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Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/11/14)

The Vols are back in full swing with preparation for Saturday's game vs. Kentucky. On Monday, Butch Jones Previewed the UK Game. Pig Howard, A.J. Johnson and Jalen Reeves-Maybin also met with the media: Media Monday: Players Preview UK Game.

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Coverage from the media includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols know stakes of final three games
- Global Post: Tennessee - TeamReport
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Hurd, Dobbs bring showtime element
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones: Vols ready for closing stretch
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Lil Jon embraces Butch Jones
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Who will rise up on defense?
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones: UK improved, deserves respect
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Gilliam still 'our right tackle'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Smith out for season after surgery

News on Kentucky includes: 
- Kentucky Sports Report: Stoops looking for right buttons to push
- The Advocate Messenger: Stoops: Effort not an issue with 'D'

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/5/14)

Following Tuesday's practice, head coach Butch Jones announced that senior quarterback Justin Worley Would Be Out For The Remainder Of The Year with a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. 

Also on, check out this feature on sophomore quarterback Joshua Dobbs and the reception he has received his his breakout game at South Carolina: Standing Ovation Appropriate For Dobbs

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Stories from the media include: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT holder Ashford held Vols together
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley's memorable career ends too soon
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols working to 'develop depth'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Dobbs finds nicknames 'funny'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols WR Smith might need surgery
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley out for season
- Tricities Worley out for season

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/31/14)

Check out how the  Vols Celebrate Halloween.

Full coverage on the game can be found here: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols at South Carolina

Here's the latest from the media as the Vols head to South Carolina on Friday: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols' Hurd back to hard-running form
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Darr going out with a boom
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols O-line gaining confidence
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Offensive-line health 'progressing'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: The Matchups: Vols at South Carolina

News on the Gamecocks includes: 
- The Times and Democrat: The rise of Pharoh

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/30/14)

The Vols head to South Carolina on Friday to take on the Gamecocks in a pivotal game for both clubs. Get the latest on Tennessee from the assistant coaches: #VolReport: Assistants Talk S.Carolina.

Also, listen back to what Butch Jones had to say on Vol Calls on Wednesday night as he reaffirmed his commitment to Tennessee: Listen Back To Butch Jones On Vol Calls (10/29/14).

Brian Rice wrote about the offensive line:  Mentality Pays Off For Vols' Offensive Line.

Here's a look at the latest from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Big plays hurting Tennessee's defense
- Fox Sports Tennessee:  Vols offense finds a spark
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley is 'progressing well'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vereen is smart on, off gridiron
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Charlie Daniel South Carolina cartoon
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Thomas back at practice
- Knoxville News Sentinel: SEC call: Spurrier praises A.J. Johnson
- Knoxville News Sentinel: The Matchups: Vols at South Carolina
- Knoxville News Sentinel :Notes: Croom draws praise from Azzanni
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley's status unchanged

News on South Carolina includes: 
- Spartanburg Herald Journal: USC's Cooper steps up on offense
- The Times and Democrat: Pharoh Cooper impresses Spurrier Jr.

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/29/14)

The Vols continue their open quarterback battle in preparation of Saturday's game at South Carolina. Get the latest in the #VolReport: Vols Ready For Gamecocks

Tennessee's run game had its best game of the season against a stout defense with 181 yards vs. Alabama. Freshman Jalen Hurd's Confidence Bolstered Run Game

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Coverage from the media includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Malone's wait for first TD ends against Alabama
- Global Post: Tennessee - TeamReport
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Decision on Worley is put on hold
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jackson ready for South Carolina
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT still can crack top 25 -- for defense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: North: Constant rehab repaired sore back
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols exploring OL combinations
- Tricities Vol Report: Vols Ready for Gamecocks

News on South Carolina includes:
- Gamecocks Online: Football Game Week Central
- Associated Press: Altered goals at South Carolina
- Greenville News: Gamecocks to wear black?
- Spartanburg Herald Journal: Spurrier spreads the blame for loss to Auburn

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/14/14)

The Vols' defense has been a major story of the 2014 season. Tennessee is ranked second in the SEC and eighth nationally on pass defense, as the Vols have held each of the last two opponents to less than 100 passing yards. 

Get full coverage from Media Monday on 

Here's a look at coverage from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: SEC West recently unkind to UT Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT defense just getting started
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bates adds to UT legacy as father
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Stripling hopes D-line rotation will grow
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones wants rest for the weary
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Butch Jones pleased with reserves
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Johnson: Continuity key to improvement
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Johnson unveils secret to gaining speed
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols closer to full strength

News on Ole Miss includes: 
- Jackson Clarion Ledger: Ole Miss' Wallace enters Heisman talks

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/30/14)

Butch Jones met with the media on Monday to preview the Vols game with Florida. Get the latest on the #CheckerNeyland game with coverage from 

Here's a look at coverage from the media: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Johnson's emotions ruled day
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Depth will be tested with Bates out
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones says Worley is healthy
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Thigpen: Vols 'getting so close'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Healthy Maggitt emerging for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Johnson trying to dial it down

News on Florida includes: 
- Gainesville Sun: UF's Orr to miss Vols game

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/23/14)

Butch Jones met with the media on Monday to preview the Vols' game at Georgia. Check out coverage from 

The media filed the following stories: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols working toward more takeaways
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones: Vols need 'turnover conscience'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Special teams favor Georgia
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes from Butch Jones' press conference
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Close losses to Georgia stick with Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Georgia ground game concerns Jones, Vols

News on Georgia includes: 
- Anderson Independent Mail: Georgia gears up for 7-game SEC stretch
- Athens Banner-Herald: Youth no issue for UGA's Sanders
- Atlanta Journal Constitution: UGA's Main Focus vs. Tennessee
- Atlanta Journal Constitution: "SEC Nation" comes to Athens
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Greg Pyke's push led to unusual Georgia touchdown
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Richt wary of improved Volunteers

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/3/14)

Loads of news on the Vols coming off the season-opening win over Utah State, 38-7. On Tuesday, Butch Jones met with the media to preview Saturday's game vs. Arkansas State. Here's the latest from

Extensive media coverage includes:
- Bleacher Report: Worley Making Jones Look Good
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones not pleased with special teams
- Knoxville News Sentinel:  Lineman Jacob Gilliam out for season
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Running game sinks to occasion
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: UT ready to face running QB
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Fast Five: Tuesday practice
- Maryville Daily Times: Vols' LT Gilliam done for year
- Tennessee Journalist: Speed kills with Vols new defense

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/1/14)

The Vols opened the 2014 season with an impressive 38-7 victory over Utah State before a sold out Neyland Stadium. Check out coverage from

Here's a look at stories from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols surprise Aggies with runaway win
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols display deeper pool of playmakers
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols better by a bunch
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: 5-at-10: Lots of winners
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Report card: Utah State at Tennessee
- Knoxville News Sentinel: A.J. Johnson leads defense, then the band
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley a 'calming presence' in return
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Defense takes down Keeton
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Johnson displays new, dynamic dimension
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols' speed shows up on defense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley enjoys consistent, confident start
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols play 32 newcomers in opener
- Knoxville News Sentinel: What We Learned: Vols smash Aggies, 38-7
- Vols rout Utah State, 38-7

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/31/14)

The day is finally here ... IT'S FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!

Get all of your gameday information here: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Utah State along with Fan Experience Initiatives For 2014.

Here's a look at the previews from the media: 
- Preview
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: New Vols, old nerves as season finally begins
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Taking stock of UT vs. Utah State
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Matchups: Vols, Aggies about even
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee focuses on fan experience
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT profile: A.J. Johnson
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols will back 'Bowl Game Butch'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: The Matchups: Vols-Aggies
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols have 'a pair and a spare' at D-tackle
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols O-line focusing on present

News on Utah State includes: 

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/29/14)

Just 2 days until Its Football Time In Tennessee! has the latest on the Vols as we close in on Sunday's night's opener vs. Utah State, which is a sell out!

Here's a look at what the media is writing: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Coaches eager to see Vols' many 'unknowns'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT observations: Youth in play for opener
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Instant analysis: Practice report Thursday
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols have 'a pair and a spare' at D-tackle
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols O-line focusing on present
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Kicker battle still 'very close'

The latest on Utah State includes: 

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/22/14)

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/18/14)

The Vols will be back in action on Monday after an off-day on Sunday as Butch Jones and Team 118 are just 13 days from the 2014 kickoff vs. Utah State. 

On Saturday, 40,000 Fans Came Out To The Vols Open Practice. If you missed any of the coverage check out this story: Fans Set Tone For Vols Under The Lights.

Here's the latest from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols' Worley steady as crowd watches
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones not sweating position battles
- Knoxville News Sentinel:  Williams turning heads at cornerback

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/16/14)

Saturday is here! That mean's the Vols Open Practice Happens Tonight! We hope to see you at Neyland Stadium as the gates open at 6 p.m., with action getting underway at 7 p.m.

On Friday, Justin Worley took snaps as the officially installed first-team quarterback. Check out the #VolReport: Worley In The Saddle.

Coverage from the media includes:
- Knoxville News Sentinel: What to watch during UT's open scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones uses UT's history as motivator
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Johnson back to 'backer
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols focus on special teams play on Friday

On Tuesday, the Charlotte Sports Foundation announced that the Tennessee Volunteers will open the 2018 season on September 1 against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers.
Check out the rest of the details:

Head Coach Butch Jones also visited Bristol, Conn., on Tuesday and took part in the ESPN 'Car Wash'.
Listen back to Butch Jones on ESPN Radio during his visit: ESPNU College Football w/ Ivan Maisel

Here's a look at the most-recent media coverage regarding the 2014 Vols, as well as the six legacy freshmen:

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (7/16/14)

The Vols took part in SEC Media Days on Tuesday in Hoover, Ala. Get the latest on what Butch Jones, A.J. Johnson, Curt Maggitt and Mack Crowder had to say to the more than 1,000 media members assembled.

Coverage from includes: 

Butch Jones met with the local media prior to start of the many interviews. Here's what he said about a variety of topics:

Here's a look at local and national media coverage about the Vols: 

- Atlanta Journal Constitution: There'll be no sudden rise for Jones' fallen Vols
- Atlanta Journal Constitution: Tennessee lines up for rebuilding job
- Decatur Daily: Picking up Tennessee
- Independent Florida Alligator: Volunteers looking to improve 'brick by brick'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Representing UT is a snap for Crowder
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Howard on verge of returning to Vols
- Memphis Commercial Appeal: Vols' Jones seeks respect, not pity

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Johnson, North Earn Birmingham News Preseason Honors

Linebacker, A.J. Johnson preparing his  
A pair of Vols have been named to the Birmingham News preseason All-SEC team in 2014. Linebacker A.J. Johnson was named to the first-team while receiver Marquez North earned a spot on the second team.

Check out the full team: Birmingham SEC Preseason Picks

Vols Draw Accolades In Lindy's Preseason Mag

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The new edition of Lindy's Sports 2014 Football Preview has hit the newsstands and Tennessee is drawing attention in various areas. Here's a look: 

Preseason First Team All-American: Linebacker A.J. Johnson
Top Inside Linebackers In America: #2 A.J. Johnson
Preseason First Team All-SEC: Linebacker A.J. Johnson
Preseason Second Team All-SEC: DB Brian Randolph
Preseason Third Team All-SEC: WR Marquez North
Tennessee Most Valuable Player: LB A.J. Johnson
Tennessee Emerging Star: WR Marquez North
Tennessee Top Newcomer: WR Von Pearson 
Big Games To Watch: Sept. 13 Tennessee at Oklahoma, Oct. 25 Alabama at Tennessee
National Recruiting Classes: #7 Tennessee
Top 5 National Recruits By Position: WR Josh Malone, TE Daniel Helm, ATH Jalen Hurd
Top 5 National Recruits By School: #2 Tight End, #5 Defensive Line, #4 Linebacker, #5 Defensive Back, #2 Athlete

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (3/12/14)

The Vols had their first practice in pads on Tuesday afternoon. Check out the #VolReport: Cracking The Pads including highlights from the first days of hitting: 

Also on Tuesday, linebacker A.J. Johnson addressed his decision to return to The School He Loves

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Here's a look at coverage from the media: 

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