In 1996, the Boston Celtics selected Tennessee’s Steve Hamer in the second round, 38th overall. The Celtics hadn’t made the playoffs the previous three seasons; the Vols hadn’t made the NCAA Tournament in seven years. Hamer averaged 2.2 points per game on the worst Celtics team in history in 1997, […]
As we move towards the final June weekend before a month-long dead period, things certainly have changed a lot since we previewed a consequential month for Tennessee’s 2020 class. So far during June the Vols have picked up three commitments – running the total to nine – from OL Javontez […]
Tennessee is 67-70 in the last 11 years, a longer sub-.500 run in the modern era than we can find for any of the other 15 winningest programs in college football history. A more concrete way to look at it: the Vols haven’t finished a season in the AP Top […]
We’ve ranked Tennessee’s newcomers by their opportunity for playing time this fall, based on positional opportunity, their own talent level, and the talent level of the guys already there.
There are plenty of scenarios we wouldn’t enjoy this fall – no playmakers emerge on the defensive line, freshmen don’t emerge to build hope for the future – but it’s probably fair to say nothing would impact Tennessee’s ceiling like losing Jarrett Guarantano for any length of time. Some of […]
After appearing to have hit on multiple 2019 signees who earned offers at Tennessee summer camps, the Vols have struck again, adding a commitment Friday from OL Javontez Spraggins from East St. Louis, IL. Spraggins, a 6’2, 330+ pound road grader, was an unknown to even the most ardent followers […]
BYU may well be the Vols’ most dangerous non-conference opponent this fall, but UAB is right there with them.
Despite everything that’s happened the last 11 years, Tennessee is still 11th in winning percentage all-time, still second in the SEC behind Alabama. This is Tennessee’s historical DNA in both football and basketball: the first challenger to the thrones in Tuscaloosa and Lexington. But Tennessee’s struggles from Phillip Fulmer’s final […]
We saved the worst for last. In our series on where Tennessee can make the most progress in 2019, we’ve explored: A defense with just 15 turnovers in each of the last two seasons The Vols running fewer plays than any team in the nation last year Opponents scoring points […]
Where do the Vols’ positional units stack up compared to their SEC brethren heading into this fall?