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Astronaut Butch Wilmore wasn't going to the International Space Station without some assurances that he'd have access to Tennessee Football - and a DVR.
The Vols are back on Haslam Field on Tuesday as they continue their open week in anticipation of next Saturday's game at Georgia. It was announced that game will kickoff at noon on ESPN.
1967 L, 16-20 No. 8 UCLA
1972 W, 28-21 No. 6 PENN STATE
1978 L, 0-13 No. 9 UCLA
1989 W, 28-6 DUKE
1995 L, 37-62 No. 4 Florida
2000 L, 23-27 No. 6 FLORIDA
2006 L, 20-21 No. 6 FLORIDA
Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian was a guest at the Knoxville Quarterback Club on Monday afternoon, where he said the Vol staff would never be happy with a loss, but that the evidence of growth as a football team and a football program was on full display Saturday night.
"We were right there, save two turnovers in the red zone," he said. "We're going to build on that, we're going to make sure our guys know that we can't make critical mistakes in critical situations like that."
The biggest area of progress Bajakian pointed to is something that many fans also noticed, a 60-minute fight from every player on the field.
"They were locked in, encouraging each other," he said. "At no point did they look up at the score and go 'Man, we're out of this.' That's progress, especially when you're dealing with playing 20-something freshmen and half a team that hadn't gone on the road yet."
During the question-and-answer session, a member of the audience asked Bajakian if he was on the headset with head coach Butch Jones during the game. When he answered yes, the follow-up question came quickly. What was Jones saying to the officials following a review of a fumble play in the first half?
"I think he said 'Thanks for giving it your best effort,'" Bajakian quipped, drawing laughter and applause from the audience.
|Robert Ayers||DE||New York Giants||Lost to Arizona 25-14||Three tackles, one sack for a loss of 7|
|Eric Berry||DB||Kansas City Chiefs||Lost to Denver 24-17||Started at SS|
|Tyler Bray||QB||Kansas City Chiefs||Lost to Denver 24-17||Injured reserve|
|Britton Colquitt||P||Denver Broncos||Def. Kansas City 24-17||Three punts, 44 yd. avg., one inside the 20|
|Dustin Colquitt||P||Kansas City Chiefs||Lost to Denver 24-17||Two punts, 40 yd. avg., two inside the 20|
|Morgan Cox||LS||Baltimore Ravens||Def. Pittsburgh 26-6||Played at LS|
|Arian Foster||RB||Houston Texans||Def. Oakland 30-14||138 yards rushing, 2 receptions for 12 yds.|
|Ramon Foster||OT||Pittsburgh Steelers||Lost to Baltimore 26-6||Started at LG|
|Zach Fulton||G||Kansas City Chiefs||Lost to Denver 24-17||Started at RG|
|Parys Haralson||LB||New Orleans Saints||Lost to Cleveland 26-24||Started at OLB|
|Justin Hunter||WR||Tennessee Titans||Lost to Dallas 26-10||Two receptions for 26 yards, fumble recovery|
|Malik Jackson||DL||Denver Broncos||Def. Kansas City 24-17||Played at DE, one tackle|
|Ju'Wan James||OL||Miami Dolphins||Lost to Buffalo 29-10||Started at RT|
|Austin Johnson||FB||New Orleans Saints||Lost to Cleveland 26-24||Two carries for 10 yards|
|Peyton Manning||QB||Denver Broncos||Def. Kansas City 24-17||21-of-26, 242 yards, 3 TDs|
|Jerod Mayo||LB||New England Patriots||Def. Minnesota 30-7||Seven tackles, two tfls|
|Jacques McClendon||OL||Jacksonville Jaguars||Lost to Washington 41-10||Started at C|
|Tony McDaniel||DT||Seattle Seahawks||Lost to San Diego 30-21||Started at LDT, five tackles|
|Daniel McCullers||DT||Pittsburgh Steelers||Lost to Baltimore 26-6||Inactive|
|Robert Meachem||WR||New Orleans Saints||Lost to Cleveland 26-24||Three receptions for 37 yards|
|Denarius Moore||WR||Oakland Raiders||Lost to Houston 30-14||Three receptions for 29 yards|
|Cordarrelle Patterson||WR||Minnesota Vikings||Lost to New England 30-7||Four receptions for 56 yards, 23 yd. KO return|
|Antonio Richardson||OL||Minnesota Vikings||Lost to New England 30-7||Injured reserve|
|Mychal Rivera||TE||Oakland Raiders||Lost to Houston 30-14||Started at TE, five receptions for 31 yards|
|Matt Simms||QB||New York Jets||Lost to Green Bay 31-24||Practice squad|
|Jacques Smith||LB||Atlanta Falcons||Lost to Cincinnati 24-10||Practice squad|
|Luke Stocker||TE||Tampa Bay Bucs||Lost to St. Louis 19-17||Started at TE|
|James Stone||OL||Atlanta Falcons||Lost to Cincinnati 24-10||Inactive|
|Dallas Thomas||OL||Miami Dolphins||Lost to Buffalo 29-10||Played at G|
|Scott Wells||OL||St. Louis Rams||Def. Tampa Bay 19-17||Started at C|
|Dan Williams||DT||Arizona Cardinals||Def. New York Giants 25-14||Three tackles|
|Jason Witten||TE||Dallas Cowboys||Def. Tennessee 26-10||Four receptions for 32 yards|
The Vols began their first of two open weeks in 2014 on Sunday following the 34-10 defeat at #4/3 Oklahoma on Saturday. Here's a look at coverage from UTSports.com: