Tag Archives: “Tennessee Volunteers”

Vols Walk On Earns Scholarship

Redshirt freshman Eli Wolf, younger brother of senior tight end Ethan Wolf, just recently received a scholarship from the University of Tennessee, and found out in the one of the neatest ways……by surprise in practice.

Truly, this moment encapsulates the joy and enthusiasm that is generated by college athletics.

Source:

SEC Mike/ Twitter

Dec 30 College Football Bowl Predictions

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AutoZone Liberty Bowl– Memphis, TN

Georgia (25.63) 7-5  vs. TCU (49.61) 6-6

Horned Frogs by 3

 

Hyundai Sun Bowl– El Paso, TX

Stanford (73.68) 9-3 vs. North Carolina (52.68) 8-4

Cardinal by 7

 

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl– Nashville, TN

Tennessee (58.11) 8-4  vs. Nebraska (57.73) 9-3

Volunteers by 1

 

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl– Tucson, AZ

Air Force (30.88) vs. South Alabama (-5.43) 6-6

Falcons by 7

 

Capital One Orange Bowl– Miami Gardens, FL

Michigan (135.18) 10-2  vs. Florida St. (87.82) 9-3

Wolverines by 7

Source(s):

Helmet Bowl Schedule/ FBSchedules.com

FBS Scoreboard/ NCAA.com

 

 

University of Tennessee to Honor Peyton Manning at Alabama Game

Today, at the monumental football game between Tennessee and Alabama, the Vols will honor their favorite son.

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Video uploaded to You Tube by Knoxville News Sentinel

(H/T: Jimmy Trodglen/ Facebook)

Source(s):

Video/Tennessee Football via Facebook

Kyle Ringo/ SEC Country

Knoxville News Sentinel via You Tube

Worley named Vols starting quarterback

The Associated Press reports that University of Tennessee Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced Thursday that he named Justin Worley would start the Aug. 31 season opener at quarterback against Utah State. Offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian said Worley’s progress and track record made it an “easy and apparent decision” to give him the starting spot.

Video Uploaded to You Tube by UT Sports Football

(H/T:  Steve Megargee/ AP and Jimmy Trodglen/ Clarksville Now)

Four-star 2016 QB commits to Vols

It appears that things are rolling well on the Rocky Top recruiting trail as Four-star QB Austin Kendall committed to the Vols as a good start on their 2016 recruiting class. It looks as though Tennessee may have the third straight strong recruiting class in a row and may start reaping big dividends in the near future as Coach Butch Jones has been successful in recruiting several legacy players who will fit the Vol for Life mold.

(H/T: Ryan Callahan/ GoVols247)

Dillon Bates and Other Vol Legacies Have Excitement Brewing in Knoxville.

Five players from Butch Jones’ highly touted freshman class have family members who also played football for the Volunteers. A sixth freshman — wide receiver Vic Wharton — is the nephew of former Tennessee basketball player Brandon Wharton.  The legacy players are Dillon Bates, son of Vol favorite Bill Bates,  Elliot and Evan Berry, twin defensive back sons of All-American Eric Berry, defensive back Todd Kelly, Jr., and linebacker Neiko Creamer, son of Andre Creamer.  Dillon Bates spoke to UT Sports in a media session that was posted at NCAA.com.

Video Uploaded to You Tube by UT SportsFootball

(H/T:  NCAA.com)

 

Kahlil McKenzie to Wear Tennessee Orange: Vols Land 5-Star DT Prospect

Tyler Conway at Bleacher Report is proud to let the world know that Kahlil McKenzie plans to strap on the pads and don the white helmet with the big T in the center at Tennessee for the Volunteers. The five star prospect plays defensive tackle and is the son of Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, who starred as a linebacker at Tennessee and played parts of five seasons in the NFL.

Video uploaded to You Tube by StudentSports
In a sidenote, in what is a sort of bizarre twist of fate, 49ers All-Pro Offensive Lineman Mike Iupati is in the above video, as the editor of Shayn Roby College Sports sometimes works in the physical education department with Toby Howell, Mike’s high school coach at Western High in Anaheim, California.

(H/T: David Johnson/ Facebook)

Hand-Me Downs Are Pretty Good Sometimes

Alvin Kamara committed to the Crimson Tide out of Norcross High School in Georgia, where he was a four star running back with offers from Georgia, Florida State, and Tennessee, among others. At Alabama, Kamara found himself fighting it out on the depth chart with lots of stiff competition from the 2013 class, including Derrick Henry, Altee Tenpenny, and Tyren Jones. After a season where he didn’t play at all, and was in frequent trouble for violations of team rules, Kamara decided to transfer to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas for the 2014 season.

Video Uploaded to You Tube by Prep1Force

Kamara’s skill on the field is in no way in doubt. How he conducts himself off of the field could be cause for concern.  Perhaps Kamara has matured in time to hit his stride running right away with the Vols. Time will tell.
(H/T: David Johnson/ Facebook, Hunter Turner/SB Nation)

SEC Network Launches August 14th

The Southeastern Conference expanded the brand campaign for the SEC Network, the new national sports network launching August 14 and operated by ESPN, with the debut of school specific marketing elements. The campaign now features a series of 14 SEC school-specific creative spots and print ads as well as social and digital activations across all member institutions in the SEC.

Video Uploaded to You Tube by ESPN

(H/T:  SEC Digital Network, David Johnson/Facebook)