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Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/15/14)

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Tuesday was a big day in the SEC. The 2015 football schedule was announced and SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced he will retire in July 2015. 

Check out the Vols 2015 Football Schedule

Get the latest on Tuesday's practice with coverage on UTSports.com:

Here's a look at the most recent stories from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: SEC releases 2015 football schedule
- Knoxville News Sentinel: McNeil hits harder with more confidence
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT releases 2015 schedule
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 'John John' again emerging for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Rebels' defense to challenge Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee releases 2015 schedule
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Two more freshmen lose helmet stripes
- Maryville Daily Times: Vols hungry to have Wolf back

News on Ole Miss includes the following: 
- Campus Insiders: Tennessee-Mississippi Preview
- Columbia Daily Herald: Rebels prep for 'hungry' Vols
- Jackson Clarion Ledger: Ole Miss' Wallace enters Heisman talks

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 15)

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The Vols won their first-ever game on Oct. 15, 1892 with a 25-0 victory over Maryville College. 

All-time the Vols are 9-7-2 on Oct. 15.

OCTOBER 15 (9-7-2)
1892 W, 25-0 Maryville
1897 W, 28-0 KING
1904 T, 0-0 NASHVILLE
1910 L, 0-18 Vanderbilt
1921 L, 3-14 Dartmouth
1926 W, 6-0 MARYVILLE
1927 W, 21-7 MISSISSIPPI
1932 W, 7-3 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1938 W, 13-0 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1949 T, 7-7 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1955 W, 20-0 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1960 W, 20-7 No. 15 ALABAMA
1966 L, 10-11 No. 3 ALABAMA
1977 L, 10-24 No. 4 Alabama (N)@ Birmingham, Ala.
1983 W, 41-34 No. 11 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1988 L, 20-28 No. 20 ALABAMA
1994 L, 13-17 No. 10 ALABAMA
2011 L, 7-38 No. 1 LOUISIANA STATE

The Vols only win on Oct. 15 since 1961 came in 1983, a thrilling 41-34 victory over Alabama. Johnnie Jones' 66-yard rushing TD proved to be the difference. On defense, led by Reggie White, the Vols kept Alabama scoreless for the final 21:36. QB Alan Cockrell threw for 292 yards with scoring strikes of 80, 80 and 57 yards.

Chris Scott Re-Signed By Carolina Panthers

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Former Vols All-SEC selection Chris Scott has been re-signed by the Carolina Panthers and will join their practice squad.  Scott played in 10 games with eight starts for Carolina in 2013. He started the first eight games in 2013, replacing Amini Silatolu at left guard in the season opener before taking over at right guard when Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury. Scott then suffered a knee injury that slowed him the rest of the season, and he was waived in the final roster cutdown this year.

- CarolinaPanthers.com: Roster shuffle

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

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The Vols' defense has been a major story of the 2014 season. Tennessee is ranked second in the SEC and eighth nationally on pass defense, as the Vols have held each of the last two opponents to less than 100 passing yards. 

Get full coverage from Media Monday on UTSports.com: 

Here's a look at coverage from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: SEC West recently unkind to UT Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT defense just getting started
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bates adds to UT legacy as father
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Stripling hopes D-line rotation will grow
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones wants rest for the weary
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Butch Jones pleased with reserves
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Johnson: Continuity key to improvement
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Johnson unveils secret to gaining speed
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols closer to full strength

News on Ole Miss includes: 
- Jackson Clarion Ledger: Ole Miss' Wallace enters Heisman talks

Tennessee Football returns to the practice field this afternoon for as prep for Saturday's trip to Ole Miss shifts into high gear. Complete post-practice coverage including news, notes and interviews with Butch Jones and selected players can be found right here at UTSports.com when practice wraps up around 6:20.

Quarterback Justin Worley will appear live on SEC Now on the SEC Network tonight. Worley is scheduled to join the show during the 7:15 segment, you can watch online HERE.

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 15)

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The Vols are 8-2-1 all-time on Oct. 15 including winning their last six games in a row on the date. 

Most recently in 1995, Tennessee downed Alabama, 41-14 in Birmingham as Peyton Manning connected with Joey Kent for "Touchdown on Play Number 1" as John Ward famously called. 

OCTOBER 14 (8-2-1) 
1905 T, 5-5 Clemson 
1911 L, 0-24 Georgia Tech 
1916 W, 14-0 Clemson 
1922 W, 15-0 Camp Benning 
1933 L, 2-10 Duke 
1939 W, 28-0 Chattanooga 
1944 W, 40-0 FLORIDA 
1950 W, 41-0 CHATTANOOGA 
1961 W, 52-6 TULSA 
1967 W, 24-13 GEORGIA TECH 
1995 W, 41-14 No. 12 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.

Start watching at the 5:45 mark here:

#NFLVols Week 6 Recap

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Jason Witten hit yet another milestone when caught his 900th career catch. On that same catch, Witten earned his first touchdown of the season. He is the 16th player with 900 catches and did it in 181 games, which is the fastest for a tight end to reach the mark in NFL history. 

Peyton Manning also moved a little closer to another historic mark in the win against the New York Jets. He added three touchdowns, leaving him just two behind Brett Favre for the NFL record. With three, Manning will move into the No. 1 spot. 

For the second week in a row, Justin Hunter has been one of the leading targets for the Titans. Hunter racked up 77 yards in the win over the Jaguars. Arian Foster had another dynamic week with 109 rushing yards and two touchdowns on Thursday Night Football against the Colts. 

Defensively, Jerod Mayo led all former Vols in tackles with five. Mayo was taken out of the game with a knee injury in the first half. Malik Jackson of the Broncos recorded four tackles and a tfl. Tony McDaniel also racked up four tackles. 

Name Position Team Result Stats
Robert Ayers DE New York Giants Lost to Philadelphia 27-0 Played at DE
Eric Berry DB Kansas City Chiefs BYE BYE
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Chiefs BYE BYE
Britton Colquitt P Denver Broncos Def. NY Jets 31-17 8 punts, 44 yd. avg., 2 inside the 20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Chiefs BYE BYE
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Ravens Def. Tampa Bay 48-17 Played at LS
Arian Foster RB Houston Texans Lost to Indianapolis 33-28 109 yds. rushing, 32 yds. receivings, 2 TDs
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Steelers Lost to Cleveland 31-10 Played at G
Zach Fulton G Kansas City Chiefs BYE BYE
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Saints BYE BYE
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Titans Def. Jacksonsville 16-14 Three receptions for 77 yards
Malik Jackson DL Denver Broncos Def. NY Jets 31-17 Four tackles, tfl
Ja'Wuan James OL Miami Dolphins Lost to Green Bay 27-24 Started at RT
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Saints BYE BYE
Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos Def. NY Jets 31-17 22-33-237 yds., 3 TDs
Jerod Mayo LB New England Patriots Def. Buffalo 37-22 Started at LB, 5 tackles
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville Jaguars Lost to Tennessee 16-14 DNP
Tony McDaniel DT Seattle Seahawks Lost to Dallas 30-23 Four tackles
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh Steelers Lost to Cleveland 31-10 Inactive
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Saints BYE BYE
Denarius Moore WR Oakland Raiders Lost to San Diego 31-28 One reception for 9 yards
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Vikings Lost to Detroit 17-3 Two receptions for 15 yards
Tauren Poole WR Carolina Panthers Tied with Cincinnati 37-37 Practice squad
Antonio Richardson OL Minnesota Vikings Lost to Detroit 17-3 Injured reserve
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Raiders Lost to San Diego 31-28 Started at TE
Matt Simms QB New York Jets Lost to Denver 31-17 Practice squad
Jacques Smith LB Atlanta Falcons Lost to Chicago 27-13 Practice squad
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay Bucs Lost to Baltimore 48-17 Played at TE
James Stone OL Atlanta Falcons Lost to Chicago 27-13 Played at C
Dallas Thomas OL Miami Dolphins Lost to Green Bay 27-24 Played at G
Scott Wells OL St. Louis Rams MNF MNF
Dan Williams  DT Arizona Cardinals Def. Washington 30-20 Two tackles
Jason Witten TE Dallas Cowboys Def. Seattle 30-23 2 recs., 24 yds., 1 TD

Happy Birthday - Oct. 13

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Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to Danny O'Brien and Ryan Ault of football and Caitlyn Williams of women's tennis!
Danny O'BrienRyan AultCaitlyn Williams

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/13/14)

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Butch Jones will preview the Vols game vs. #3 Ole Miss at 12 Noon. Watch it on UTSports.com. 

Take a look back at the Vols win over Chattanooga with coverage from UTSports.com: 

Here's the latest from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Freshman Henderson away from Vols
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Worley-led Vols make Mocs pay, 45-10
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Berry shines with big brother watching
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols get chance to build depth
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Berry shines in front of both brothers
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee-UTC report card
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Johnson's progress seen in breakout
- Maryville Daily Times: Worley, Tennessee trounce Chattanooga

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 13)

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The Vols are 10-4 all-time on Oct. 13. 

On Oct. 13, 1990, the Vols destroyed No. 9 Florida, 45-3, at Neyland Stadium. UT went on to win the 1990 SEC Championship.

OCTOBER 13 (10-4)
1906 L, 0-11 MARYVILLE
1923 W, 13-6 GEORGETOWN
1928 W, 13-12 MISSISSIPPI
1934 W, 27-0 MISSISSIPPI
1945 W, 30-0 CHATTANOOGA
1951 W, 42-13 CHATTANOOGA
1956 W, 42-20 CHATTANOOGA
1962 L, 0-17 Georgia Tech
1973 W 20-14 GEORGIA TECH
1979 W, 31-0 GEORGIA TECH
1984 L, 30-43 No. 18 Florida
1990 W, 45-3 No. 9 FLORIDA
2007 W, 33-21 Mississippi State
2012 L, 31-41 No. 19 Mississippi State

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