1. Tennessee Football: Realistic Expectations for Vols in SEC Play

    The 2014 Tennessee football team is noticeably better than it was a season ago. But are the Volunteers good enough to win more games in a rugged SEC schedule? A bowl has always ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 18 hours ago 6,042 reads 19 comments

  2. Tennessee Volunteers Freshman Derek Barnett Working His Way Toward Greatness

    Perhaps it's surprising how quickly Tennessee freshman defensive end Derek Barnett has made an impact on the Volunteers' young, revamped defense. But it's not a shock to high school coach Cody White...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 days ago 7,222 reads 18 comments

  3. Tennessee Football: Checking in on Progress of Vols' Top Freshmen

    The Tennessee football team has been forced to play 22 true freshmen already in the first three games of the 2014 season. When that happens, some pretty harsh realities are inevitable...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 5 days ago 5,491 reads 18 comments

  4. Tennessee's Showing vs. Oklahoma Should Give Vols Fans Faith

    Despite the lopsided final deficit, two crushing interceptions in the end zone and an offensive line performance that left quarterback Justin Worley a walking bruise, Tennessee's direction was evident against Oklahoma...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 6 days ago 14,303 reads 91 comments

  5. Tennessee Football: How Latest Injuries Will Impact Vols vs. Oklahoma

    The Tennessee Volunteers were already in for a challenge with Oklahoma's vaunted front seven. But the potential loss of two key playmakers would put the Vols in perhaps an insurmountable hole...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 9 days ago 7,545 reads 18 comments

  6. Missing on Top OL Target Drew Richmond Major Blow for Tennessee Recruiting

    Recruiting misses have been rare for Tennessee coach Butch Jones during his first two years on the recruiting trail, as he has turned the Volunteers into one of the hottest names among prospects...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 11 days ago 9,736 reads 48 comments

  7. Tennessee Volunteers vs. Oklahoma Sooners Complete Game Preview

    The Tennessee Volunteers took care of business the first two weeks of the season, but warm-ups are over. It's time for the Vols to travel to Norman to take on Oklahoma, and the fourth-ranked ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 12 days ago 21,412 reads 170 comments

  8. Why SEC Needs to Fear Tennessee's Justin Worley, Marquez North Connection

    With his receiving weapons falling and offensive line collapsing all around him, Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley always found solace looking North—as in receiver Marquez North...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 13 days ago 13,125 reads 74 comments

  9. Tennessee Football: Jalen Reeves-Maybin Shaping Up to Be Breakout Star

    Watching Jalen Reeves-Maybin roam the field from sideline to sideline Sunday night was like opening a time portal into the glory days of Tennessee's defense...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 15 days ago 5,296 reads 19 comments

  10. Jacob Gilliam's Injury Exacerbates Tennessee's Run Game Issues

    As if the Tennessee Volunteers offensive line wasn't already riddled with question marks after some season-opener struggles, head coach Butch Jones delivered a round of gut-shot news ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 18 days ago 4,973 reads 34 comments

  11. Tennessee Volunteers vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves Complete Game Preview

    The Tennessee Volunteers vanquished one mid-major perennial powerhouse during the season's first week. They'll try to repeat the feat against Arkansas State on Saturday...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 18 days ago 14,528 reads 36 comments

  12. Newfound Speed, Energy Show Tennessee Is Ready to Play with the SEC Big Boys

    This has to be more like what A.J. Johnson expected. When the Tennessee Volunteers linebacker eschewed the NFL to return for his senior season on Rocky Top, part of the reason was to be around for better days...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 19 days ago 18,206 reads 169 comments

  13. Tennessee Football: How Vols Can Stop Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton

    Chuckie Keeton represents the most challenging, versatile quarterback the Tennessee Volunteers will face all season. If he's healthy, Utah State's 6'2", 200-pound senior signal-caller may be the best all-around player on the Vols' schedule...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 23 days ago 7,721 reads 8 comments

  14. Tennessee Football: Why Vols' Wideouts Will Be Difference vs. Utah State

    Tennessee sophomore wide receiver Josh Smith broke out with one of the most productive camps of any player on the Volunteers roster. Yet when UT released its official depth chart Monday, Smith's name was absent from the starting lineup...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 24 days ago 10,959 reads 29 comments

  15. Utah State vs. Tennessee Complete Game Preview

    As far as tests go, Sunday's season-opening tilt with Utah State is ideal for a Tennessee Volunteers team filled with newcomers...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 26 days ago 21,703 reads 30 comments

  16. Tennessee Football: Depth Chart Analysis, Complete 2014 Preview and Predictions

    Despite his preaching patience and all the youth and questions surrounding his team, Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones still expects to go bowling. Never mind that the program hasn't reached the postseason since 2010...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 29 days ago 10,576 reads 30 comments

  17. Tennessee Volunteers Football: Final Camp Stock Report

    The Tennessee Volunteers are (relatively) healthy, the youngsters are as ready as they're going to get, the quarterback is settled and camp is about to give way to game week. All in all, it's been a successful three weeks of football on Rocky Top...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 9,512 reads 22 comments

  18. Tennessee Football: Week 2 Fall Stock Report

    With only snippets of Tennessee football practices open to the media, fans are left to interpret coach Butch Jones' coachspeak and alternating mood swings...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 13,329 reads 19 comments

  19. Tennessee Football: It's Now or Never for Starting QB Justin Worley

    This is Justin Worley 's last chance to make something of a mediocre career. For the second consecutive season, head coach Butch Jones named the senior signal-caller as the ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 11,651 reads 58 comments

  20. SEC Football: 12 New Starters Who Will Dominate in 2014

    After the SEC ushered out one of the most decorated classes ever, it's time for new starters to emerge as the next wave of superstars. Opportunities abound for elite underclassmen everywhere...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 33,144 reads 145 comments

  21. 7 Things We've Learned About Tennessee Through Fall Camp So Far

    When you're dealing with a " team of unknowns " entering a college football season like the Tennessee Volunteers are, there's no way of learning everything in less than two weeks of fall practice...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 8,696 reads 18 comments

  22. Tennessee Volunteers Football: Week 1 Fall Camp Stock Report

    Bolstered by all 32 newcomers and eager to return the program to prominence, the Tennessee Volunteers took the practice field to get ready for the season opener against Utah State...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 16,148 reads 32 comments

  23. 10 Most NFL-Ready Players in the SEC

    The SEC has owned college football over the past decade. So, it's no real surprise the league also stamped its insignia all over the NFL as well. According to NFL...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 35,104 reads 184 comments

  24. Tennessee Football: 5 Best QBs Volunteers Will Face in 2014

    The SEC's quarterback talent pool isn't as deep in 2014 as fans have grown accustomed to seeing over the league's past few decorated seasons...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 7,507 reads 25 comments

  25. Evolution of Team Recruiting Camps Leads to Commits in Huge Numbers

    For 2016 quarterback recruit Jacob Eason , an early commitment was the last thing on his mind. "I went down there just thinking I was going to check it out, have a good time," ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 21,289 reads 16 comments