Tennessee Coach Butch Jones will be live and on-site at Calhoun's on the River in downtown Knoxville tonight for "Vol Calls" at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central. Following Coach Jones' appearance, College Football Hall of Famer Archie Manning will be calling in as a special guest for the second half of the show. Manning is one of 13 members of the inaugural College Football Playoff selection committee.
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The Vols head to Norman on Friday afternoon for Saturday's clash with #4/3 Oklahoma. Get the latest from UTSports.com with the following stories:
|Robert Ayers||DE||New York Giants||Lost to Lions 35-14||Played at DE, sack for a loss|
|Eric Berry||DB||Kansas City Chiefs||Lost to Titans 26-10||Started at SS, team-high 14 tackles|
|Tyler Bray||QB||Kansas City Chiefs||Lost to Titans 26-10||Injured Reserve|
|Britton Colquitt||P||Denver Broncos||Def. Colts 31-24||5 punts, 46.8 avg. yds., one inside the 20|
|Dustin Colquitt||P||Kansas City Chiefs||Lost to Titans 26-10||5 punts, 42.6 avg. yds., two inside the 20|
|Morgan Cox||LS||Baltimore Ravens||Lost to Bengals 23-16||Played at LS|
|Arian Foster||RB||Houston Texans||Def. Redskins 17-6||Started at RB, rushed for 103 yds., 2 rec., 17 yds.|
|Ramon Foster||OT||Pittsburgh Steelers||Def. Browns 30-27||Started at LG|
|Zach Fulton||G||Kansas City Chiefs||Lost to Titans 26-10||Started at RG|
|Parys Haralson||LB||New Orleans Saints||Lost to Falcons 37-34||Played at OLB|
|Justin Hunter||WR||Tennessee Titans||Def. Chiefs 26-10||Played at WR, 3 receptions, 63 yds.|
|Malik Jackson||DL||Denver Broncos||Def. Colts 31-24||Played at DE, two tackles, sack for a loss|
|Ju'Wan James||OL||Miami Dolphins||Def. Patriots 33-20||Started at RT|
|Austin Johnson||FB||New Orleans Saints||Lost to Falcons 37-34||Played at FB|
|Peyton Manning||QB||Denver Broncos||Def. Colts 31-24||22-36-269 yds-3 TDs, 2nd place for most TD passes in season opener|
|Jerod Mayo||LB||New England Patriots||Lost to Miami 33-20||Started at LB, 10 tackles, 1 TFL, fumble recovery|
|Jacques McClendon||OL||Jacksonville Jaguars||Lost to Eagles 34-17||Started at C|
|Tony McDaniel||DT||Seattle Seahawks||Def. Packers 36-16||Played at DT, 3 tackles, safety|
|Daniel McCullers||DT||Pittsburgh Steelers||Def. Browns 30-27||Inactive|
|Robert Meachem||WR||New Orleans Saints||Lost to Falcons 37-34||Played at WR|
|Denarius Moore||WR||Oakland Raiders||Lost to Jets 19-14||Started at WR, 2 receptions, 8 yds.|
|Cordarrelle Patterson||WR||Minnesota Vikings||Def. Rams 34-6||Started at WR, rushed for 102 yds, three receptions, 26 yds.|
|Antonio Richardson||OL||Minnesota Vikings||Def. Rams 34-6||Injured Reserve|
|Mychal Rivera||TE||Oakland Raiders||Lost to Jets 19-14||Started at TE, 3 receptions, 31 yds.|
|Matt Simms||QB||New York Jets||Def. Raiders 19-14||Practice Squad|
|Jacques Smith||LB||Atlanta Falcons||Def. Saints 37-34||Practice Squad|
|Luke Stocker||TE||Tampa Bay Bucs||Lost to Panthers 20-14||Played at TE, one reception, 8 yds.|
|James Stone||OL||Atlanta Falcons||Def. Saints 37-34||Inactive|
|Dallas Thomas||OL||Miami Dolphins||Def. Patriots 33-20||Played at G|
|Scott Wells||OL||St. Louis Rams||Lost to Vikings 34-6||Started at C|
|Dan Williams||DT||Arizona Cardinals||Def. Chargers 18-17||Started at NT, 2 tackles|
|Jason Witten||TE||Dallas Cowboys||Lost to 49ers 28-17||Started at TE, 2 receptions, 14 yds.|
Tennessee has never lost on Sept. 9 in its history. The Vols are a perfect 4-0. Here's a look at the games played on this date.
September 9 (4-0)
1972 - W, 34-3 Georgia Tech
1989 - W, 24-6 No. 6 UCLA
1995 - W, 30-27 GEORGIA
2006 - W, 31-30 AIR FORCE
On Sept. 9, 1989, an unranked Tennessee went to Pasadena and upset the No. 6 ranked UCLA Bruins. The Vols jumped out to a 24-0 lead by the 3rd quarter. It was led by freshman running back Chuck Webb who had 134 yards and two touchdowns. It was Tennessee's first-ever win on the West Coast.
No. 17 Tennessee barely avoided being upset by Air Force a week after upsetting No. 9 California on Sept. 9, 2006. Tennessee stopped a 2-point conversion late in the 4th quarter to ensure a win. With just a few minutes to play in the game, Johnson went for a tackle and jammed his shoulder into the body of the Air Force running back Justin Handley. The hit caused nerve damage in Johnson's right shoulder and ended his playing career.
Since then, Johnson has detailed his story in his autobiography, Inky: An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance. He's mentoring underprivileged youth in Knoxville and his hometown of Atlanta. And he's speaking to crowds about his faith, his ability to overcome adversity and his ability to accept a change of plans from his NFL dreams.
Earlier on that day, the Vols retired the numbers of four Vols who died in service to their country during World War II. The jerseys of Clyde "Ig" Fuson (62), Rudy Klarer (49), Bill Nowling (32) and Willis Tucker (61) all were retired prior to the game against Air Force, giving UT a total of seven retired jerseys.