1. Every SEC Football Team's Top 2016 NFL Draft Prospect

    With the 2015 NFL draft coming to an end Saturday, it's never too early to take a peek at the SEC football prospects who will fill next year's draft as the professional stars of the future...

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  2. Tennessee Football: Vols Backfield Poised to Lead a Rushing Resurgence

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The role reversal may have been unexpected for the Tennessee football team last Saturday, but it provided the clearest image of the versatility that will be featured in the Volunteers' 2015 offensive backfield...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 days ago 7,304 reads 18 comments

  3. Tennessee Football: 5 Things We Learned About the Volunteers This Spring

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — There's no way to tell everything about a team during spring practice, but the Tennessee football team did learn some things that can help going forward...

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  4. Tennessee Football: Vols Offer 8th-Grade Athlete Owen Pappoe

    Butch Jones is fast-tracking his Tennessee football program back into SEC contention by convincing elite high school athletes to come to Knoxville. Now, the Vols' head coach is evaluating kids who haven't even made it to high school yet...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 6 days ago 30,321 reads 120 comments

  5. Tennessee Football: Projecting Volunteers' Post-Spring Two-Deep Depth Chart

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — One major accomplishment for the Tennessee Volunteers after breaking spring is they have a better idea of some players who are going to star and others who are going to help...

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  6. Ranking the Top Recruiting Head Coaches in the SEC

    Recruiting is the lifeblood of SEC football, so if you can't convince top prospects to come to your school, your program may as well be on life support. Few conferences match the recruiting battles of the SEC...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 days ago 25,808 reads 283 comments

  7. Tennessee Football: Winners and Losers from the Volunteers' 2015 Spring

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's annual Orange and White Game featured flashes of brilliance from marquee players. But once it was over, it felt a little incomplete...

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  8. Tennessee Spring Game 2015: Live Score, Top Performers and Analysis

    Orange (Defense) 54, White (Offense) 44, Final KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — With quarterback Joshua Dobbs on the sideline for much of the second half, Tennessee's Orange (defense) ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 9 days ago 13,148 reads 35 comments

  9. Tennessee Football: Players to Watch in the Orange and White Game

    Despite an injury-riddled spring for the Tennessee football team, several Volunteers have earned high marks for their work over the course of the past month...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 11 days ago 7,151 reads 28 comments

  10. Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs Emerging as True Leader in Spring Practice

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The smallest display of emotion told the biggest story. As Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs watched himself on screen in a darkened Anderson Training ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 12 days ago 15,875 reads 65 comments

  11. B/R Behind the Scenes: Butch Jones Cultivating a New Culture on Rocky Top

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — They trickled into the Anderson Training Center's team room individually, in cliques or in clusters...

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  12. SEC Football: Ranking Every Team by 2015 Coaching Staff

    With big money being thrown around at marquee coordinators since last season, SEC football coaching staffs have gotten stronger on paper following a flurry of wholesale changes...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 16 days ago 8,921 reads 62 comments

  13. Jarrett Guarantano Commits to Tennessee: 4-Star QB Great Fit for Vols Offense

    Jarrett Guarantano 's commitment to Tennessee on Wednesday afternoon was huge for several reasons, but the biggest is the skill set he brings to the Vols' race for quarterback of the future...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 19 days ago 13,926 reads 61 comments

  14. Tennessee Football: Week 3 Spring Practice Stock Report

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Not every spring practice is perfect, and that certainly extends to a Tennessee football team that has had a near-month of praise-filled drills despite being extremely short-handed thanks to injuries...

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  15. SEC Football: Freshmen Making Their Presence Known This Spring

    Several freshmen are using spring practice as a springboard to show they've got the goods to be the SEC football stars of the future...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 23 days ago 35,303 reads 101 comments

  16. Tennessee Football: Week 2 Spring Practice Stock Report

    KNOXVILLE —The lights weren't on, and 102,000 fans weren't in Neyland Stadium when the Tennessee football team took part in Saturday's scrimmage-like settings. Alvin Kamara showed out anyway...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 28 days ago 11,278 reads 39 comments

  17. SEC Football: Biggest Threats to Dethrone Alabama in 2015

    The upcoming 2015 SEC football season is wide open. Several teams have the talent to unseat reigning champs Alabama, including Iron Bowl rival Auburn and a star-laden Georgia team that plays the Crimson Tide in Athens...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 30 days ago 49,758 reads 597 comments

  18. Tennessee Football: Volunteers Poised for a Bounceback Year in 2015

    Last year was a season of revival for a Tennessee football program that hadn't been to the postseason in four seasons and hadn't won a bowl game in seven. That doesn't mean everybody on the Volunteers' roster had career years, though...

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  19. Tennessee Football: Freshman Shy Tuttle Letting His Play Do the Talking

    The first time the glare of television spotlights and flashing digital recorders shone on freshman Tennessee football player Shy Tuttle back in January, he was a quiet man of few words...

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  20. Tennessee Football: Week 1 Spring Practice Stock Report

    A pivotal third year for head coach Butch Jones ' Tennessee football team kicked off with spring practice this week...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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...

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