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  • Sutton: Vols' secondary will regroup

    Sutton: Vols' secondary will regroup

    Even Cam Sutton allowed a big touchdown Saturday. That's how the Orange and White Game went to Tennessee's secondary. But Sutton said the defensive backs will bounce back. More

  • Vols' QB competition 'ongoing'

    Vols' QB competition 'ongoing'

    Saturday began with Tennessee in a four-way battle for the starting quarterback spot. It ended the same way. But plenty happened in between. More

  • Passing game shines in spring game

    Passing game shines in spring game

    Tennessee’s offense clearly benefited from the eight early enrollees it added in January, particularly in the passing game. The improvement was obvious Saturday afternoon. More

  • Nation's Top ATH Sees Vols Again

    Nation's Top ATH Sees Vols Again

    Time with Butch Jones, players on the team and a couple local connections highlighted Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage Top50 prospect Brian Cole's second visit to Knoxville last week. More

  • Notes: Defense plays 'much better'

    Notes: Defense plays 'much better'

    UT’s defense struggled during its first two spring scrimmages, and the Vols heard plenty about it from coach Butch Jones’ staff. They did something about it Saturday. More

  • Saturday scrimmage observations

    Saturday scrimmage observations

    Tennessee held its third scrimmage of the spring Saturday at Neyland Stadium, and govols247 was there to see it all. Here are a few quick observations from the scrimmage. More

  • Physicality next step for Sutton

    Physicality next step for Sutton

    Cam Sutton wasn't just good last season. He was a Freshman All-American. But Tennessee's budding star cornerback said one particular aspect of his game can and will improve. More

  • Notes: Injury not holding back Lane

    Notes: Injury not holding back Lane

    Tennessee running back Marlin Lane still is wearing a cast on his left hand and wrist because of an injury he suffered last month, but it's not affecting him on the field. More

  • Notes: Gilliam challenging Blair

    Notes: Gilliam challenging Blair

    Dontavius Blair opened spring practice earlier this month working with Tennessee’s first-team offensive line at left tackle, but he’s now facing some competition. More

  • Saturday scrimmage observations

    Saturday scrimmage observations

    Tennessee held its second scrimmage of the spring Saturday at Neyland Stadium, and govols247 was there to see it all. Here are a few quick observations from the scrimmage. More

  • Notes: QBs make big plays, mistakes

    Notes: QBs make big plays, mistakes

    All four of Tennessee’s scholarship quarterbacks had their moments Friday afternoon during the Vols’ first spring scrimmage. But they all made their share of mistakes, too. More

  • Friday scrimmage observations

    Friday scrimmage observations

    Tennessee held its first scrimmage of the spring Friday afternoon, and govols247 was there to check out all of the action. Here are some quick observations from the scrimmage. More

  • Pearson, Malone drawing praise

    Pearson, Malone drawing praise

    Receivers Von Pearson and Josh Malone brought high expectations when they arrived in January as two of Tennessee's 14 early enrollees, and they haven’t disappointed so far. More

  • Foreman happy for 'humbling' start

    Foreman happy for 'humbling' start

    A "humbling" freshman season wasn't easy for Malik Foreman, but it didn't break the Vols cornerback from Upper East Tennessee. In fact, he thinks it helped him. More

  • North working, staying 'grounded'

    North working, staying 'grounded'

    Marquez North's first media interview as a Tennessee player — which came Saturday morning — did nothing to dispute the star sophomore receiver's reputation for being humble. More

  • Live updates: Spring practice No. 2

    Live updates: Spring practice No. 2

    The Tennessee football team practiced Saturday morning, and govols247’s Wes Rucker and Ryan Callahan were on Haslam Field to take in the action. More

  • Notes: Vols seeking identity

    Notes: Vols seeking identity

    There are plenty of things Tennessee is hoping to accomplish during spring practice this year, but Vols coach Butch Jones says it all starts with developing an identity. More

  • Vols' Howard on 'leave of absence'

    Vols' Howard on 'leave of absence'

    Leading returning receiver Pig Howard is on an indefinite “leave of absence” from the Tennessee football program, Vols coach Butch Jones told govols247 on Tuesday. More

  • Pre-Spring Primer: Receiver

    Pre-Spring Primer: Receiver

    Let’s continue our spring primer by looking at Tennessee's receivers — a group that suddenly looks much more dynamic than it was in 2013. More

  • Grading the class: Offense

    Grading the class: Offense

    In the first half of this two-part series, govols247 will examine Tennessee's 2014 class with a position-by-position breakdown of its incoming signees on offense. More

  • Vols' ten most talented

    Vols' ten most talented

    Let’s look at recruiting rankings and identify Tennessee’s ten most talented players, according to the 247Sports and 247Composite rankings. More

  • The govols247 Awards: Offense

    The govols247 Awards: Offense

    Let’s take a quick look back at Tennessee’s 2013 football season and present our annual govols247 awards on the offensive side of the ball. More

  • Early enrollees: Impact analysis

    Early enrollees: Impact analysis

    Take a closer look at the 14 early enrollees in Tennessee's 2014 recruiting class, how the Vols plan to use them on the field and their chances of earning early playing time. More

  • Army Bowl: Monday East Top 11

    Army Bowl: Monday East Top 11

    The first East practice of the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl featured stellar showings by a pair of elite defensive tackles and two running backs committed to Georgia. More

  • Top 10 Moments of 2013: No. 1

    Top 10 Moments of 2013: No. 1

    Let’s conclude our look at the top 10 moments of Butch Jones’ first season with the Tennessee football team at No. 1. More

  • Top 10 Moments of 2013: No. 7

    Top 10 Moments of 2013: No. 7

    Let’s continue our look at the top 10 moments of Butch Jones’ first season with the Tennessee football team at No. 7. More

  • Top 10 Moments of 2013: No. 10

    Top 10 Moments of 2013: No. 10

    Let’s start our look at the top 10 moments of Butch Jones’ first season with the Tennessee football team at No. 10. More

  • Strong finale pushing Young forward

    Strong finale pushing Young forward

    Football seasons come and go just like that. It’s easy to forget performances like Devrin Young’s against Kentucky were at one point supposed to be the norm this season. More

  • Dobbs confident heading into 2014

    Dobbs confident heading into 2014

    Josh Dobbs said nothing this season would have rattled his confidence going forward, but the Vols' freshman quarterback admitted feeling some relief after ending 2013 well. More

  • Five Answers: Vols 27, Kentucky 14

    Five Answers: Vols 27, Kentucky 14

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — We listed five of the most crucial questions Tennessee had to answer in Saturday's game at Kentucky. Here’s how UT answered them in a 27-14 win. More

  • The Postgame 2-4-7: Vols top Cats

    The Postgame 2-4-7: Vols top Cats

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Let’s take a look at the biggest moments, players and stats from Tennessee’s win at Kentucky on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium with The Postgame 2-4-7. More

  • What We Learned: Vols win at UK

    What We Learned: Vols win at UK

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Let’s take a look at what we learned from Tennessee’s 27-14 win over Kentucky on Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium. More

  • Five Questions: Vols at Kentucky

    Five Questions: Vols at Kentucky

    Let's look at five of the most important questions Tennessee hopes to answer in tonight's season finale at longtime, border-state rival Kentucky. More

  • Bold predictions: Vols-Kentucky

    Bold predictions: Vols-Kentucky

    Staff writers Wes Rucker and Ryan Callahan offer their bold predictions for what will happen during Tennessee's season finale Saturday night at Kentucky. More

  • The Matchups: Vols-Kentucky

    The Matchups: Vols-Kentucky

    Final game predictions will come later in the week, but let’s start looking at how Tennessee matches up with Saturday's opponent — the Kentucky Wildcats. More

  • Notes: North still sidelined

    Notes: North still sidelined

    Tennessee freshman wide receiver Marquez North didn't participate in the Vols' practice Tuesday because of the ankle injury that sidelined him Saturday against Vanderbilt. More

  • Dobbs: Vandy performance 'annoying'

    Dobbs: Vandy performance 'annoying'

    Joshua Dobbs wasn’t “frustrated” by the performance of Tennessee’s passing game in a 14-10 loss to Vanderbilt. The freshman quarterback said it was a bit "annoying," though. More

  • Notes: Jones talks depth issues

    Notes: Jones talks depth issues

    First-year football coach Butch Jones again referenced Tennessee’s depth issues, citing them Monday as a major problem that has bothered his team down the stretch. More

  • Notes: Dobbs still starting

    Notes: Dobbs still starting

    Joshua Dobbs didn't have a great game against Vanderbilt, but Butch Jones said he's sticking with his true freshman quarterback for Saturday's season finale at Kentucky. More

  • Notes: UT passing game struggles

    Notes: UT passing game struggles

    With freshman receiver Marquez North sidelined in the first quarter by an ankle injury, Tennessee’s passing game struggled Saturday in the Vols' 14-10 loss to Vanderbilt. More

  • The Postgame 2-4-7: UT-Vanderbilt

    The Postgame 2-4-7: UT-Vanderbilt

    Take a look at the biggest moments, players and stats from Tennessee’s 14-10 loss to in-state rival Vanderbilt on Saturday night at Neyland Stadium with The Postgame 2-4-7. More

  • The Matchups: Vols-Vanderbilt

    The Matchups: Vols-Vanderbilt

    Final game predictions will come later in the week, but let’s start looking at how Tennessee matches up with Saturday's opponent, the Vanderbilt Commodores. More

  • Continuity an edge for Commodores

    Continuity an edge for Commodores

    Of the many challenges Tennessee could face against Vanderbilt on Saturday night in Neyland Stadium, chief among them could be the Commodores' continuity. More

  • Notes: North continues to improve

    Notes: North continues to improve

    Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian and wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni said freshman receiver Marquez North has continued to improve throughout the season. More

  • The Postgame 2-4-7: UT-Auburn

    The Postgame 2-4-7: UT-Auburn

    Take a look at the biggest moments, players and stats from Tennessee’s 55-23 loss to seventh-ranked Auburn on Saturday at Neyland Stadium with The Postgame 2-4-7. More

  • Bold predictions: Tennessee-Auburn

    Bold predictions: Tennessee-Auburn

    Staff writers Wes Rucker and Ryan Callahan offer their bold predictions for what will happen during Tennessee's homecoming game Saturday against seventh-ranked Auburn. More

  • The Matchups: Vols-Auburn

    The Matchups: Vols-Auburn

    Final game predictions will come later in the week, but let’s start looking at how Tennessee matches up with Saturday's opponent — the seventh-ranked Auburn Tigers. More

  • Notes: Familiar foe for UT coaches

    Notes: Familiar foe for UT coaches

    Tennessee assistant coaches Tommy Thigpen and Willie Martinez both coached at Auburn last year, and they’ll face their former team Saturday when the Vols take on the Tigers. More

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