1. Tennessee Defense Must Create Turnovers to Stay Competitive with Alabama

    Tennessee's upstart, rebuilt defense has vastly improved in 2014, but the most frustrating takeaway from coordinator John Jancek's unit is its lack of takeaways...

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  2. Tennessee Volunteers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Complete Game Preview

    When fourth-ranked Alabama travels to Neyland Stadium to take on the Tennessee Volunteers next Saturday night, it's shaping up to be a battle of two teams heading in drastically different directions...

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  3. Tennessee Football: Vols' Awful Offense Wasting Defensive Revival

    Tennessee's defense played well enough to upset the third-ranked Ole Miss Rebels in Oxford on Saturday night. Unfortunately for the Vols, they had to play offense, too...

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  4. Beating Ole Miss Would Help Vols Curb Rebels' Recruiting Success in Tennessee

    With one flip of an Ole Miss lid onto Drew Richmond's head, the Rebels unofficially declared war on Tennessee for the state's suddenly, surprisingly fertile recruiting grounds...

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  5. Tennessee Football: Grading Each Positional Unit at Halfway Point of the Season

    Prior to the start of the season, a 3-3 record for the Tennessee football team at the midway point is about what most rational fans should have expected...

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  6. Tennessee Volunteers vs. Ole Miss Rebels Complete Game Preview

    The Tennessee Volunteers will walk right into the Magnolia State maelstrom this week when they travel to Oxford to take on the No. 3-ranked Ole Miss Rebels...

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  7. What Tennessee Must Do to Turn Things Around and Reach Bowl Game in 2014

    Opportunities remain for the Tennessee Volunteers to get those elusive six wins and become bowl-eligible for the first time since 2010, but they have a lot of work to do if they want to reach that goal...

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  8. Tennessee Volunteers vs. Chattanooga Mocs Complete Game Preview

    The Tennessee Volunteers will try to regroup following Florida's 10-9 comeback win in Neyland Stadium in time to take on their little brother a couple hours down Interstate 75. A game against the Chattanooga Mocs couldn't come at a better time...

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  9. Meet the Tennessee Fans Behind the Successful 'Checker Neyland Stadium' Idea

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As fans filed in Neyland Stadium, Spencer Barnett sat beside his wife in Section FF, nervously watching and expecting the worst...

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  10. Heartbreaking Loss to Florida Shows Tennessee Is Still O-Line Away from Return

    As much blame as Tennessee senior quarterback Justin Worley should shoulder for Saturday's inexcusable 10-9 loss to Florida, one fact became even more painfully clear: The Volunteers can't win in the SEC without better offensive line play...

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  11. Why Tennessee Running Back Jalen Hurd Is SEC's Best Freshman Offensive Player

    Tennessee freshman running back Jalen Hurd 's Twitter handle is "@MrHurd_1," appropriate considering the 18-year-old Volunteers star runs like a grown man...

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  12. Why Tennessee Will Stop Its Nine-Year Losing Streak to Florida

    Tennessee is going to beat Florida on Saturday. Finally. The last time that actually happened — not just boasted about by optimistic Volunteers fans — was in 2004...

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  13. Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators Complete Game Preview

    It's been nine long years since the Tennessee Volunteers tasted victory against the heated, hated rival Florida Gators. But unlike most recent games between the two teams, Saturday's game appears wide open...

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  14. Tennessee's Loss to Georgia Proves Justin Worley Is Key to Vols' Success

    Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley's heroics nearly led the Volunteers to an upset win against Georgia. But his hiatus is the reason they fell short...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 25 days ago 7,020 reads 49 comments

  15. Shy Tuttle Commits to Tennessee: What 4-Star DT Brings to Vols

    When Lexington, North Carolina, star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle verbally committed to Tennessee on Friday, per 247Sports, it gave the Volunteers their second major national recruiting victory for a top-tier tackle during this recruiting cycle...

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  16. Tennessee Football: What Vols Must Do to Contain Georgia RB Todd Gurley

    Tennessee's rush defense revival is about to meet the nation's best runner — Georgia's Todd Gurley ...

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  17. Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Complete Game Preview

    The last time Tennessee and Georgia stepped onto the football field together last Oct. 5, the Volunteers were a half-yard away from scoring a major upset...

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  18. 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 ...

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  19. 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...

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  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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 ...

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  25. 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...

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