Future is Bright for Tennessee Football

By Alex Norman After winning eight games in the regular season for the first time since 2007, Tennessee has momentum going into the bowl game. More importantly, there are a lot of reasons for Vols fans to be excited about the 2016 season, and it isn’t just manufactured hype. The Vols will return a ton […]

Q&A with Tennessee’s Rick Barnes

By Alex Norman Hard to believe that basketball season is already here. New Tennessee men’s coach Rick Barnes has already coached his first game for the Vols. Recently we had the chance to catch up with the long time Texas coach, and found out what he expects in his first year on Rocky Top. Alex […]

Butch’s Blunders

By Alex Norman We are nearly 2 ½ seasons into the Butch Jones era of Tennessee football and one thing is becoming abundantly clear. Jones’s game day limitations are costing the Vols. Dearly. In 2013 it was the Georgia and Vanderbilt games.  In 2014 it was the Florida game. And this season it is the […]

Dial It Down a Notch, Big Orange County

By Alex Norman The atmosphere at Neyland Stadium was electric. The decibel level was at a record level. Personally, I had never seen anything like it in college sports, as Vols fans gave everything they had, including a day or two of vocal cord quality, when Tennessee hosted Oklahoma. The only thing missing was a […]

Q&A With Tennessee Quarterback Joshua Dobbs

By Alex Norman Alex Norman:  What are you trying to improve on? Joshua Dobbs:  It is constant improvement at the QB position. Timing, rhythm and spacing with the receivers…  that just comes with more reps on the practice field, throwing routes during and after practice and also making sure I am on the same page […]

Tennessee at SEC Media Days

  By Alex Norman Football season might not officially begin for the Tennessee Volunteers until September 5th, but last week’s appearance at SEC Media Days certainly marks the unofficial start to the 2015 campaign. Over 1000 credentialed media members were on hand for the annual gabfest with players and the head coach for all 14 […]

Rest in Peace, Lady Vols

By Alex Norman Well, that’s it… the Lady Vols as we know them are gone… The University of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee Athletic Department, the UT Board of Trustees… they found a way to greatly diminish something that has put the University of Tennessee in a positive light for decades. The decision to eliminate […]

The Culture of Cheating

By Alex Norman When news broke this past week that the St. Louis Cardinals were being investigated by the feds for hacking into the emails of the Houston Astros, none of us should have been surprised. When news broke in January that the New England Patriots were been investigated for deflating footballs, none of us […]

Tennessee takes its lumps. Again.

By Alex Norman I give up. Seriously.  I give up. From this point forward I refuse to believe that Tennessee’s athletic department will ever be back to normal. Much like my refusal to pick the Vols to beat Florida in football, I will no longer believe that Tennessee can go a month without a public […]

Tennessee’s Wide Receivers… Ready to Make Next Step?

By Alex Norman Tennessee has long been known as Wide Receiver U.  The crop of pass catchers on the 2015 roster hopes to live up to that nickname and make a name for themselves at the same time… We start with perhaps the most dynamic of the bunch, but a player whose future at Tennessee […]