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Tennessee Football Week One Defensive Interviews

Jordan Matthews Tennessee Football

Tennessee Football has officially wrapped up its first week of spring practice out on the football field in Knoxville. The excitement for the season isn’t hard to feel in the air, radiating off of the players and coaches alike on the field. Music is blaring, guys are competing, and the football has certainly been thrown […]

Tim Banks Raves About Trio of Incoming Transfer Portal Players

Gabe Jeudy-Lally

Tennessee defensive coordinator Tim Banks is fired up about the players that the Volunteers football team is welcoming into the program this offseason. During an early offseason press conference last week, Banks spoke about the three defensive players that Tennessee brought in. That would include former BYU cornerback Gabe Jeudy-Lally, former Arizona State defensive lineman […]

Everything Tennessee DC Tim Banks Said Ahead Of Orange Bowl

Tim Banks

Tennessee defensive coordinator Tim Banks met with the media Tuesday to discuss the Vols’ bowl practice and Orange Bowl matchup with Clemson. It was an up-and-down regular season for Tennessee’s defense that included impressive performances against LSU, Kentucky and Vanderbilt but also a costly abysmal performance against South Carolina. Banks discussed Clemson’s offense, the development […]

Defensive Ineptitude Downs Tennessee At South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina scored more offensive touchdowns than they had in the last month combined. Quarterback Spencer Rattler threw for two fewer touchdowns than he had the rest of the season combined. The Gamecocks scored more points than any SEC team ever has against Tennessee and the more points than any team ever […]

‘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 […]

Why Tennessee Played Freshman Defenders Early Against Ball State

Tennessee coaches touted their improved defensive depth throughout fall camp. The Vols claimed they would use more players and freshmen Elijah Herring and Josh Josephs early playing time against Ball State may be the best evidence to support that through one game. Herring played 20 snaps and Josephs played 14 snaps against the Cardinals. On […]

Where Tennessee Stands In ESPN’s SP+ Preseason Rankings

ESPN’s Bill Connelly released his final preseason college football SP+ rankings Sunday morning and the metric continues to be high on Tennessee. The Vols come in at No. 10 on the preseason rankings— the fifth highest ranked Tennessee team in SP+ rankings. The SP+ rankings are analytics backed rankings that take three primary factors into […]

WATCH: Tennessee DC Tim Banks Mic’d Up at Vols’ Practice

Tim Banks

Tim Banks is entering his second year as the defensive coordinator at Tennessee. After spending five seasons as the Penn State co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach, Banks joined Heupel’s inaugural staff in 2021 and helped piece together the defense in his first year. Now, heading into his second year with the Volunteers, Banks has several […]

WATCH: Tennessee Coordinators Talk The Start Of Fall Practice

Tim Banks

Tennessee offensive coordinator Alex Golesh and defensive coordinator Tim Banks met with the media Sunday before the Vols begin fall practice on Monday morning. Both Banks and Golesh are entering their second season in Knoxville and harped on the positives of the continuity. Where last season the new staff was playing catchup and players had […]

What to Expect During Tennessee’s First Week of Camp

Josh Heupel

The 2022 Tennessee football season is knocking on the door. The Vols will kick off fall camp with a media day on Sunday before starting a week full of practices as the team gets back on the field. Of course, with limited viewing on the practice field, the player’s conversations with the media are a […]