1. Tennessee Football: Games That Could Ruin the Volunteers' 2016 Season

    Throughout head coach Butch Jones' first three seasons on Rocky Top, the Tennessee Volunteers' football schedule was riddled with potholes and stumbling blocks that made it more difficult to make any monumental breakthroughs in the win column...

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  2. Tennessee Football: Biggest Storylines Heading into Fall Camp

    The three players who represented the Tennessee football program at SEC media days a couple of weeks back handled the questions from the media contingent like old pros...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 3 days ago 4,828 reads 4 comments

  3. Tennessee Football Recruiting: 4 Commitments This Week Have Vols Hot on Trail

    Tennessee football coach Butch Jones may not be having as much success recruiting in the Volunteer State as he'd hoped in the 2017 cycle, but the rest of the prospects aren't noticing too much...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 6 days ago 8,237 reads 26 comments

  4. Tennessee Football: 7 Players Sure to Surprise at Fall Camp

    When fall camp begins on Aug. 1, Tennessee football head coach Butch Jones is going to be looking for a few gaps to be filled, but there are enough quality players that the Volunteers should feel good about the program's depth...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 8 days ago 8,949 reads 19 comments

  5. Tennessee Football: The Vols' Biggest Position Battles Heading into Fall Camp

    There's so much experience on this year's Tennessee football team that there shouldn't be as many position battles as there were in coach Butch Jones' first three seasons on Rocky Top...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 10 days ago 7,141 reads 19 comments

  6. Every SEC Football's Team Best and Worst-Case Scenarios for 2016

    With SEC media days behind us, it's smooth sailing until preseason camps for Southeastern Conference football teams, and then the 2016 season will be here...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 11 days ago 25,985 reads 134 comments

  7. What Tennessee Must Do to Close Out Games Better in 2016

    At first glance, Tennessee's 9-4 record in 2015 looks like an impressive step forward and a testament to just how far head coach Butch Jones brought the Volunteers program in three seasons...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 14 days ago 6,186 reads 38 comments

  8. Tennessee Football: Best Quotes and Key Takeaways from SEC Media Days

    Tennessee fourth-year football coach Butch Jones doesn't need to think too far back to when his Volunteers were so irrelevant that it was evident in the empty seats at SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 15 days ago 5,775 reads 10 comments

  9. Is Clemson Becoming Tennessee's Biggest Threat on the Recruiting Trail?

    Tennessee's football program routinely butts heads in the cutthroat Southeastern Conference recruiting circles with the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Auburn. But there's a new nemesis in town...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 20 days ago 8,106 reads 70 comments

  10. Tennessee Football: Strengths, Weaknesses and Secret Weapons

    With less than a month remaining before the beginning of fall practice and not even two months until the 2016 season starts, Tennessee football head coach Butch Jones has a pretty ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 22 days ago 11,206 reads 64 comments

  11. Tennessee Football: 5 Most Underrated Players on the Vols Roster

    Everybody by now has heard plenty about Joshua Dobbs, Jalen Hurd, Alvin Kamara, Cameron Sutton and Jalen Reeves-Maybin. The Tennessee football stars are bountiful in 2016, and that's why there are so many people predicting big things for the Volunteers...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 27 days ago 12,518 reads 40 comments

  12. Tennessee Football Recruiting: 5 Players Who Could Make or Break Vols' Class

    As the race to fill the final eight or so spots remaining in Tennessee's 2017 recruiting class heats up, there are a lot of huge names on head coach Butch Jones' big board...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 29 days ago 4,134 reads 12 comments

  13. Tennessee Football Recruiting: Top Vols Commits, Targets to Watch at The Opening

    Following an insane "Orange Carpet Day" recruiting event on June 18 that yielded eight commitments, Tennessee football recruiting has picked up considerably...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 6,274 reads 24 comments

  14. Tennessee Football: Summer Enrollees to Watch For

    Tennessee's 2016 football recruiting class probably won't have the same immediate, necessary impact as the previous hauls corralled by coach Butch Jones, because the Volunteers don't have as many needs...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 5,936 reads 29 comments

  15. Tennessee Football: Projecting Who Will Win Volunteers' Open Starting Positions

    One of the best things about the Tennessee football program having so much talent stockpiled this season is there should be healthy competitions all over the field...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 5,794 reads 8 comments

  16. Tennessee Football Recruiting: What Maleik Gray's Commitment Means for the Vols

    With one huge tweet Sunday afternoon, Maleik Gray single-handedly flipped the narrative on Tennessee's sputtering recruiting returns for the 2017 class...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 11,388 reads 32 comments

  17. Ranking Best SEC Football Head Coaching Matchups for 2016 Season

    In Southeastern Conference football, the head coaches are rock stars. So while everybody cares most about what happens on the field, there's a bit of a "battle of the bands" atmosphere ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 8,819 reads 93 comments

  18. Tennessee Football: 5 Toughest RBs Vols Will Face in 2016

    As laughable as the list of quarterbacks on Tennessee's football schedule is in 2016, the stable of running backs on the docket is just as salty...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 5,641 reads 26 comments

  19. Tennessee Football: Recapping the Biggest 2016 Offseason News So Far

    Just because it's been a relatively quiet couple of months for the Tennessee football program doesn't mean this offseason has been devoid of big news. As a matter of fact, it's been just the opposite...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 6,485 reads 14 comments

  20. Tennessee Football: Volunteers' 2016 Offseason Summer Checklist

    It's the time of year where we all sit around, grab the nearest calendar and tick off the number of days until the Tennessee (or insert favorite team here) football season starts...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 5,085 reads 15 comments

  21. Position-by-Position Preview of Tennessee's 2016 Roster

    From skill-position players to potential forces of nature along both the offensive and defensive fronts, Tennessee's 2016 football roster is loaded with reasons for Volunteers fans to poke their chests out just a little farther this offseason...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 1 month ago 9,941 reads 30 comments

  22. Tennessee Football: Former Top Recruits Who Will Finally Shine in 2016

    During the first three years of Tennessee football head coach Butch Jones' tenure, freshmen have been forced into action early and often...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 2 months ago 5,720 reads 7 comments

  23. Tennessee Football: 5 Toughest QBs Volunteers Will Face in 2016

    Having a dynamic quarterback can separate the good teams from the great, and that's a key reason why the Tennessee football program needs capable senior Joshua Dobbs to take a giant leap in 2016...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 2 months ago 9,015 reads 56 comments

  24. SEC Football Coaches on Hot Seat Heading into 2016 Season

    In this day and age of massive coaching contracts and what-have-you-done-for-me-lately fan bases demanding championships, there are big stakes that go along with the big money. There's no larger shark tank in the country than in the SEC, either...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 2 months ago 32,801 reads 167 comments

  25. Butch Jones' Biggest Challenges for Tennessee Football in 2016

    Tennessee football head coach Butch Jones will be under the microscope this year more than at any time during his coaching career. Every single detail will be scrutinized...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 2 months ago 6,557 reads 25 comments