David Cobb (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6249
E-mail: dcobb@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
David Cobb has covered University of Tennessee athletics for the Times Free Press since April 2017. He joined the TFP in 2015 to launch the newspaper's outdoors beat after graduating from UT with a degree in journalism and electronic media. He covered UT sports for the Knoxville News Sentinel, Maryville Daily Times and Daily Beacon during college. Cobb also covered higher education, police and general assignments for the Times Free Press during a seven-month internship in 2014. He spent a summer in St. Louis covering the Cardinals as an MLB.com associate reporter before joining the paper full-time. He is originally from Memphis.

Coach Jeremy Pruitt's vision for Tennessee includes dominating line of scrimmage [videos]

Published Dec. 7 2017

Tennessee's new football coach is known for his defensive prowess, but Jeremy Pruitt also has an idea of what he...

New Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt: 'I'm all in' [videos]

Published Dec. 7 2017

Jeremy Pruitt grew up just 60 miles southwest of Chattanooga in the small town of Rainsville, Ala., formulating a clear...

Timeline: A chronological look at Tennessee's coaching search

Published Dec. 7 2017

A chronological look at Tennessee's coaching search.

Jeremy Pruitt introduced as Tennessee's new head football coach [videos]

Published Dec. 7 2017

The University of Tennessee has hired an Alabama man to be its next football coach.

Lady Vols' 131-69 victory over Troy a preview of sorts

Published Dec. 7 2017

The opponent the Tennessee women's basketball team faced Wednesday night and the program it will play Sunday have two things...

Alabama's Jeremy Pruitt reportedly nearing deal to coach Tennessee Vols

Published Dec. 6 2017

Tennessee is close to finalizing a deal with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt that would make Pruitt the Volunteers' next...

Tennessee's search for a head football coach a hot topic in New York

Published Dec. 6 2017

Athletic director Phillip Fulmer was expected to return to Knoxville on Wednesday from New York, where he was attending the...

Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker reportedly lands second interview with Tennessee

Published Dec. 5 2017

The man behind Tennessee's first shutout loss in over two decades is reportedly a serious candidate to become the Volunteers'...

Trio of successful defensive coordinators get attention from Tennessee

Published Dec. 5 2017

A trio of Southeastern Conference defensive coordinators found the spotlight of Tennessee's untiring search for a head football coach today.

Local prospect decommits from Tennessee

Published Dec. 5 2017

Notre Dame High School star football player Cameron Wynn has de-committed from Tennessee.

UT athletic director Phillip Fulmer reportedly hopes to hire Vols coach Tuesday

Published Dec. 4 2017

Today's picture painted onto the iconic rock at the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Head Summitt Street on the...

Basketball Vols in AP Top 25 for first time in nearly seven years

Published Dec. 4 2017

The Tennessee men's basketball team has cracked the Associated Press top 25 for the first time since the Bruce Pearl...


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Who will new UT athletic director Phillip Fulmer target to take over Vols football?

Published Dec. 3 2017

Newly installed Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer is resetting the university's search for a football coach.

Lady Vols rout Alabama State, improve to 8-0 in 104-51 blowout

Published Dec. 3 2017

Holly Warlick began her University of Tennessee basketball career as a player in 1976 — the year before Johnny Majors...

Rick Barnes says Phillip Fulmer can help UT 'move forward'

Published Dec. 2 2017

Rick Barnes has been the men's basketball coach at Tennessee for just 2 1/2 years, but he is working for...

Phillip Fulmer begins task of finding 'right coach' for Vols

Published Dec. 1 2017

Newly installed University of Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer ruled out one candidate Friday as he geared up for his...

Phillip Fulmer takes over as Tennessee athletic director

Published Dec. 1 2017

When University of Tennessee system president Joe DiPietro announced legendary former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer was returning to the...

Timeline: A look at John Currie's tenure at Tennessee

Published Dec. 1 2017

A timeline of John Currie's tenure as Tennessee's athletic director.

Firing John Currie likely adds to mounting cost of Tennessee coaching search

Published Dec. 1 2017

Tennessee athletic director John Currie was fired.

Tennessee looks westward to Washington State's Mike Leach in coaching search

Published Dec. 1 2017

Could a pirate could be the next captain of the Vol Navy?