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Postseason Awards: Offense MVP, Defense MVP and Newcomer of the Year

Now that the 2023 Tennessee football season over, it’s time to spend some time looking back. In the latest High & Tight presented by Gambuzza’s Barbershop, we give out three postseason awards: Offensive MVP, Defensive MVP and Newcomer of the Year. Find out who won the awards in the video below. The winner of the […]

Tennessee’s Pass Rush Terrorizing Opposing Offensive Lines

The growth of Tennessee football’s pass rush has been one of the biggest stories of the first half of its 2023 season. There were reasons to believe Tennessee’s defensive line would be moderately improved over last season despite losing leading sack man Byron Young to the NFL Draft. But no one saw this level of […]

How James Pearce Jr. Has Grown On and Off the Field in Omari Thomas’ Eyes

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James Pearce Jr. has burst onto the scene this year in a big way and has positioned himself as one of the best defensive players in college football. Don’t believe it? Check the stats. Pearce is the second highest-rated EDGE defender in all of college football according to Pro Football Focus this season. The Tennessee […]

Jalen Milroe: Alabama ‘Going To Have A Lot Of Fun’ Against Tennessee’s Pass Rush

Tennessee’s pass rush has been dominant this season, ranking third in the country in sacks and dominating in the Vols’ home wins over South Carolina and Texas A&M. Alabama’s pass protection has been lackluster, particularly by the Crimson Tide’s standards, through its first seven games this season. But Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe isn’t worried about […]

Pair Of Tennessee Players Earn SEC Weekly Honors For Performances Against Texas A&M

A pair of Tennessee football players split SEC weekly honors for their performances in the Vols’ 20-13 victory over Texas A&M last Saturday at Neyland Stadium. Sophomore edge rusher James Pearce Jr. earned co-Defensive Lineman of the Week honors along with Arkansas’ Landon Jackson. Senior punt returner Dee Williams earned co-Special Teams Player of the […]

More Opportunities Await Tennessee’s Pass Rush Against Texas A&M

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Tennessee’s pass rush is coming off one of its best games of head coach Josh Heupel and defensive coordinator Tim Banks’ tenure two weeks ago against South Carolina. The Vols front four showed serious potential in non conference matchups against Virginia, Austin Peay and UTSA but struggled in their SEC opener against Florida. Tennessee showed […]

PFF Grades: How Tennessee Football Players Graded Out In September

Tennessee football is a month into the season as it enters its open date. The Vols are 4-1 (1-1 SEC) after defeating three overmatched opponents and splitting conference games against Florida and South Carolina. Each week, we post the PFF grades from Tennessee’s game but with the open date approaching let’s take a look at […]

Tennessee Dominates Line Of Scrimmage Against South Carolina

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Football is an extremely intricate sport. If one of 11 players don’t execute on any given play things can go awry. But analyzing why a team wins or loses a football game if often very simple. The team with better line of scrimmage and quarterback play nearly always wins. Tennessee’s offensive and defensive […]

‘Like A Man Child’: James Pearce Jr. Electric Against Virginia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Most the talk surrounded Roman Harrison and Josh Josephs this offseason as Tennessee’s defense looked to replace Byron Young’s pass rushing production. But as Tennessee’s defense dominated in the Vols 49-13 season opening win over Virginia, Pearce was Tennessee’s most impressive edge rusher. “James played really well today early in the football […]

Four Quick Takeaways: Tennessee Dominates Virginia In Series Opener

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee made easy work of Virginia in its 2023 season opener Saturday afternoon, knocking off the Cavaliers 49-13 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The Vols’ offense was up-and-down in the blowout win but their defense was stout in a stifling effort. Here’s four quick takeaways on Tennessee’s season opening win over Virginia. […]