: If I Had a Vote in the AP Poll...

    As we await the release of the preseason AP and Coaches polls in the early parts of August, here’s an attempt to cast a pseudo-vote with minimal bias and some logic that I’m sure will be questioned...

    Will Shelton Written by Will Shelton about almost 6 years ago 4,975 reads 105 comments