CB Bryce Thompson will travel to Vols’ game at No. 9 Florida
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson will travel to the Volunteers' game at No. 9 Florida after getting arrested last month on a misdemeanor domestic assault...
Vols finally get 1st win with 45-0 blowout of Chattanooga
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee got some desperately needed momentum just in time for the start of Southeastern Conference competition.
Jarrett Guarantano threw three first-half touchdown...
Winless Vols seeking breakthrough against Chattanooga
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Tennessee's learned anything during a miserable two-week stretch to open the season, it's that the Volunteers can't overlook anyone.
Tennessee CB Thompson permitted to return to practice
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson has returned to practice less than three weeks after his arrest on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge.
Tennessee turning to younger players except at quarterback
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt will be relying more and more on younger players to help the Volunteers bounce back from their worst start in over three decades.
Tennessee aiming to continue BYU’s turnover troubles
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt built defenses that feasted on turnovers during his career as an assistant. Now that he's a head coach, Pruitt is still waiting for his Volunteers...
AP Top 25 Podcast: Where do FSU and Tennessee go from here?
The first weekend of the college football season featured an epic collapse by Florida State and an embarrassing loss by Tennessee.
With two second-year coaches still trying to win over fan...
WR Murphy, DB Bailey leave Tennessee’s football team
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reserve wide receiver Jordan Murphy and defensive back Terrell Bailey have left Tennessee's football team.
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said Wednesday during the...
Pruitt: Vols need to ‘look in the mirror’ to get better
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says he still has faith in his team as it attempts to bounce back from one of the most embarrassing defeats in school history.
OL Smith, DL Solomon will play this season for Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee got a major boost on each side of the line of scrimmage just in time for the start of the season.
Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt announced Wednesday that...
Tennessee likely to play several freshmen in season opener
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt hopes a theory his father has about the perils of playing freshmen doesn't apply to all situations.
Tennessee suspends cornerback after domestic assault charge
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt suspended Bryce Thompson indefinitely following the cornerback's arrest on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge, issued a statement about...
DL Garland staying with Vols after entering transfer portal
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive lineman Kurott Garland has returned to practice with the Volunteers after entering the transfer portal earlier this summer.
Tennessee dealing with uncertainty on both sides of line
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's outlook on each side of the line of scrimmage remains as uncertain as ever with just over two weeks left before the start of the season.
Vols DB Buchanan’s status uncertain due to spinal condition
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive back Baylen Buchanan has a spinal condition that makes his status for this season uncertain.
Buchanan started all 12 games for Tennessee last year...
Vols expect better results in 2nd year under Jeremy Pruitt
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt believes his team can benefit from the lessons he learned in his debut season as a head coach.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee offensive lineman Nathan Niehaus says injuries caused him to decide this week to end his football career.
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Tennessee DL Emmit Gooden out for season with torn ACL
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Emmit Gooden will miss the entire season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, leaving the Volunteers without their most experienced player...
Tennessee’s Pruitt praises ‘best staff in the country’
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says he has the best staff in the nation after adding a pair of coordinators who will make a combined $2.5 million this year.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt committed a minor NCAA violation earlier this year by tweeting out his congratulations when the high school he attended won an...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee freshman offensive lineman Melvin McBride is giving up football for medical reasons.
Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt said Wednesday that a "personal medical...
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. won't play for the Volunteers as a fifth-year senior this fall.
Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt told reporters Tuesday at the...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago.
It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this...
Tennessee seeking breakthrough season from QB Guarantano
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee needs a breakthrough season from Jarrett Guarantano as the Volunteers attempt to bounce back from two straight last-place finishes in a division loaded with...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee assistant coach Tee Martin says he's still getting accustomed to the fact that he's back at his alma mater after quarterbacking the Volunteers to their most...
Chaney eager to give Tennessee offense physical style
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney believes he knows the biggest way in which he's adjusted his philosophy since the last time he worked here.
Tennessee suspends DB Kenneth George Jr. after arrest
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has suspended defensive back Kenneth George Jr. indefinitely after police said he punched an officer on the side of the head last week.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt knows the problems new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney can cause an opposing defense since the two men faced off on college football's...
Vols shuffle staff, add Ansley as defensive coordinator
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is spending big to give coach Jeremy Pruitt a more experienced staff with some familiar faces.
Pruitt announced staff changes Friday that included the hire of Derrick Ansley as a defensive coordinator who will handle all defensive calls. Pruitt had called Tennessee's defensive signals last season while Kevin Sherrer served as defensive coordinator.
Tennessee offensive lineman Chance Hall giving up football
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says that offensive lineman Chance Hall is giving up football after dealing with injuries for much of his career
Pruitt made the comment Thursday night at a Nashville event to celebrate Tennessee's recruiting class.
Hall had one year of eligibility remaining after playing eight games in a reserve role last season as a redshirt junior.
Tennessee adds former Vols QB Tee Martin to football staff
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two decades after playing quarterback on Tennessee's last national championship team, Tee Martin is returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach.
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt announced Saturday that Martin has joined his staff. Martin's specific title and duties haven't been announced yet.
"It's the perfect time to come back home," Martin said in a statement released by the university.
Tennessee hires Georgia’s Chaney as offensive coordinator
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jim Chaney is returning to Tennessee for a second stint as the Volunteers' offensive coordinator after spending the last three seasons at Georgia.
Chaney replaces Tyson Helton, who left shortly after the regular season to become Western Kentucky's head coach. Chaney received a three-year contract worth a total of $4.8 million.
Tackle Aubrey Solomon leaving Michigan for Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon says he's transferring from Michigan to Tennessee.
Solomon tweeted Friday that he's going to Tennessee. Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt said in a statement that "he is a great addition to our university and our football program."
Tennessee adds RB Eric Gray to its recruiting class
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee fortified its recruiting class on the second day of the early signing period by adding running back Eric Gray.
Gray, who is from Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, set a Tennessee high school state record with 138 career touchdowns. The 5-foot-10 Gray rushed for over 2,000 yards each of the last three seasons and was the first three-time Mr. Football winner in the state of Tennessee.
Tennessee LB Sapp bypassing final season to enter draft
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee linebacker Quart'e Sapp says he's bypassing his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
Sapp tweeted out a video announcing his intentions Friday, the same day he earned his degree.
Tennessee has disappointing finish to Pruitt’s 1st season
Perhaps the clearest evidence of Tennessee's fall over the last decade is how the Volunteers have lost their status as the premier program in their own state.
Bowl berth on line when Tennessee-Vanderbilt renew rivalry
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, Tennessee and Vanderbilt enjoyed a rivalry in name only as the Volunteers won this annual matchup 28 times in a 29-year stretch.
Lately, there's been a role reversal. Vanderbilt has won four of its last six with Tennessee and goes into Saturday's regular season finale looking for a third straight victory over their in-state rival, and the Commodores haven't done that in nearly a century.
Vandy senior QB looking for rare 3rd straight win over Vols
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Shurmur has been chasing down a handful of Vanderbilt passing records held by Jay Cutler all season long.
Now the senior quarterback is poised to do something Cutler never managed. Shoot, no quarterback alive has done what Shurmur can do on Saturday: Beat in-state rival Tennessee three straight times.
Tennessee QB Guarantano’s status ‘day to day’ for Vandy game
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is trying to manage an uncertain quarterback situation as it prepares to visit Vanderbilt this week with a bowl bid at stake.
An injury prevented Jarrett Guarantano from playing the final three quarters of a 50-17 loss to Missouri last week. An injury also knocked wide receiver Marquez Callaway out of the Missouri game early.
Tennessee struggling to establish any kind of rushing attack
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Injuries at running back and instability on the offensive line have Tennessee running out of answers for its stagnant ground attack.
Tennessee is averaging 127.7 yards rushing per game and 3.41 yards per carry , good for last in the SEC in both categories.
Tennessee begins home stretch with postseason hopes at stake
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee likes to consider itself a premier football program based on its history, which means it shouldn't be sitting out the postseason in back-to-back years.
Yet that's the possibility facing the Volunteers unless they close the season on a rush.
Vols OL Smith out indefinitely due to blood clots in lungs
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offensive tackle Trey Smith is out indefinitely after doctors discovered blood clots in his lungs, a recurrence of an issue that also caused him to miss spring practice.
Smith originally was diagnosed in February with blood clots in his lungs. He received a six-month course of anticoagulants, a form of blood thinners, and was cleared to play this season .
Vols’ Pruitt confident Guarantano will be ready this week
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says he expects quarterback Jarrett Guarantano to be available Saturday at South Carolina. The sophomore was knocked out of the game early in a loss to No. 1 Alabama last week.
"I think Jarrett's going to be fine," Pruitt said Monday. "He took a pretty good shot, a couple of good shots. He's a tough guy and I expect him to be out there."
Vols’ coach says this could be Saban’s best Alabama team
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt speaks from experience when he says this may be the best Alabama team of Nick Saban's 12-year tenure.
Tennessee OLB Kongbo out for season with torn ACL
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says outside linebacker Jonathan Kongbo has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the remainder of the season.
Pruitt said Sunday on "The Nation" radio show that Kongbo tore his ACL on Saturday during the Volunteers' 30-24 victory at Auburn , which was ranked 21st at the time. Auburn fell out of the Top 25 after the loss.
Guarantano leads Tennessee to upset of No. 21 Auburn, 30-24
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — In the sixth game of Jeremy Pruitt's tenure as Tennessee coach, the Volunteers have a victory that shows a clear sign of progress.
Jarrett Guarantano passed for 328 yards and two touchdowns and Tennessee snapped an 11-game SEC losing streak with a 30-24 victory against No. 21 Auburn on Saturday.
No 21 Auburn tries to rebound against Tennessee
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Circumstances have changed significantly since the last time Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt matched his defense against Gus Malzahn and Auburn's offense.
The Volunteers and 21st-ranked Tigers face off Saturday with each nursing more humble aspirations than national and Southeastern Conference championships.
No. 21 Auburn, Tennessee both looking to rebound on offense
Tennessee (2-3, 0-2 SEC) at No. 21 Auburn (4-2, 1-2), noon ET (SEC Network)
Line: Auburn by 15½.
Series record: Auburn leads 28-21-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Both teams could use a win. The Tigers dropped 13 spots in the rankings after a loss to Mississippi State and are clinging to slim hopes of a repeat SEC West title. The Volunteers are coming off an open date and still seeking their first league win under coach Jeremy Pruitt.
Tennessee DB Trevon Flowers has broken collarbone
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee safety Trevon Flowers has a broken collarbone that will sideline him for the next few weeks, hindering the depth of the Volunteers' young secondary as they deal with the toughest portion of their schedule.
Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt said Monday that Flowers was hurt while diving for an interception in practice during Tennessee's off week. Pruitt said Flowers has undergone surgery and that "he'll be back in a few weeks."