1. 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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 7 days ago 10,735 reads 69 comments

  5. 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...

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  6. 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 11 days ago 34,455 reads 81 comments

  7. 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...

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  8. 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 15 days ago 7,351 reads 23 comments

  9. 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...

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  10. 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...

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  11. 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 23 days ago 6,717 reads 29 comments

  12. 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 25 days ago 15,982 reads 18 comments

  13. 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 27 days ago 8,500 reads 41 comments

  14. 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 28 days ago 9,248 reads 19 comments

  15. Tennessee National Signing Day 2015: 5 Takeaways from Volunteers' Class

    National signing day has become a bit of a holiday in the otherwise gloomy late winter in East Tennessee, thanks to head coach Butch Jones...

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  16. Quart'e Sapp Is Athletic Final Defensive Piece to Vols' 2015 Recruiting Class

    Tennessee received a key piece Thursday in versatile outside linebacker Quart'e Sapp that will likely wrap up defensive recruiting for the Vols in this 2015 cycle. The 6'1...

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  17. Why Matt Canada Is Perfect Fit to Be Tennessee's New Offensive Coordinator

    Tennessee coach Butch Jones is spanning the country in search for the Volunteers' next offensive coordinator, but the best candidate can be found in Canada: North Carolina State coordinator Matt Canada...

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  18. Tennessee's 2015 National Signing Day Wish List

    With national signing day just two weeks away, the Tennessee Volunteers are basically in maintenance mode with their fifth-ranked recruiting class ...

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  19. Tennessee Football: Offseason Goals for Volunteers Offense

    With Thursday's news that offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian is parting ways with the Tennessee football program, question marks suddenly became abundant for the Volunteers offense...

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  20. Tennessee Football: Vols Recruiting Checklist for Class of 2015

    There's no disputing the work the Tennessee football team and coach Butch Jones have done on the recruiting trail in this 2015 cycle, but how has it done meeting needs? A third-ranked ...

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  21. Tennessee Football: 2015 Vols with the Most NFL Talent

    This spring, another NFL draft will come and go without Tennessee football feeling much impact, but with all the talent on the 2015 roster, that won't be the case for long. Other than linebacker A...

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  22. Tennessee Football: Offseason Goals for Vols Defense

    The Tennessee football team's defense took several major steps forward in 2014, but if the Vols are going to make a giant leap into SEC contention next year, the unit must get better...

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  23. Breaking Down Tennessee's QB Recruiting Situation for Class of 2015

    The immediate fate of Tennessee's football program rests in the able hands of rising junior quarterback Joshua Dobbs , but it's likely the Volunteers' future at the position arrives with the 2015 recruiting class...

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  24. Tennessee Football: Volunteers' Top Remaining Recruiting Targets for NSD 2015

    Most of Tennessee's top recruiting targets are already in the fold as Volunteers commitments. That's what happens when, for the second year in a row, head coach Butch Jones has compiled a class that is the envy of most programs...

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  25. Curt Maggitt's Return to Tennessee Boosts Vols' 2015 SEC Title Shot

    With this season's recruiting class nearly wrapped up, by far the biggest target Tennessee coach Butch Jones could land this offseason was one already leading his roster: rising senior defensive end Curt Maggitt ...

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