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How Tennessee’s 2023 Opponents Fared in Week 2

Each week, Rocky Top Insider will take a look at how all 12 opponents from Tennessee’s 2023 schedule fared. From Georgia to UConn, let’s take a look at how the Vols’ 2023 opponents in the second week of the college football season. Week 1 Opponent: Virginia Cavaliers After overcoming a 14-0 deficit to take a […]

How Tennessee’s Outgoing Transfers Fared in Week 2

How Tennessee's Outgoing Transfers Fared in Week 2

Each week, we take a look at how Tennessee’s outgoing transfers from the 2023 offseason fared in their new homes. Let’s take a look at how the former Vols performed in Week 2 of the college football season. *No stats available for offensive linemen RJ Perry (South Florida) and Will Parker (UAB)* WR Jimmy Calloway […]

Tennessee’s Schedule May Be Easier Than We All Thought

Jacob Warren

Through two weeks of the college football season, one thing is clear: the SEC has struggled. The SEC is 1-4 against ACC opponents, with their only win being Tennessee over Virginia. Texas A&M, South Carolina, LSU and Vanderbilt have lost to Miami, North Carolina, Florida State and Wake Forest, respectively. Additionally, Florida was dominated by […]

Jaylen Wright On Pace for Best Season From a Tennessee Running Back in Over 20 years

Jaylen Wright

Tennessee running back Jaylen Wright has gotten off to a hot start in his junior season. The explosive Tennessee running back has logged back-to-back 100+ yard performances and has been the brightest spot on Tennessee’s offense. After rushing for 115 yards in Tennessee’s season-opening win over Virginia last week, Wright brilliantly followed it up with […]

Where Tennessee Stands in Latest ESPN Bowl Projections

Tamarion McDonald Wesley Walker

With Week One of the 2023 college football season is in the books, ESPN has released their bowl projections after seeing every team in action. Bowl season is forever away, but let’s take a look at what bowl game ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach project Tennessee will be in. Their projections are below. Kyle […]

Dylan Sampson Did Something No Tennessee Running Back Has Done in Six Years

Dylan Sampson

Sophomore running back Dylan Sampson had himself quite the season opener in Nashville on Saturday. Sampson scored a staggering four total touchdowns, three rushing and one receiving, along with 61 yards from scrimmage in the Vols’ 49-13 win over Virginia. Sampson’s four-touchdown day was not only a career-high for the 18-year-old, it was the most […]

John Campbell Carries Virginia Player All the Way to the Stands After Touchdown

John Campbell

When Dylan Sampson scored his second rushing touchdown and third overall of the day, John Campbell did not see his teammate soar across the goal line. Campbell was too busy pushing a Cavalier nearly all the way to the stands as Sampson scored. Or as college football personality Cole Cubelic put it on X, ‘escorting.’ […]

If Joe Milton is Great, What is Tennessee Football’s Ceiling in 2023?

Tush Push

The result of Tennessee football’s 2023 season will not solely because of how Joe Milton III did. But that will play a massive part. Tennessee’s offense will go as Milton goes this season. If the sixth-year senior underwhelms, it will be hard for Tennessee to win 10 games. If he excels, the Vols will be […]

Opponent Preview: Vanderbilt Commodores

Tennessee Football Running Back Jaylen Wright Runs Against Vanderbilt

Tennessee rounds out their regular season with a home matchup against the Vanderbilt Commodores on November 25. Vanderbilt hasn’t scored a point against Tennessee since 2021, as the Commodores were blanked, 56-0, in Nashville last season. The Vols have cruised to four straight victories over their in-state rival after losing three straight from 2016-2018. Vanderbilt […]

How VFLs Performed in Final Week of NFL Preseason

Taylor Jones NFL

Week three of the three-week NFL preseason has officially concluded. Of the 32 former Vols that are currently on an NFL roster, 17 saw the field this past week. Stat lines for all VFLs in the third week of the NFL preseason are below. S Micah Abernathy – Atlanta Falcons Recorded six total tackles, one […]