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Fulmer Named To Broyles Award Selection Committee

VFL and College Football Hall of Fame Coach Phillip Fulmer has been named to the Broyles Award Selection Committee. 

Brown led the Longhorns to a national championship in 2006 and won 244 games as a head coach while Fulmer led the Volunteers to a national title in 1998 and won 152 games as a head coach. Both Fulmer and Brown had assistants that won the Broyles Award including Tennessee offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe in 1998 and Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis in 2005.

The selection committee has won a combined 2,263 games, coached in 178 bowl games and won 11 National Championships. The award is named in honor of former Arkansas head coach and athletic director Frank Broyles, who had 24 of his assistants become head coaches that led their teams to 8 Super Bowls, winning 6 of them, as well as 5 college national championships and over 2000 victories. Some of those assistants included Joe Gibbs, Barry Switzer, Jimmy Johnson, Johnny Majors and Hayden Fry.

Dobbs Featured In Hometown Newspaper

Josh Dobbs during the 2014 Orange & White game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN . Photo by Wade Rackley/Tennessee Athletics
Alpharetta, Georgia native Josh Dobbs is featured in the Neighbor Newspapers in his hometown. The sophomore quarterback is competing to be the Vols' starting quarterback in his second season on Rocky Top. Read the feature: Former Alpharetta star Dobbs shines at Tennessee

Here's the start of the piece: 

Joshua Dobbs didn't waste much time in making an impact on the college level at Tennessee.

The former Alpharetta standout stepped into the starting quarterback role as a true freshman at Tennessee last year and never looked back as he quickly established himself as a player to watch in the SEC.

Dobbs played the last five games at quarterback - including the last four as a starter - for a Tennessee team that went 5-7 in 2013. He completed 72-of-121 passes for 695 yards and two touchdowns - compiling a 59.5 percent completion percentage in the process.

"I've always trusted in my skills and ability," Dobbs said. "The coaching staff has done a great job with all the quarterbacks to be able to play when needed. So when my number was called, I was able to perform. I still have some things to work on and, of course, that has been the key focus throughout the spring and into the summer and into training camp."

Read more: Neighbor Newspapers - Former Alpharetta star Dobbs shines at Tennessee 

Happy Birthday - July 16: Jamol James and VFL J.R. Carr

On July 16 we send Happy Birthday wishes to senior sprinter Jamol James and recent graduate and long snapper J.R. Carr

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Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (7/16/14)

The Vols took part in SEC Media Days on Tuesday in Hoover, Ala. Get the latest on what Butch Jones, A.J. Johnson, Curt Maggitt and Mack Crowder had to say to the more than 1,000 media members assembled.

Coverage from UTSports.com includes: 

Butch Jones met with the local media prior to start of the many interviews. Here's what he said about a variety of topics:

Here's a look at local and national media coverage about the Vols: 

- Atlanta Journal Constitution: There'll be no sudden rise for Jones' fallen Vols
- Atlanta Journal Constitution: Tennessee lines up for rebuilding job
- Decatur Daily: Picking up Tennessee
- Independent Florida Alligator: Volunteers looking to improve 'brick by brick'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Representing UT is a snap for Crowder
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Howard on verge of returning to Vols
- Memphis Commercial Appeal: Vols' Jones seeks respect, not pity

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Butch Jones On 104.5 The Zone's Wake Up Zone

On Monday morning, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones spoke with 104.5 The Zone's Wake Up Zone in Nashville. He gave a preview of SEC Media Days in Birmingham and talked about his team's youth among various topics. Listen back to the 10-minute interview here: 

Worley On His Relationship With Peyton

Vols quarterback Justin Worley is taking part in the Manning Passing Academy again in 2014. Worley continues the tradition of a Tennessee signal caller taking part at the camp, which the legendary Peyton Manning, along with his father and brothers operate. Worley spoke to NOLA.com about his relationship with Peyton.

Happy Birthday - July 12: Jackson, Propst and Wolfe

On July 12 we send Happy Birthday wishes to junior Marcus Jackson, sophomore Seneca Propst and senior Whitney Wolfe

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Happy Birthday - July 10: Gilliam and Sadsad

Happy birthday to senior offensive lineman Jacob Gilliam and junior swimmer Chris Sadsad

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Vols, Butch Jones Featured On SI.com

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The Vols and head coach Butch Jones are featured on the front page of SI.com: Rising Tennessee ready to thrive?

Check out this story from Zac Ellis. 

Among the key quotes from Coach Jones: 

"There has been a complete shift culturally," Jones said. "It's not where we need to be yet, but every day you see progress. ... I think we're going through the realities of building a college football program at an elite level. But I think we've made tremendous strides. I think we're right there in terms of mentality, the standard, the expectations."

"There isn't any bigger stage in the country than Tennessee football," Jones said. "... Fans can see the progress we're making. Yes, we expect to win -- 5-7 is not up to our standards. But they see the improvements in the style of play. They can feel the energy. It's contagious."

Happy Birthday - July 7: Cobb, Boles, Kerbyson, Henderson

Happy birthday to VFL Reggie Cobb, women's tennis rising sophomore Ashlee Boles, RS junior OL Kyler Kerbyson and freshman DL Joe Henderson!

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Check out this vintage Reggie Cobb footage - a 79-yard TD run vs. Auburn!

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