How Tennessee is Cutting Defensive “Weaknesses” Through Recruiting

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Tennessee defensive backs coach Willie Martinez has goals that are both long-term and short-term for his team. However, in some cases, those two things overlap. In the short term, Martinez is working on getting his unit ready for each game throughout the week while juggling injuries and depth. The Vols have used three different starting […]

Tennessee Assistant Coaches Recap Ole Miss, Preview Alabama

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Tennessee defensive back’s coach Willie Martinez and running back’s coach Jerry Mack met with the local media Tuesday ahead of the Vols’ week eight road trip to Alabama. The Crimson Tide are 6-1 and the No. 4 team in the country entering the old SEC rivalry. Alabama opened as over four touchdown favorites in its […]

Four-Star West Coast Cornerback Puts Tennessee in Top Five

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Tennessee is the only SEC school in the Top 5 of four-star California defensive back Ephesians Prysock. The other teams include Michigan, Oregon, Southern California, and UCLA. Prysock, a cornerback from Bishop Academy in Mission Hills, CA, is a talented recruit in the 2022 class. And, he is at a position that Tennessee does need […]

Tennessee Players Check In During Game Week

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Week three will present the Tennessee Volunteers with the first chance at redemption this Saturday after losing to Pittsburgh in week two. Tennessee will welcome Tennessee Tech to Knoxville this Saturday at noon ET. However, right on the other side of Tennessee Tech is a trip to The Swamp to begin SEC play against Florida. […]

Tennessee Football Week 3 Practice Highlights

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The Tennessee Volunteers (1-1) hit the practice field on Tuesday morning to prepare to host Tennessee Tech on Saturday. The video footage from Tuesday, courtesy of Tennessee Athletics, highlights some key Volunteers. The video shows Tennessee defensive lineman Matthew Butler going through drills and defensive end Byron Young. Young will make his season debut this […]

WATCH: Pair Of Tennessee Assistants Meet With Media

Tennessee football assistant coaches Kodi Burns and Willie Martinez met with the media Tuesday ahead of the Vols’ week three matchup with Tennessee Tech. Burns, Tennessee’s receivers coach, discussed the playmaking abilities of receivers Jimmy Calloway and Jalin Hyatt as well the Vols’ struggled to complete deep passes this season. The former Auburn receiver also […]

Where Tennessee’s Assistants Will Coach From On Gamedays

Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel and offensive coordinator Alex Golesh haven’t told the media or public who will be calling the Vols’ plays this fall.  The two offensive coaches have hinted that they will collaborate with each other but are playing their cards close to the vest entering Thursday’s season opener against Bowling Green. “We’re […]

Three Vols Land On Preseason Coaches All-SEC Teams

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The SEC released its preseason Coaches All-SEC teams Tuesday with three Vols landing on the trio of teams. Offensive lineman Cade Mays landed on the first team. The former-five star recruit played his first two seasons at Georgia before transferring to Tennessee for the 2020 season. In one year at Tennessee and two at Georgia […]

RTI Mailbag: Fall Camp Winding Down

Tennessee is 15 practices into its fall camp and with kickoff 11 days away the Vols will soon transition out of fall camp an into game prep. With kickoff right around the corner our team tackles your questions on the 2021 Vols. How long of a leash will the starting quarterback get? It seems like […]

Martinez Pleased With Development Of Secondary

Tennessee’s pass defense was abysmal in 2020. The Vols gave up 265 yards through the air per game —good for 11th in the SEC. Opposing quarterbacks completed 68.2% of their passes, the second highest percentage of any SEC school. The Vols’ secondary returns most of its main pieces from last season— and even the 2019 […]