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Jabari Greer Ready For Next Move

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An injury in 2013 had former Vol Jabari Greer at home with his family during football season. It also changed his priorities. 

After announcing his retirement during an appearance for his new career path, broadcaster, on ESPN2's First Take last week, Greer sat down with the Jackson Sun about walking away from his football career, starting a new one and his change in priorities. 

Crompton Starting As Montreal QB In CFL

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After toiling as a back-up with the Edmonton Eskimos last season and early this season with Montreal, former Vols quarterback has emerged as the starting signal caller with the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL. 

Crompton has started the last three games for the Alouettes and has led the Als to a pair of wins. 

On the season, Crompton has completed 66-of-108 passes for 61.1 completion percentage for 886 yards with two touchdowns. 

Here's a look at some recent coverage of Crompton, North of the Border:

- Montreal Gazette: Alouettes' notebook

Cheering For The Vols In Space

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Thanks to #VFL Michelle Marciniak for this link.

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.

Support For Vols Shown On The Rock

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Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/16/14)

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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

Here's a look at the latest fro the media on the Vols:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols' Ethan Wolf may be back for Georgia game
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols vs. Dogs a noon game on Sept. 27
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bajakian: Vols were 'right there'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Five on the Rise: Bye week edition
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee-Georgia to start at noon

This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 16)

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The Vols played the first-ever night game in Neyland Stadium history on Sept. 16, 1972 as Tennessee took down No. 6 Penn State, 28-21. 

Also in 2000, the second-largest crowd in Neyland Stadium history (108,768) watched the Vols take on Florida. 

SEPTEMBER 16 (2-5)
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

Bajakian at Knoxville Quarterback Club

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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. 

#NFLVols Week 2 Recap

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In week two of the NFL regular season, 26 VFLs saw game action. Check out how your favorite NFL Vols performed: 

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It was a family affair as the Colquitt Bowl 1 of 2014 occurred with the Chiefs and Broncos up against one other. Britton Colquitt (DEN) kicked three punts for an average of 43 yards. Dustin Colquitt (KC) kicked two punts with a 40-yard average. The Broncos pulled out the win.

In that same game, Peyton Manning completed 21 of 26 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns. It was his 41st consecutive game of throwing a touchdown. That streak is the longest active and fourth-longest in NFL history. He also added to his NFL record of 86 career games with three-plus touchdown passes. 

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In the Texans win over the Raiders, Arian Foster added yet another 100-plus yard rushing game to his career stats with 138 yards on 28 carries. Oakland Raiders' Mychal Rivera had 31 yards on five receptions and Denarius Moore racked up 29 yards on three. 

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VFL Tony McDaniel had five tackles in the game against the Chargers. Also performing well on defense was Robert Ayers with the NY Giants as he had three tackles, including a sack for a loss of seven yards. Jerod Mayo had a great defensive effort with seven tackles and two for a loss. Dan Williams of the Cardinals racked up three tackles.

More on offense, Robert Meachem had his first receptions of the regular season. He finished with three receptions for 37 yards. Justin Hunter had 26 yards on two receptions and also had a fumble recovery. Cordarrelle Patterson racked up 56 yards on four receptions and had a 23-yard kickoff return.

Tight end Jason Witten returned to his home state to play the Tennessee Titans. A special guest in attendance was former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer. Witten left with a win and four receptions for 32 yards.

Robert AyersDENew York GiantsLost to Arizona 25-14Three tackles, one sack for a loss of 7
Eric BerryDBKansas City ChiefsLost to Denver 24-17Started at SS
Tyler BrayQBKansas City ChiefsLost to Denver 24-17Injured reserve
Britton ColquittPDenver BroncosDef. Kansas City 24-17Three punts, 44 yd. avg., one inside the 20
Dustin ColquittPKansas City ChiefsLost to Denver 24-17Two punts, 40 yd. avg., two inside the 20
Morgan CoxLSBaltimore RavensDef. Pittsburgh 26-6Played at LS
Arian FosterRBHouston TexansDef. Oakland 30-14138 yards rushing, 2 receptions for 12 yds.
Ramon FosterOTPittsburgh SteelersLost to Baltimore 26-6Started at LG
Zach FultonGKansas City ChiefsLost to Denver 24-17Started at RG
Parys HaralsonLBNew Orleans SaintsLost to Cleveland 26-24Started at OLB
Justin HunterWRTennessee TitansLost to Dallas 26-10Two receptions for 26 yards, fumble recovery
Malik JacksonDLDenver BroncosDef. Kansas City 24-17Played at DE, one tackle
Ju'Wan JamesOLMiami DolphinsLost to Buffalo 29-10Started at RT
Austin JohnsonFBNew Orleans SaintsLost to Cleveland 26-24Two carries for 10 yards
Peyton ManningQBDenver BroncosDef. Kansas City 24-1721-of-26, 242 yards, 3 TDs
Jerod MayoLBNew England PatriotsDef. Minnesota 30-7Seven tackles, two tfls
Jacques McClendonOLJacksonville JaguarsLost to Washington 41-10Started at C
Tony McDanielDTSeattle SeahawksLost to San Diego 30-21Started at LDT, five tackles
Daniel McCullersDTPittsburgh SteelersLost to Baltimore 26-6Inactive
Robert MeachemWRNew Orleans SaintsLost to Cleveland 26-24Three receptions for 37 yards
Denarius MooreWROakland RaidersLost to Houston 30-14Three receptions for 29 yards
Cordarrelle PattersonWRMinnesota VikingsLost to New England 30-7Four receptions for 56 yards, 23 yd. KO return
Antonio RichardsonOLMinnesota VikingsLost to New England 30-7Injured reserve
Mychal RiveraTEOakland RaidersLost to Houston 30-14Started at TE, five receptions for 31 yards
Matt SimmsQBNew York JetsLost to Green Bay 31-24Practice squad
Jacques SmithLBAtlanta FalconsLost to Cincinnati 24-10Practice squad
Luke StockerTETampa Bay BucsLost to St. Louis 19-17Started at TE
James StoneOLAtlanta FalconsLost to Cincinnati 24-10Inactive
Dallas ThomasOLMiami DolphinsLost to Buffalo 29-10Played at G
Scott WellsOLSt. Louis RamsDef. Tampa Bay 19-17Started at C
Dan Williams DTArizona CardinalsDef. New York Giants 25-14Three tackles
Jason WittenTEDallas CowboysDef. Tennessee 26-10Four receptions for 32 yards

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/15/14)

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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:

Coverage from the media following the game includes: 
- Associated Press: Tennessee-Oklahoma 9/13/2014
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Sooners too much for Vols, win 34-10
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols not changing offensive line
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Hurd carrying starter's load for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notebook: Vols missed having Ethan Wolf
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Progress made in loss
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Freshman report: Oklahoma
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols see improvement despite pain
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bob Stoops praises Worley
- Maryville Daily Times: Vols take first tumble against Sooners

Happy Birthday - Sept. 15

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Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to two former Vols and one current, Gene McEver (football), Luke Hochevar (baseball) and Josh Richardson (men's basketball)!

McEver was "the best player I ever coached... the best I ever saw" according to Gen. Neyland. While at Tennessee, McEver was an All-Southern selection each year and was the first player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Hochevar was one of the top-rated pitchers in the country. He had an NCAA-leading 11 wins and had a career-high 13 strikeouts. He also moved into the fifth-place on Tennessee's single-season wins list during his tenure. He currently plays for the Kansas City Royals.

Richardson, a senior, had a breakout junior year starting in 37 games and was named to the 2014 SEC All-Defensive Team. He was the team's third-leading scorer, averaging 10.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.

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