1. Tennessee Football: 10 Greatest Vols Players in NFL History

    Through the years, the Tennessee Volunteers have had some exceptional players come through Knoxville, Tenn. on their way to incredible careers among the pro football ranks. There are currently 39 former Vols on NFL rosters...

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  2. Tennessee Football: 7 Things Holding the Vols Back from a BCS Bid

    It has been 12 years since the Tennessee Volunteers last played in a BCS bowl game. Winners of the very first BCS National Championship in Tempe, Ariz. in 1998, the Vols went back to the Fiesta Bowl as the SEC's at-large bid following the 1999 season...

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  3. NFL Draft 2012: Pre-Combine Training Essential for NFL Prospects

    Not every graduating senior or early NFL draft entry is gifted enough to be a solid first-round projection...

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  4. Tennessee Football: Projecting the 2012 Depth Chart After National Signing Day

    With 2011's bowl-less, under-.500 campaign all but a horrible memory, it's time to look into the not-so-distant future...

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  5. Tennessee Football Recruiting: Grading the Vols 2012 Signing Class by Position

    Derek Dooley's third recruiting class at Tennessee might not be considered his best right now, but, as always, the true grade for every recruiting class is incomplete until four years after the players sign...

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  6. National Signing Day 2012: Power Ranking the SEC Recruiting Classes

    How often can a team be ranked among the top 20 recruiting classes in the nation and still finish in the bottom half of its conference? Yearly, if that team is from the SEC. Except this year, the consensus seems to be that SEC teams ranked Nos...

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  7. Landon Collins Signs with Alabama: Will Mom Finally Don Crimson Colors?

    The month-long, national feud of family awkwardness has finally come to an end for 5-star safety Landon Collins...

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  8. Predicting Whether Cyler Miles Will Pick USC or Washington

    One of the nation's top prospects reportedly skipped out on his school's signing ceremony this morning. Rivals.com 4-star quarterback Cyler Miles has been a Washington commitment since June 2011, which he reaffirmed as recently as Monday...

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  9. Kwon Alexander to LSU over 'Bama & Auburn

    It's not too often that top linebacker prospects in Alabama go out of state for college. That trend changed on National Signing Day when Scout.com 's No. 3 outside linebacker Kwon Alexander signed with LSU...

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  10. Josh Dawson Flips to Georgia: What Does He Bring to the Table for the Bulldogs?

    When 4-star defensive end Josh Dawson committed to Vanderbilt last June, many were taken aback by Commodores new head coach James Franklin's early success on the recruiting trail...

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  11. Texas Football Recruiting: RB Johnathan Gray Signs, Will He Push Malcolm Brown?

    Just a year after signing the No. 1 running back in the country, Mack Brown has done it yet again. Johnathan Gray, the No. 5 overall prospect in the country according to Rivals...

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  12. National Signing Day 2012: How the Washington Huskies Are Getting a Top Class

    Seemingly overnight, the Washington Huskies have put together one of the top recruiting classes in the Pac-12. According to Scout.com, Washington leapfrogged 27 schools, including six from the Pac-12, with just four prospect commitments...

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  13. Tennessee's Tauren Poole: Thankful for Past, Working for Future

    Nothing about Tauren Poole's college football career was ever easy. The running back from Stephens County High in Toccoa, Georgia did not come to Tennessee with 5-star accolades, a top positional ranking or a Parade All-American plaque...

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  14. Going Up or Down: 10 Players Whose Draft Stocks Changed During Senior Bowl Week

    The Senior Bowl is just the first step in the increasingly important offseason process known as draft season...

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  15. Senior Bowl 2012: 7 Unsung Players Who Improved Their Draft Stock

    By now you've probably heard all about how well the Senior Bowl's top NFL Draft prospects have fared in Mobile this week. The defensive end trio of Courtney Upshaw, Melvin Ingram and Quinton Coples have been all the rage and are certain first rounders...

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  16. Senior Bowl 2012: SEC Linemen Dominating Senior Bowl Practice

    One of the best battles at this week's Senior Bowl practice in Mobile, Alabama has been the fight in the trenches between a number of SEC offensive and defensive linemen...

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  17. Senior Bowl 2012: Jack Crawford Banking on Hard Work During Draft Season

    When the scouts and experts give an opinion on Penn State defensive end Jack Crawford, it's usually a negative comment. One blogger actually wrote that Crawford shouldn't have even been invited to the Senior Bowl...

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  18. Senior Bowl 2012: Studs and Duds Through the First Half of the Week

    No two days are alike at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. One day's top performer can be another day's disappointment. However, players at the 2012 Senior Bowl have pretty much stayed true to form all the way through the first three days of practice...

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  19. Tennessee Football: Malik Jackson Represents Vols at Senior Bowl

    Until late Monday evening, it appeared that there would not be a Tennessee Volunteers senior on the Senior Bowl roster for the first time since 1987...

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  20. Senior Bowl 2012: Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden Is Cream of the QB Crop

    By now, we've all seen the popular in-game graphic showing all the current NFL quarterbacks that are younger than former Oklahoma State signal-caller Brandon Weeden . You can't even mention Weeden's name without his age taking over the conversation...

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  21. Tennessee Football Recruiting: The 10 Greatest Recruiting Classes Since 1980

    College football recruiting has become one of the most covered aspects of the sport. Nowhere is that more true than in the Southeastern Conference. Ranking high school kids based on talent and potential is always an incredibly daunting task...

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  22. Tennessee Football Recruiting: Meet Daniel McCullers, the Vols' Flagship Recruit

    One of the most recent Tennessee commits just so happens to be its biggest—in more ways than one. Just hours after it became widely known that now-former Alabama linebackers ...

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  23. Tennessee Football: Derek Dooley's 2012 Staff Could Be Almost Entirely New

    Turnover in most any profession is inevitable. In the world of coaching big time college football, there is no truer statement than the previous sentence...

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  24. Tennessee Vols Defensive Coordinator Search: What's Taking so Long?

    It has only been a handful of days since Tennessee's rising star of a defensive coordinator, Justin Wilcox, left and took linebackers coach Peter Sirmon with him to Washington, but ...

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  25. Tennessee Defensive Coordinator Search: The Answer Is Already on the Vols' Staff

    Less than one full week after the unexpected departures of defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and linebackers coach Peter Sirmon, head coach Derek Dooley is working hard to fill both vacant positions...

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