Impact Freshman: SEC East
Isaiah Crowell, RB: He arrives in Athens with a ton of hype. Georgia has yet to find its feature back and Crowell has all the talent to be that player. Some think he could start by the midpoint of the season. He was the nation’s top running back and in 2010 he rushed for 1,721 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Malcolm Mitchell, WR: Mitchell played both sides of the ball in high school, but Georgia’s staff really likes what he could do at receiver. He’s a tremendous athlete and will get a chance to earn playing time for the fall, especially with some unproven receivers already on Georgia’s roster.
Jadeveon Clowney, DE: Clowney will enter preseason camp with a mound of expectations. He was the country’s top high school player last year, and even though there is a lot of talent on South Carolina’s defensive line, it will be hard to keep him off the field with his freakish ability. He recorded 162 tackles, including 29 tackles for loss, 29.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, six recovered fumbles and scored five touchdowns last fall.
BREAKING.....Tennessee Loses Another Defensive Lineman--Academics
KNOXVILLE NEWS- The Vols now have two less defensive tackles than they had at the end of spring. Montori Hughes, listed as a backup on the post-spring depth chart, was kicked off the team because of academic reasons earlier in the month.
Senior Rae Sykes, who went through the junior college route out of Alcoa to land a scholarship with the Vols, is not with the team “at this time” because of academic reasons, UT spokesman Jimmy Stanton confirmed Monday.
Tennessee Could Be Thin at Linebacker
KNOXVILLE NEWS- UT will also have a pair of talented freshmen vying for playing time early with A.J. Johnson and Christian Harris on campus, and sophomore Raiques Crump will also be in the mix after leaving spring with a spot on the two-deep.
Lane Kiffin and Bruce Pearl Endure NCAA Questioning
ESPN- Lane Kiffin spent 4 hours answering questions. Bruce Pearl spent 5 hours. We won't know an answer from the NCAA for 8-12 weeks.
Tennessee Faces NCAA Committee on Infractions
KNOXVILLE NEWS- The facts laid out in 12 major violations presented in the Notice of Allegations UT received in February are thorough and clear.
How the defending parties explain their roles and perceived culpability for those violations, though, promises to elicit at least a few disagreements at today's closed-door hearing, which, according to former COI members, will go as late as it has to.
Phillip Fulmer Interested in Tennessee AD Job
ESPN- Once again, Phillip Fulmer is putting his hat in the ring for a sports job. As always, he doesn't need the job but if he can help out. Check out the full story on how Phillip Fulmer is positioning himself to be the next athletic director at Tennessee.
Dooley Dismisses Hughes--
Coach Derek Dooley has dismissed Montori Hughes from Murfreesboro Tennessee. Hughes was suspended for the final regular-season game of the 2010 season because of academic reasons. Hughes played defensive tackle.
Hughes started the first five games of the 2010 season and played in all 12 games. He recorded 17 tackles, and tied a career high four tackles in his first career start against Tennessee-Martin.
Vols Hamilton Should Have Quit Last Year---Too Late to Help with NCAA Sanctions
THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL- With Kiffin’s consistently blatant ignoring of the rules and Pearl’s lying, all under the head-in-the-sand leadership of Hamilton, they should get tagged with postseason sanctions and scholarship losses in basketball, and one or the other in football.
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Our Headline June 30, 2010--EARLY LOOK: Tennessee Vols Have More Changes Coming
We predicted Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton's departure 1 year ago.
The firing of coach Phil Fulmer was a catastrophe. The hiring of Lane Kiffin as the Vol coach was mostly a nightmare.
The search for the next Vol coach was a public relations disaster.
Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl...
Breaking....Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton Resigns......Forced Out
Early news out is that Mike Hamilton has resigned. Sources say he was forced out. We predicted this day 1 year ago and its long overdue....the program needs stability.
Story will be posted as available
Vols Lose Another Linebacker---Herman Lathers Won't Be Ready for Opener
KNOXVILLE NEWS- Coach Dooley confirmed that junior linebacker Herman Lathers fractured his ankle and will need surgery which would keep him from being ready at the start of the season.
Lathers was a starter and his absense will make it tougher for the Vols who are already thin at linebacker.
Tennessee To Meet with NCAA Committee on Infractions
KNOXVILLE NEWS- AD Mike Hamilton, Bruce Pearl, Lane Kiffin and even coach Derek Dooley and all the other various parties involved in the 12 major violations levied in February’s Notice of Allegation are set to appear before the COI next weekend at the NCAA’s headquarters in Indianapolis.
It’s by no means the final step to what’s now become a 24-month process, as the COI will not deliver its rulings for at least six weeks after the hearing.
Kevin Revis Transferring from Vols
KNOXVILLE NEWS- According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, reserve offensive lineman Kevin Revis is transferring after two seasons in the program with the Vols.
UT officials have not confirmed a request from the redshirt sophomore, and Revis has not responded to a request for comment from the News Sentinel.
Revis was a finalist for Mr. Tennessee Football.
Tennessee Pays Out Nearly $10 Million----To Fired Coaches
KNOXVILLE NEWS- At one time the Vols business model worked really well. Everybody got paid and there was always a little left over.
In 6 years, UT will have paid out nearly $10 million to coaches who have been released.
Phillip Fulmer had a nearly $6 million dollar buyout. Bruce Pearl $948,728 over a 15 month period..
Tennessee Preview 2011
SCOUT- Derek Dooley threw a lot of young players to the wolves in 2010. For 2011, 8 wins is a possibility with the scrub games and the biggest game of the season will be against Florida in the Swamp on Sept 17.
RECRUITING: Gators Lead SEC East with Commitments 5-24-11
Approaching Memorial Day Weekend, the Florida Gators are leading with commitments for the SEC East:
Florida Gators 10
Georgia Bulldogs 6
Vandy Commodores 6
South Carolina Gamecocks 5
Kentucky Wildcats 3
Tennessee Volunteers 2
Will Janzen Jackson Be Back in Knoxville?
KNOXVILLE NEWS- Janzen Jackson has a promising freshman year and was one of the top safeties in the SEC. He left school after the bowl game to go home and take care of some personal issues.
Tennessee needs Janzen but Dooley is moving forward as if he won't be back...
Spring Review of SEC Football
NATIONAL FOOTBALL POST- Dave Miller looks at the big questions that need to be answered for each SEC team going into 2011.
Will Jordan Jefferson step up? Will Auburn re-load?....Is Tyler Bray the real deal?
Big Orange Caravan--Dooley Hits ChattanoogaTIMES FREE PRESS-
Coach Dooley says he has a better handle of who his team is and where they are headed and acknowledges last year was tough.....
SEC Coaches Compete in Golf Tourney for Charity
ESPN- In order by lowest scores: Derek Dooley, Houston Nutt, Steve Spurrier, Nick Saban, Dan Mullen...
RECRUITING UPDATE: SEC EAST EARLY MAY
SEC SPORTS REPORT-- SEC East verbal commitments through early May:
South Carolina 3
RECRUITING: UGA Picks Up Big Recruit--Leonard Floyd 12:54 pmSEC SPORTS REPORT-
6'4" 215 Lbs Defensive End from Eastman, Georgia. Had offers from Bama, S Carolina, Florida, Miss State
137 Tornadoes Rip Southern States--Over 200 Killed
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE- Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Virginia suffered the worst tornado in decades...
Dooley: Players Made Progress with Changing the Culture 11:15 amGOVOLSXTRA
--Priority number one was cleaning up the image of Vol football...
Vols Hire Cuonzo Martin as Basketball Coach
Tennessee wasted no time in finding a new basketball coach after firing Bruce Pearl last week.
Cuonzo Martin has been named the next basketball coach in Rocky Top. Martin had been at Missouri State for the last three seasons with a 61-41 record....
Press conference introducing the new head coach set for Monday....
Breaking.....BRUCE PEARL FIRED
University of Tennessee announced today that Bruce Pearl has been fired from the mens basketball program....
Did Tennessee Thrashing Have Anything To Do with Hamilton Calling Out Pearl?
Tennessee AD Hamilton dropped a big bomb yesterday on a sports radio station suggesting "the jury was out" on Bruce Pearl's fate....
Today, the Vols got hammered by Michigan by 30 points.....Tenn 45 Michigan 75 final....
Playing the Odds
80% chance Bruce Pearl either involuntarily resigns or is fired in the next 2 weeks
Kentucky Beats Florida for SEC Championship....
SEC Sending 5 East Teams to the Big Dance.....Kentucky, Florida, Vandy, Tennessee and Georgia....
Click on Blue Link for brackets
No More Home Barbeques for Bruce Pearl
NCAA finally completes a 22 month investigation on Tennessee basketball....no punishments stated.
Pearl was cited for impermissible contact with student-athletes during an unofficial recruiting visit, for not being ethical about the matter, for failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance, and for failing to monitor the activities of his assistant coaches.
Vols Get Heart Ripped Out in 2 OTs in Music City Bowl
Tennessee managed to implode in the 4th quarter to allow the Tar Heels a chance for a come back. With 5:16 left in the 4th, the PAT was blocked which made it a 3 point Tennessee lead.
But with 1:36 seconds left the Vols couldn't get a first down and were forced to punt the ball. A heck of a lot of chaos later and the Heels kick a field goal to send it to overtime....Final NC wins 30-27
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SEC Bowl Games
Ten SEC teams will play in postseason bowl games.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina 30 Tennessee 27– FINAL
AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Georgia 6 Central Florida 10 FINAL
Chick-fil-A Bowl – South Carolina 17 Florida State 26 FINAL– ESPN
Outback Bowl - Florida 37 Penn State 24 FINAL
Gator Bowl– Michigan 14 Mississippi State 52 FINAL--
Capital One Bowl - Alabama 49 Michigan State 7 FINAL--
Allstate Sugar Bowl - Arkansas 26. Ohio State 31 final
AT&T Cotton Bowl – Texas A&M 24 LSU 41 final
BBVA Compass Bowl – Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky – Noon ET, ESPN (Pitt favored by 3 points)
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game – Oregon vs. Auburn -8:30 pm ET, ESPN (Auburn Tigers favored by 3 points)
BREAKING---TENNESSEE BASKETBALL COACH PEARL SUSPENDED FOR 8 SEC GAMES
Bruce Pearl has been suspended for the 1st 8 SEC games for violating NCAA rules...Suspended from all team activities including meetings and game....
Commish Slive says he is "disappointed in the nature of the violations"
Southern Football TV Crew Headed to Athens
SEC SPORTS REPORT- The Southern Football TV crew is headed down to Athens, Georgia to capture the behind the scenes of the Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers. Day starts out with a sports radio interview at WUOG....
Dooley Says Vols Will Keep MovingSHREVEPORT TIMES
- Tennessee Vol Coach Derek Dooley says sometimes you do everything right and things don't fall your way. Not sure why he said it because the Vols had 13 players on the field for the final play of the game...which they won and then lost.....
What Happened to Rocky Top Tennessee??
ESPN- Former Vols Coach Phillip Fulmer says its hard to watch the Tennessee program in its current condition. A lot of people believe the decline started with Fulmer....Read on
Vols Hit Hard with Adversity Against OregonSHELBY TIMES-GAZETTE-
The Vols opened up with a 13-3 lead and then the bottom fell out. Oregon cranked it up a notch and reeled off 45 unanswered points to win the game 48-13...
VOLS FINE PEARL--NCAA Still InvestigatingTHE TENNESSEAN
- It's been a rough 48 hours in Knoxville. UT Basketball coach Bruce Pearl confessed he had mislead the NCAA with his answers to their questions. AD Mike Hamilton reduced his pay by $1.5 million dollars...
Dooley Runs Mock Game in NeylandKNOXVILLE NEWS-
New Tennessee Coach Derek Dooley wants to see how it all would work on game day. So the Vols did a mock run of a pre-game and game to make the opening game run smoother...
Southern Temperatures Scorching Players for Two a Days
Current Temperatures 5:58 pm Eastern Time
Tuscaloosa, AL 102*, Starkville, MS 100*,Columbia, SC 96*,
Fayetteville, AR 95*, Athens, GA 94*,Auburn, AL 93*
Oxford, MS 91*, Lexington, KY 91*,Baton Rouge, LA 86*
Gainesville, FL 85*, Knoxville, TN 84*,Nashville, TN 75*
Dooley Says "No Release" for Bryce BrownESPN-
Derek Dooley is drawing a line in the sand and the #1 running back recruit from 2009 is finding out the hard way how Dooley conducts his business...
Dooley Changing Culture in Rocky TopSEC SPORTS REPORT
- New Tennessee coach Derek Dooley has made a lot of changes in Knoxville and believes in his system which credits former coaches, parents and hard work...
Breaking News--Bar Brawl in Knoxville
ESPN- The early news has starting safety Darren Myles Jr behind bars for resisting arrest and dismissed from the football team....
Dooley Sticks KiffinTHE TENNESSEAN
- Tennessee Vol coach Derek Dooley raided Southern Cal's roster and picked up a recruit willing to transfer. In the process, Dooley got cheers from every SEC fan in the country....
TOP NEWS: Dooley Changes Recruiting Strategy for VolsESPN-
The state of Tennessee borders eight states. Dooley believes the recruiting efforts should no longer be nationwide but within 300 miles of Knoxville....
Dooley Following Saban's SystemsNBC SPORTS-
Derek Dooley learned how to manage a football program from one the greatest college football coaches of all time. Unfortunately, Dooley will have to go head-to-head against his former mentor....
Athlon Sports SEC Football Predictions 2010
SEC EAST SEC WEST
1) Florida 1) Alabama
2) Georgia 2) Arkansas
3) South Carolina 3) Auburn
4) Tennessee 4) LSU
5) Kentucky 5) Ole Miss
6) Vanderbilt 6) Mississippi State
Dooley and Orange Caravan Visit Columbia--Within Stone's Throw of Spurrier's OfficeKNOXVILLE NEWS-
Coach Derek Dooley met with a group of Vol faithful just outside the shadows of Williams-Brice stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. Dooley acknowledged there is work to do to re-build the program...
Dooley Assessment: Vols Lack Experience and Depth
THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL-- Coach Derek Dooley figured out pretty quickly with only 75 scholarship players on the roster that their could be depth issues for the Vols.
With a new offensive line, quarterback and backfield, you might as well have a new head coach to make it full circle...
Mr. College Football Picks Florida To Win SEC East in 2010ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION-
Tony Barnhart breaks down the SEC East in early May to give us something to chew on until 2 a days get cranked up. No real surprises for how Mr. College Football sees the SEC East....
ITS OFFICIAL--DOOLEY IS A VOL--He Has $$ in the Game NowSEC SPORTS REPORT
- Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley made it official. He bought a house in West Knox county and dropped down $2.24 million on an estate and 13 acres......Derek must plan on staying for awhile and doesn't seem to be worried about having to sell a mansion in Tennessee if it gets Rocky.....
1ST ROUND PICKS NFL DRAFT
#5 Eric Berry, Tennessee - DB - to Kansas City Chiefs
#7 Joe Haden, Florida - DB
-to Cleveland Browns
#8 Rolando McClain, Alabama
- LB - to Oakland Raiders
#18 Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
- C - to Pittsburgh Steelers
#20 Kareem Jackson, Alabama
- DB - to Houston Texans
#25 Tim Tebow, Florida - QB
- to Denver Broncos
#26 Dan Williams, Tennessee - DT - to Arizona Cardinals
BREAKING--Tennessee Safety Darren Myles Jr ArrestedKNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL-
Just hours after the Orange and White game, one of the stars found trouble and is now facing charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest...
What Happened in the Vols Spring Game??BLEACHER REPORT-
Joel Barker watched the Spring game and came away scratching his head. The Vols have gone through a lot of transition but there is much to be concerned about with a inexperienced offensive line and a new quarterback...
Emerging SEC Quarterbacks for 2010ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
- Tony Barnhardt takes a closer look at the quarterbacks who will taking the snaps in 2010. Barnhardt believes there are only 2 solid qbs....read full story
Another Tennessee Vol Transferring- Senior Quarterback StephensCHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS-
Another Tennessee Vol is leaving the program. Senior quarterback Nick Stephens was getting concerned that the competition was getting to close. Stephens wants playing time and there were no guarantees in Knoxville....
Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron in California (HUMOR VIDEO)SEC SPORTS REPORT-
We caught up with Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron in California and wanted SEC fans to know what they are doing. The two are in a private restaurant right arriving in Los Angelos...
SEC Coaching Seats Getting WarmSCOUT-
At this point, it doesn't look like any SEC coaches jobs are in danger for 2010 but a few have seats getting warm. Check out the latest on the 12 SEC coaches and where they rank going into the Spring of 2010...
Vols Give Dooley Big Contract, Big Buyout ClauseTENNESSEAN
- The Vols gave themselves some insurance that their new coach would not bolt like Kiffin. In the process, Coach Dooley joined the SEC Millionaires Club and probably at least three years in Knoxville...
Tennessee Football--Quick Look from ESPNESPN-
Tennessee has all its wide receivers returning but wil be starting over with its offensive line. Chris Low takes a closer look at what is happening with Rocky Top in football...
Final 8: Tennessee 69 Michigan State 70ESPN-
Michigan State was pesky and would not go away for the Vols. In the end, the Vols made a good run but are headed home. Pat Forde breaks down the final game for the Vols...
Lots of Transition in Knoxville for VolsAJC-
Three coaches in three years is tough on players. Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley are just about opposites. Tony Barnhart takes a closer look at the cost of transition in Rocky Top...Check out all the latest SEC Football news at SEC Sports Report...
Tennessee BEATS Ohio State 76-73....FINALESPN-
The Tennessee Vols are headed to the Big 8. In a game that seemed fairly even, the Vols stepped it up at the end when the pressure was the greatest...
Tennessee Football Starts Spring Again with New CoachKNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL
- Derek Dooley wants to earn the trust of his players and his approach is a lot different from Kiffin...
Tony Barnhardt Top 5 Questions about SEC EastAJC-
Mr. College Football Tony Barnhardt answers 5 big questions about the SEC East in the Spring of 2010...
Kentucky Dominates Wake ForestESPN-
Kentucky put on a clinic against Wake Forest and proved they are one of the best teams in the country headed to the Sweet 16....
Tennessee Beats Ohio 83-68--Headed to Sweet 16ESPN
- Tennessee returns to the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years. Prince had 18 points in Saturday's game...
ESPN Breaks Down the SEC Running Backs 2010ESPN-
Chris Low breaks down the top running backs in the SEC for 2010...
Running Back Bryce Brown Leaving VolsUSA TODAY
- Citing personal reasons, Tennessee Vols #1 recruit from 2009 says he will leave Knoxville after the team's first practice...
Tennessee Tops San Diego State 62-59AP-
Tennessee had their hands full on Thursday night against a tenacious San Diego team that took the game to the wire...
MARCH MADNESS BracketESPN-
The SEC has two teams left and we're down to the Sweet 16. Kentucky is dominating everybody and Tennessee has proven they can beat anybody on any given day...
Tennessee Levels LSU 59-49SEC Sports
- Tennessee had a sluggish first half but Wayne Chism and company pulled out the victory in the 2nd half...
SEC Mens Basketball Tournament ScheduleESPN
- Its March Madness. We found the brackets listed for you so you can pick a winner.
Talking SEC Football in Early MarchSEC SPORTS REPORT
-SEC Analyst Jay Holgate talks SEC Football with FOX Sports Radio's Paul Chestnutt and Dr. Z in Pensalcola, Florida..
Holgate Signs With Football Speakers GroupSEC SPORTS REPORT
-Jay Holgate has joined Football Speakers
as a professional speaker. Jay is an SEC sports writer and motivational speaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...
POLL: Who Will Win the SEC East in Football in 2010?SEC SPORTS REPORT
- Fan feedback. Tell us who you think will win SEC football in the East in 2010...
SEC East Breakdown 2010 SchedulesSCOUT
- See who has the toughest schedule in the East, best case record for 2010 and worst case scenario....
Derek Dooley New Tennessee CoachSEC SPORTS REPORT
- Tennessee has named a new head football coach and its Derek Dooley...