Friday's Juice (8.21.15)

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Good Friday Morning #VolNation!

Here are some of the latest headlines on the Vols --

1. Leading Comes Naturally To Kirkland

Freshman linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. understands the leadership responsibilities involved with being the 'Mike' linebacker.

2. Phillips Being Compared To Barnett

Freshman Kyle Phillips is fine with being compared to teammate Derek Barnett, who had a breakout freshman season in 2014.

3. VFLs In NFL In Action Tonight

Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets: 7:30 p.m. ET, James Stone (ATL), Jordan Williams (NYJ)

Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs: 8 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Eric Berry (KC), Tyler Bray (KC), Dustin Colquitt (KC), Zach Fulton (KC)

VFL Jabari Greer Joins SEC Network

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VFL Jabari Greer (2000-03) has joined the SEC Network as a studio and game commentator for the 2015 season.

Greer lettered for the Vols from 2000-03. Played in 49 games and had 147 tackles, three and a half sacks, eight TFLs, 33 PBUs and two interceptions. During his college career, Greer also participated in track & field. He broke the 110 m hurdles school record. Greer was a three-year starter at cornerback and broke a school record by playing in 51 games. Greer graduated from Tennessee in 2004 with a degree in psychology.

Greer was undrafted, but played for the Buffalo Bills from 2004-08 and the New Orleans Saints from 2009-13. He was a key member of the Saints team that won Super Bowl XLIV.

Congrats Jabari!

Thursday's Juice (8.20.15)

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It's Thursday and 16 days until the Vols kick off 2015 against Bowling Green in Nashville!

Here are some of the latest headlines on the Vols --

1. TEs Bond Via Summer Fishing

The Tennessee tight ends have bonded this summer on fishing trips.

2. OL Thomas Ready For Sophomore Surge

Sophomore offensive lineman Coleman Thomas says he is confident now after enduring some freshman struggles

3. Kirkland Picking Up Defense

Freshman Darrin Kirkland Jr. has a photographic memory and has been a quick study so far. He is in a three-man competition at middle linebacker with Kenny Bynum and Colton Jumper.

4. Butch Jones On Sirius XM College

Butch Jones and several Vols spoke with Sirius XM College at media day. Their interviews will air tonight a 7 p.m. ET with a 9 p.m. ET re-air. You can also catch Coach Jones and UT football talk:

8/21 5-7 a.m. ET
8/22 11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET
8/23 12 p.m.-2 p.m. ET
8/30 1 p.m.-3 p.m. ET

Extra Juice

-- Derek Barnett had an outstanding freshman year in 2014, establishing himself as one of the premier defensive ends in the country. He aims to pick up right where he left off.

-- Joshua Dobbs' leadership has received praise from his teammates.

--#NFLVols
Tonight: Buffalo at Cleveland at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN -- VFL QB Matt Simms is on the Bills

Wednesday's Juice (8.19.15)

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Guess what day it is! It's Wednesday! Hump day! It's also the first day of school at the University of Tennessee! Welcome to the 2015-16 academic year!

Here are some of the latest headlines on the Vols --

1. Vols Won't Be Distracted By Expectations

The excitement continues to build for the quickly-approaching college football season. Tennessee's 2015 season opener against Bowling Green (Sept. 5) is just over two weeks away. The Vols refuse to get big-headed about expectations heading into the year.

2. Eyes on Freshmen DLs

Speaking of high expectations, ESPN's Alex Scarborough writes that UT's highly-touted freshmen defensive linemen Kahlil McKenzie, Kyle Phillips and Shy Tuttle will play a big role in the Vols' success.

3. Offensive Continuity

Tennessee's offensive scheme won't be drastically different from last year as new offensive coordinator Mike DeBord has maintained some elements of the 2014 version. However, expect the veteran OC to make this offense his own.

--Extra Pulp

-- Ralph David Abernathy IV brings an added veteran presence to Rocky Top

-- VFL Peyton Manning and Eli Manning are back at it again with some funny Gatorade commercials.

Tuesday's Juice (8.18.15)

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Good morning, #VolNation! With Saturday's Open Practice at Neyland Stadium now in the rear view mirror, Team 119 opened up their third week of fall practice on Monday night at Haslam Field. The evening was highlighted by the removal of two more black stripes as freshman QB Quinten Dormady and freshman quarterback-turned-wideout Jauan Jennings both received the recognition. 



Take a look at some of the latest news and notes on the Vols --

1. Jones stuck on the Middle

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones reiterated to The Tennessean just how important recruiting in Middle Tennessee has been to his program. It's no surprise, seeing as the list of mid-staters on the 2015 Vols roster reads a bit like a who's who of Tennessee football: OL Jashon Robertson, DL Derek Barnett, RB Jalen Hurd, DB Rashaan Gaulden, K Aaron Medley, and more.


2. The surprising Jack Jones

With a handful of injuries, bumps, and bruises along the offensive line, Tennessee continues to rotate through a steady batch of players within the unit. One freshman who has stepped up in the wake of these maladies has been freshman Jack Jones, as reported by the Chattanooga Times Free Press.


3. Vol position battles

Alex Scarborough of ESPN highlighted Tennessee's ongoing position battles on Monday afternoon, focusing in on the offensive line, defensive line, and linebacker positions.


-- Extra Pulp

-- More from ESPN as Edward Aschoff lists Tennessee at No. 2 in the SEC preseason quarterback rankings.


Sunday's Juice (8.16.15)

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Good Sunday morning, #VolNation! Last night Tennessee held its annual open practice at Neyland Stadium! Thank you to the 40,000 fans who showed up to support #Team119!

Here are some of the latest headlines on the Vols --

1. Welcome Back, Berry!

#VFL great Eric Berry made his return to football on Saturday when his Kansas City Chiefs took on the Arizona Cardinals in preseason action. Berry battled back from cancer and has been an inspiration to many with his determination and bravery.

2. Ralph David Abernathy IV

Redshirt senior transfer running back Ralph David Abernathy IV carries the family name of one of the great leaders of the Civil Rights movement. His grandfather would be proud would be proud of the young man known as Ralph David today.

3. Depth at Defensive End

"We know in this conference you can never have enough (depth)," Jones says. The Vols have solid depth at defensive end.

4. Virtual Vols

The Vols have found a use virtual reality technology in practice and film study.

Extra Pulp

-- #NFLVols Update


KC - Dustin Colquitt - 2 punts, 36.5 avg.
MIN - Cordarrelle Patterson - 2 rec, 29 yards, 1 TD, 1 KR-24 yards
TB - Tony McDaniel - 1 ast tackle

Best of Snapchat: #VolsOpenPractice (8.15.15)

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Here are some of the best fan pics from Snapchat at Saturday's Tennessee Football open practice at Neyland Stadium!

Best of: Snapchat #VolsOpenPractice 2015

Saturday's Juice (8.15.15)

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Saturday's Juice (8.15.15)

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Friday was Media Day at Neyland Stadium as #Team119 spoke to reporters and posed for the camera! Click here for the FULL GALLERY!

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Cam Sutton looking like the star of a Vol Football film noir today at Media Day. 🎬🎥

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Happy Saturday everyone! Here are some of the latest Vol Football headlines!

1. Jennings 'Fun To Coach'

Freshman WR/QB Jauan Jennings has been described as "fun to coach" and his coaches and teammates are big on his potential.

2. McKenzie Continues To Impress

Kahlil McKenzie is one of the biggest freshmen defensive lineman coach Steve Stripling has ever coached.

3. Talent On #Team119 Is Impressive

When asked to compare the depth of his first UT roster to Team 119's, Butch Jones described it as "night and day."

4. Secondary Could Be Special This Year

With a pair of senior safties LaDarrell McNeil and Brian Randolph, gifted juniors Cameron Sutton and Malik Foreman and a wealth of depth, Tennessee's DB group might be its strongest unit.

Extra Pulp

-- Friday #NFLVols Update

VFL Malik Jackson (right) sacking Seattle's Russell Wilson on Friday.
Briton Colquitt (Denver Broncos) 4 punts, 39.3 avg.
Malik Jackson (Denver Broncos) 1 tackle, 1 sack
Denarius Moore (Oakland Raiders) 1 rec, 30 yards
Michael Palardy (St. Louis Rams) 1 punt, 38 yards
Justin Hunter (Tennessee Titans) 1 rec, 13 yards

-- #NFLVols In Action On Saturday

SATURDAY

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings - 8 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Bucs: Luke Stocker, Vikings: Justin Coleman, Cordarrelle Patterson

Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals - 9 p.m. ET
Chiefs: Eric Berry, Tyler Bray, Dustin Colquitt, Zach Fulton

WELCOME BACK ERIC BERRY!!


Chiefs: Eric Berry, Tyler Bray, Dustin Colquitt, Zach Fulton

-- Mr. Tenacity goes to Corey Vereen!

-- Pick up your souvenir programs at Saturday's OPEN PRACTICE!

Friday's Juice (8.14.15)

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TGIF, #VolNation! Tennessee held its second two-a-day of the week yesterday with evening practice at Neyland Stadium.

Here are some headlines from Thursday --

1. ESPN's Tom Luginbill Talks Vols

Appearing on the News Sentinel sports page radion show, ESPN College Football Analyst and National Director of Recruiting Tom Luginbill shared his thoughts on Tennessee.

2. VFLs In NFL Preseason Action

Several NFL VFLs started preseason play last night! Rajion Neal had 15 yards on four carries and two catches for five yards in the Green Bay Packers' 22-11 win over the New England Patriots.

-- Extra Pulp

Remember fans! Saturday is the OPEN PRACTICE at Neyland Stadium! It's at 6:30 p.m. and FREE! Let's pack Neyland!

Thursday's Juice (8.13.15)

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Good Thursday morning, #VolNation! Sandwiched between two days of two-a-days, Wednesday featured a single practice in the early afternoon. The team opened practice with some work on fourth-and-1s.

Here are some headlines from Wednesday --

1. Jamal Lewis Speaks To The Team

It was great to have VFL Jamal Lewis stop by Wednesday practice! Lewis, who ran for 2,677 yards from 1997-99, shared some words of wisdom with #Team119.

2. Kyle Phillips Improving Every Day

Freshman defensive lineman Kyle Phillips continues to get better every day and his size and speed have been on display.

3. Vols Making Headlines On The West Coast

With the Vols ranked No. 25 in the Amway Coaches Poll and rising expectations throughout #VolNation, Tennessee's resurgence under head coach Butch Jones is well-known coast to coast. On Wednesday, UT was featured in the LA Times.

4. NFL Preseason Gets Rolling Tonight

The 2015 NFL preseason officially started last week with the Hall of Fame Game. There are six NFL preseason games tonight with 11 VFLs in action! Here is our most up-to-date list of VFLs in the NFL!.

THURSDAY, Aug. 13

7:30 p.m. ET - New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens
VFLs: Saints - Parys Haralson, Austin Johnson | Ravens - Morgan Cox

7:30 p.m. ET - New York Jets at Detroit Lions
VFLs: Jets - Jordan Williams

7:30 p.m. ET - Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots
VFLs: Packers - Rajion Neal | Patriots - Jerod Mayo

8 p.m. ET - Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears
VFLs: Dolphins - Matt Darr, Ja'Wuan James, Jacques McClendon, Dallas Thomas

8 p.m. ET - Washington Redskins at Cleveland Browns
VFLs: None

10 p.m. ET - Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers
VFLs: Cowboys - Jason Witten

5. VFL Eric Berry Shines At Chiefs Camp

VFL Eric Berry is enjoying a strong training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs since making his comeback from cancer. He already has three INTs in camp and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid announced that he will play on Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals. It's AWESOME to see Berry back and dominating once again on the NFL practice fields! Welcome back, Eric.

-- Extra Pulp

-- The Vols have five players listed in the preseason College Football Top247 rankings.

-- Remember fans, Tennessee is hosting an OPEN PRACTICE on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Neyland Stadium!

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