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Tennessee Football Assistant Listed As One Of 30 Rising Stars Coaches

Tennessee receivers coach Kelsey Pope hasn’t coached big time college football for long but he’s quickly made a name for himself. On3 released a list of 30 power five assistant coaches rising stars Wednesday morning with Vols’ receivers coach making the list. Pope is the only Tennessee assistant on the list. Pope is entering his […]

Tennessee Receiver Details How Other Teams Negatively Recruited Against The Vols

Dont'e Thornton

After Tennessee football’s resurgent 2022 season that included Jalin Hyatt becoming the first Vol to win the Biletnikoff Award, a new narrative has developed about Josh Heupel’s offense and the Vols’ program. Tennessee’s style of play doesn’t prepare players for the NFL and the skillsets that made them effective in Knoxville won’t translate to the […]

Dont’e Thornton’s Versatility Exciting For Tennessee’s Receiver Rotation

Dont'e Thornton

In Josh Heupel’s first two seasons Tennessee has almost exclusively played three receivers within a game. In 2021, Cedric Tillman, Velus Jones Jr. and JaVonta Payton earned the vast majority of the receiver snaps. Last season, Tillman, Bru McCoy and Jalin Hyatt were entrenched as Tennessee’s three receivers until Tillman injured his ankle against Akron. […]

Tennessee Working to Rebuild Critical Wide Receiver Room for 2023 Season

Tennessee Football

Thanks to the quality of Tennessee’s receiving corps over the past two seasons in Knoxville, the Vols have boasted one of the most prolific passing offenses in the country under head coach Josh Heupel. During Heupel’s first year on campus, Tennessee used a combination of Mississippi State transfer JaVonta Payton and second-year Tennessee receiver Velus […]

Jalin Hyatt Delivers Message to Recruits After Akron Blowout

Through just three games of the season, Vols wide receiver Jalin Hyatt has looked different than he ever has in a Tennessee uniform. Hyatt looks agile, quick, well-built, and most importantly, confident. If you ask Hyatt, he will tell you how much wide receivers coach Kelsey Pope has to do with that. It’s not hard […]

‘I Can Brag About Bru All Day’: McCoy Drawing Praise After Receiving Eligibility

Bru McCoy

During Tennessee’s opening week press conference on Monday morning in Knoxville, head coach Josh Heupel spoke about his reaction to the immediate eligibility approval for transfer wide receiver Bru McCoy for the first time. McCoy transferred out of USC in January and wound up committing to Tennessee in May and has been with the team […]

What Tennessee Coaches Said About Bru McCoy During Training Camp

Bru McCoy

As of last week, Tennessee wide receiver Bru McCoy officially received his immediate eligibility approval from the NCAA. After transferring from USC to Tennessee in the spring, the Vols’ coaching staff was optimistic that McCoy would get his waiver during training camp. While the waiver did take longer than expected, it is officially approved heading […]

Tennessee WR Bru McCoy Granted Immediate Eligibility for 2022 Season

Bru McCoy

Better late than never, right? Tennessee wide receiver and former USC transfer Bru McCoy has officially been granted immediate eligibility for the 2022 season, a Tennessee spokesperson confirmed to Rocky Top Insider on Friday afternoon. According to the Tennessee spokesperson, McCoy’s NCAA waiver was approved on Friday and he is eligible immediately. With the news […]

Josh Heupel Talks Eligibility of Bru McCoy While Camp Development Progresses

Bru McCoy

On May 4, former five-star and USC wide receiver Bru McCoy announced that he would be transferring to the University of Tennessee. McCoy was a participant in the first Tennessee practice on Aug. 1, but not as an eligible competitor yet. At the time, though, Tennessee and head coach Josh Heupel felt “good” about where […]