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Vols Featured On FOXSports.com


FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman spent three days in Knoxville last week as the Vols wrapped up spring football. Check out Feldman's story on Butch Jones, Joshua Dobbs and Team 119: Tennessee is gathering all the pieces to be an SEC contender.


SEC Features Tennessee Spring Football


The Vols are the subject of the SEC's Spring Football Preview on Tuesday. Check out various video features of head coach Butch Jones, Joshua Dobbs and more: Tennessee Spring Preview

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (4/27/15)


A crowd of 63,016 was on hand to watch the annual DISH Orange & White Game as the defense, dressed in Orange rallied to beat the offense, in White, 54-44. Check out all of the coverage from UTSports.com: 


Here's a look at what the media wrote following the game: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Sutton's steal highlights Vols' spring game
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Battle for backup quarterback heats up
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Spring over, Vols player-led team again
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Passing game still has catching up to do
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Kamara: Trick play looked better on board
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 'Clean' spring game pleases Jones
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols' spring football award winners are...
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Battle for backup quarterback heats up

Peyton Manning On 104.5 The Zone

Peyton Manning will be in Knoxville this weekend. Get the latest from the legendary VFL as he spoke with 104.5 The Zone on Friday morning. 


Listen back to the interview: PEYTON MANNING INTERVIEW

Manning spoke glowingly about Butch Jones, "I am excited about the direction Butch Jones has our football program headed in. I feel like we are getting back to competing for championships. I believe in him, I believe in his direction, his philosophy. We spend a lot of time talking and he has shared with me his vision and his approach and it's very impressive. 

"I still get to go back and workout with the team every June. It's a lot of fun for me. Dobbs told me he wasn't even born when I was a freshman at Tennessee, I appreciated him sharing that with me.

"The energy there is very noticeable, it reminds me of the energy we had during my time there, all the years I was going back working out with Coach Fulmer's teams. The energy, the focus, the guys are really working hard. Then, the talent, I'm seeing the talent coming back ... Those are the kind of players we need to get us back where we want to be. Plus, they are all great kids. They believe in Butch Jones, they are excited about being at the University of Tennessee. They take pride in it, for all those reasons I am very excited about where the Tennessee football program is headed."

He also talked Chicken Parm, Paul McCartney, Chevy Chase and more. 


Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (4/24/15)

It is ONE DAY to the DISH Orange & White Game. Get the full details on the game in our GAMEDAY CENTRAL: DISH Orange & White Game. Details on Fan Day and more can be found here: DISH Orange & White Game Set For April 25.

Butch Jones led the Vols through their final practice prior to the game on Saturday, on Thursday afternoon. Get the latest on the Vols with coverage from UTSports.com following the 14th practice of spring. 


Coverage from the media included the following: 

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Coaches hail DeBord's early impact on UT Vols
Knoxville News Sentinel: 10 Vols who stepped up in spring

Happy Birthday - April 23

On April 23 we're sending out a happy birthday to former football standout Joey Kent! 

Kent is Tennessee's all-time leader in career receptions (183), receiving yards (2,814), and touchdown receptions (25). He played on Rocky Top from 1993-96 and was a two-time All-SEC first team selection. He went on to be drafted by the Tennessee Oilers in 1997 and made a Super Bowl appearance with the renamed Tennessee Titans in 2000. Kent will be on campus for this weekend's DISH Orange and White Game as part of the Wide Receiver U reunion.


Happy birthday, Joey! 

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (4/23/15)

We are counting down the days to the DISH Orange & White Game. Get the full details on the game in our GAMEDAY CENTRAL: DISH Orange & White Game. Details on Fan Day and more can be found here: DISH Orange & White Game Set For April 25.


Butch Jones will led the Vols through their final practice prior to the game on Saturday, on Thursday afternoon. We will have full coverage on UTSports.com. 

Here's a look at the latest from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Improved Kendrick has 'steady' spring for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT won't lack incentive in offseason
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Kendrick's work has paid off this spring
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Kerbyson shows impressive dance moves

VFL Mayo Restructures Patriots Contract

VFL Jerod Mayo restructured his contract with the New England Patriots so that he could remain with the Super Bowl Champions. Here's a look at coverage of his new deal.



Mayo, a defensive captain for the Patriots, has played just 12 games over the last two seasons after suffering pectoral and knee injuries. He is expected to start alongside Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins in 2015, though the Patriots also have shown interest in acquiring another starting-caliber linebacker. Hightower is coming off a torn labrum that could limit him in training camp and preseason. Mayo originally was drafted No. 10 overall out of Tennessee in the 2008 NFL draft. He has 756 career tackles, 10 sacks and eight forced fumbles with the Patriots. He previously was signed through 2017. 


VFL McClendon Signs With Miami Dolphins

VFL offensive lineman Jacques McClendon has signed with the Miami Dolphins. The 6-3, 324-pound McClendon joins Miami after a two-year stint (2013-14) with the Jacksonville Jaguars following time on the practice squads of the Detroit Lions (2011), Pittsburgh Steelers (2012), Atlanta Falcons (2012), while also being on the active roster of the Indianapolis Colts in 2010. He originally was a fourth-round selection (129th overall) of the Colts in the 2010 NFL draft. In his career, he has played guard and center, and has appeared in 22 games with five starts. In 2014, he saw action in 13 games with three starts for the Jaguars. McClendon played collegiately at Tennessee where he started 26-of-49 games at guard. Born December 10, 1987, McClendon attended The Baylor School in Cleveland, Tenn.

With McClendon joining the Dolphins, Miami now has three former Vols on its offensive line as he joins Ja'Wuan James and Dallas Thomas. 

Jones Announces Manning Will Be On Campus For O&W Weekend


During an interview with the Wake Up Zone on 104.5 FM in Nashville, head coach Butch Jones announced that Peyton Manning will be in Knoxville for DISH Orange & White weekend. Listen to the entire interview right here: COACH JONES ON WUZ.

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