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Gruden With High Praise For Butch Jones

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Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden has high praise for Tennessee head coach Butch Jones. He told FOX 17 in Nashville, "I have a lot of orange blood in my body. They have the right coach now, Butch Jones is for real. I have spent a lot of time with Butch over the years. They are hot right now. They have a young quarterback, they have some skill players. I am always going to be a Volunteer and be a big fan."

  • This Day In #Vols History (Nov. 19)

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    The Vols picked up their last win over Vanderbilt, a 27-21 overtime win on Nov. 19, 2011 as Eric Gordon's 90-yard interception return for victory capped a dramatic win:

    On Nov. 19, 2005, Doug Atkins' No 91 was retired in a pregame ceremony before the Vols played Vanderbilt.

    NOVEMBER 19 (7-4-2)
    1904 W, 23-0 Grant
    1906 L, 0-16 Clemson
    1910 T, 6-6 CHATTANOOGA
    1949 W, 6-0 No. 11 Kentucky
    1955 L, 0-23 Kentucky
    1960 T, 10-10 KENTUCKY
    1966 W, 28-19 KENTUCKY
    1977 L, 17-21 No. 7 Kentucky
    1983 W, 10-0 Kentucky
    1988 W, 28-24 KENTUCKY
    1994 W, 52-0 KENTUCKY
    2005 L, 24-28 VANDERBILT
    2011 W, 27-21 VANDERBILT (OT)

    Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/18/14)

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    Butch Jones met with the media on Monday to preview the Vols' game vs. #19/20 Missouri: #MediaMonday: Jones Previews Mizzou Game.

    Also on UTSports.com: 

    News from the media includes: 
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Dobbs will face a tough test
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Barnett named SEC D-lineman of week
    - Maryville Daily Times: Vols O-line unit 'ready for anything'

    This Day In #Vols History (Nov. 18)

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    Tennessee has more wins on Nov. 18 than any other day in history, as the Vols have posted a 17-1 all-time record.

    Among the most notable games on Nov. 18 are:

    Nov. 18, 1989, Chuck Webb runs for a school record 294 yards in a 33-21 win over Ole Miss.

    On Nov. 18, 1995, the Vols handed Kentucky a 34-31 defeat as UT rallied from down 24-9 in the third quarter. Peyton Manning threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns. Jay Graham ran for 147 yards.

    On Nov. 18, 2000, Tennessee blasted Kentucky, 56-20, as Travis Henry ran for 139 yards and three touchdowns on his way to setting the Vols career rushing record.

    NOVEMBER 18 (17-1)
    1893 W, 32-0 MARYVILLE
    1905 W, 31-5 CENTRE
    1907 W, 14-2 Arkansas (N) @ Little Rock, Ark.
    1911 W, 22-0 SOUTHWESTERN
    1916 W, 17-0 University of the South (N) @ Chattanooga, Tenn.
    1922 W, 18-7 University of the South (N) @ Chattanooga, Tenn.
    1933 W, 33-6 VANDERBILT
    1939 W, 13-0 VANDERBILT
    1944 W, 27-14 TEMPLE
    1950 W, 35-0 MISSISSIPPI
    1961 L, 10-24 No. 6 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tennessee.
    1967 W, 20-7 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
    1972 W, 17-0 MISSISSIPPI
    1978 W, 41-17 MISSISSIPPI
    1989 W, 33-21 MISSISSIPPI
    1995 W, 34-31 Kentucky
    2000 W, 56-20 KENTUCKY
    2006 W, 39-10 Vanderbilt

    #NFLVols Week 11 Recap

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    Offensively, Peyton Manning has now thrown a touchdown pass in 49 consecutive games, and is now five away from tying for most in NFL history (Drew Brees, 54). With his 100-plus yards today, Manning has posted his 16th career 3,000-yd season and is now second to Favre (18) in NFL history. 

    Mychal Rivera had 40 yards on three receptions. Cordarrelle Patterson had two receptions for 25 yards.

    Defensively, Parys Haralson had four tackles, a sack, tfl and quarterback hurry. Tony McDaniel recorded two tackles as well as Robert Ayers. Eric Berry had five tackles and a pass deflection in the win over Seattle.

    Ja'Wuan James made his debut starting at left tackle and Dallas Thomas once again got the starting nod at right tackle. James Stone started at center. 

    Monday Night Football
    Daniel McCullers earned a starting role, his first for his NFL career, in tonight's game against Tennessee. Justin Hunter will host McCullers and Ramon Foster of the Steelers at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

    Check out how all of your NFL Vols performed this week:

    Name Position Team Result Stats
    Robert Ayers DE New York Giants Lost to San Fran. 16-10 Two tackles, sack, 1-8 tfl
    Eric Berry DB Kansas City Chiefs Def. Seattle 24-20 Five tackles, PD
    Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Chiefs Def. Seattle 24-20 Injured reserve
    Britton Colquitt P Denver Broncos Lost to St. Louis 22-7 Five punts, 36.6 yd. avg.
    Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Chiefs Def. Seattle 24-20 Two punts, 52 yd. avg.
    Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Ravens BYE BYE
    Arian Foster RB Houston Texans Def. Cleveland 23-7 Inactive
    Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Steelers MNF MNF
    Zach Fulton G Kansas City Chiefs Def. Seattle 24-20 Started at RG
    Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Saints Lost to Cincinnati 27-10 Four tackles, sack, tfl, qh
    Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Titans MNF MNF
    Malik Jackson DL Denver Broncos Lost to St. Louis 22-7 Five tackles, tfl
    Ja'Wuan James OL Miami Dolphins Def. Buffalo 22-9 Started at LT
    Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Saints Lost to Cincinnati 27-10 Injured reserve
    Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos Lost to St. Louis 22-7 34-54-389 yds., TD
    Jerod Mayo LB New England Patriots Def. Indianapolis 42-20 Injured reserve
    Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville Jaguars BYE BYE
    Tony McDaniel DT Seattle Seahawks Lost to Kansas City 24-20 Two tackles
    Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh Steelers MNF MNF
    Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Saints Lost to Cincinnati 27-10 Inactive
    Denarius Moore WR Oakland Raiders Lost to San Diego 13-6 Three punt returns., 2.3 avg.
    Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Vikings Lost to Chicago 21-13 Two recs., 24 yds., KO return 21 yds.
    Tauren Poole WR Carolina Panthers Lost to Atlanta 19-17 Practice squad
    Antonio Richardson OL Minnesota Vikings Lost to Chicago 21-13 Injured reserve
    Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Raiders Lost to San Diego 13-6 Three receptions for 40 yards
    Chris Scott G Carolina Panthers Lost to Atlanta 19-17 Played at G
    Matt Simms QB New York Jets BYE Practice squad
    Jacques Smith LB Atlanta Falcons Def. Carolina 19-17 Practice squad
    Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay Bucs Def. Washington 27-7 Inactive
    James Stone OL Atlanta Falcons Def. Carolina 19-17 Started at C
    Dallas Thomas OL Miami Dolphins Def. Buffalo 22-9 Started at RT
    Scott Wells OL St. Louis Rams Def. Denver 22-7 Started at C
    Dan Williams  DT Arizona Cardinals Def. Detroit 14-6 Played at DT, one tackle
    Jason Witten TE Dallas Cowboys BYE BYE

    Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/17/14)

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    Get the full rundown on all the coverage of the Vols Win Over Kentucky, 50-16

    Stories from the media include: 
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Bowl one win away after rout of Kentucky
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Barnett adds to UT freshman record
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Report Card: Tennessee vs. Kentucky
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Dobbs will face a tough test
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: UT's confidence is on the rise
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Receivers worth the wait
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: 'Fresh' defense returns to form
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Five Answers: Vols 50, Kentucky 16
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Crowder injured in 'physical game'
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Healthy Pearson making plays for Vols
    - Louisville Courier Journal: Tennessee football buries UK 50-16
    - Maryville Daily Times: Dobbs helps Tennessee trounce Kentucky
    - Maryville Daily Times: Vols O-line unit 'ready for anything'
    - Tennessee Journalist: Vols make statement against Wildcats
    - The Tennessean: Dobbs making wins look easy
    - UT Daily Beacon: Grading the Vols vs. Kentucky

    This Day In #Vols History (Nov. 17)

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    Tennessee stands 8-6 all-time on Nov. 17.

    On Nov. 17, 1990, Tennessee handed No. 20 Ole Miss a 22-13 loss in Memphis.

    On Nov. 17, 2001, #6 Tennessee won a thriller, 38-35, over Kentucky. Alex Walls' 44-yard field field with 2:49 left in the fourth secured the win. Casey Clausen threw for 285 yards with four touchdowns, three to Donte' Stallworth, to tie the Vols program record. 

    NOVEMBER 17 (8-6)

    1892 L, 0-12 VANDERBILT
    1928 W, 6-0 Vanderbilt
    1934 W, 13-6 Vanderbilt
    1951 W, 46-21 Mississippi
    1956 W, 27-7 No. 19 MISSISSIPPI
    1962 L, 6-19 No. 3 MISSISSIPPI
    1973 L, 18-28 Mississippi (N) @ Jackson, Miss.
    1979 L, 20-44 Mississippi (N) @ Jackson, Miss.
    1984 W, 41-17 Mississippi (N) @ Jackson, Miss.
    1990 W, 22-13 No. 15 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
    2001 W, 38-35 Kentucky
    2007 W, 25-24 VANDERBILT
    2012 L, 18-41 Vanderbilt


    Falcons vs. Panthers, 1 p.m. (FOX)
    James Stone was recently praised by the Atlanta head coach for his performance in his rookie season. Stone is starting a center and has been doing a great job for the Falcons.

    Vikings vs. Bears, 1 p.m. (CBS)
    Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will return to the field in Chicago.

    Texans vs. Browns, 1 p.m. (CBS)
    After a bye week, the third leading rusher Arian Foster will take on Cleveland. Despite missing practice on Wednesday he is expected to play. 

    Seahawks vs. Chiefs, 1 p.m. (FOX)
    Tony McDaniel will be the lone VFL to travel to Kansas City as he takes on Eric Berry, who will play in his third game since his ankle sprain, Dustin Colquitt and successful rookie Zach Fulton.

    Bengals vs. Saints, 1 p.m. (CBS)
    Robert Meachem and Parys Haralson will return to the field to host Cincinnati. Haralson is coming off of a game where he had four tackles, a sack for a loss and a quarterback hurry. 

    Robert Ayers
    49ers vs. Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)
    Robert Ayers had one of his better games this season with five tackle and a sack for a loss in the loss to Seattle in week 10. He will be the lone VFL in the game. 

    Broncos vs. Rams, 1 p.m. (CBS)
    After a five touchdown game to bring his total to 520 passing touchdowns, Peyton Manning returns to the field as he travels to St. Louis to meet VFL Scott Wells. 

    Buccaneers vs. Redskins, 1 p.m. (FOX)
    Luke Stocker was limited in practice due to a hip injury. He would be the lone VFL in the game. 

    Raiders vs. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
    In the last two games, Mychal Rivera has recorded a touchdown. Despite the loss to Denver, Rivera had a team-high 64 yards receiving. Denarius Moore will also suit up for the trip. 

    Lions vs. Arizona, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
    With the best record in the league, Dan Williams is having one of his best seasons. Williams is a leader on the Arizona defense and continues to contribute with multiple tackles per game. 


    Steelers vs. Titans, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
    Ramon Foster and Daniel McCullers will suit up and take the field in Tennessee to take on wide receiver Justin Hunter and the Titans.


    Dolphins 22, Bills 9
    Ja'Wuan James made his first career start at left tackle. Dallas Thomas made the start at right tackle. 

    Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/15/14)

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    GAMEDAY IS HERE! Get all of your info here: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. Kentucky.

    Here's the latest stories on the Vols from the media: 
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Five Questions: Kentucky at Tennessee
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Matchups for Tennessee vs. Kentucky
    - Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Dobbs shows 'impeccable character'

    News out of Kentucky includes: 

    This Day In #Vols History (Nov. 15)

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    Tennessee has won its last three games played on Nov. 15. That includes the following games 

    Nov. 15, 1986: William Howard sets the NCAA record for most consecutive rushes by same player with 16 as the Vols knocked off No. 20 Ole Miss in Jackson, Miss, 22-10. He scored a 3-yard TD and ran for 74 yards in the game.

    Nov. 15, 1997: The No. 5 Vols beat Arkansas in Little Rock, 30-22 as Peyton Manning threw for 264 yards including two touchdowns to Marcus Nash. Jamal Lewis ran for two touchdowns and 124 yards.

    Nov. 15, 2003: The Vols pounded Mississippi State, 59-21, in Neyland Stadium. Casey Clausen threw for 342 yards and five touchdowns including three to Chris Hannon.

    NOVEMBER 15 (10-4)
    1902 W, 11-10 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
    1919 W, 33-12 CINCINNATI
    1924 L, 7-26 Tulane
    1930 W, 13-0 Vanderbilt
    1941 W, 14-7 No. 18 Boston College
    1947 W, 38-13 BOSTON COLLEGE
    1952 W, 26-12 No. 18 FLORIDA
    1958 W, 18-16 No. 7 MISSISSIPPI
    1969 L, 0-38 No. 18 Mississippi (N) @ Jackson, Miss.
    1975 L, 6-23 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
    1980 L, 9-20 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
    1986 W, 22-10 No. 20 Mississippi (N) @ Jackson, Miss.
    1997 W, 30-22 Arkansas (N) @ Little Rock, Ark.
    2003 W, 59-21 MISSISSIPPI STATE

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