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Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/29/14)

The Vols continue their open quarterback battle in preparation of Saturday's game at South Carolina. Get the latest in the #VolReport: Vols Ready For Gamecocks

Tennessee's run game had its best game of the season against a stout defense with 181 yards vs. Alabama. Freshman Jalen Hurd's Confidence Bolstered Run Game

Also on UTSports.com: 

Coverage from the media includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Malone's wait for first TD ends against Alabama
- Global Post: Tennessee - TeamReport
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Decision on Worley is put on hold
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jackson ready for South Carolina
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT still can crack top 25 -- for defense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: North: Constant rehab repaired sore back
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols exploring OL combinations
- Tricities Sorts.com: Vol Report: Vols Ready for Gamecocks

News on South Carolina includes:
- Gamecocks Online: Football Game Week Central
- Associated Press: Altered goals at South Carolina
- Greenville News: Gamecocks to wear black?
- Spartanburg Herald Journal: Spurrier spreads the blame for loss to Auburn

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 29)

On Oct. 29, 2005, Tennessee retired No. 16 in honor of Peyton Manning at the game vs. South Carolina.


All-time, the Vols are 10-5 on Oct. 29 with the last win coming on Oct. 29, 1994, 31-22 over the Gamecocks.

OCTOBER 29 (10-5)
1903 L, 0-24 South Carolina
1910 W, 17-0 Howard (N) @ Birmingham, Alabama.
1921 L, 0-14 Vanderbilt
1927 W, 42-0 VIRGINIA
1932 W, 16-13 DUKE
1949 W, 35-6 No. 13 North Carolina
1955 W, 48-7 North Carolina
1960 W, 27-14 NORTH CAROLINA
1966 W, 38-7 Army (N) @ Memphis, Tennessee.
1983 W, 7-0 Rutgers
1994 W, 31-22 South Carolina
2005 L, 15-16 SOUTH CAROLINA
2011 L, 3-14 No. 14 SOUTH CAROLINA

Q&A With SEC Network's Dane Bradshaw

The SEC's Sean Cartell sat down with VFL and SEC Network basketball analyst Dane Bradshaw for a Q&A on the upcoming SEC season:

As a Tennessee alum, what do you think of the hire of Donnie Tyndall as men's basketball head coach?

"I love the hire and I love it even more after spending some time with him. The fact that he's won at multiple places that aren't traditional basketball powerhouses, I think is really good. He's got discipline in his program and his guys are buying in. He's got a lot of work to do, but I think that he'll do really well. The Knoxville community is really excited about him."

Inside The T - Tuesday's Look Ahead

Tennessee Football returns to the practice field this afternoon for as prep for Saturday's trip to South Carolina shifts into high gear. Complete post-practice coverage including news, notes and interviews with Butch Jones and selected players can be found right here at UTSports.com when practice wraps up around 6:20.

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/28/14)

Butch Jones met with the media on Monday as he previewed the Vols' game at South Carolina. Jones updated the quarterback situation and more: Media Monday: Jones Previews SC Game

Also on Monday, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Cameron Sutton and Matt Darr spoke with the media: Media Monday: Players Preview SC Game.

Darr is the subject of this feature by Brian Rice as the senior punter has shown great improvement as the 2014 season has progressed: Darr Making Most Of Final Opportunity.

Here's a look at coverage from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Jones not yet declaring Dobbs the starter
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols eager for third-down redemption
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Dobbs working toward 'crown'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: No rush on quarterback questions
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Mahoney: Line's play 'building block'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Going East could get Vols going
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Offensive line starters still unsettled
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: 'Best five will play' on Vols' OL
- TricitiesSports.com: Vols Find Hope in Loss to Bama
- UT Daily Beacon: Questioning quarterbacks

News out of South Carolina includes: 

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 28)

The Vols won a high-scoring 45-39 contest at LSU on Oct. 28, 1989. More than 900 total yards of total offense were piled up. Chuck Webb ran for 132 yards while Andy Kelly threw for 180.

On Oct. 28, 2000, the Vols upset No. 17 South Carolina, in Columbia, 17-14. Travis Henry's TD with 26 seconds left in regulation gave the Vols the upset win. He ran for 115 yards and both of the Vols TDs in the game. 

OCTOBER 28 (13-4)
1899 L, 0-51 University of the South
1905 L, 6-11 University of the South
1911 L, 0-16 North Carolina State
1916 W, 24-0 Florida (N) @ Tampa, Florida.
1922 W, 49-0 MISSISSIPPI
1933 W, 13-6 FLORIDA
1939 W, 17-0 MERCER
1944 W, 26-7 CLEMSON
1950 W, 27-20 WASHINGTON & LEE
1961 W, 20-7 CHATTANOOGA
1972 W, 34-2 HAWAI'I
1978 L, 21-34 Mississippi State (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1989 W, 45-39 Louisiana State
1995 W, 56-21 SOUTH CAROLINA
2000 W, 17-14 No. 17 South Carolina
2006 W, 31-24 South Carolina

#NFLVols Week 8 Recap

In the win over San Diego, Peyton Manning threw his 90th career game with at least three touchdown passes. He as thrown a touchdown pass in 46 consecutive games and has thrown two-plus touchdowns in all seven games to start the year, marking only the eighth time in NFL history. 

Arian Foster ran for his sixth game of over 100 yards. In the last four games, Foster has accounted for at least one touchdown. He had three touchdowns with 151 rushing yards on Sunday. Justin Hunter also recorded a touchdown in the loss to the Texans.

As expected, James Stone made the start at center for the Falcons while they played in Wembley. 

Name Position Team Result Stats
Robert Ayers DE New York Giants BYE BYE
Eric Berry DB Kansas City Chiefs Def. St. Louis 34-7 Inactive, injured
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Chiefs Def. St. Louis 34-7 Injured Reserve
Britton Colquitt P Denver Broncos Def. San Diego 35-21 4 punts, 40.5 avg., 3 inside the 20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Chiefs Def. St. Louis 34-7 4 punts, 45.5 avg., 3 inside the 20
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Ravens Lost to Cincinnati 27-24 Injured Reserve
Arian Foster RB Houston Texans Def. Tennessee 30-16 151 yds. rushing, 22 yds. receiving, 3 TDs
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Steelers Def. Indianapolis 51-34 Started at LG
Zach Fulton G Kansas City Chiefs Def. St. Louis 34-7 Started at RG
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Saints Def. Green Bay 44-23 Played at OLB
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Titans Lost to Houston 30-16 Four receptions for 31 yards, 1 TD
Malik Jackson DL Denver Broncos Def. San Diego 35-21 One tackle
Ja'Wuan James OL Miami Dolphins Def. Jacksonville 27-13 Started at RT
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Saints Def. Green Bay 44-23 One reception for two yards
Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos Def. San Diego 35-21 25-35-286-3 touchdowns
Jerod Mayo LB New England Patriots Def. Chicago 51-23 Injured Reserve
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville Jaguars Lost to Miami 27-13 Played at G
Tony McDaniel DT Seattle Seahawks Def. Carolina 13-9 Two tackles
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh Steelers Def. Indianapolis 51-34 One tackle
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Saints Def. Green Bay 44-23 Played at WR
Denarius Moore WR Oakland Raiders Lost to Cleveland 23-13 One reception for five yards
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Vikings Def. Tampa Bay 19-13 OT 6 receptions for 86 yards, 10 yds. rushing
Tauren Poole WR Carolina Panthers Lost to Seattle 13-9 Practice squad
Antonio Richardson OL Minnesota Vikings Def. Tampa Bay 19-13 OT Injured Reserve
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Raiders Lost to Cleveland 23-13 7 receptions for 83 yards, one tackle
Chris Scott G Carolina Panthers Lost to Seattle 13-9 Practice squad
Matt Simms QB New York Jets Lost to Buffalo 43-23 Practice squad
Jacques Smith LB Atlanta Falcons Lost to Detroit 22-21 Practice squad
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay Bucs Lost to Minnesota 19-13 OT Started at TE
James Stone OL Atlanta Falcons Lost to Detroit 22-21 Started at C
Dallas Thomas OL Miami Dolphins Def. Jacksonville 27-13 Played at G
Scott Wells OL St. Louis Rams Lost to Kansas City 34-7 Started at C
Dan Williams  DT Arizona Cardinals Def. Philadelphia 24-20 Started at DT, one QH
Jason Witten TE Dallas Cowboys MNF MNF

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/27/14)

On Media Monday: Butch Jones Will Preview The South Carolina Game at 12 Noon. Watch live on UTSports.com: WATCH LIVE AT NOON.

Reflect on the numbers from Saturday's game vs. Alabama in Four Downs: Bama Weekend by the Numbers

Full coverage of the 34-20 loss can be found here: 

Here's a look at the latest from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Time now for Dobbs to start for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Loss to Alabama could lead to wins
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Waiting for final word on Worley
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Spurrier on Vols, Gamecocks' records
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones blew it not playing Dobbs earlier
- Knoxville News Sentinel: QB picture changes dramatically for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Report card: Grading UT against Alabama
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols Report Card: Alabama
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols question 'late substitution'
- Maryville Daily Times: Tennessee's 'progress' more evident
- Maryville Daily Times: Dobbs comes off bench to provide spark
- Tennessee Journalist: Vols see hope in loss to Alabama

News on South Carolina includes: 

Inside the T - Monday's Look Ahead

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and selected players will address the media today and preview this week's game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Noon at the regular Monday press briefing. Live coverage starts at Noon HERE on UTSports.com

The Vol Network's Big Orange Hotline broadcasts live from Dead End BBQ tonight at 8:00 p.m. Bob Kesling and former Vol QBs Jeff Francis and Pat Ryan will give fans a preview of Saturday's game against Alabama on Vol Network stations across the state and HERE on UTSports.com

Happy Birthday - Oct. 27

Join us in wishing Emily Yarnell of women's track and field a Happy Birthday! We would also like to wish former football player Peerless Price a Happy Birthday!
Emily YarnellPeerless Price

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