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    St. Augustine (WGV), FL / Loudon, TN (Sometimes)

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  1. RobVOL

    Alabama CB commits to Vols

    Things are looking up.
  2. RobVOL

    Vols Land DB over Texas

    Recruiting really looking good
  3. Seems the defense is getting better Intel From Tennessee Volunteers Second Preseason Scrimmage - Sports Illustrated Tennessee Volunteers News, Analysis and More WWW.SI.COM Tennessee returned to Neyland Stadium on Sunday morning for the second scrimmage of the preseason. Volunteer Country has worked together intel since the Read more
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    Who needs DeShaun Watson?

    Josh Dobbs, former Tennessee QB, impresses in first preseason action with Cleveland Browns WWW.SATURDAYDOWNSOUTH.COM Josh Dobbs is off to a solid start in the preseason.
  5. Watching Dobbs last night he looked good. I know it's preseason but he went 10-13 for 129 yards and a touchdown. I guess they adjusted it to only 108 yards passing still he looked good. Browns beat the jags.
  6. I don't think there's a Tennessee fan around that cares about the Heisman even today. That was a travesty. Still Paul Hornung over majors was even WORSE.
  7. Looks like AD white wants fans opinions on the numbers on the field and changing the font style to match the font on the jerseys. New font is winning so far
  8. Everyone can say what they want. I'll say he was a overrated QB that sucked. Just my two cents. Still here's the info Jarrett Guarantano to make NFL debut with Arizona VOLSWIRE.USATODAY.COM Former Vol quarterback Jarrett Guarantano to make NFL debut.
  9. Hey guys you got 21 more days, Make sure you get on this.
  10. One of the great outrages in Tennessee football history is the outcome of the 1997 Heisman Trophy. Peyton Manning lost out to Michigan Wolverines defensive back Charles Woodson, and the immediate conspiracy at the time was that voters affiliated with ESPN and ABC swung it. There was reason to believe that for UT fans. Chris Fowler called the outrage a “trailer park frenzy,” suggesting how little ESPN thought of Rocky Top. That actually kept College Gameday away from Knoxville in the Vols’ 1998 matchup with the Florida Gators. There was a deeper reason for the conspiracy, though. The Big Ten had been ABC’s oldest partner, dating back to when conferences could first secure TV deals in the 1980s. In 1996, ABC and ESPN merged as sister stations. That same year, the SEC on CBS began. It may be a wild conspiracy, but Fowler’s comments combined with the SEC’s partnership with what had become a competitor to ESPN didn’t make it too far-fetched. Consider that 1996 would be the last year an SEC player won the Heisman until 2007, one year before the SEC inked a historic multi-billion dollar deal to re-link with ESPN. Well, what’s happening now makes that Tennessee football theory insanely ironic. Based on a deal reached at the end of 2019, the SEC will be the flagship conference of ABC and ESPN, and that’s set to go into effect in 2024. Their relationship with CBS has come to an end. Meanwhile, John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reported earlier this week that the Big Ten would be ending its relationship with ABC after 40 years. The network will reportedly have deals with FOX, CBS and NBC, making a brilliant move to shop themselves around. All of a sudden, ESPN and ABC have a vested interest in promoting the SEC specifically, and the rest of the networks have a vested interest in promoting the Big Ten. Talk about a dramatic turn of the tide. If Tennessee football is ever cost anything in the future, it won’t be due to the network that cost Manning back in 1997. Now, there may be a question as to whether or not it favors the SEC to just be with ABC and ESPN while the Big Ten shops itself to multiple networks. However, that ESPN connection carries value. Sure, there’s Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, but despite their real flaws, ESPN is still the sports media empire. Over the years, ESPN has clearly been growing more favorable to the league. However, that adds fuel to the conspiracy, and a dramatic reversal of events suggest that. You can almost trace it exactly to that 2008 deal with the league. Remember, in 2004, the Auburn Tigers became the only team from a BCS conference to go undefeated and not play for the national title. Auburn became the only team of the BCS era to hail from a BCS conference and finish the season undefeated, including the bowl game, with no national championship. Two years later, the Florida Gators were 12-1 and SEC Champions with the No. 1 ranked strength of schedule. They had to actually beg their case to be the No. 2 team to face the Ohio State Buckeyes in the national title game over the Michigan Wolverines, who were 11-1 and had just lost to OSU. Florida won that case and blew out Ohio State for the title. The next year, their quarterback, Tim Tebow, became the first SEC Heisman winner since another Florida quarterback, Danny Wuerffel, in 1996. As mentioned, the SEC and ESPN linked up a year later, signing a 15-year deal worth over $2 billion. Things then changed. Three years after that deal, the Alabama Crimson Tide got the break that SEC fans screamed Michigan shouldn’t get in 2006. They got to face the LSU Tigers in the national championship for a rematch over the one-loss Big 12 champion Oklahoma State Cowboys, although their 21-0 win in that game proved it was the right move. Tennessee football: Conference TV deals, Peyton Manning and the irony of an old conspiracy ALLFORTENNESSEE.COM One of the great outrages in Tennessee football history is the outcome of the 1997 Heisman Trophy. Peyton Manning lost out to Michigan Wolverines defensive...
  11. Agreed. I never sleep or overlook Florida since they've owned Tennessee. Billy Napier is a damn good coach. Anyone just counting that as a win is not realistic. It's at home so maybe that'll help this year.
  12. Tennessee football’s absence from Coaches Poll ends streak dating back to 1985 ALLFORTENNESSEE.COM You know the college football preseason is fully underway when the official rankings come out, and the first of them was released Monday. The USA TODAY AFS...
  13. Interesting take. Not sure I disagree. Bottom line is until Tennessee gets back to consistent winning season tickets sales will fall. They went up but they really are just like the economy of this country. Yeah, we added thousands of jobs but we are just making up what we lost. Same logic applies here. Still read the opinion for yourself. Tennessee football’s new season-ticket sales record isn’t that impressive ALLFORTENNESSEE.COM On paper, it would seem like momentum is through the roof for Tennessee football entering Josh Heupel's second season.. According to a recent report from U... Read more