Gerald Riggs Jr.’s mindset

By Alex Norman Former Vols running back Gerald Riggs Jr. is preparing for another season in professional football. This winter he’s been working out with former Vols strength and conditioning coach Johnny Long. Riggs has also been seen honing his craft at the University of Tennessee football complex. When you examine what Riggs has dealt […]

After The Thrill Is Gone

By Alex Norman It was March 2005. The Tennessee Volunteers had just hired Bruce Pearl as their new men’s basketball coach, replacing Buzz Peterson. Buzz was literally the nicest guy you would ever want to meet, but simply wasn’t a good coach at high Division 1 level. I’m convinced that former Vols athletic director Doug […]

The Vols Get Three (CAK) Warriors

By Alex Norman National Signing Day is a big deal across the nation, and it was in Knoxville as well.   Locally, one of the busiest stops was just off of Dutchtown Road, at Christian Academy of Knoxville.  On Wednesday, February 6th, nine C.A.K. Warriors (boys and girls) signed National Letters of Intent in a variety […]

The Long Months Ahead (Without Football)

By Alex Norman The Super Bowl is over, and millions of football fans are asking the same question… What am I going to do with my life? Well, you could always spend more time with your family, start a new hobby, and perhaps begin taking those yoga classes you always wanted. Who am I kidding!  […]

Former Vol Heads to the Super Bowl

By Alex Norman The time Morgan Cox spent with the Vols was perhaps the most diverse period in program history. During the three seasons Cox was the starting long snapper for Tennessee, the Vols were one quarter away from an SEC championship (2007), then they fired Phillip Fulmer (2008), and that was followed by Lane […]

Peyton Manning’s Playoff Struggles

By Alex Norman On Sunday, February 3rd, Super Bowl XLVII (47 for the Greek numeral impaired) will be played in New Orleans. And Peyton Manning won’t be taking any snaps under center. It would have been a story book conclusion to a remarkable comeback.  After missing the entire 2011 season following multiple neck surgeries (the […]

Malik Foreman Chooses Vols

By Alex Norman New Tennessee head coach Butch Jones knows the importance of recruiting to the success of a football program.  So it was no surprise that he talked about recruiting in the early stages of his introductory press conference on December 7th. What was a surprise, at least compared to the reported indifference of […]

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