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This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 8)

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The Vols are 10-4 all-time on Oct. 8.


OCTOBER 8 (10-4)
1921 W, 21-0 CHATTANOOGA
1927 W, 7-0 MARYVILLE
1938 W, 7-0 AUBURN
1949 W, 39-7 CHATTANOOGA
1955 W, 13-0 CHATTANOOGA
1960 W, 62-7 TAMPA
1966 L, 3-6 No. 9 Georgia Tech
1977 L, 8-24 GEORGIA TECH
1994 W, 38-21 ARKANSAS
2005 L, 14-27 No. 5 GEORGIA
2011 L, 12-20 GEORGIA

Check out highlights from the 1983 win on Oct. 8 as the Vols beat LSU, 20-6. Reggie White had six tackles including three TFLs. Alan Cockrell ran for a 43-yard rushing TD.

Tennessee Football returns to the practice field this afternoon for as prep for Saturday's meeting with Florida 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.

Need gas? Stop by the Pilot on Cumberland Ave. from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday as Lady Vol head coach Holly Warlick serves as a Pilot Celebrity Pumper with proceeds benefitting United Way ofKnoxville. 

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/7/14)

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Butch Jones met with the media on Monday to preview the Vols' week ahead and the Homecoming game with Chattanooga. Here's coverage from UTSports.com:

Media Monday: Jones Previews UTC Game
A Season Of One
Media Monday: Players Preview UTC Game
Four Downs: UF Weekend by the Numbers
Vols At Ole Miss Set For 7 p.m. ET Kickoff
FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. Chattanooga
Butch Jones Show (Week 5, Oct. 5)

The media filed the following stories after Monday's session:
- Associated Press: Jones: Vols don't plan changes on offensive line
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols 'can't dwell' on close losses
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT coach Butch Jones expects Jalen Hurd to play against UTC
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Offensive line remains intact, in trouble
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols haven't been in the zone
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT notebook: Scott set to make debut
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Martinez cites Kelly Jr. as culture-changer
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones opens up about offensive struggles
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols' defense 'overachieving'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones: Hurd cleared to practice, play
- Maryville Daily Times: Offense's red-zone struggles catch up with Vols
- Maryville Daily Times: Jalen Hurd's status unclear heading into Chattanooga game
- Maryville Daily Times: With key additions, Vols' young defense 'overachieving right now'

News on Chattanooga includes:

Happy Birthday - Oct. 7

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Happy Birthday to women's tennis sophomore Laurence Guevremont!
Laurence Guevremont
Guevremont is a native of Montreal, Quebec. During her freshman debut, she notches her longest singles win-streak of the season winning four back-to-back matches. She finished the season with a winning record of 17-14 in singles and has a 10-17 record in doubles.

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 7)

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Tennessee is nearly perfect all-time in games played on Oct. 7. The Vols stand at 14-1 starting with a 104-0 victory over American University in 1905. 

OCTOBER 7 (14-1)
1911 W, 27-0 MOONEY SCHOOL
1916 W, 32-6 MARYVILLE
1922 W, 21-0 MARYVILLE
1944 W, 20-7 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1950 W, 28-7 at No. 14 Duke
1972 W, 38-7 Memphis State
1978 W, 31-13 ARMY
1989 W, 17-14 GEORGIA
1995 W, 49-31 Arkansas
2000 L, 10-21 at No. 19 Georgia
2006 W, 51-33 at No. 10 Georgia

On Oct. 7, 2006, the Vols posted their last win over a Top 10 teams with a 51-33 victory at No. 10 Georgia. Check out that dramatic game that featured the Vols' blocked punt recovered for a touchdown by Antonio Wardlow vs. Georgia and ended up on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

It was a busy day for VFLs as records were broken and touchdowns were made. Check out how your favorite NFL Vols performed in week five:

Peyton Manning surpassed the 500 touchdown mark becoming just the second quarterback to do so alongside Brett Favre. His 500th touchdown pass was a seven-yard shot to tight end Julius Thomas. At the end of the game, Manning had finished with his career-high passing yardage in the NFL with 479 yards. He currently has 503 touchdowns and is five from tying Favre. 

Jason Witten also broke a record when he caught a 34-yard pass from Tony Romo. Witten became just the third tight end with 10,000 receiving yards. He finished the came with 50 yards for a career 10,014 receiving yards. Witten is the Cowboys' all-time leader with 897 catches and is second on the franchise' receiving yardage. 

Justin Hunter had a big game as he racked up his second highest yardage of the season with 99 yards and a touchdown. Arian Foster had his best game with 157 yards on the ground and 15 yards receiving and two touchdowns, including one that tied up the game to go into overtime. 

Jerod Mayo once again had the team-high tackles with eight. That was his fourth game leading the team defensively. Parys Haralson had four tackles including a TFL and quarterback hurry. 

Name Position Team Result Stats
Robert Ayers DE New York Giants Def. Atlanta 30-20 Played at DE, two tackles, two QHs
Eric Berry DB Kansas City Chiefs Lost to San Francisco 22-17 Inactive
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Chiefs Lost to San Francisco 22-17 Injured reserve
Britton Colquitt P Denver Broncos Def. Arizona 41-20 Four punts, 49.8 avg., two inside the 20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Chiefs Lost to San Francisco 22-17 Four punts, 40.3 avg., one inside the 20
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Ravens Lost to Indianapolis 20-13 Played at LS
Arian Foster RB Houston Texans Lost to Dallas 20-17 OT 23 carries for 157 yds., 2 recs., for 15 yds., 2 TDs
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Steelers Def. Jacksonville 17-9 Started at LG
Zach Fulton G Kansas City Chiefs Lost to San Francisco 22-17 Started at RG
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Saints Def. Tampa Bay 37-31 OT Started at OLB; Four tackles, tfl, qh
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Titans Lost to Cleveland 29-28 Three recs., 99 yards, TD
Malik Jackson DL Denver Broncos Def. Arizona 41-20 Two tackles, sack, TFL
Ja'Wuan James OL Miami Dolphins BYE BYE
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Saints Def. Tampa Bay 37-31 OT Started at FB, one tackle, two yards rushing
Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos Def. Arizona 41-20 31-for-47, 479 yds., 4 TDs, became 2nd QB to throw 500 TD passes
Jerod Mayo LB New England Patriots Def. Cincinnati 43-17 Team-high eight tackles
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville Jaguars Lost to Pittsburgh 17-9 Played at G
Tony McDaniel DT Seattle Seahawks Def. Washington 27-17 Two tackles
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh Steelers Def. Jacksonville 17-9 Inactive
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Saints Def. Tampa Bay 37-31 OT Started at WR, one tackle
Denarius Moore WR Oakland Raiders BYE BYE
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Vikings Lost to Green Bay 42-10 2 recs., 8 yards, 3 KO returns, 19.7 yd. avg.
Tauren Poole RB Carolina Panthers Def. Chicago 31-24 Practice squad
Antonio Richardson OL Minnesota Vikings Lost to Green Bay 42-10 Injured reserve
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Raiders BYE BYE
Matt Simms QB New York Jets Lost to San Diego 31-0 Practice squad
Jacques Smith LB Atlanta Falcons Lost to NYG 30-20 Practice squad
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay Bucs Lost to New Orleans 37-31 OT Played at TE
James Stone OL Atlanta Falcons Lost to NYG 30-20 Played at C
Dallas Thomas OL Miami Dolphins BYE BYE
Scott Wells OL St. Louis Rams Lost to Philadelphia 34-28 Started at C
Dan Williams  DT Arizona Cardinals Lost to Denver 41-20 Played at NT, one tackle
Jason Witten TE Dallas Cowboys Def. Houston 20-17 OT four recs., 59 yards, became 3rd TE to get 10K receiving yds. 

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 6)

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The Vols stand 7-3-1 all-time on October 6, most recently beating #12 Georgia, 35-14 in 2007. Arian Foster ran for three touchdowns and 98 yards. Lucas Taylor threw a 56-yard touchdown to LaMarcus Coker.

OCTOBER 6 (7-3-1) 
1923 T, 14-14  MARYVILLE 
1928 W, 41-7  CENTRE 
1945 W, 48-13 WILLIAM & MARY 
1951 W, 26-0  No. 16 DUKE 
1956 W, 33-20  Duke 
1962 L, 6-7  Mississippi State (N) @ Memphis, Tenn. 
1973 W, 28-27  Kansas (N) @ Memphis, Tenn. 
1979 L, 9-28  Mississippi State (N) @ Memphis, Tenn. 
2001 L, 24-26  GEORGIA 
2007 W, 35-14  No. 12 GEORGIA

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

Basketball season is here! Tennessee's men's basketball team started official practice last night, while the Lady Volunteers start today. Each program will have a media availability this afternoon, with full coverage coming 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 in Athens on Vol Network stations across the state and HERE on UTSports.com

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/6/14)

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It's back to work for the Vols on Monday as Tennessee hosts Chattanooga on Saturday at 4 p.m., for Homecoming 2014. Butch Jones will preview the game and review the loss to Florida at his weekly press conference at 12 Noon. 

Here's a look at UTSports.com coverage from the 10-9 loss to Florida:

News from the media includes:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols 'have who we have' on offensive line
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols defense is progressing, despite loss
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Butch Jones asks fans to stay positive
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley needs a week off
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols planning to push through Florida pain
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Freshman report: Florida
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Jones insists 'we'll be back'
- Maryville Daily Times: Tennessee defense has its day
- The Tennessean: Will Vols ever beat Gators?

#NFLVols Prepped For Week 5

With the regular season in full action, the NFL Vols are ready for week five action. Check out who to watch for this week:


Texans vs. Cowboys, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Arian Foster will once again be a game-time decision. Although he played last week, he is still in the process of overcoming an injury. VFL Jason Witten will again make a start at tight end.

Ravens vs. Colts, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Long snapper Morgan Cox will travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts. He has seen action every game this season.

Bears vs. Panthers, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Tauren Poole has been re-signed to the practice squad for Carolina as they host Chicago.

Steelers vs. Jaguars, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Three VFLs will be in action for this game, Ramon Foster and Daniel McCullers of the Steelers and Jacques McClendon of the Jaguars. Foster and McCullers did not see action last week. Foster was inactive the last two weeks due to an ankle injury. 

Buccaneers vs. Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Tight end Luke Stocker will travel to New Orleans to take on fellow VFLs Robert Meachem, Parys Haralson and Austin Johnson. All four were in action last week against their respective opponents. 

Falcons vs. Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)
With numerous linemen injured on the Falcons, James Stone may have an appearance on the depth chart after spending last week on the inactive list. Jacques Smith remains on the practice squad for the Falcons. With the Giants, Robert Ayers will once again be expected to play at defensive end. 

Rams vs. Eagles, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Starting center Scott Wells will return to the field after coming off of a bye week. 

Browns vs. Titans, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Justin Hunter and the Titans will host Cleveland. Hunter had just one reception for 12 yards in last week's game. 

Cardinals vs. Broncos, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Dan Williams, a major part of the Cardinals defense, will travel to the Mile High City to take on VFLs Peyton Manning, Britton Colquitt and Malik Jackson. Manning is just one touchdown pass away from joining Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks to throw 500-plus touchdowns in their career.

Jets vs. Chargers, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
The team of VFL and current practice player Matt Simms, the New York Jets, will travel to San Diego for their matchup. 

Chiefs vs. 49ers, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
San Francisco will host the team of four VFLs, Eric Berry, Tyler Bray (IR), Dustin Colquitt and Zach Fulton. Berry is still recovering from a high ankle sprain and has yet to return to practice since week two. Colquitt and Fulton will make the trip for the Chiefs.

Bengals vs. Patriots, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)
Jerod Mayo will be the lone VFL in action against Cincinnati. Mayo has been the team-high tackler for three of their four games this season.


Seahawks vs. Redskins, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Tony McDaniel will also be the only Vol in the game when he comes face-to-face with the Washington Redskins. McDaniel is coming off of a bye.


FINAL: Packers 42, Vikings 10
In the loss against Green Bay, VFL Cordarrelle Patterson had two receptions for eight yards. He also ran three kickoff returns for a total of 59 yards. 

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