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Tennessee DC Tim Banks Previews Vols’ Defense Entering Spring Practice

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Tennessee defensive coordinator Tim Banks met with the local media on Tuesday after the Vols wrapped up their second practice of the spring. Banks is entering his fourth season as the Vols’ defensive coordinator and may have his most talented group yet. On Tuesday, Banks discussed his optimism about Tennessee’s defensive line, a number of […]

WATCH: Tennessee DC Tim Banks Talks Vols’ Spring Camp, Newcomers and Returners

Tim Banks

Tennessee defensive coordinator Tim Banks met with the media on Tuesday morning in Knoxville after the Vols wrapped up their first full-length practice of the spring camp slate. Tennessee is moving into their fourth year with Banks in charge of the defense but will have a new assistant on his side of the ball. Fresh […]

Why New Linebackers Coach William Inge Chose Tennessee Over Alabama

William Inge

William Inge was all set to become Alabama’s newest outside linebackers coach. He spent each of the last two seasons as Kaleb DeBoer’s inside linebackers and co-defensive coordinator at Washington. Inge was going to follow DeBoer to Tuscaloosa. Until he wasn’t. “You’re getting ready to in a sense to rebuild and get everything squared away […]

Tennessee DC Tim Banks Sees Opportunity In Secondary Departures

Tennessee football is facing a major defensive back overhaul after seven players and three starters entered the transfer portal earlier this month. While seniors Jaylen McCollough and Gabe Jeudy-Lally remain in the starting lineup, the rest of the Vols’ starters will be young players who have yet to play a major role on Tennessee’s defense. […]

WATCH: Tennessee, Iowa Players and Coaches Preview Citrus Bowl Showdown

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The No. 21 Tennessee Volunteers and No. 17 Iowa Hawkeyes are in Orlando and continuing preparation for the 2024 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day. Both teams have been going through practice and taking part in activities around the city this week with the game coming up on Monday afternoon from Camping World Stadium. […]

What Tennessee Coordinators Said Before Facing Iowa In Citrus Bowl

Joey Halzle

Tennessee offensive coordinator Joey Halzle and defensive coordinator Tim Banks met with the media in Orlando on Friday morning ahead of the Vols Cheez-It Citrus Bowl matchup against Iowa. Halzle discussed Nico Iamaleava making his first career start, the growth of Tennessee’s young running backs, his growth in his first season as offensive coordinator and […]

Tennessee’s Pass Rush Welcoming the Challenge in Final Stretch of the Season

Tennessee Football

Tennessee is ranked sixth in the nation in total team sacks with 29 through the first eight games of the season. Only Texas A&M (33) and Ole Miss (30) rank higher than Tennessee from the Southeastern Conference. The Vols’ pass rush has been critical to the defensive success this year thanks to the play of […]

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

Tyler Baron

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 […]

Tennessee Linebacker ‘Fighting His Butt Off’ To Return From Injury

Keenan Pili

It was a trying start to BYU transfer linebacker Keenan Pili’s first year in Knoxville. The Las Vegas native transferred to Tennessee for his final season of college eligibility and earned a starting linebacker spot beside Aaron Beasley over the offseason. Pili was poised to be one of the most important Tennessee defenders this season […]

What Josh Heupel, Tennessee Coordinators Said About Texas A&M

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Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel and coordinators Tim Banks and Joey Halzle met with the local media early this week before the Vols host Texas A&M in a critical SEC game at Neyland Stadium. The trio discussed Texas A&M’s midseason change at quarterback due to an injury, the Aggies fantastic front seven and much more. […]