Brady Hoke joins Vols coach staff

By Alex Norman Tennessee will have a different look in 2017, thanks in part to some significant off season moves by Butch Jones. Four new assistants have joined the Vols coaching staff, including Brady Hoke, the former head coach at Michigan. “Right now I love my job,” said Hoke. “I don’t think we could be […]

John Currie gets the call, Vol Nation Flips Its Lid

By Alex Norman Well, it finally happened. More than 6 months had passed since Tennessee athletics director Dave Hart announced that he would be retiring, leaving behind a legacy of Title IX problems, unnecessary lawsuits that cost the University millions, a coach vetting that would have been better done by a 12 year old with google, […]

2017: Make or break for Butch Jones?

By Alex Norman Tennessee’s football coaching staff looks a lot different today as opposed to January 1st, the day after the Music City Bowl. Mike DeBord (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach), Willie Martinez (assistant head coach/defensive backs coach), Steve Stripling (associate head coach/defensive line coach) and Don Mahoney (offensive line coach) have departed. Stripling is still on […]

An Open Letter to UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport

By Alex Norman   Dear Chancellor, Good day to you and yours.  Hopefully the move to Knoxville has been a pleasant one, and the keys to your new office are working properly. Now that you are on the job I have three suggestions that will make your tenure as the Chancellor at the University of […]

Oh Atlanta… I’m so sorry…

By Alex Norman “Welcome to Atlanta where the players play… And we ride on dem thangs like every day… Big beats, hit streets, see gangsters roamin… And parties dont stop ‘til eight in the mo’nin” The modern day poet Jermaine Dupri wrote that verse in his 2002 hit single “Welcome to Atlanta.” That little ditty […]

27 New Vols in the Class of 2017

By Alex Norman Recruiting is the lifeblood of any college football program, and Tennessee is hoping that the Class of 2017 will help them get to the next level in the Southeastern Conference. The Vols certainly have their work cut out for them going into next season.  It’s no secret that Tennessee loses a lot […]

Super Bowl LI Preview

By Alex Norman It’s hard to believe, but there was a time in the world of American sports when the Super Bowl not only failed to be at the top in terms of interest from the public, but it didn’t even exist. This marks the 51st year that the Super Bowl has been a thing.  […]

Tennessee’s Search for an Athletics Director Continues

By Alex Norman Vols fans frustration at the current state of its athletic program reached such a high point last week that incredibly, the University of Tennessee actually said something publicly about the search for a new Athletics Director. This is incredible because since Dave Hart announced that he would be retiring *cough he’s really […]

Alabama loses…. Tennessee and the nation rejoice

By Alex Norman Schadenfreude: Pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. There was a lot of schadenfreude taking place last week in Knoxville and… well, just about everywhere in the world of college football. When Alabama fell to Clemson 35-31 in the national championship game, it set off wild celebrations in South Carolina of […]

An Open Letter to the University of Tennessee

By Alex Norman   Dear Sirs/Madams, Good day to you and yours on The Hill. I am a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee but I do not make donations to the college or the athletic programs so my connection to those in powerful positions is limited. Thus, the generic greeting. Please take this […]