It’s not as much of a surprise as Tennessee closing the deal on Henry To’oto’o today, but it’s every single bit as welcome: The Vols have signed 5-star offensive lineman Darnell Wright. And with that, Tennessee put the finishing touches on one of, if not the, best offensive line classes […]
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So much for the lazy, ho-hum National Signing Day for the Tennessee Volunteers, who just landed high 4-star linebacker Henry To’oto’o over Alabama and Washington. The Vols had been in play early until momentum seemed to shift last week and narrowed the race to Washington and Alabama. But in the […]
Some thoughts headed into the penultimate weekend before the February Signing Day Pruitt Learning Danger of Reaching As the final two weeks before the February National Signing Day wind down, Tennessee and its fans find themselves in a situation they have never been in before. After signing 19 players in […]
Tee Martin’s coming home. Martin’s return to Rocky Top is yet another wave of refreshing news for Vols fans. As with the Chaney news a few days ago, there are a lot of reasons to like this hire: He brings even more championship experience and reminds us of better days, […]
We use S&P+ during football season (and KenPom for basketball) a lot on our site. Part of it comes from the 10+ years we spent at SB Nation, where Bill Connelly continues to do great work with advanced statistics. And specific to Tennessee, the longer the Vols struggle, the more […]
Tennessee’s search for an offensive coordinator to replace Tyson Helton may have taken forever, but it seems clear that the Vols have once again stuck the landing and somehow ended up with an upgrade at an incredibly important staff position.
Early Signing Day was a pretty good day for the Vols. They secured 20 players who signed on the dotted line to help Jeremy Pruitt flip the roster from the largely forgettable Butch Jones era. The past two days have been even better. The Vols brought in three elite prospects […]
The Wednesday that kicked off the Early Signing Period was on the one hand disappointing, as Tennessee swung and missed on all of its 50/50 targets. On the other hand it was also satisfying, as the Vols inked 18 signees and didn’t lose a single commitment. To its existing commitments […]
Gameday on Rocky Top looks at the Tennessee Volunteers’ early signees. First up, the offense… ** CHRIS AKPOROGHENE, 6’4″, 294 OFFENSIVE TACKLE, BRADENTON, FL (IMG ACADEMY) Akporoghene is one of the most intriguing prospects in Tennessee’s entire class. He is a native of Africa whose family moved to Tennessee, and […]
Note: Check back in the coming days for offensive and defensive capsules from UT’s early signing period signees. If you were hoping for a massive bang to end Jeremy Pruitt’s first full recruiting cycle’s early signing period, Wednesday left you flat. If you hoped the Vols would gain ground in […]