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Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (3/5/15)


On Wednesday, the Tennessee football program held its VFL Career Night to prepare players for life after football: VFL Career Night Builds Connections.

Here's a look at coverage from the media: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Kerbyson: DeBord 'really cool guy'

Plus, Bleacher Report takes a look the 2015 season: Realistic Expectations for Butch Jones in 2015 by Brad Shepard

Tennessee Football: Realistic Expectations for Butch Jones in 2015

Happy Birthday - Feb. 28

We've got a bevy of birthdays to celebrate on this final day of February: football's Jason Croom and soccer's Michele Christy each blow out the candles today, as do VFLs Antone Davis (football) and Michael Christy (swimming and diving). Soccer alumna Caroline Capocaccia was a leap-year baby, born Feb. 29.

A redshirt junior, Croom saw action in 12 games with one start at wideout during the 2014 football season. He finished the year with 21 catches for 305 yards and four touchdowns, including a career-long, 52-yard TD reception against Kentucky. Born this day in 1994, Croom is 21 years old today.

Jason  Croom

Another junior, Michele Christy appeared in 22 matches for UT Soccer last season, including 16 starts. A midfielder from Ursuline Academy, Christy scored her first career goal in the 67th minute of an SEC Tournament game against Alabama -- a headed effort that leveled the score. She turns 20 today.

Michele Christy

An offensive lineman for Tennessee from 1987-90, Davis was an All-American and an Outland Trophy finalist. He went on to be drafted eighth overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1991 NFL Draft, kicking off a five-year NFL career. In 2012, Davis was hired to head UT's Vol For Life program. 

Antone Davis

Michael Christy swam for Tennessee from 2007-12 and ranks inside the top 10 all-time at Tennessee three individual events: 200 backstroke, 200 IM, 400 IM.

Michael Christy

Capocaccia played defender with UT Soccer for four seasons from 2010-13. She appeared in 59 games in her career, getting the starting nod 53 times. She turns 23 years old today. 

Caroline Capocaccia

A very happy Big Orange birthday to each of these members of the Tennessee family!

Jones, Shuler On Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.


Wednesday's "Vol Calls" on the Vol Network at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT airs live from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs will be joined by Coach Butch Jones and Vol For Life Coordinator Antone Davis on Calhoun's outdoor patio. Former Vol quarterback Heath Shuler will also join the show for a segment over the phone. Fans can call in and ask questions by dialing 1-800-688-8657 or Tennessee Verizon customers can dial # TENN. Fans may also submit questions through the Vol Network's Facebook page - Vol Network_IMG.

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Happy Birthday - Feb. 28: A. Davis, J. Croom and M. Christy

A busy day for birthdays in the Tennessee athletics family. Celebrating on Feb. 28, Vol For Life Coordinator and former Vols All-American Antone Davisredshirt sophomore receiver Jason Croom and sophomore soccer player Michele Christy


      

Vol Calls - Tuesday Night 8 p.m.


Vol Calls returns to the airwaves tonight and will begin at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on the Vol Network. Lady Vols basketball coach Holly Warlick will be on site at Calhoun's after her NCAA Second Round victory over Creighton last night.

Vol Calls will also feature Vol For Life Coordinator Antone Davis, NCAA Champion swimmer Kelsey Floyd and Co-Head Softball Coach Karen Weekly who will call into the program.

Happy Birthday - Feb. 28: A.Davis, J.Croom, A.Posey

A busy day for birthdays in the Tennessee football family. Celebrating on Feb. 28 at Vol For Life Coordinator and former Vols All-American Antone Davis, redshirt freshman receiver Jason Croom and sophomore offensive lineman Alan Posey.

Antone Davis  Jason Croom  Alan Posey

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/8)

GAMEDAY is here! The Vols will run through the T at Neyland Stadium for the first time in 2012. Get all your news and information in FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. Georgia State and Football Gameday Information.

Also from UTSports.com: 

The latest from the media to get you set for gameday includes:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' Patterson seeks to be better
- Inside Tennessee: Davis finds 'perfect fit' role
- Inside Tennessee: No huddle? No problem
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols tailbacks in ongoing competition
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols keep moving with no-huddle offense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Big Things: Tennessee vs. Georgia State
- Volquest: Graham pushing Neal

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/7)

Gameday is nearing, check out FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. Georgia State for all the latest on Saturday's home opener.

Check out these stories from UTSports.com:

From the media, here are the latest articles:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols keep moving with no-huddle offense
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols tailbacks in ongoing competition
- Inside Tennessee: New Vol vibe
- Volquest: Patterson's growth

News on Georgia State includes: 

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/6)

The Vols continue prepping for Georgia State. Read the most recent VOL REPORT: Staff Unity=Team Unity and check out highlights and interviews from Wednesday.


Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Virginia link binds Curry and Dooley
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' Sal Sunseri has 'D' goals beyond wins
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Antone Davis delighted with his Vol for Life role
- Inside Tennessee: The heat is on
- Inside Tennessee: Defensive staff goes on record
- Tennessee Journalist: Vols focusing on one game at a time

News on the Georgia State front includes

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/30)

The Vols will depart for Atlanta this afternoon as final preparations for the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game are in the works. Check out VOL REPORT: Friday Night Lights and Orange, Red, Blue & Orange Thanks to 1080i as all four teams in the weekend event will wear their home colored jerseys.

Here are the lastet stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols ready to play, adjust on defense
- Inside Tennessee: Schooled by the master
- Inside Tennessee: Rivera leads banged up group
- Knoxville News Sentinel: SEC players ready for bigger roles
- Rocky Top Talk: In Neal ... Can We Trust?
- UT Daily Beacon: Excitement grows for season
- Volquest: Bray ready to go

Stories from NC State's media include:
- Burlington Times News: Wolfpack throws in new receivers
- Wilmington Star News: ACC FOOTBALL PREVIEW: NC State

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/29)

Just two more days until it's football time in Tennessee. Read up on Tuesday's indoor practice in: VOL REPORT: Knowing Coach O'Brien. Also, check out this package from the day's action.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols ready to play, adjust on defense
- Inside Tennessee: Clear and present danger
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 'Powerhouse?' Vols hope O'Brien is right

From the NC State perspective, here are some stories:

- Fox Sports Carolinas: Wolfpack ready for Tennessee test
- Pack Pride: Strong "D" For State?

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/28)

The countdown days are dwindling down as we are just three days from kickoff to 2012. Check out the VOL REPORT: Prepping For NC State and video highlights from Monday's indoor session in Knoxville.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols know selves enough to know they must throw
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT defense faces big test
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' Vincent Dallas back at receiver
- Inside Tennessee: Forget that idea
- Inside Tennessee: Notes: Vols ramp up game week
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vincent Dallas feels at home at receiver
- Knoxville News Sentinel: From hot seat to hot commodity?


News out of NC State includes:


Antone Davis Featured On Vol Calls Tonight At 8 p.m.

Former Vols All-American lineman Antone Davis, who recently reached the finals of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" will be an on-site guest at this week's Vol Calls tonight at the Turkey Creek Texas Roadhouse. Be sure to join host Bob Kesling along with guests men's basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin and Lady Vols basketball assistant Mickie DeMoss. 

>> Listen live tonight at 8 p.m. 

Antone Davis Finishes 2nd In 'The Biggest Loser'

Former Vols star lineman Antone Davis lost 202 pounds as he slimmed down from 447 pounds to 245, but that wasn't enough to help him capture the title of "The Biggest Loser." John Rhode lost 220 pounds to claim the $250,000 prize on the NBC TV Show. Here are a few stories on the championship round which took place on Tuesday night:


If you missed it, here is our story on Davis on UTSports.com: Davis Already Winning on `Biggest Loser'

Antone Davis' Blog On Making Biggest Loser Finals

'The Biggest Loser' final three are John Rhode, Antone Davis of Knoxville and Ramon Medeiros.

Former Vols football star Antone Davis has made the finals of the "Biggest Loser". Check out his latest blog entry on Knoxville.com where Davis made a return to Neyland Stadium. Davis was greeted by former Vols coach Phillip Fulmer and talks about how special the return to Rocky Top was. 

Antone Davis' Blog On Making Biggest Loser Final Four

Antone Davis, right, a former Vol and NFL player, is a contestant on NBC's 'The Biggest Loser.'

Knoxville.com has an update on former Vol football star Antone Davis, who has advanced to the Biggest Loser Final Four. 


Week 11 (Nov. 29 airdate): Making it to makeover week ... and the final four!
Yes! It is Makeover Week. Everyone wants to make it to Makeover Week and let me tell you, it was AWESOME! This is the week you get to clean up and wear real clothes as opposed to the "Biggest Loser" clothes that we have been wearing for the last 11 weeks. This is the time that you get to see what you are going to look like when you get home and, if you are a big fan of the show, then you know that this is the episode where you get to see your family members for the first time since getting on the ranch.

Wow, what an exciting week of new things and now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is our last week on the ranch -- we get to go home to our families.

First things first. Along with the makeovers, we had a challenge this week. It was the dreaded "put the weight back on" challenge. This is where you have to put back on all the weight that you have lost and see what it feels like. This really lets you know where you have come from.

Read the rest on Knoxville.com.

Stories On Former Vol Antone Davis On 'Biggest Loser'

Former Vols' All-American Antone Davis is part of the new cast of "The Biggest Loser" Season 12 which debuts tonight on NBC at 8 p.m. ET. Here are a few stories on the former UT lineman.


Former Vols offensive tackle Antone Davis is a contestant in Season 12 of the 'The Biggest Loser.'

Former Vol Antone Davis To Appear On "Biggest Loser"

The Knoxville News Sentinel has a story on former Vols OT Antone Davis appearing on the Biggest Loser:  

The 12th edition of "The Biggest Loser" will be a battle of the ages -- which is not a prediction of the season's quality but a statement of fact about the way it's organized this time around.

At the start of the season, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20, the 15 contestants will split into three groups based on their ages -- under 30, between 30 and 49 and 50 and older. They'll then quickly have to make one big decision: which trainer to choose. "Biggest Loser" veteran Bob Harper is returning, but he's joined by two newcomers to the show, fitness expert Dolvett Quince and former professional tennis player Anna Kournikova.

The contestants include a former NFL player, Antone Davis, who has seen his weight rise to 447 pounds since he retired in 1997; Bonnie Griffin, a 63-year-old grandmother who lost her home in Hurricane Katrina; and Patrick Ferrari, who wants to lose weight so he can pass the physical requirements to be a police officer.

Here's the full roster of contestants; you can also see them in the gallery below, wearing shirts with their age at the start of filming on the front.

  • Rebecca "Becky" Comet (Math teacher), 50, Benton, Arkansas
  • Mike Danley (High school teacher/football coach), 61, Spencerville, Indiana
  • Antone Davis (Restaurant manager and former NFL player), 44, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Patrick Ferrari (Mental health adult foster care worker), 25, Albany, Oregon
  • John Forger (Realty company owner), 65, Canton, Massachusetts
  • Bonnie Griffin (Retired payroll supervisor), 63, Picayune, Mississippi
  • Vencent "Vinny" Hickerson (Songwriter/entertainer), 27, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jessica Limpert (Travel nurse), 26, San Francisco, California
  • Debbie Lounds (Senior administrative assistant), 60, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Ramon Medeiros (Tattoo artist), 27, Florence, Colorado
  • Joe Mitchell (Home health therapist), 46, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Courtney Rainville (Internet marketing specialist), 24, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • John Rhode (Special education teacher/football coach), 40, Mesa, Arizona
  • Jennifer Rumple (Television producer), 39, Alameda, California
  • Sunny Sinclair (Fifth grade teacher), 41, Frisco, Texas

"The Biggest Loser" premieres at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, Sept. 20 on NBC.

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