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June 19, 2013


UT

THE BASICS
Location (Founded): Knoxville, Tenn. (1794)
Conference: Southeastern
Enrollment: 27,523
Colors: Orange & White
Nickname: Volunteers
Mascot: Smokey X
Band: Pride of the Southland
President: Dr. Joe DiPietro
Chancellor: Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek
Faculty Representative: Dr. Donald Bruce
Vice Chancellor/Dir. of Athletics: Dave Hart
Athletic Dept. Phone: 865-974-1220

FACILITY INFORMATION
Facility (Opened): Neyland Stadium (1921)
Capacity: 102,455 (Third-largest in College Football)
Surface: Tifway 419 Bermuda Hybrid Grass
Record at Neyland Stadium: 441-115-17 (.784)

HISTORY
First Year of Football: 1891
All-Time Overall Record: 799-354-53 (.684)
All-Time SEC Record: 320-181-19 (.634)
SEC Championships: 13 (1998, 1997, 1990, 1989, 1985, 1969, 1967, 1956, 1951, 1946, 1940, 1939, 1938)
SEC Championship Games: 5 (1997, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007)
National Championships: 6 (1998, 1967, 1951, 1950, 1940, 1938)
BCS Titles: 1 (1998)

2013 SCHEDULE
8/31 - Austin Peay at Knoxville, Tenn. (First Meeting)
9/7 - Western Kentucky at Knoxville, Tenn. (1-0 UT)
9/14 - at Oregon at Eugene, Ore. (1-0 Oregon)
9/21 - at Florida * at Gainesville, Fla. (23-19 Florida)
9/28 - South Alabama at Knoxville, Tenn. (First Meeting)
10/5 - Georgia * at Knoxville, Tenn. (21-19-2 UT)
10/19 - South Carolina * at Knoxville, Tenn. (22-7-2 UT)
10/26 - at Alabama * at Tuscaloosa, Ala. (50-38-7 Bama)
11/2 - at Missouri * at Columbia, Mo. (1-0 Mizzou)
11/9 - Auburn * at Knoxville, Tenn. (27-21-3 AU)
11/23 - Vanderbilt * at Knoxville, Tenn. (73-28-5 UT)
11/30 - at Kentucky * at Lexington, Ky. (76-23-9 UT)

TEAM INFORMATION
2012 Overall Record: 5-7
Home / Away / Neutral: 4-3 / 0-4 / 1-0
SEC Record: 1-7 SEC Finish: 6th East
Home / Away: 1-3 / 0-4

Basic Offense: Multiple
Basic Defense: 4-3

Lettermen Returning/Lost
Offense: 18/8
Defense: 22/8
Special Teams: 5/0
Total: 45/16

Starters Returning Lost
Offense: 5/6
Defense: 8/3
Special Teams: 3/0
Total: 16/9

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Butch Jones
Record at Tennessee: First Year
Career Record: 50-27 (.649) Six years

Steve Stripling (Colorado, '76) - Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line
Mike Bajakian (Williams College (Mass.), '96) - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
John Jancek (Grand Valley State, '91) - Defensive Coordinator
Willie Martinez (Miami (Fla.), '85) - Assistant Head Coach/ Defensive Backs
Zach Azzanni (Central Michigan, '99) - Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Mark Elder (Case Western Reserve, '00) - Special Team Coordinator/Special Teams
Robert Gillespie (Florida, '05) - Running Backs
Don Mahoney (West Virginia State, '93) - Offensive Line
Tommy Thigpen (North Carolina, '93) - Linebackers
Dave Lawson (West Virginia Tech, '92) - Director of Strength and Conditioning

SUPPORT STAFF
Mike Vollmar (Siena Heights University, '88) - Sr. Associate AD, Football Administration
Brad Pendergrass (Tennessee, '98) - Director of Football Operations
Chris Spognardi (Central Michigan, '08) - Assistant to the Head Coach
Bob Welton (Adrian College (Mich.), `91 ) - Director of Player Personnel
Scott Altizer (Furman, '93) - Director of High School Relations
Antone Davis (Tennessee, `90) - VFL Coordinator
Heather Ervin (Troy, '99) - Asst. Director - Football Operations
Roger Frazier (Tennessee, '82) - Equipment Manager
Joe Harrington (Tennessee, '90) - Sports Technology Coordinator
Condredge Holloway (Tennessee, '91) - Assistant AD - Player Relations
Allison Maurer (Olivet Nazarene, '02) - Sports Nutritionist
Jason McVeigh (Tennessee, '96) - Director of Sports Medicine

ABOUT Butch Jones
Born: Jan. 17, 1968
Wife: Barb
Children: Alex, Adam, Andrew
Hometown: Saugatuck, Mich.
Alma Mater: Ferris State, 1990
Playing Career: Ferris State, two-year letterman

Coaching Career:
» 2012-present: Tennessee, head coach
» 2010-12: Cincinnati, head coach
» 2007-09: Central Michigan, head coach
» 2005-06: West Virginia, wide receivers
» 2004: Central Michigan, running backs
» 2001-03: Central Michigan, offensive coordinator
» 2000: Central Michigan, running backs
» 1999: Central Michigan, wide receivers
» 1998: Central Michigan, tight ends
» 1996-97: Ferris State, offensive coordinator
» 1995: Ferris State, running backs
» 1993-94: Wilkes Univ, offensive coordinator
» 1990-92: Rutgers, graduate assistant
» 1987-89: Tampa Bay (NFL), intern

Coaching Honors: • Won at least eight games in five of his six years as a head coach, including three seasons of nine-plus wins in the last four years (2009, 2011, 2012).

• Has won 10 or more games twice, finishing 11-2 at Central Michigan in 2009 and posting a 10-3 record and top-25 final national ranking with Cincinnati in 2011.

• Won four conference championships in six seasons as a head coach, including the Big East title in 2011 and 2012 with Cincinnati and the 2007 and 2009 Mid-American Conference titles at Central Michigan.

• Earned Big East Conference Coach of the Year honors from the league after his 10-win season with the Bearcats in 2011 and earned the same honor from CBSSports.com this season.

RETURNING OFFENSIVE STARTERS
No. Name Pos. Class Ht. Wt.
74 Antonio Richardson LT Jr. 6-6 332
64 James Stone C Sr. 6-3 300
72 Zach Fulton G Sr. 6-5 324
70 Ja'Wuan James RT Sr. 6-6 323
20 Rajion Neal RB Sr. 5-11 211

RETURNING DEFENSIVE STARTERS
No. Name Pos. Class Ht. Wt.
98 Daniel McCullers DL Sr. 6-8 360
44 Maurice Couch DL R-Sr. 6-2 299
55 Jacques Smith DL Sr. 6-2 244
45 A.J. Johnson LB Jr. 6-2 240
56 Curt Maggitt LB Jr. 6-3 240
27 Justin Coleman DB Jr. 5-10 182
3 Byron Moore DB R-Sr. 6-0 193
33 LaDarrell McNeil DB So. 6-1 195

STARTERS LOST
Name Pos.
Mychal Rivera TE
Dallas Thomas OL
Cordarrelle Patterson WR
Justin Hunter WR
Tyler Bray QB
Ben Bartholomew FB
Zach Rogers WR
Darrington Sentimore DL
Herman Lathers LB
Prentiss Waggner DB

MEDIA RELATIONS
Jimmy Stanton-Assoc. AD/Communications
Cell: 865.306.2052
Email: JimmyStanton@utk.edu

Jason Yellin - Asst. AD/Media Relations
Cell: 865.314.0273
Email: JYellin@utk.edu

Betsy Devine-Asst. Media Relations Dir.
Cell: 508.223.6667
Email: BetsyDevine@utk.edu

Brian Bruce-Asst. Media Relations Dir.
Cell: 607.745.6093
Email: BrianBruce@utk.edu

Mary-Carter Kniffen-Asst. Media Relations Dir. (Credentials)
Cell: 804.516.6337
Email: MaryCarter@utk.edu

 

 

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