1. Tennessee Football: Realistic Goals for Quarterback Joshua Dobbs in 2016

    Analysts around the nation are picking the Tennessee football team to be a lock for a big 2016 , and quarterback Joshua Dobbs holds the key...

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  2. Tennessee Football Recruiting: Looking Ahead to 2017 Class

    Despite a rocky start to the the 2017 recruiting cycle on Rocky Top, it would be unwise to bet against Tennessee head coach Butch Jones building yet another stellar group...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 days ago 9,604 reads 12 comments

  3. Tennessee Football Recruiting: Meet the Volunteers' 2016 Class

    Right about the time Thompson-Boling Arena was erupting as Tennessee's victorious Volunteers basketball team was upsetting Kentucky on Tuesday night, super-athlete Tyler Byrd settled ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 days ago 12,682 reads 39 comments

  4. Tennessee National Signing Day 2016: 5 Takeaways from Vols' Class

    Two lockdown defensive backs locked up another strong finish for Tennessee's football recruiting efforts, and by the time the nation's top-ranked JUCO player pledged to the Volunteers ...

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  5. Tennessee Football Recruiting: Predicting All the Recruits Who Will Sign on NSD

    Tennessee football coach Butch Jones is trying to stick the landing. As the final few frames wind down before Wednesday's annual recruiting extravaganza of twists and turns comes ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 10 days ago 18,777 reads 21 comments

  6. Why Derrick Brown Is the Most Important Target Remaining for the Tennessee Vols

    Peachtree Ridge High School 4-star safety Nigel Warrior may be the highest-profile prospect remaining on Tennessee's recruiting board because of his family ties to the Volunteers...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 14 days ago 19,976 reads 41 comments

  7. Tennessee Football: Volunteers' Top Remaining Recruiting Targets for NSD 2016

    With a handful of highly ranked targets remaining on the board, a huge weekend worth of official visitors on tap and still three or four open spots, it's shaping up to be a potential sterling finish to the 2016 recruiting for the Tennessee football team.

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 15 days ago 12,486 reads 46 comments

  8. Tennessee Football: 5 Biggest Offseason Goals for the Volunteers

    During much of the past decade, the Tennessee football program had so many needs in the offseason to compete for championships that they could be sorted by chapters rather than checklists...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 17 days ago 9,906 reads 46 comments

  9. Tennessee Football: Predicting the Starters for Each Volunteers Position in 2016

    Opposing groups of fans loved to mock Tennessee football followers in recent years with the Volunteers' often-empty "wait till next year" refrains. Well, next year is coming...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 21 days ago 15,989 reads 56 comments

  10. Tennessee's 2016 National Signing Day Wish List

    Tennessee's 2016 recruiting class won't be as highly ranked as its last two, but it has the opportunity to wind up filling needs and roles exactly the way coach Butch Jones set out to do...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 23 days ago 16,577 reads 26 comments

  11. Defensive Recruits Who Could Fortify Bob Shoop's Inaugural Defense at Tennessee

    New Tennessee Volunteers defensive coordinator Bob Shoop received two huge bits of good news in the six days since he's been on the job with outside linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 27 days ago 20,415 reads 53 comments

  12. Tennessee Football: Why Hiring Bob Shoop Is a Gamble, but One Worth Taking

    Earlier this week, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart told GoVols247's Wes Rucker that new defensive coordinator Bob Shoop's decision to take care of his buyout with Penn State was a "very, very loud statement" about how much he wanted to be at UT.

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 30 days ago 5,278 reads 2 comments

  13. Tennessee Football: 5 Reasons Why the Volunteers Should Be Optimistic About 2016

    It was a strong conclusion to the season for the Tennessee football program, and 2016 started with a sizzle as well. After the Volunteers won five consecutive games to end the regular season, they pummeled Northwestern 45-6 in the Outback Bowl...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 11,459 reads 56 comments

  14. Why Tennessee Football Must Get This Defensive Coordinator Hire Right

    With Tennessee's athletic department finally operating in the black after having to emerge from a deep financial hole created by poor leadership and blundering coaching hires, some ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 7,307 reads 11 comments

  15. Tennessee Football: The Biggest Offseason Storylines for the Volunteers

    With a 9-4 season wrapped up and a lot of offseason excitement steaming off a six-game winning streak capped by a 45-6 drubbing of Northwestern to end the season, the Tennessee football team appears poised to make noise next year...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 6,701 reads 16 comments

  16. Tennessee Vol's 2016 National Signing Day Wish List

    With a little more than a month until national signing day, this is the time of year when teams begin turning up the heat on their top targets, reassessing their recruiting boards ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 12,369 reads 18 comments

  17. Tennessee's Big Outback Bowl Win Kicks off Vols' 2016 Hype Train

    As Evan Berry churned downfield with a 100-yard exclamation point in the final 10 seconds of the Tennessee Volunteers' Outback Bowl blowout over the Northwestern Wildcats, he resembled a runaway train...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 19,618 reads 133 comments

  18. Outback Bowl 2016: Tennessee vs. Northwestern Live Score and Highlights

    After the total annihilation of No. 13-ranked Northwestern in the Outback Bowl, the Tennessee football team gathered in the corner of Raymond James Stadium and swayed back and forth as the band played the "Tennessee Waltz...

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  19. Holiday Bowl 2015: Game Grades, Analysis for USC vs. Wisconsin

    The Wisconsin Badgers blew a 13-point lead late, but they kept their poise, marched back with a go-ahead drive of their own and held off the USC Trojans, 23-21 , to capture a Holiday Bowl victory...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 10,890 reads 34 comments

  20. Holiday Bowl 2015: USC vs. Wisconsin Live Score and Highlights

    On 4th-and-10 from midfield at the end of the game, the USC Trojans desperately needed a Hail Mary completion for a game-winning touchdown...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 18,230 reads 196 comments

  21. Tennessee Football: New Year's Resolutions for the Volunteers

    It's time for the Tennessee Volunteers to clear the clothes hanging off the treadmill, learn how to better manage their time, max out the ol ' 401k and pick up that hobby they've been meaning to start...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 10,313 reads 32 comments

  22. Tennessee Football: Players to Watch in High School All-American Games

    The two biggest high school All-America games will have decidedly less of an orange-and-white feel to them this year as they aren't quite as peppered with future Tennessee Volunteers...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 7,903 reads 12 comments

  23. Tennessee Football: 5 Burning Questions Ahead of the Volunteers' Bowl Game

    Down time allows for fans to sit and ponder things about their teams, analyze every tidbit of information (and rumor) seeping through the cracks of their programs and ask questions about the future, and it's no different for Tennessee football...

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  24. Tennessee Football: Holiday Wish List for the Volunteers

    It's the most wonderful time of the year again, and for the Tennessee Volunteers, they get to participate in the postseason football festivities over the holidays for the second year in a row...

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  25. Tennessee Football: 5 Bold Predictions for the Volunteers' Bowl Game

    Tennessee will ring in the New Year in Tampa and try to kick off in style a 2016 that has been earmarked as a huge year in coach Butch Jones' Volunteers rebuilding project...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 17,105 reads 63 comments