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  1. Per the Associated Press: Tennessee's athletic budget for 2020-21 assumes the Volunteers will have fans in the stands for football games, but it still includes a $10.1 million cut in overall revenue. University of Tennessee president Randy Boyd said reducing the number of fans further because of the coronavirus pandemic would have a "significant impact" on the budget. But Boyd said Friday that Tennessee is financially prepared to handle any problems. Tennessee projects a drop of 19.4% with $29.8 million in revenue from athletic ticket sales. That would be down $7.1 million from the $37 million taken in over 2019-20. John Compton, chairman of the UT Board of Trustees, said that estimate is appropriate for now. He also said Tennessee will be able to handle it if ticket revenue winds up even 50% lower. The Volunteers won their final six games last season under coach Jeremy Pruitt. They are scheduled to host Florida and Alabama, which are traditionally big draws for fans. Athletic director Phillip Fulmer has said Tennessee is expecting to fill Neyland Stadium this season and will adjust as needed.
  2. So happy that Jennings caught on and got a deal. I think he will be a good NFL player if utilized correctly. Kyle Shanahan is a perfect coach for getting the most out of him.
  3. Bill Bender of Sporting News released the outlet’s preseason All-American team for 2020 Thursday, and two Vols offensive linemen made the list. Senior guard Trey Smith was a first-teamer, and transfer junior Cade Mays was a second-teamer. Mays, who came from the Georgia Bulldogs, expects to receive an eligibility waiver to play this year. Smith shocked the world by choosing to return for his senior season earlier this year. Here’s a bit of what Bender wrote about Smith as a first-teamer. It is true that Tennessee football has a shockingly deep offensive line this year. In his three years on Rocky Top, Smith has started two full seasons at guard. Both times, he earned First-team All-SEC, and he also was a Freshman All-American in 2017. The one year Smith didn’t earn All-SEC, in 2018, he moved over to left tackle while adjusting to the pro-style offense that Jeremy Pruitt brought in. However, he still likely would have earned such honors if his season was not cut short due to the blood clots in his lungs. Simply put, Smith provides an insane level of talent and versatility that very few linemen across the country provide. This will be the first time since he arrived on Rocky Top that he takes over the same position the same system for a second straight year. As a result, the potential is through the roof for the 6’6″ 335-pound Jackson, Tenn. native. Sporting News: Two Tennessee football OL preseason All-Americans ALLFORTENNESSEE.COM Trey Smith and Cade Mays were the Tennessee football Volunteers offensive linemen. From having a historically bad offensive line in 2018 to one that had to...
  4. CBS Sports says oddsmakers are overlooking the Tennessee football Volunteers. It’s safe to say that Tennessee football is not high on any oddsmaker’s list to win the national title, the SEC or even the SEC East this year. Heck, based on data from the ESPN FPI, it’s clear that setting their win total above seven games will be unlikely. Well, Ben Kercheval of CBS Sports appears to be higher on the Vols than others, or at least he’s higher on the Vols than Las Vegas. Kercheval listed his undervalued team for ever Power Five conference, and Rocky Top was his pick for the SEC. With odds to win the SEC reported at +10000, picking Tennessee football could certainly be a a lottery ticket. Here is a bit of what Kercheval said about why the Vols should still not be overlooked as a long shot despite a tougher schedule and no proven breakout stars. Joining the Vols were the Pittsburgh Panthers for the ACC, the Purdue Boilermakers for the Big Ten, Baylor Bears for the Big 12 and the Cal Golden Bears for the Pac-12. So while they are considered a great undervalued team on one hand, Vol fans won’t be happy about being compared to such programs like that in other conferences. However, there is less competition to win those conferences, so its easier to undervalue mediocre teams. In the SEC, elite teams can obviously finish middle of the road. That’s not to say the Vols will be elite, but it does say there is more worth to them being undervalued than Pitt, for instance, being undervalued when everybody knows the Clemson Tigers will win the ACC. An underrated aspect of Tennessee football this year is that while the schedule is tough, the Vols do get the Florida Gators and Alabama Crimson Tide at home. Nobody should ever pick them to beat either team, but they played Alabama tough last year in the fourth quarter. What happens if they run the table at home in Jeremy Pruitt’s third year? Tennessee football named SEC’s undervalued team for 2020 ALLFORTENNESSEE.COM CBS Sports says oddsmakers are overlooking the Tennessee football Volunteers. It's safe to say that Tennessee football is not high on any oddsmaker's list ...
  5. I am surprised Gault wasn't already in there. Still would be nice to get these guys in. Also HEY everyone! Glad to see Voltalk is still alive!
  6. LCountyVol

    Voltalk check in

    Checking in. I haven't been around for a while. No sports to really talk about. Glad to see most of you are ok and let's hope we have a good season coming up.
  7. With National Signing Day over, Tennessee football secured a top 10 recruiting class. But the crazy part about that is the Volunteers may not be done. Think about how crazy this is. A late surge that started in the Early Signing Period and ended with two big signings on National Signing Day, including one recruit that flipped from the Florida State Seminoles, Tennessee football secured its first top 10 recruiting class since 2015. That alone is insane. The Vols have the No. 8 ranked class on Rivals, and the best part of their class is that the most highly touted player is a quarterback, five-star Harrison Bailey. Since quarterback is obviously the most important position on the field, Jeremy Pruitt secured a top 10 class where it counts. Add in the transfers of Cade Mays, Velus Jones Jr. and Miles Jones, and Tennessee football’s recruiting class looks even better. It is a backdoor top five class. The crazy part is, though, they may not even be done. With all this momentum, the Vols are still targeting five-star Zachary Evans. A 6’0″ 195-pound running back from Houston, Evans was let out of his LOI with the Georgia Bulldogs, but that prevented him from being able to sign with anybody on Wednesday. As a result, he kept his recruitment open, which makes sense. Georgia is still a favorite, but the Texas A&M Aggies and Ole Miss Rebels are in play with Lane Kiffin as well. UT, though, has a great inside track to the guy. Pruitt has been going heavily after Evans for a while. As that was happening, he lured away Evans’ primary recruiter at Texas A&M, Jay Graham, to join his staff as running backs coach. So in that sense, the Vols doubled their advantage. Now, Evans may not commit and sign until March. Read on: https://allfortennessee.com/2020/02/06/tennessee-football-vols-top-10-class-2020/
  8. Vandy Candy can go right back to sucking. They have the most sanctimonious, obnoxious, think they're crap don;t stink attitude around. They have a few decent years and now they are all that. Get used to being a celler dweller all the time again.
  9. LCountyVol

    What are you expecting tomorrow

    I think we see some BIG surprises tomorrow. I am confident in Pruitt so they will get what they need not what brings the recruiting ranking higher
  10. rut roh Former Penn State football player Isaiah Humphries filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the university, coach James Franklin and former teammate Damion Barber. The suit alleges that Humphries was subject to hazing brought on by Barber, linebacker Micah Parsons, defensive lineman Yetur Gross-Matos and linebacker Jesse Luketa and that the coaching staff was aware of the hazing and did not protect Humphries. The allegations include instances when the named players collectively orchestrated, directed and facilitated a campaign to harass and haze underclassmen on the Penn State football team. The hazing alleged in the suit includes the participants stating that they intended to make the underclassmen "their bitch because this is a prison." The participants allegedly referenced former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky -- who is serving a 30- to 60-year prison term for sexually abusing children -- by saying, "I am going to Sandusky you." The actions included wrestling underclassmen to the ground while maintaining restraint, simulating a "humping" action; wrestling underclassmen to the ground while another participant placed his genitals on the face of underclassmen; and instances of the participants placing their genitals on the buttocks of the alleged victims and stroking their genitalia. Penn State released a statement later Tuesday, making note of its own investigation into the matter, emphasizing that charges were not filed. "The university has established processes in place for responding to claims of potential misconduct. In accordance with our processes, the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response and the Office of Student Conduct carried out investigations of the plaintiff's claims independent from Intercollegiate Athletics," the school said. "In addition, Penn State police investigated related allegations and forwarded the results of that investigation to the Office of the Centre County District Attorney. The DA reviewed the case and decided that no charges would be pursued." Read more on ESPN: Former Nittany Lions player files federal lawsuit against James Franklin, Penn State for hazing WWW.ESPN.COM Former Penn State football player Isaiah Humphries alleges in a federal lawsuit that he was subject to graphic hazing brought on by Nittany Lions teammates and that the coaching staff was aware of the situation yet didn't protect him. Read more
  11. Hell Jennings, Palmer and Callaway and the someone like Lawerence..... yeah wow just wow
  12. Interesting take. I wouldn't say complete but the transformation has been incredible and they are almost there, Tennessee football: Jeremy Pruitt’s rebuild of Vols in the trenches is complete ALLFORTENNESSEE.COM Rebuilding the Volunteers' offensive and defensive line was a big project for Jeremy Pruitt as Tennessee football's head coach. His work is complete. When ...
  13. Holy Chit! Man things are changing quick in the SEC. Kiffin VS Leach next year should be interesting
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