1. SEC Football: Who Will Replace the Biggest Departed Star from Each SEC Team

    As always, the Southeastern Conference must replace an abundance of superstars from 2014 who'll either be high-round NFL draft picks or components of contenders who simply exhausted eligibility...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 11 hours ago 10,159 reads 37 comments

  2. Tennessee Football: Starters on the Hot Seat in 2015 Spring Practice

    Tennessee head coach Butch Jones by no means has his starting lineup written in ink heading into 2015 spring practice, but there should be much fewer position battles this year than in his first two seasons...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 5 days ago 5,448 reads 23 comments

  3. SEC Football: Top Candidates for 2015 Defensive Player of the Year

    When it comes to candidates who'll fill the shoes of departed SEC Defensive Player of the Year Shane Ray of Missouri, there are five or six sure selections and everybody else...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 days ago 30,184 reads 141 comments

  4. Tennessee Football: Biggest Storylines so Far This Offseason

    This offseason has been anything but boring for the Tennessee football team, so with spring practice kicking off next week, head coach Butch Jones is probably ready to get back to real ball...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 days ago 10,954 reads 62 comments

  5. Tennessee Football: How Injuries Will Impact Vols' Spring

    Injuries infiltrated Tennessee's football program last season, nearly derailing the Vols' hopes of a late-season rally and bowl run...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 10 days ago 4,843 reads 12 comments

  6. Tennessee Football: 5 Positions Where the Vols Are Stacked

    The Tennessee football team will feature a much more talented roster in 2015 than it had a season ago, but youth and inexperience are prevalent throughout. Even so, there are several positions where the Volunteers are loaded...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 12 days ago 13,758 reads 26 comments

  7. SEC Football: Biggest Obstacle Each Team Faces in Competing for League Title

    SEC football is now mired in a two-year national-championship drought. All the league participants had to watch (or, in Auburn's case in 2014, lose) while Florida State and Ohio ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 14 days ago 19,790 reads 164 comments

  8. Freshmen Who Could Star Right Away at Tennessee

    For the first time in several seasons, the Tennessee Volunteers won't be so dependent on freshmen. Even though the Vols signed a consensus top-five class (including the fourth-ranked ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 15 days ago 10,101 reads 11 comments

  9. Tennessee Football: Ranking the Volunteers' Top Recruiting Targets for 2016

    With Tennessee taking fewer football commitments in this year's recruiting class due to sheer numbers, the Vols' 2016 start isn't quite as torrid as it has been the past couple of cycles...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 17 days ago 8,235 reads 24 comments

  10. Tennessee Football: Ranking the Hardest Games of the 2015 Schedule

    Not only have the Tennessee Volunteers been overmatched over the past few years, they've also been locked into brutal schedules...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 19 days ago 8,444 reads 30 comments

  11. SEC Football: Top 10 Contenders for 2015 Offensive Player of the Year

    In every other season since 2007 , the Southeastern Conference's offensive football player of the year award has gone to a running back...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 22 days ago 25,852 reads 230 comments

  12. Tennessee QB Signee Sheriron Jones on Challenge Ahead: 'I Love Competition'

    When 4-star quarterback Sheriron Jones committed and ultimately signed with Tennessee, it was surprising because the Vols already had two highly rated signal-callers in the 2015 recruiting class...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 22 days ago 10,311 reads 19 comments

  13. Tennessee Football: Realistic Expectations for Butch Jones in 2015

    It's difficult to turn on a television or radio station discussing the 2015 Southeastern Conference football season without hearing about the Tennessee Volunteers...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 24 days ago 16,092 reads 65 comments

  14. Tennessee Football: 8 Volunteers Who Could Surprise People This Spring

    Every year, football teams have players emerge during spring practice who become major contributors, and the Tennessee Volunteers are no exception...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 26 days ago 8,261 reads 21 comments

  15. Tennessee's Butch Jones on Vols Offseason Hype: 'We're Still a Work in Progress'

    Tennessee coach Butch Jones presides over a Volunteers program that is a trendy pick to make a lot of noise throughout the college football landscape in 2015. They've now got the playmakers to do it...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 29 days ago 11,003 reads 69 comments

  16. Tennessee Football: Players with the Most to Gain in Spring Practices

    When the Tennessee football team heads into spring practice in about a month, several players will have major opportunities to earn their coaches' trust. Some are mid-term enrollees with the chance to get a leg up on their classmates...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 8,473 reads 20 comments

  17. Meet 5-Star Signee Kahlil McKenzie, the SEC's Next Bold Freshman

    This is Kahlil McKenzie, Tennessee Vols commit. You've reached my voice mail. I'll try to get back with you, but if I can't, it's probably because I'm out recruiting the greatest class in Tennessee history...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 35,071 reads 81 comments

  18. Tennessee's Butch Jones Opens Up on Mike DeBord Hire, Developing QBs and More

    With a top-five recruiting class signed, new offensive coordinator Mike DeBord hired and the start of spring practice still a month away, you may think Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is kicked back in his luxurious office relaxing...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 21,989 reads 53 comments

  19. Tennessee Football: Vols Who Could Shine at Next Year's NFL Combine

    The most recent NFL drafts have come and gone without much of a Tennessee tinge to them, but that won't be the case for long, as the Vols have built a football roster rife with future pros...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 7,392 reads 23 comments

  20. Tennessee Football: Position-by-Position Grades for 2015 Recruiting Class

    What started on the heels of a 2014 recruiting class billed to put Tennessee football back on the college football map eventually turned into a 2015 haul that is even better than its predecessor...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 10,676 reads 26 comments

  21. Predicting Tennessee's Starters at Every Position for the 2015 Season

    From a recruiting rankings standpoint, Tennessee's 2015 starting lineup is going to be more talented than most in the SEC; but the Volunteers are still going to be extremely young...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 9,318 reads 37 comments

  22. Signees from Tennessee's Recruiting Class Who Will Make Biggest Impact in 2015

    Tennessee is closing in on the kind of roster that can compete for the SEC East title, but that doesn't mean the players from the 2015 recruiting class will be standing on the sideline...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 6,733 reads 29 comments

  23. Tennessee Football Recruiting: Looking Ahead to 2016 Class

    With this year's recruiting class all sewn up besides the last-second flip of offensive tackle Drew Richmond, Tennessee football coach Butch Jones spent much of the week before national signing day with an eye toward 2016...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 16,161 reads 18 comments

  24. How New Offensive Coordinator Mike DeBord Can Win over Tennessee Fans

    With so much returning talent and the Tennessee football program on the uptick, the hiring of Mike DeBord —Michigan's 58-year-old Olympic sports administrator — wasn't ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 8,502 reads 41 comments

  25. Tennessee Football Recruiting: Meet the Volunteers' 2015 Class

    A fourth-ranked recruiting class puts the Tennessee Volunteers on the cusp of having one of the SEC's most talented rosters, but it's the way coach Butch Jones met major needs with star power that makes the 2015 class potentially special...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 9,378 reads 19 comments