Tennessee gives Josh Heupel big pay raise to $9 millionJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee gave coach Josh Heupel a big raise that puts him among the highest-paid coaches in college football after he led the Volunteers to their best season in more than 20 years.
No. 6 Vols promote Joey Halzle to offensive coordinatorJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joey Halzle has been promoted from quarterbacks coach to the sixth-ranked Volunteers’ new offensive coordinator, Tennessee coach Josh Heupel announced Thursday.
Clemson, Tennessee know Orange Bowl can be springboardDecember 29, 2022 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — An Orange Bowl trip helped usher in Clemson’s current run of success. Maybe it’ll be the start of something special at Tennessee, too.
Tennessee’s Jalin Hyatt declares for NFL draft, to skip bowlDecember 14, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All-America wide receiver Jalin Hyatt will watch his sixth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers play No.
AP All-SEC: Hooker, Anderson, Heupel, win individual honorsDecember 5, 2022 GMT
Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year and Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was named the top defensive player for the second straight year.
Tennessee facing ACC champ Clemson in Orange Bowl on Dec. 30December 4, 2022 GMT
Tennessee (10-2, SEC, No. 6 CFP) vs. Clemson (11-2, ACC, No. 7 CFP), Dec. 30, 8 p.m. ET
Alex Golesh set to take over as South Florida coachDecember 4, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — South Florida hired Tennessee offensive coordinator Alex Golesh as its new head football coach on Sunday.
Golesh, who came to Tennessee with head coach Josh Heupel in 2021 after the two were at Central Florida in 2019, takes over a USF program that went 1-11 this year.
AP source: USF hiring to Tennessee OC Golesh as head coachDecember 4, 2022 GMT
South Florida is hiring Tennessee offensive coordinator Alex Golesh to be its head football coach, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday night.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a deal with the 38-year-old Golesh was still being finalized.
No. 9 Tennessee routs Vanderbilt 56-0 in rain for 10th winNovember 27, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Heupel walked into a mess at Tennessee with players running for the transfer portal after the university fired the previous coach and nine others in January 2021.
No. 9 Vols have lots on line to wrap regular season vs VandyNovember 23, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Heupel faces perhaps the biggest challenge yet at Tennessee.
The coach has to remind his ninth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers they have plenty left to play for — possibly even a New Year's Day bowl game— keep the nation's top offense humming with a new starting quarterback and not take in-state rival Vanderbilt for granted Saturday night.
Heupel declines to address what kept Banks out of Vols’ lossNovember 21, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Josh Heupel declined Monday to address what kept linebacker Jeremy Banks out of the Volunteers' loss at South Carolina.
“We anticipate Jeremy being with us here this week.
SEC resources, right hires can help programs rebound quicklyNovember 16, 2022 GMT
Less than a year ago, fans across the Southeastern Conference were mocking new LSU coach Brian Kelly for trying to talk Southern.
Hooker throws three TDs, No. 5 Tennessee tops Missouri 66-24November 12, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If style points are important to No. 5 Tennessee, the Volunteers scored 66 of them Saturday.
Hendon Hooker threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score to lead the Volunteers (9-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference, No.
No. 5 Vols looking to stay in playoff race hosting MissouriNovember 10, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fifth-ranked Tennessee still has plenty left to play for if the Volunteers take care of business down the stretch.
First up is trying to finish off a perfect record at home Saturday against Missouri.
CFP’s first top 4: Tennessee, Ohio State, Georgia, ClemsonNovember 2, 2022 GMT
Tennessee, Ohio State, Georgia, and Clemson were the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season released Tuesday night, four days before the Volunteers and Bulldogs square off on the field.
No. 2 Vols visit Georgia coming off best defensive game yetOctober 31, 2022 GMT
Tennessee scores so many points so fast that the defense tends to be overshadowed, ignored until someone wonders how the Volunteers can play so many minutes a game.
Turns out the second-ranked Vols actually can play some defense too, despite being on the field more than all but five other FBS teams.
Hyatt’s 2 TDs lead No. 3 Tennessee over No. 19 Kentucky 44-6October 30, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No looking ahead for Jalin Hyatt and No. 3 Tennessee.
The Volunteers were ready for Kentucky.
Hyatt caught five passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 44-6 victory over No.
Rare ranked showdown for No. 3 Tennessee, No. 19 KentuckyOctober 27, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than just bragging rights will be on the line Saturday night between Tennessee and Kentucky.
It will simply be the biggest game between these border rivals in 71 years.
Fant’s big game powers No. 3 Tennessee past UT Martin 65-24October 22, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This day in Princeton Fant's career at Tennessee was a long time coming.
The 6-foot-2, 245-pound redshirt senior came to Rocky Top as a running back with a strong arm. He grew into a tight end.
No. 3 Tennessee Vols insist they’re focused on UT MartinOctober 20, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New goalposts are in place and ready for kickoff Saturday at Neyland Stadium. The third-ranked Tennessee Volunteers also insist they know the party is over and they are focused on what's next.
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Vols, Frogs, Wolverines make statementsOctober 16, 2022 GMT
October reveals the truth about a college football season.
A Saturday that featured six games matching ranked teams, including three battles of unbeatens, promised to set the tone for the second half and sort contenders from pretenders.
No. 6 Tennessee beats No. 3 Alabama 52-49 on late FGOctober 16, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After 15 years of being a rival to Alabama in name only, Tennessee snapped a humbling losing streak, stamped itself a championship contender and celebrated in spectacular fashion.
No. 3 Alabama braces for big road test at No. 6 TennesseeOctober 13, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Josh Heupel recognizes the enormous opportunity awaiting his sixth-ranked Volunteers only too well.
No. 3 Alabama-No. 6 Tennessee highlights SEC scheduleOctober 13, 2022 GMT
A look at Week 7 n the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 3 Alabama (6-3, 3-0 SEC) at No. 6 Tennessee (5-0, 2-0)
Heupel, Anderson, Hooker headline AP’s SEC midseason awardsOctober 12, 2022 GMT
Will Anderson is one of the nation’s top pass rushers. Hendon Hooker has been among the hottest passers.
Captain for No. 6 Tennessee charged with aggravated assaultOctober 10, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee starting safety and captain Jaylen McCollough has been arrested for aggravated felony assault, putting his status for Saturday's game against No.
Hooker, No. 8 Tennessee too much for No. 25 LSU, 40-13October 8, 2022 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As dynamic quarterback Hendon Hooker and his Tennessee teammates left the field in a mostly empty Tiger Stadium, nearly all the fans who remained were wearing orange and belting out the lyrics to “Rocky Top."
No. 8 Tennessee visits No. 25 LSU to highlight SEC actionOctober 6, 2022 GMT
A look at Week 6 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 8 Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) at No. 25 LSU (4-1, 2-0)
Cedric Tillman had surgery to speed recovery for No. 8 VolsOctober 3, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Josh Heupel said Monday that Tennessee wide receiver Cedric Tillman had surgery to speed up recovery from an injury.
Rested Vols now face true test in Heupel’s 2nd seasonOctober 2, 2022 GMT
Neyland Stadium is selling out again and fans already are trying to plan how to paint a visiting stadium orange and white to cap Tennessee's regular season.
That's how good things are going for eighth-ranked Tennessee in coach Josh Heupel's second season.
Hooker sparks No. 11 Tennessee over No. 20 Florida, 38-33September 25, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite an upper-body injury and the absence of his favorite target, Hendon Hooker was at his best Saturday night.
The Tennessee quarterback threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 112 yards and a score to lead the No.
No. 11 Vols can start ending No. 20 Gators’ hold on rivalrySeptember 22, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Josh Heupel learned quickly just what playing Florida really means to Tennessee.
“Probably 30 seconds after I arrived on campus,” the second-year Tennessee coach said.
SEC breakthrough: Programs need players, culture, patienceSeptember 21, 2022 GMT
If you want to break through at the top level of college football, it's essential to have skilled players, an established culture and time to get both.
Still, year after year, fans, boosters and administrators expect their team to celebrate a title, no matter how young the program is — even in the rugged Southeastern Conference.
Hyatt’s big plays lead No. 15 Tennessee over Akron, 63-6September 18, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — What Jalin Hyatt did Saturday night was a long time coming.
Hyatt caught five passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 15 Tennessee to a 63-6 victory over Akron.
No. 15 Tennessee hosts Akron to fix issues before SEC slateSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Josh Heupel's 15th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers have one final chance to work out remaining problems before diving into the Southeastern Conference portion of the season.
Hooker, defense lead No. 24 Tennessee past No. 17 Pitt in OTSeptember 11, 2022 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tennessee coach Josh Heupel isn't sure his team would have found a way a year ago to win a game where it fumbled twice and allowed a blocked punt. All in the second half. On the road.
No. 24 Tennessee eyes respect, revenge at No. 17 PittsburghSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
No. 24 Tennessee at No. 17 Pittsburgh, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC)
Line: Tennessee by 6½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Tennessee Vols open season hosting Ball State under lightsAugust 31, 2022 GMT
Ball State (0-0) at Tennessee (0-0), 7 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Tennessee by 34 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Tennessee Vols look for more wins in Heupel’s 2nd seasonAugust 16, 2022 GMT
The Tennessee Volunteers say they know what they're doing and exactly what they want out of coach Josh Heupel's second season.
What they want is more wins — and Heupel believes they know how to reach that goal.
Purdue rallies to beat Tennessee in OT in Music City BowlDecember 31, 2021 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mitchell Fineran kicked a 39-yard field goal in overtime and Purdue finished off its best season since 2003 by overcoming a 14-point deficit and beating Tennessee 48-45 on Thursday in a record-setting Music City Bowl.
Vols look to make statement vs Purdue in Music City BowlDecember 29, 2021 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First-year Tennessee coach Josh Heupel has the Volunteers in the Music City Bowl for the third time overall.
This time, the Volunteers will take on Purdue in an SEC-Big Ten matchup on Thursday.
Purdue, Tennessee meet for 2nd time in Music City BowlDecember 29, 2021 GMT
Music City Bowl: Purdue (8-4, Big Ten) vs. Tennessee (7-5, SEC), Dec. 30, 3 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Tennessee by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Purdue to face surging Tennessee in Music City BowlDecember 5, 2021 GMT
Purdue (8-4, Big Ten) vs. Tennessee (7-5, SEC), Dec. 30, 3 p.m. ET
Tennessee hands rival Vanderbilt season-ending loss, 45-21November 28, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Heupel passed both tests among the SEC Class of 2021.
Tennessee's first-year head football coach won games against fellow Southeastern Conference newcomers. First it was Shane Beamer at South Carolina, then Saturday it was Clark Lea at Vanderbilt, 45-21.
Vols look to finish Heupel’s debut season strong vs VandyNovember 26, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Heupel took over a Tennessee program depleted by transfers and rocked by an alleged recruiting scandal with one goal in mind: Getting buy-in.
“A lot of coaches will tell you, when they go into a new program, the older guys are the toughest to get to buy in because they feel they’re on the back end of their careers,” Heupel said.
Hooker leads Tennessee’s rout of South Alabama 60-14November 21, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All season, Tennessee coach Josh Heupel has stressed maintaining a high competitive level, no matter the opponent.
Saturday night, thanks to a 60-14 win over South Alabama, Heupel's players proved they got the message.
Bowl eligibility up for grabs for Tennessee, South AlabamaNovember 18, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee can take a very big step Saturday night in coach Josh Heupel's first season with a win against South Alabama and become bowl eligible with a game remaining.
"It’s big because it shows progress in year one, just over the course of the season,” Heupel said.
No. 1 Georgia braces for challenge against Tennessee offenseNovember 11, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top-ranked Georgia hasn’t seen an offense like Tennessee’s this season.
At least that’s what the Volunteers are counting on.
As the Bulldogs (9-0, 7-0, No. 1 CFP) prepare for their final Southeastern Conference game, they will be challenged Saturday by an attack that can score points in a hurry.
No. 1 Georgia looking to finish perfect SEC run vs. VolsNovember 11, 2021 GMT
No. 1 Georgia (8-0, 7-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) at Tennessee (5-4, 3-3), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS).
Line: Georgia by 20 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 18 Kentucky, Tennessee eager to halt 2-game SEC slidesNovember 4, 2021 GMT
Tennessee (4-4, 2-3 SEC) at No. 12 Kentucky (6-2, 4-2 SEC, No. 18 CFP), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (SEC).
Line: Kentucky by 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
QB Harrison Bailey leaving Tennessee for transfer portalOctober 27, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sophomore quarterback Harrison Bailey is leaving Tennessee after finding himself third on the depth chart under first-year coach Josh Heupel.
Bailey announced his decision Wednesday in a social media post.
No. 4 Alabama seeks to extend streak against rival TennesseeOctober 21, 2021 GMT
Tennessee (4-3, 2-2 SEC) at No. 5 Alabama (6-1, 3-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Line: Alabama by 24 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Hooker throws three TDs, leads Tennessee past South CarolinaOctober 9, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Part of the growth process of a college football program is getting the players to believe.
Tennessee's last two Southeastern Conference victories have played a significant role in the development of first-year coach Josh Heupel's team.
Tennessee-South Carolina pits pair of SEC’s new coachesOctober 7, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two of the Southeastern Conference’s new head coaches will square off when South Carolina visits Tennessee this week.
Shane Beamer will lead the Gamecocks into Knoxville on Saturday to take on Josh Heupel and the Volunteers in a pivotal test for both teams.
Hendon Hooker wins starting quarterback job at TennesseeOctober 4, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hendon Hooker has played well enough to finally earn the starting quarterback job at Tennessee.
Volunteers coach Josh Heupel had left open the issue of who his starter is the past five weeks after initially naming Joe Milton, a redshirt junior transfer from Michigan.
Missouri Tigers prepping for breakneck Tennessee offenseSeptember 30, 2021 GMT
Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz has seen four very different offenses through the first four games of the season.
He's going to see No. 5 on Saturday.
That's when Tennessee brings its fast-break offense, averaging more than three plays per minute, to Faurot Field for an important SEC game.
Emory Jones comes up big, No. 11 Gators rout Tennessee againSeptember 26, 2021 GMT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Emory Jones did something no Florida quarterback has done since Tim Tebow. With backup Anthony Richardson cleared to return next week, Jones might have a tough time accomplishing the feat again.
Hooker in on 4 TDs, leads Tennessee to easy win, 56-0September 18, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee played Saturday's game with one eye on Tennessee Tech and the other on Florida.
Hendon Hooker threw for 199 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another, and the Volunteer defense came up with four interceptions in a 56-0 rout of the Golden Eagles (0-3).
Vols hope to fix flaws against Tennessee Tech no matter QBSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee appears to have another quarterback quandary on its hands, not that coach Josh Heupel is tipping his hand just yet.
Heupel won’t say whether Joe Milton or Hendon Hooker will start for Tennessee on Saturday against Tennessee Tech.