1. Butch Jones Seems to Have Bruce Pearl Like Qualities...in a Good Way

    When Bruce Pearl first came to Knoxville to take over the University of Tennessee men's basketball program, he brought an energy and enthusiasm for that program that had not been seen in many years...

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  2. Former Cincinnati Reds Player Ryan Freel Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

    Ryan Freel played for five Major League Baseball teams, most prominently the Cincinnati Reds , over an eight-year time span between 2001 and 2009...

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  3. Butch Jones Must Win These 7 Games in His First Season at Tennessee

    By all accounts, Butch Jones wanted the head coaching job at the University of Tennessee. He even went so far as to call it his "dream job" shortly after being hired...

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  4. Vols Fans Should Be Glad Butch Jones Is Hiring Coaches Familiar with His System

    On Sunday, it was announced that Zach Azzanni would be joining the Tennessee Volunteers football staff as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. This hiring serves to complete the assistant coaching roster for new head coach Butch Jones...

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  5. Tennessee Football: Why Did the Dave Hart Coaching Search Look so Bad?

    Butch Jones is now entering his second full week as the head football coach at the University of Tennessee...

    Richard Allen Written by Richard Allen about almost 2 years ago 272 reads 29 comments

  6. Tennessee's Tyler Bray Recommended to Remain for Senior Year by ESPN Analyst

    Coming into the 2012 season, University of Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray was projected by some to be one of the top picks in the upcoming 2013 NFL draft...

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  7. Report: Reds Looking to Trade Drew Stubbs to Indians for Shin-Soo Choo

    Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty has been on the lookout for a leadoff hitter and it looks as if he might acquire one from the Cleveland Indians . Danny Knobler of CBSSports...

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  8. Tennessee Volunteers Passed on Bobby Petrino and Will Now Face Him in 2013

    Prior to the announcement that Butch Jones would leave the University of Cincinnati to take on the role of head football coach at Tennessee, there were some within the Vol Nation ...

    Richard Allen Written by Richard Allen about almost 2 years ago 3,113 reads 26 comments

  9. Tee Martin Targeted as Butch Jones Continues Building Volunteers Staff

    New Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones indicated during his introductory press conference that he would work to bring in former Volunteers players to serve in coaching capacities on his staff...

    Richard Allen Written by Richard Allen about almost 2 years ago 5,011 reads 8 comments

  10. Butch Jones to Keep Jay Graham on Tennessee Volunteers Football Staff

    One of the most immediate tasks facing new Tennessee Volunteers head football coach Butch Jones is to assemble a staff...

    Richard Allen Written by Richard Allen about almost 2 years ago 159 reads 1 comments

  11. Butch Jones Has a Daunting Task Ahead of Him at Tennessee

    Typically, college football programs in great shape do not have to bring in new head coaches. Therefore, anyone taking over at any school most often has to come into the job expecting challenges...

    Richard Allen Written by Richard Allen about almost 2 years ago 3,103 reads 11 comments

  12. Bobby Petrino Could Have Been in Knoxville Days Ago If Vols Had Wanted Him

    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Listen to any of the sports talk radio stations in the Knoxville area and the above sentiment would have rang loud and clear on Thursday afternoon...

    Richard Allen Written by Richard Allen about almost 2 years ago 2,690 reads 3 comments

  13. Tennessee Football Coaching Job May Simply Be That Unattractive

    In the space of less than a week, athletic director Dave Hart has been turned down by three potential candidates for the position of head football coach at the University of Tennessee...

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  14. Could Bobby Petrino Return to Louisville If Charlie Strong Bolts for Vols?

    Bobby Petrino can likely be called the most successful head football coach in the history of the University of Louisville. He compiled an impressive 41-9 record and made four bowl appearances with the Cardinals from 2003 to 2006...

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  15. Phillip Fulmer Is Not the Answer for the Tennessee Vols Football Program

    With the University of Tennessee football program having now gone more than two weeks since the firing of Derek Dooley as its head football coach, tensions are rising and patience is wearing thin in Knoxville...

    Richard Allen Written by Richard Allen about almost 2 years ago 7,667 reads 8 comments

  16. Tennessee's Dave Hart Must Do More Than Win Press Conference with Coaching Hire

    In recent years, the phrase "You've got to win the press conference" seems to have guided college athletic directors and professional general managers during the hiring of new coaches...

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  17. Fall Is the Best Time of Year for This Sports Fan

    The fall season offers so much to get excited about. As I get older I have come to appreciate the milder weather, for one thing. The real difference, though, for a sports fan is the number of big sporting events there are to choose from...

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  18. Does NASCAR need more Road Course racing?

    Road course racing has never been a favorite part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule for me. As a matter of fact I have written columns detailing my opposition to the practice. However, I am wondering if it may be time for a change of heart...

    Richard Allen Written by Richard Allen about 6 years ago 401 reads 1 comments

  19. Racing for Wins Makes NASCAR More Exciting

    One of the biggest criticisms NASCAR drivers have faced in recent years has been that they do not race hard enough for wins...

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