Tennessee Linebacker Returning To Knoxville For Senior Season

Tennessee inside linebacker Aaron Beasley is “coming back for sure” for his final season of eligibility, the Georgia native shared with media at Orange Bowl press conference’s Tuesday. Beasley started at inside linebacker all season for Tennessee where he played beside Jeremy Banks and Juwan Mitchell most often. The Franklin, Georgia native has played four […]

Tennessee Defensive Lineman ‘Never Thought About’ Leaving For NFL Draft

Kennedy Chandler

Tennessee defensive tackle Omari Thomas is returning to Knoxville for his senior season, the Memphis native shared with the media during Orange Bowl press conference’s Tuesday. In fact, Thomas “never thought about” leaving Knoxville and declaring for the NFL Draft this offseason as he’s still pursuing his degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. The 6-foot-4, […]

What Tennessee Players Said About Defensive Breakdowns Against South Carolina

Kennedy Chandler

Tennessee’s “bend-but-don’t-break” defense fell apart last Saturday during the loss to South Carolina on the road. While the Vols’ defense has never been the strength of the team under Josh Heupel, the defense has typically pulled through when Tennessee needed it most this season. A lack of focus and a lack of energy didn’t do […]

Omari Thomas Reps Kennedy Chandler Gear in Monday Presser

Kennedy Chandler

The Memphis connection is strong between Omari Thomas and Kennedy Chandler. During his Monday press conference following the victory over Alabama on Saturday, Tennessee defensive lineman Omari Thomas wore a KC1 sweatshirt as a nod to his long-time friend and VFL Kennedy Chandler. Thomas’s black sweatshirt has the KC1 logo in orange and white lettering […]

Postgame Celebration Shows Exactly How Tennessee Feels About Florida

Alex Golesh

After defeating No. 20 Florida for just the second time in the last 18 years on Saturday, Tennessee’s football team remixed an old song about an old rival during the postgame celebration. On a cold October night in 1995, after Tennessee defeated Alabama in Birmingham by a score of 41-14, then-Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer […]

PFF Grades: Florida at Tennessee

Tennessee Florida

Tennessee improved to 4-0 by defeating No. 20 Florida Saturday afternoon. The Vols offense was phenomenal in the win as Hendon Hooker cemented his Tennessee legacy with a memorable performance. If you need a reminder on how Pro Football Focus works, read the opening of the Ball State grades. Let’s see how the Vols graded out. […]

WATCH: Josh Heupel Busts a Move In Postgame Celebration

Josh Heupel Named SEC Coach of the Year

Josh Heupel was fired up after Tennessee’s, 34-27, win at No. 17 Pitt Saturday afternoon. The win marked his second road top 25 win in his first 15 games in Knoxville. There was also plenty of relief as Tennessee’s offense struggled for much of the game and the Vols failed to put away the Panthers […]

‘Absolutely Relentless’: Tennessee’s Defense Answers The Bell In Steel City

PITTSBURGH, PA — Pat Narduzzi and his defensive staff got the best of Josh Heupel and his offensive staff in the fourth between the two coaching staffs in the last five seasons. Tennessee scored just 27 points in regulation — the lowest Heupel’s offense scored in all four meetings — and just three points in […]

WATCH: Tennessee Players Open Up Game Week in Knoxville

Cedric Tillman

The first game week of the Tennessee Volunteers football season has officially arrived. On Monday afternoon in Knoxville, Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel and selected players met with the media to discuss their thoughts on the opening week. Tennessee wide receiver Cedric Tillman, tight end Jacob Warren, and defensive lineman Omari Thomas all spoke to […]