Feb. 3, 2014
UTSports.com will feature unprecedented coverage of #VolsNSD14 this Wednesday starting at 7 a.m. ET. The five-hour live show will include the first word on the newest Vols, features, highlights and interviews.
All of the coverage will be showcased right on the UTSports.com homepage and will responsive for optimal viewing on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
#VolsNSD14 presented by First Tennessee will feature three live simultaneous feeds from the Anderson Training Center. Sara Mitchell will host the live coverage and unveil the newest members of Team 118 with highlight packages. She will also talk with head coach Butch Jones several times during the show.
Dani Klupenger and Evan Ellis will report throughout the day handling live interviews with each of the Vols' assistant coaches. They will also speak with several of the newest members of the Vols, who enrolled this January.
At 18 minutes past each hour, Mitchell will interview the Vols' director of player personnel Bob Welton to review the newest members of the Tennessee football family.
Throughout the show, Klupenger, Ellis and Julia Cox will bring you in-depth features and interviews with the 14 mid-year additions that are already on campus in Knoxville.
While the program is going on, fans will be able to watch a continuous live feed of the Vols' 'War Room' on a second feed for a behind-the-scenes look at the coaching staff's hub.
A third feed will feature a 'FaxCam' for the third year in a row.
UTSports.com will have a swap feature in which fans can select which production they chose to watch in the larger screen.
As always full profiles, highlights and photos of the each of the newest additions will be showcased on UTSports.com. That will be located under the main program screen on the left side.
Under the War Room Cam/Fax Cam screen, fans can find their home with the 'Voice of Vol Nation.' A meter tracking the amount of social media interaction will be in use throughout the day. It will measure the number of tweets, mentions, retweets, favorites and interactions throughout the day with the @Vol_Football and @Vol_Sports accounts as well as the hashtag #VolsNSD14.
Another element to the coverage will be a live twitter feed of the day including fan tweets and mentions. @Vol_Football will be the location for the breaking news of each new member of the Vols as well as key information and quotes on each player.
The site will also host a 'Twitter Takeover,' on @Vol_Sports. Throughout the day, fans will be able to ask questions and interact with Coach Jones and every member of the coaching staff.
By using a hashtag and the coach's initials, we will compile questions to be answered by the staff throughout the day. For example, fans can tweet @Vol_Sports with #AskCBJ to have their questions answered by Butch Jones.
TWITTER TAKEOVER on @Vol_Sports
Coach Butch Jones: #AskCBJ
Mike Bajakian: #AskMB
John Jancek: #AskJJ
Steve Stripling: #AskSS
Zach Azzanni: #AskZA
Willie Martinez: #AskWM
Mark Elder: #AskME
Robert Gillespie: #AskRG
Don Mahoney: #AskDM
Tommy Thigpen: #AskTT
The day concludes with Jones' live press conference at 4 p.m., available on UTSports.com.
UTSports.com #VolsNSD14 Coverage presented by First Tennessee
- LIVE 5-hour show
- LIVE behind-the-scenes "War Room" cam
- LIVE 'Fax Cam'
- Announcements of the newest members
- Features on each of the 14 mid-year newcomers
- Interviews with Butch Jones
- Interviews with all nine assistant coaches
- Interviews with several mid-year newcomers
- Highlight videos
- Profiles and bio information
- Voice of Vol Nation meter of social media interaction
- Live twitter feed including fan interaction
- Twitter takeover as coaches take questions from fans
- LIVE #VolsNSD14 press conference with Butch Jones at 4 p.m.