KNOXVILLE — This isn’t the way Tennessee and Vanderbilt planned to finish the regular season.
No. 21 LSU (7-3, 4-2 SEC, CFP No. 20) at Tennessee (4-6, 0-6), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
NASHVILLE — A Tennessee State University football player has been dismissed from the team and expelled from the school for hitting a coach.
Tennessee interim coach Brady Hoke isn’t worrying about his own future. His focus is on the Volunteers’ seniors.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee began the season in the Top 25 and is ending it with a coaching change.
KNOXVILLE — This has been an unhappy homecoming week for Tennessee.
Volunteers coach Butch Jones didn’t specify the nature of the injury that knocked Kendrick out of the Kentucky game and will prevent the fifth-year senior from playing this week. Jones did deny a TheReadOptional.com report that indicated Jones’ staff allowed Kendrick to continue playing against Kentucky while knowing he had a concussion.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina linebacker T.J. Brunson believes the Gamecocks have their minds right in prepping for their most important Southeastern Conference game in four years.
Jones, who has a 33-26 record in five years, is making $4.1 million annually with a contract that runs through Feb. 28, 2021
Series Record: Debatable. Georgia counts a victory in 1904 and says it leads 50-43-2. Florida insists it didn’t compete at the varsity level until 1906 and calls it 49-43-2.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jonah Williams and his Alabama teammates only get a quick bus ride to soak in the pre-game atmosphere of the Alabama-Tennessee rivalry. It’s still enough to reinforce the significance to fans.
For Alabama, it’s another SEC game where anything but a decisive victory would be perceived as a letdown. Tennessee is trying to turn its fortunes around dramatically while perhaps giving a boost to coach Butch Jones’ tenuous job security.
Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Monday that “multiple factors” had led to Taylor’s suspension.
NASHVILLE — Sitting on the largest sum of campaign money among Republicans facing re-election to the Senate, few in Tennessee thought Bob Corker wouldn’t run for a third term next year. His surprise announcement Tuesday that he will retire from Congress set off a frenzy of speculation about who will try to succeed him.
Feleipe Franks heaved a 63-yard touchdown pass to Tyrie Cleveland as the clock expired, and No. 24 Florida beat 23rd-ranked Tennessee 26-20 in a wild, wacky and sometimes unwatchable rivalry game Saturday.