Vols Expectations Not Reached

  By Alex Norman It says something that the biggest game of the Butch Jones era at Tennessee was taking place 650 miles away between two teams that didn’t have “Vols” in their nicknames. When Florida held on to beat LSU, Tennessee’s chances of winning the SEC East for the first time in 9 years […]

The Joshua Dobbs Legacy

By Alex Norman I saw something on Twitter the other day that made me laugh out loud. To summarize, the tweeter said that Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs will not be remembered fondly by Vols fans because he never beat Alabama. Let that hot take sink in for a moment. Sure, Joshua Dobbs never beat Alabama.  […]

Anything is possible…

By Alex Norman A Cleveland franchise won a major sports championship. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series. A reality TV star will be our next President. If 2016 has proven anything to us, it is that anything is possible. So it got me thinking about things related to Tennessee and the world of sports. […]

The Problem(s) With Tennessee Football

By Alex Norman A month ago all was well in the world of Tennessee football. An 11 game losing streak to the Florida Gators was snapped with a dominant second half performance at Neyland Stadium.  The Vols then beat Georgia on an improbable “Hail Mary” pass from Joshua Dobbs to Jauan Jennings. Tennessee was 5-0 […]

SEC over the NFL, Knoxville over Nashville

By Alex Norman So a few months back some of my old college friends and I scheduled a get together in the great state of Tennessee.  The plan was to spend a couple of nights in Nashville and see an NFL game.  We settled on the middle of October and the huge Titans/Browns game. Yes. […]

Vols edge Appalachian State

By Alex Norman Well, that didn’t go as expected. The ninth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers were supposed to open the 2016 season at Neyland Stadium with a convincing win over an Appalachian State team that, on paper, doesn’t have nearly the talent level as the Vols. Instead, it was the underdog Mountaineers that outplayed their hosts for […]

Defensive Emphasis for Vols

By Alex Norman 4th and 14… It was the down and distance that many Vols fans have forever burned into their psyche. Making a stop on 4th and 14 against the Florida Gators last September not only would have snapped Tennessee’s 10 game losing streak to their rivals, but would have given the Vols the […]

Tee Higgins picks Clemson over Vols

By Alex Norman Most college football coaches love to talk about the importance of recruiting their home state, the whole “put up a wall around the borders” thing… Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has made recruiting the Volunteer state a priority since he arrived in Knoxville in December of 2012.  Getting players like Nashville’s Derek […]

The Vols are Back… Will They Be Better?

By Alex Norman   Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, and seniors Josh Dobbs, Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Cameron Sutton are in a much different situation today than the one they faced in 2013. Back then they were getting started on the rebuilding process in Knoxville… a first year coach and three freshmen trying to find a […]

Tennessee pays $2.48 million for (some) peace and quiet

By Alex Norman The ticket sales are up.  The anticipation is growing.  The car flags are back. The biggest football season in at least a decade is less than 7 weeks away.  So the last thing Tennessee wanted to do is answer question after question in the preseason about the pending Title IX lawsuit, in […]

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