Saturday's Juice (8.15.15)

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.

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-- 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


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


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.

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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!.


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.

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-- 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!

On Wednesday, 247Sports announced its preseason College Football Top247 list -- a rankings compilation that catalogs the top 247 players in college football. Five Volunteers made the cut.

Sophomore Derek Barnett headlines the list for Tennessee, coming in at No. 19 overall. He was the second-ranked defensive end, finishing only behind Ohio State's Joey Bosa (who also happened to be ranked No. 1 overall). Junior cornerback Cameron Sutton is the second Vol to appear on the list, ranking 46th. 

Curt Maggitt comes next, giving UT three defensive players within the top 70. The senior is listed at No. 65.

The Vols also had two offensive playmakers make the list in sophomore running back Jalen Hurd (205) and junior quarterback Joshua Dobbs (223). 

Freshman defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie and sophomore running back Alvin Kamara were placed on the watch list as neither have appeared in a game to this point for Tennessee.

The player rankings were devised by 247Sports analysts and writers along with several 247Sports team site publishers and reporters weighing in. In some instances, players' coaches were contacted.

According to 247Sports, the following qualifications were used to create the list:
1. The best player
2. Production matters, but production is secondary to ...
3. Ability
4. Importance of position

The list is set to be updated with new rankings at the midseason point of the 2015 college football season and again in the postseason.

Wednesday's Juice (8.12.15)

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Happy Wednesday #VolNation! Tuesday marked the start of two-a-day's for #Team119. Alvin Kamara spoke about how the multi-faceted UT rushing attack is shaping up.

Here are some headlines from Tuesday --

1. Secondary Strides

Defensive backs Brian Randolph, LaDarrell McNeil and Emmanuel Moseley gave an update on how the secondary is shaping up with its added depth.

2. Young Guys On O-Line Stepping Up

Head coach Butch Jones said that freshman Jack Jones and sophomore Coleman Thomas are making progress and helping bolster UT's young O-line.

3. Vol Couple Surprise On Finebaum

Vol fans Cheyenne Martin and Andrew Brown went on The Paul Finebaum show to talk about how they accidentally scheduled their wedding on Tennessee-Florida game day. Coach Jones stopped by to wish them well.

4. VFL Johnson Eying Starting FB Spot

After overcoming injuries early in his NFL career, VFL Austin Johnson is competing for the the New Orleans Saints starting fullback job .

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-- The Vols held their Tuesday evening practice at Neyland Stadium. We are only 24 days away from the 2015 officially starting!

--Tuesday night's practice included this gem from Pig Howard:

-- Offensive coordinator Mike DeBord and wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni were mic'd up at Tuesday's practice!

-- VFL Jason Witten says that he and the Dallas Cowboys are aiming high. Sounds like it's Super Bowl or bust in Dallas!

-- VFL Jerod Mayo has been a mentor for younger players on the New England Patriots.

Wired: Tennessee fall practice

For much of fall training camp, various Vols have been seeing wearing a GoPro camera on their helmets. VFL Films captured all the unique footage and produced this exclusive look inside Tennessee fall practice, which was featured on the SEC Network.

You'll also hear the voices and instruction of offensive coordinator Mike DeBord and wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni, who were mic'd up at practice last week.

View the video in a new window here.

Tuesday's Juice (8.11.15)

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Good Tuesday morning, #VolNation! It's been two days since our last juicing, which means there's a lot to catch up on. The Vols returned to practice on Monday after taking Sunday off, getting the second week of training camp started with a (muggy) midday session

Here are some things you may have missed over the last two days -- 

1. Black stripes falling

A Vol newcomer has seen the black stripe removed from his helmet on each of the last two practice days. On Saturday, sophomore JUCO transfer Alvin Kamara became the first Tennessee rookie to have his black stripe removed.

Following Monday's practice, freshman defensive end Kyle Phillips lost his black stripe, making him the first true freshman on the 2015 roster to receive the distinction.

2. The GOAT meets Denzel

By all accounts, VFL and current Dallas Cowboy great Jason Witten had a pretty good week last week. First, the 10-time Pro Bowler was tabbed by ESPN personality and former NFLer Darren Woodson as the greatest tight end ever.

Then, on Saturday, Witten -- the 2012 Walter Payton Man of the Year -- was spotted chatting with Denzel Washington and son John David Washington.

3. More VFL-celeb connections

Jason wasn't the only VFL rubbing elbows with celebrities on Saturday as Peyton Manning took a photo with country music stars Cole Swindell and Kenny Chesney at Broncos camp.

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- Ahead of Sunday's Pro Football Hall of Fame Game--in which the Vikings defeated the Steelers 14-3--VFL Cordarrelle Patterson posed in front of his own Hall of Fame display. The cleats Patterson wore when he returned a kickoff an NFL-record 109 yards in 2013 is on permanent display in Canton.

Patterson had one catch for six yards in the NFL preseason-opener. He also returned one kickoff for 26 yards.

- Defensive coordinator John Jancek spoke about nickelback Rashaan Gaulden's development at length on Monday

- The injury bug has already been spotted at Vols camp. See how the offensive line competition is reacting to some early bumps and bruises.

- VFL Tony McDaniel, who won a Super Bowl as a defensive tackle with the Seattle Seahawks, announced Monday night via Twitter that he has signed a one year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There, McDaniel teams up with fellow Tennessee football graduate Luke Stocker, who is entering his fifth season with the franchise.

- National championship-winning coach Phillip Fulmer took in his first Vol practice of the season Monday, stopping by Haslam Field to share an embrace with fellow Tennessee legend Conredge Holloway.

Saturday's Juice (8.8.15)

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Tennessee took to Haslam Field for Day 4 of fall training camp on Friday afternoon, putting in work beneath sunshine and blue skies for the first time all week.

Post-practice, a handful of Vols and headman Butch Jones spoke to the media, leaving us plenty to catch up on. Take a look at the newsworthy bits to emerge in and around #VolsCamp on Friday --

1. Pearson reinstated

Butch Jones announced on Friday that wide receiver Von Pearson has been reinstated to the team. A lot of coverage on this announcement, including pieces from the Knoxville News Sentinel, Times Free Press, Tennessean, AP, and Maryville Daily Times.

2. More love for Hurd

We've got Jalen Hurd at the No. 2 spot in the Juice for the second day in a row after more content detailing his impressive start to fall camp continues to roll in. The sophomore running back appears a physical specimen out on the football field, having added weight while maintaining his quickness and speed.

Above the rest.

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3. VFL Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night

Former Vol linebacker and currently sixth-ranked UFC light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux is headlining tonight's UFC Fight Night in Nashville. He will be facing fourth-ranked Glover Teixeira. Coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. The Tennessean provides a preview of the fight here.

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- From the Kansas City Star, VFL Zach Fulton taking reps at center at Chiefs camp

Former Tennessee linebacker Ovince Saint Preux will face Glover Teixeira in a five-round light heavyweight bout as part of UFC Fight Night Nashville on Saturday night. 

The Main Card, with Teixeira vs. Saint Preux as the headliner, begins at 10 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1

St. Preux (18-6) is ranked as the No. 6 light heavyweight in UFC while his opponent, Teixeira, holds the No. 4 ranking. St. Preux is 6-1 inside the Octagon and is coming off a first round KO of Patrick Cummins at UFC on Fox 15 in New Jersey. His only defeat in the UFC was a decision to Ryan Bader. OSP also has wins over Mauricio Rua, Ryan Jimmo, and Nikita Krylov.

Friday's Juice (8.7.15)

100% pure squeezed Tennessee football to get your day started right.

It was the coordinators stepping up to the microphone after Day 3 of fall training camp wrapped up on Thursday evening. 

Both offensive coordinator Mike DeBord and defensive coordinator John Jancek discussed the positional battles within their respective units, with the latter focusing on a significant question mark at the middle linebacker spot, as per Knoxville News Sentinel. More on the search for the No. 1 Mike LB from the Times Free Press as well.

Take a look at some of the newsworthy bits to emerge from #VolsCamp on Thursday -- 

1. Circle of Life

The Volunteers practiced in shells on Thursday, meaning that the time was ripe for the first Circle of Life drills of the season. 

The early title bout of the day was billed as a monster clash between behemoths Kahlil McKenzie (whose big moment would come later in the pass-skeleton drill) and Charles Mosley, but it was the hit levied by freshman quarterback-turned-wide-receiver Jauan Jennings that got this Big Orange section of the Twitterverse buzzing:

2. Hurd 'outstanding' to open camp

First-year OC Mike DeBord sang the praises of his sophomore tailback, whose leadership and effort he described as "outstanding." 

3. Gruden gives Jones stamp-of-approval

ESPN personality and former Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden stated that Butch Jones is the right man for the job on Knoxville, saying "I'll say this about the Volunteers: they got the right guy. I think Butch Jones is going to put the Volunteers back on the map."

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- Armani Exchange

- Offensive line coach Don Mahoney spoke with the Roanoke Times on local products Coleman Thomas and Chance Hall


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