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This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 24)

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The Vols have a 12-3-2 record all-time on Oct. 24. Tennessee didn't lose a game on the date from 1925 through 1998. In the National Championship season of 1998, the Vols dumped Alabama, 35-18 on Oct. 24 as Travis Henry ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Peerless Price returned a kickoff 100 yards to equal the longest return in UT history.

OCTOBER 24 (12-3-2)
1892 L, 0-54 University of the South
1896 W, 4-0 Chattanooga Athletic Club
1908 W, 10-0 GEORGIA
1914 W, 17-7 ALABAMA
1924 L, 2-7 Mississippi A&M (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1931 W, 7-0 North Carolina
1936 W, 15-13 No. 2 DUKE
1942 W, 52-7 FURMAN
1953 W, 59-6 LOUISVILLE
1959 W, 23-0 CHATTANOOGA
1964 T, 3-3 No. 7 Louisiana State
1970 W, 38-7 FLORIDA
1981 W, 28-9 Memphis State
1987 W, 29-15 GEORGIA TECH
1998 W, 35-18 ALABAMA
2009 L, 10-12 No. 1 Alabama

Also on Oct. 24, 1970, Tennessee thumped Florida, 38-7. Bobby Scott threw for a then-record 385 passing yards and was named the AP Back of the Week. Jackie Walker also returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown.

Jones Updates Vols' Quarterbacks Situation On 104.5

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Tennessee head coach Butch Jones had his weekly visit with 3HL on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville on Thursday evening. He provided an update on the team's quarterbacks. 

"We will know a little bit more tonight and into tomorrow," Jones said of Justin Worley's status. "He has taken some shots. I believe it is a cumulative effect, not just from the Ole Miss (game), but a very, very long season. So, he's meeting with our doctors again to see exactly where he's at and how we move forward."

Jones added the following about the Vols' signal callers, Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs.

"The great thing about how we practice is that we try to get both Josh and Nate, over the course of the season, very, very premium reps, very important reps throughout practice," said Jones. "You know it's a long season. Again, as we have become accustom to, you need more than one quarterback, especially in thos conference. They have taken some valuable repetitions over time and if Justin isn't able to go, they will be ready to step up and we would play both quarterbacks, if Justin doesn't go on Saturday."

Dobbs has experience playing against Alabama, as he relieved an injured Justin Worley last season. 

"It helps, anytime you have live game opportunities," Jones said, "with Nate last year, then this year, and Josh last year. His first action as a Vol came in the Alabama game. So again, there is nothing better than live game opportunities."

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/23/14)

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Tennessee's assistant coaches met with the media on Wednesday to talk about the challenge of facing #4 Alabama. Get the latest: #VolReport: Always On The Ready

Other news from UTSports.com includes: 

Here's a look at what the media is writing: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols look to cure offensive woes
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Worley's status 'ongoing' for Vols-Tide
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Could big play break loose offense?
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Instant analysis: Jackson practices
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Mahoney: Vols' OL will 'find a way'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols see 'complete team' in Alabama
- Lindy's Sports: Alabama at Tennessee

Here's a look at coverage from Alabama:
- The Crimson White: Tide prepares to take on Vols

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 23)

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The Vols are 11-4 all-time on Oct. 23, which includes two wins over this week's opponent Alabama. The Vols also won a game 101-0 on this date back in 1915.

OCTOBER 23 (11-4)
1909 L, 0-3 GEORGIA
1915 W, 101-0 CUMBERLAND
1920 W, 26-0 CLEMSON
1926 W, 30-7 CENTRE
1954 W, 14-7 DAYTON
1965 W, 17-8 HOUSTON
1971 W, 10-7 vs. Mississippi State
1976 L, 18-20 No. 11 Florida
1982 L, 21-31 Georgia Tech
1999 W, 21-7 No. 10 Alabama
2004 W, 17-13 ALABAMA
2010 L, 10-41 No. 7 Alabama

The Tennessee-Alabama rivalry returned to Tuscaloosa for the first time in 69 years in 1999 and the No. 5 Vols came away with a 21-7 victory over the 10th-ranked Crimson Tide.

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.

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"Vol Calls" tonight on the Vol Network at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville.

Co-hosts Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs will be joined by football coach Butch Jones and basketball coach Donnie Tyndall. Fans can call in and ask questions by dialing 1-800-688-8657 or Tennessee Verizon customers can dial # TENN. Fans may also submit questions through the Vol Network's Facebook page - Vol Network_IMG.


Saturday's Alabama Game Officially Sold Out

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Saturday's game vs. Alabama is officially sold out. It marks the third sellout of the season along with the Utah State game on Aug. 31 and the Florida game on Oct. 4.

With the crowd of 102,455 on hand for Saturday, it will mark the first time since the 2007 season that Neyland Stadium drew three or more crowds of that size. The attendance for a sellout has fluctuated over the last decade due to construction and seating adjustments at Neyland. In 2007, Tennessee welcomed more than 104,000 on five occasions. 

Witten's Story On ESPN's E60 on Tuesday Night

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Be sure to watch ESPN's E60 on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET, for Jason Witten's story as you have never heard before:

As a string of domestic violence scandals rocked pro football, one NFL star looked on from a very personal perspective.  Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten's once lived that nightmare, witnessing the abuse of his loved ones at home.  Witten sat down with E:60's Jeremy Schaap to tell his story of pain and perseverance, and his unwavering goal of breaking the cycle of violence.


Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/21/14)

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Butch Jones and three members of the Vols defense met with the media on Monday to preview Saturday's rivalry game against Alabama. 

Here's a look at coverage on UTSports.com from Monday:

Here's what the media is writing: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Crimson Tide say they are motivated for Vols
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Corey Vereen has breakout game for UT Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones still sees progress
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Sacks not just on offensive line
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Beating Kiffin most important to fans
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols have to close gap in 'Bama rivalry
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Midstate Vols on Nashville billboards
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols fighting through top-10 gauntlet
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Jones discusses injured starters

News on Alabama includes: 
- Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: Sims rolls with the Tide
- The Crimson White: Tide gears up for Tennesse trip

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 21)

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On Oct. 21, 1972, the song "Rocky Top" was performed at halftime at Neyland Stadium for the first time. As part of a country music halftime show, it was played at the Vols games vs. Alabama. The song attracted so much attention and became beloved by Vols fans everywhere. It was adopted as an official song in 1982.

OCTOBER 21 (9-10-1)
1892 L, 4-22 Vanderbilt
1893 L, 0-56 KENTUCKY A&M
1902 W, 34-0 MARYVILLE
1905 L, 0-45 VANDERBILT
1907 W, 4-0 Clemson
1911 W, 22-5 MARYVILLE
1922 L, 3-7 Georgia
1933 L, 6-12 ALABAMA
1939 W, 21-0 No. 8 ALABAMA
1944 T, 0-0 ALABAMA
1950 W, 14-9 ALABAMA
1961 L, 3-34 No. 5 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1967 W, 24-13 No. 6 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1972 L, 10-17 No. 3 ALABAMA
1978 L, 17-30 No. 4 ALABAMA
1989 L, 30-47 No. 10 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
2000 W, 20-10 ALABAMA
2006 W, 16-13 ALABAMA

The Vols beat Alabama on each of the last two games played on Oct. 21. Tennessee took down the Tide in 2000, 20-10:

On Oct. 21, 2006, Tennessee beat Alabama, 16-13. That is UT's last win vs. Alabama.

#NFLVols Week 7 Recap

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Again, more records were broken in week seven of NFL action.

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Peyton Manning broke the previous touchdown passing record of 508, set by Brett Favre, when he threw four touchdowns on Sunday night in his 246th career NFL game. Manning's total was brought up to 510. His 509 career touchdown passes were to 45 different players over his career with both the Broncos and Colts. He also broke the record in 56 games fewer than Favre. He now stands 125 scoring passes ahead of the next active quarterback, Drew Brees.

 - Manning has thrown multiple touchdown passes in all six games to start the year, only the 14th time a player has accomplished that.
 - Manning has 156 career games with multiple touchdown passes, second to only Brett Favre (159) in NFL history.
 - Manning has thrown at least one touchdown in 45 consecutive games, marking the fourth longest streak in NFL history. The record is 54 by Brees. 

After becoming the third tight end with 10,000 receiving yards, Witten climbed into the No. 2 spot all-time for career receiving yards by a tight end to pass Shannon Sharpe. He is now 40th among all-time receivers and second among tight end in the NFL for receiving yards with 10,065 receiving yards. Tony Gonzales leads with 1,325 receptions and 15,127 yards. 

Check out the rest of the VFLs in the NFL performed:

Name Position Team Result Stats
Robert Ayers DE New York Giants Lost to Dallas 31-21 One tackle
Eric Berry DB Kansas City Chiefs Def. San Diego 23-20 Inactive, injured
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Chiefs Def. San Diego 23-20 Injured Reserve
Britton Colquitt P Denver Broncos Def. San Fran. 42-17 4 punts, 42.8 avg., two inside the 20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Chiefs Def. San Diego 23-20 4 punts, 43.3 avg., two inside the 20
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Ravens Def. Atlanta 29-7 Played at LS
Arian Foster RB Houston Texans MNF MNF
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Steelers MNF MNF
Zach Fulton G Kansas City Chiefs Def. San Diego 23-20 Started at RG
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Saints Lost to Detroit 24-23 Three tckls, one sack, 2 QH
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Titans Lost to Washington 19-17 One reception for 6 yards
Malik Jackson DL Denver Broncos Def. San Fran. 42-17 One tckl, one sack for a loss of nine
Ja'Wuan James OL Miami Dolphins Def. Chicago 27-14 Started at RT
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Saints Lost to Detroit 24-23 One rec., 13 yds., first career TD, 1 tckl
Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos Def. San Fran. 42-17 22-26-318-4 TDs, new passing TD record
Jerod Mayo LB New England Patriots Def. NY Jets 27-25 Injured Reserve
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville Jaguars Def. Cleveland 24-6 Played at G
Tony McDaniel DT Seattle Seahawks Lost to St. Louis 28-26 Started at LDT
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh Steelers MNF MNF
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Saints Lost to Detroit 24-23 Started at WR
Denarius Moore WR Oakland Raiders Lost to Arizona 24-13 One reception for 13 yds.
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Vikings Lost to Buffalo 17-16 Two recs., nine yds., TD
Tauren Poole WR Carolina Panthers Lost to Green Bay 38-17 Practice squad
Antonio Richardson OL Minnesota Vikings Lost to Buffalo 17-16 Injured Reserve
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Raiders Lost to Arizona 24-13 One reception for 18 yds.
Chris Scott G Carolina Panthers Lost to Green Bay 38-17 Practice squad
Matt Simms QB New York Jets Lost to New England 27-25 Practice squad
Jacques Smith LB Atlanta Falcons Lost to Baltimore 29-7 Practice squad
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay Bucs BYE BYE
James Stone OL Atlanta Falcons Lost to Baltimore 29-7 Played at C
Dallas Thomas OL Miami Dolphins Def. Chicago 27-14 Played at G
Scott Wells OL St. Louis Rams Def. Seattle 28-26 Started at C
Dan Williams  DT Arizona Cardinals Def. Oakland 24-13 Two tackles
Jason Witten TE Dallas Cowboys Def. NY Giants 31-21 Two recs., 27 yds.

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