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Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/12/14)

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The stream of notable visitors to join Butch Jones and Team 118 continued on Monday night as longtime NFL coach Jerry Glanville spoke to the team after the second of its two practices. 

Check out the Photo Gallery​ from last night.

Here's a look at coverage on UTSports.com from the early session on Monday.


The media wrote the following:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Simple plan working for UT Vols' Derek Barnett
- Knoxville News Sentinel: "Pig" Howard grateful to be back
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Monday practice observations: Butch Jones
- Knoxville News Sentinel: All banners count for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: First newcomers shed stripes



#NFLVols After Week 1 Of Preseason (8/11/14)

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The first full weekend of NFL Preseason action is in the book and 33 of 40 VFLs played in games. 

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- Among those players, rookie offensive lineman Ja'Wuan James of the Miami Dolphins and Zach Fulton of the Kansas City Chiefs each drew starting nods. 


- Rookie Rajion Neal scored his first NFL touchdown for the Green Bay Packers and ran for 39 yards in the rain at Tennessee. The Packers won 20-16



- Peyton Manning did his usual, completing 10-of-13 passes for 78 yards on two drives, before a lightning delay. Denver won 21-16 in a Super Bowl rematch


- With the New York Jets, Matt Simms played quarterback for all of the second half and completed 13-of-18 for 96 yards and led the Jets to the game-winning drive in the final minute, as New York beat the Colts, 13-10


- Denarius Moore had three catches for 28 yards for the Oakland Raiders while fellow VFL Cordarrelle Patterson also had three catches for the Vikings, for 38 yards. Minnesota won 10-6.
  - Daily Norseman: Stock Market Report: Raiders

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Position Team Result Stats
Robert Ayers DE New York Giants Def. Pittsburgh 20-16 Made two tackles, one tackle for loss
Eric Berry DB Kansas City Chiefs Def. Cincinnati 41-39 DNP
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Chiefs Def. Cincinnati 41-39 Completed 2-3 passes for 37 yards
Alex Bullard OL Detroit Lions Def. Cleveland 13-12 Played at G
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Chiefs Def. Cincinnati 41-39 Punted two times for 106 yards
Britton Colquitt P Denver Broncos Def. Seattle 21-16 Punted two times for 83 yards
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Ravens Def. San Francisco 23-3 Played at LS
Arian Foster RB Houstan Texans Lost to Arizona 32-0 DNP
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Steelers Lost to New York Giants 20-16 Started at LG
Zach Fulton G Kansas City Chiefs Def. Cincinnati 41-39 Started at RG
Omar Gaither LB Atlanta Flacons Def. Miami 16-10 DNP
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Saints Def. St. Louis 26-24 Started at OLB
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Titans Def. Green Bay 20-16 Made one reception for five yards
Malik Jackson DL Denver Broncos Def. Seattle 21-16 Made one tackle
Ja'Wuan James OL Miami Dolphins Lost to Atlanta 16-10 Started at RT
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Saints Def. St. Louis 26-24 Started at FB, Caught two passes for one yard
Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos Def. Seattle 21-16 Completed 10-13 passes for 78 yards 
Jerod Mayo LB New England Patriots Lost to Washington 23-6 DNP
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville Jaguars Def. Tampa Bay 16-10 Started at RG
Tony McDaniel DT Seattle Seahawks Lost to Denver 21-16 Started at DT
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh Steelers Lost to New York Giants 20-16 Made one tackle
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Saints Def. St. Louis 26-24 Started at WR
Marvin Mitchell LB Minnesota Vikings Def. Oakland 10-6 DNP
Denarius Moore WR Oakland Raiders Lost to Minnesota 10-6 Made three receptions for 28 yards
Raijon Neal RB Green Bay Packers  Lost to Tennessee 20-16 Rushed five times for 39 yards and one touchdown
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Vikings Def. Oakland 10-6 Started at WR. Caught three passes for 38 yards
Tauren Poole  RB Pittsburgh Steelers Lost to New York Giants 20-16 Rushed five times for 17 yards
Antonio Richardson OL Minnesota Vikings Def. Oakland 10-6 Played at OT
Dontavis Sapp LB Dallas Cowboys Lost to San Diego 27-7 Assisted on two tackles
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Raiders Lost to Minnesota 10-6 Started at TE
Chris Scott OL Carolina Panthers Lost to Buffalo 20-18 Played at G
Jarrod Shaw OL Oakland Raiders Lost to Minnesota 10-6 Played at OL
Matt Simms QB New York Jets Def. Indianapolis 13-10 Completed 13-18 passes for 96 yards
Jacques Smith LB Atlanta Flacons Def. Miami 16-10 Made one tackle
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay Bucs Lost to Jacksonville 16-10 Played at TE
James Stone OL Atlanta Flacons Def. Miami 16-10 Played at C
Dallas Thomas OL Miami Dolphins Lost to Atlanta 16-10 Started at RG
Scott Wells OL St. Louis Rams Lost to New Orleans 26-24 DNP
Dan Williams  DT Arizona Cardinals Def. Texans 32-0 Played at NT
Jason Witten TE Dallas Cowboys Lost to San Diego 27-7 DNP

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/11/14)

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The Vols are back on Haslam Field for a double-session on Monday as the season opener is just 20 days away. 

On Saturday, the Vols had their first scrimmage of camp. Get the latest from Butch Jones and Team 118 following the session.


Here's a look at the latest coverage from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: 'Steady' Gilliam still UT Vols' leader at left tackle
- Jackson Sun: Charter comes through for SEC fans
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Football 'fun' again for Peterman
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones: QBs show 'improvement'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Observations from Tennessee's scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Mahoney keeping tabs on ex-Vol linemen
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Family time short for coaches


The first full weekend of NFL Preseason action began on Thursday and continues on Saturday with four games. There are VFLs playing in each of the games:

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Browns vs. Lions, 7:30 p.m.
Lions rookie offensive lineman Alex Bullard is expected to make an appearance against the Browns after receiving first-team reps during training camp.


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Steelers vs. Giants, 7:30 p.m
Three former Vols will suit up for the Steelers, guard Ramon Foster, tackle Daniel McCullers and running back Tauren Poole, as they travel to take on the Giants. New York defensive end Robert Ayers will welcome three. 


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Packers vs. Titans, 8:00 p.m.
Wide receiver Justin Hunter and the Titans welcome Rajion Neal and the Packers to Nashville for tonight's game. Hunter and Neal played together from 2010-2013.


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Texans vs. Cardinals, 8:00 p.m.
Tackle Dan Williams welcomes Arian Foster and the Texans in their preseason opener. Foster is not expected to play this game for undisclosed reasons. However, both are expected to make large contributions to their respective teams this season.

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/9/14)

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The Vols have their first scrimmage of camp on Saturday night. Early Saturday morning, they practiced on Haslam Field. Check out the action.

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Here's a look at coverage of Friday's practice:


Media coverage includes:
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT coaches hope to see energy in scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Updates from Friday's practice

Happy Birthday - August 8: Scotty Hopson and Bill Nowling

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On August 8, we wish Happy Birthday to former Tennessee Basketball standout Scotty Hopson

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Today is also the birthday of former Vol football player Bill Nowling. Nowling who lost his life fighting for America in World War II, had his No. 32 retired in his honor in 2006.

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Happy Birthday - August 8: Scotty Hopson and Bill Nowling

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On August 8, we wish Happy Birthday to former Tennessee Basketball standout Scotty Hopson

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Today is also the birthday of former Vol football player Bill Nowling. Nowling who lost his life fighting for America in World War II, had his No. 32 retired in his honor in 2006.

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Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/8/14)

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Friday was an eventful day for Tennessee football and Butch Jones. Get the latest from UTSports.com as NASCAR Rookie of the Year hopeful Austin Dillon visited campus in the morning and in the afternoon the Vols went through their sixth practice of camp. 




Here's what the media wrote after Thursday's action: 

Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols get NASCAR visit
Knoxville News Sentinel: Butch Jones unimpressed by QBs
Knoxville News Sentinel: Updates from Thursday's practice
Knoxville News Sentinel: SEC newcomers will have an impact

#NFLVols Set For Thursday's Preseason Week 1 Action (8/7/14)

The first full weekend of NFL Preseason action gets underway on Thursday with six games. There are VFLs playing in each of the six games:


Colts at Jets, 7 p.m.
Quarterback Matt Simms and his Jets host the Colts at MetLife Stadium. Simms is battling for a back-up spot with the Green and White, competing with Michael Vick and Tajh Boyd. 
 - New York Daily News: Simms set be third QB vs. Colts

49ers at Ravens, 7:30 p.m. (NFL Network)
Long snapper Morgan Cox begins his fifth season with the Ravens as they host San Francisco in a battle of the Harbaugh brothers. 

Patriots at Redskins, 7:30 p.m.
Linebacker Jerod Mayo and New England are in Washington after practicing with the Redskins this week. 


Bengals at Chiefs, 8 p.m.
Four former Vols will be in action with Kansas City as they host the Bengals: safety Eric Berry, quarterback Tyler Bray, punter Dustin Colquitt and rookie offensive lineman Zach Fulton, who is expected to start at right guard. Berry should play the first quarter after suffering a heel injury recently. He has returned to practice. Bray is listed as the third quarterback, ahead of rookie Aaron Murray. He is expected to open the third quarter. 


Seahawks at Broncos, 9 p.m.
In a rematch of the Super Bowl, champion Tony McDaniel and Seattle travel to Denver to take on QB Peyton Manning, punter Britton Colquitt and defensive end Malik Jackson. Manning will play early and then rest.  Malik Jackson plans to bring that enthusiasm to the game Thursday saying, "We are going to go out with the fire lit under our butts and we have something to prove and show." McDaniel has been taking 'rest days' and may not play.  
 - DenverBroncos.com: Noting the Depth Chart


Cowboys at Chargers, 10 p.m. (NFL Network) 
Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten and rookie Dontavis Sapp travelled with Dallas via train from Oxnard to play at San Diego on the NFL Network, Thursday night. 
 - Fort Worth Star Telegram: Cowboys enjoy train ride to San Diego

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/7/14)

After their first day off from practice during training camp, the Vols will be back on Haslam Field on Thursday afternoon. If you have missed anything from the first five days, check out 2014 #VolsCamp Central.

Here's a look at the newest stories from the media: 

- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT's Devaun Swafford slides over to safety
- Knoxville News Sentinel: SEC newcomers will have an impact
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Wharton shows he's fast learner
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Lean, mean Moseley working on weight

Also, from the Knoxville News Sentinel, check out this story on new Tennessee soccer player Anna McClung, who's grandfather Ford Quillen and great grandfather Speedy Burdette, played football for the Vols: Anna McClung follows in grandparents' footsteps

Photo: This is pretty cool! So our friends Tennessee Football are doing their jersey number countdown and they're on #28 -- the number worn by Ford Quillen (1958-59). He is Tennessee Soccer sophomore transfer Anna McClung's grandfather!

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