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Jones National Interviews (Oct. 23-25)

Vols head coach Butch Jones took part in several national media interviews late this week, check them out here.

- Tim Brando Show: Butch Jones Talks Alabama

- Jones was on the Doug Gottlieb Show on ESPN: The Doug Gottlieb Show 10-23-13

- Gridiron Live on Fox Sports: Butch Jones Interview

Get an inside, in-depth look at how SEC players, coaches, and fans prepare for game day in the first installment of "Mercedes-Benz Presents College Football's Open Season" at 2 p.m. ET Saturday on MyVLT, a sister channel of WVLTThe program, produced by Intersport, will feature 'mic'd up' practices with Tennessee's Butch Jones, Georgia's Mark Richt and Florida's Will Muschamp, an inside look at Texas A&M's 'Midnight Yell,' night games at LSU's 'Death Valley' and more.

"Mercedes-Benz Presents College Football's Open Season" is a two-part series highlighting the best of the 2013 SEC college football season.  The first episode, airing at 2 p.m. ET Saturday on MyVLT, will provide fans a mid-season tour around college football's power conference, which has produced seven-straight National Champions and four of the last six Heisman Trophy winners.

 The hour-long special will re-air Monday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network.


Vols Vs. Georgia To Kickoff At 3:30 pm On CBS

The Vols game vs. Georgia next Saturday, Oct. 5 will kickoff at 3:30 p.m., and air on CBS Sports. 

Butch Jones On The Tim Brando Show (8/21/13)

Vols coach Butch Jones was a special guest on the Tim Brando Show on CBS Sports Network with Bruce Feldman and Jeff Rickard on Wednesday. Watch his interview right here: 

Lady Vol Hoops Update

On Saturday, much of the sports world was focused on men's basketball and the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta. Still, there was very much a Tennessee presence surrounding the game's coverage.

CBS aired an interview with Pat and Tyler Summitt by Lesley Visser during the pregame show. To watch, click on the link below.

CBS Interview: Pat and Tyler Summitt fight Alzheimer's together


ABC News' Robin Roberts conducted an interview with legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt last month. Watch as they discuss her career, family, and battle with early onset dementia. Watch at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 7.

WatchESPN Interview: One On One With Pat Summitt


Peyton and Ashley Manning made a special announcement on Saturday, making a $500,000 donation to the Pat Summitt Foundation. To read about that, click on the link below.

Associated Press: Peyton Manning to give $500,000 to Pat Summitt Foundation to help fight Alzheimer's disease


In New Orleans, UT junior guard Meighan Simmons and freshman forward/center Bashaara Graves were honorable mention selections for the WBCA All-America Team. Those honors were announced on Saturday.

WBCA: WBCA Announces All-America Team


Also in New Orleans, a future Lady Vol was in action in the WBCA All-America Game. After helping her West squad to victory at the McDonald's All-American Game earlier this week, Mercedes Russell helped the Black defeated the Purple, 74-70, at New Orleans Arena.

While Russell didn't earn MVP honors as she did in Chicago at the "Mickey D's" game, she pulled down seven rebounds and two assists to contribute to her squad's victory on Saturday.


Vols In NFL - Gameday (9/23)

Week three of the NFL Regular Season is here and 25 NFL Vols will be back in action. Take a look .

1 p.m. FOX

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys Game Center
It the battle of the NFL Vol tight ends when Luke Stocker and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) head to Dallas to face off with Jason Witten and the Cowboys (1-1).

Last week Stocker earned the start at tight end, but registered no stats. Witten earned the start and made 4 catches for 58 yards, becoming just the third tight end ever to make 700 career catches. In 10 seasons, Witten has made 702 career catches. He is also the second player in Cowboys history to make 700 receptions (Michael Irvin 750).

ESPN: Jason Witten ready to show he's not slowing down
Fort Worth Star Telegram: Cowboys need Jason Witten to play like Jason Witten Jason Witten: I just didn't catch the ball

St. Louis Rams vs Chicago Bears Game Center
Scott Wells' St. Louis Rams (1-1) head to Chicago for a meeting with the Bears (1-1).

Last week, Wells has earned the start at center for the second week in a row for the Rams. However, Wells injured his foot early into the game and will be out for about 6 weeks.

Washington Post: St. Louis Rams dealing with more injuries along offensive line
CBS Local: St. Louis Rams Offensive Line Still A Work In Progress

San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings Game Center
This is the battle of the NFL Vol linebackers as Parys Haralson's undefeated 49ers (2-0) head to Minnesota for a meeting with the Marvin Mitchell and the Vikings (1-1).

Haralson, of course will not be playing after suffering a season ending injury in the preseason. Mitchell was not active last week after suffering a sprained ankle. But looks to return in a starting role for the Vikings this week.

Pioneer Press: Vikings' Erin Henderson to miss 49ers game with concussion-like symptoms
Yahoo! Sports: Vikings LB Henderson out against 49ers
1500ESPN: Notebook: With Erin Henderson out, Marvin Mitchell gets his chance

1 p.m. CBS

Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns Game Center
The Buffalo Bills (1-1) head to Cleveland for a meeting with Montario Hardesty and the Cleveland Browns (0-2) Sunday.

Hardesty saw action in week two, but registered no stats for the Browns.

KFFL: Browns | Montario Hardesty still waiting to play
Canton Repository: Young backs are key in Browns-Bills matchup

New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins Game Center
Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and the Miami Dolphins (1-1) remain at home for the second week in a row when the New York Jets (1-1) come to town this week.

Burnett notched four tackles last week against the Oakland Raiders while McDaniel was not active.

Washington Post: Dolphins LB Kevin Burnett misses practice with foot injury; McDaniel..
Sun-Sentinel: Miami Dolphins LB Kevin Burnett returns to practice
WBFS: The Dolphins Look Strong; Jets Hurting On Both Sides Of The Ball

Kansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints Game Center
Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and the Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) will head to New Orleans for a meeting with Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the 0-2 Saints. Winner earns its first win of the season, loser falls to 0-3.

Berry finished last week's game with Buffalo with four tackles while Colquitt had 7 punts for a 44.7 avg. and landed 2 punts inside the 20.

Greer returned to action for the first time in 2012 for the Saints finishing with one tackle. McBride was not active.

Kansas City Star: Chiefs searching for a leader Jabari Greer set to return to the starting lineup
Arrowhead Pride: Turk McBride, Darren Sproles And More Chiefs-Saints Connections

Saints CB Jabari Greer excited to get back onto field, 'get some tackles

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Redskins Game Center
Jason Allen and the Bengals (1-1) head to Washington for a meeting with the Redskins (1-1).

Last week Allen was not active as he is still recovering from an injury suffered during the preseason.

The Courier-Journal: Washington Redskins to test struggling defenses against Cincinnati Bengals

4:05 p.m. FOX

Atlanta Falcons vs. San Diego Chargers Game Center
The 2-0 Atlanta Falcons head to San Diego for a battle with Aubrayo Franklin, Robert Meachem and the 2-0 Chargers.

Last week Franklin tallied one tackle against the Titans while Meachem played but registered no stats at wide receiver.

Aug 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Robert Meachem (12) against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Chargers defeated the Vikings 12-10. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals Game Center
The 2-0 Eagles head to Arizona for a meeting with Dan Williams and the 2-0 Cardinals. Last week Williams played for the Cardinals creating disruption up front, but registered no stats.

4:25 p.m. CBS

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders Game Center
Ramon Foster and the 1-1 Steelers head to Oakland for a meeting with Nick Guess, Denarius Moore and the 0-2 Oakland Raiders Sunday.

Foster earned the start at right guard for the Steelers for the second week in a row last week. While on the other side of things, Moore saw his first action of the 2012 season finishing the game with three catches for 67 yards. Nick Guess, did not play.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Ed: Gilbert, Foster 'Should be Fine'

Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos Game Center
Arian Foster and the Houston Texans head to Denver for a meeting with Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Last week against the Jaguars, Foster became the leading rusher in Texans history putting up 28 rushes for 100 yards and a touchdown. He also tacked on six catches for 37 yards. He upped his career total to 3,286, passing Domanick Davis who had 3,195 rushing yards for the franchise from 2003-05.

For the Broncos, Ayers played but notched no stats, Colquitt booted five punts for a 50.6 avg. dropping three inside the 20 yard line, Jackson also played but tallied no stats and Manning finished 24-for-37 for 241 yards with one touchdown and three INTs.

Denver Post: Texans at Broncos: Five things to watch
FS Houston: Tate, Foster powering Texans' run game
Denver Post: Some fatherly advice kept Texans RB Arian Foster on track to NFL
Denver Post: Texans tailback Arian Foster used to taking the road less traveled
NFL Spin Zone: Photo of the Week: Arian Foster Gets Fresh New Haircut

National Football Post: How will Manning, Denver game plan for Houston?
Denver Post: Peyton Manning's bad quarter doesn't worry those around Broncos
Longmont Daily Times-Call: Manning puts bad game behind him

8:20 p.m. NBC
New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens Game Center
The Sunday Night football game pitts two AFC contenders against each other as Jerod Mayo and the New England Patriots (1-1) head to Baltimore for a meeting with Morgan Cox and the Ravens (1-1).

Mayo finished last weeks game with nine tackles to give him 22 for the season, third in the NFL. Cox took part in all of the long snaps for Baltimore last week against the Eagles.

Yahoo! Sports: Pair of Patriots fined for hits vs. Cardinals Jerod Mayo: If you like physical football, you'll love Sunday Night Football Jerod Mayo and Young Linebackers Lead Improved New England Patriots
Baltimore Sun: Ravens have a backup long snapper -- even if they're not saying


Vols In NFL - Gameday (9/9)

The first Sunday of the 2012 NFL Season is upon us and 18 of the NFL Vols will be in action all day long.

FOX 1 p.m. Lineup

Atlanta Falcons at Kansas City Chiefs Game Center
2012 Captains Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Atlanta Falcons.

Kansas City Star: Falcons-Chiefs matchups to watch
Associated Press: Trio of Chiefs with rebuilt ACLs ready for Falcons
Kansas City Star: Chiefs name captains

Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Game Center
Running back Montario Hardesty will be in action for the Browns as they play host to the Eagles in week one.

Plain Dealer: Bud Shaw talks about Richardson and Hardesty on 92.3 The Fan

Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints Game Center

Jabari Greer should be back for the Saints after recovering from a sports hernia this preseason. He will be joined by Turk McBride as the Saints host the Redskins. Final injury report for New Orleans Saints versus Washington Redskins Saints DE Turk McBride is comfortable filling in

St. Louis Rams at Detroit Lions Game Center
Scott Wells will play in his first NFL game as a Ram when St. Louis heads to Detroit for a meeting with the lions. Rams C Scott Wells back after busy offseason

CBS 1 p.m. Lineup

New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans Game Center

Captain Jerod Mayo will return to Tennessee when the Patriots and the Titans square off Sunday. The Titans will also honor Pat Summitt as the 12th Titan in a special ceremony prior to kickoff. "12th Titan" Honors For Summitt
Attleboro Sun Chronicle: Mayo has healthy respect for Titans' RB Patriots Announce 2012 Captains

Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings Game Center
Marvin Mitchell has been ruled out for the game with a sprained ankle.

Washington Post: Still waiting: Vikings list RB Peterson as questionable for opener

Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans Game Center
Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and the Miami Dolphins will head to Houston to face off with Arian Foster and the Texans.

Sun-Sentinel: Dolphins confident they are fully adjusted to 4-3 defense
CBS Local: Texans-Dolphins Connections
Houston Chronicle: Kubiak says Foster, Reed could be game-time decisions

FOX 4:25 p.m. Lineup

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
Dan Williams and the Cardinals will host the SEattle Seahawks in their first game of the season.

San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers
Parys Haralson (49ers) suffered a season ending injury this week and Chris Scott, former Pittsburgh offensive lineman, is currently on the practice squad for the Packers.

San Jose Mercury News: Parys Haralson's loss felt by San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco Examiner: 49ers' Haralson lost for the season with arm injury
Green Bay Press Gazette: Packers finalize practice squad, add OL Scott

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Luke Stocker and the Bucs will play host to the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon.

NBC Sunday Night Football 8:20 p.m. 
Peyton Manning is back and in primetime as he, Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt and Malik Jackson host Ramon Foster and the Steelers in Sunday Night Football.

Yahoo! Sports: Are the Pittsburgh Steelers Ready for Peyton Manning 2.0?
Washington Post: Comeback kid Peyton Manning all business
Denver Post: History says Peyton Manning will make Broncos better in 2012 Under the Helmet: Malik Jackson
Longmont Daily Times: Jackson finds his way with Broncos Steelers Game Preview: Week 1 vs. Broncos

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/14)

We are closing in on gameday as the Vols prep for No. 1 LSU on Saturday. Check out Thursday's Vol Report: UT's Resident Ball Hawk along with a Photo Gallery from an indoor practice.

Take a look at Tennessee 101: Top-Ranked Teams with video footage of the Vols' two wins over No. 1 teams in 1959 and 1985.

From the media, here are the latest stories:

- Knoxville News Sentinel: LSU's level is a goal for Dooley
- Knoxville News Sentinel: John Chavis downplays return to UT
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Cartoon: Charlie Daniel draws UT vs. LSU
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: LSU's visit reminds Vols of 2010 agony
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols Need To Circle The Wagons
- Memphis Commercial Appeal: SECond down
- Volquest: Seeking solutions

News out of Louisiana includes:

- Baton Rouge Advocate: Another crack at LSU
- Baton Rouge Advocate: LSU, UT share ties
- Baton Rouge Advocate: Vols crave Tigers' run style
- Tiger Sports Digest: NOTES: Ware's moxie makes a mark