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Will Vols thrive or fold under pressure?
Florida invades Knoxville Saturday night, in a dual between two SEC ranked teams. It’s do or die time for the Vols.
Published September 12, 2012 - 12:15pm
Hamilton’s Resignation Applies Pressure To Ohio State’s Gene Smith
Yesterday, Tennessee Athletic Director Mike Hamilton resigned because of a cluster of problems, from underachieving programs to most notably the 12 major violations within two of those programs – football and basketball. He hired both Lane Kiffin and Bruce Pearl, both of whom looked foolish in the public eye and …
Published June 8, 2011 - 8:57am
Vol’s Tauren Poole Ready To Make Big Splash In 2011
A few seasons ago, Tennessee running back Tauren Poole quietly wondered if he would ever get his shot at becoming the feature back for the Volunteers. After all, Lane Kiffin had Montario Hardesty in the fold and had just brought in highly-touted prep stars Bryce Brown and David Oku. In fact, …
Published March 28, 2011 - 5:22am
California Dreamin’ on Rocky Top
The state of California has provided the Tennessee Vols with some big time talent, and if Derek Dooley is to bring the Vols back to the top of the SEC, his California recruits are going to play a big role. Mike Ellis takes a look at how Dooley has struck gold out west.
Published March 3, 2011 - 9:00am
The Monday Rundown
This Monday’s rundown includes NFL Combine reports for big SEC talent, advance 2011 hot seat talk, the continuation of Clowney mania, urinating on buildings in Indianapolis and more,
Published February 28, 2011 - 5:03am
Dark Cloud of Lane Kiffin Era Continues to Hang Over Tennessee
He will never have a bronze statue of his likeness adorning the entrance at Neyland Stadium. His name will never by emboldened on a street sign on the Tennessee campus. He will never again be cheered by 100,000 adoring fans as he runs through the “T” as game time approaches …
Published February 26, 2011 - 7:04am
Do Fans Even Care About NCAA Violations Anymore?
Like the steroid era in baseball, it seems like fans are becoming somewhat numb to the continuous rumors and allegations of rule breaking in college football. Also like baseball, fans seem to be moving for the most part to the point of view that everyone is doing it, so maybe …
Published February 17, 2011 - 5:58am
Vols Take “Moore” From Kiffin & “Clear” Recruiting Trail
Byron Moore and Cameron Clear commit to the Tennessee Volunteers football team a few days before 2011 National Signing Day. These were top recruits for Tennessee and should be impact players.
Published February 1, 2011 - 4:02pm
Confessions of a college football recruiting addict
I never had a chance at a normal life. My father was a recruitnik from way back. He passed on this sickness like other fathers passed on a tendency towards alcoholism, high-blood pressure or red hair. It wasn’t easy back then. There were only a few places to find the information we so craved. We subscribed to magazines from Student Sports, Forrest Davis and Jeff Whitaker. We’d highlight commitments, star those who were prospects and scratch through those who had already sold their souls to rivals. I hated guys long before they even attended their Senior Prom and still do long after they graduated college.
Published January 23, 2011 - 11:30pm
When It Comes To SEC Coaching, Football Knowledge Required, But Ego Encouraged
The recent news out of Miami is that they were turned off by Dan Mullen due to his ego, and thus, did not fully pursue him as an option for their head coach. Not to take anything away from the Al Golden hire, and this doesn’t mean that Mullen was …
Published December 16, 2010 - 4:25am