David Cobb (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6249
E-mail: dcobb@timesfreepress.com
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.

Vols understand field goals are not enough

Published Oct. 17 2017

An advanced knowledge of football intricacies was not required to understand Tennessee coach Butch Jones' postmortem assessment of his team's...

Tennessee sees need to create turnovers

Published Oct. 17 2017

One of the few positives coming out of Tennessee's 15-9 loss to South Carolina on Saturday was the Volunteers' offense...

Should it make coaching change, UT is more financially stable now than in 2012 [photos]

Published Oct. 15 2017

There appears to be enough football left on Tennessee's schedule for fifth-year coach Butch Jones to have a chance, however...

Vols lose 15-9, wind up two yards short of Gamecocks [photos]

Published Oct. 15 2017

For a quarter, it appeared that an off week and a quarterback change had infused fresh life into the struggling...

Despite Vols' loss, Jarrett Guarantano praised for his first start [photos]

Published Oct. 15 2017

Jarrett Guarantano had trouble sleeping and could hardly bring himself to eat as his first collegiate start neared.

Vols lose heartbreaker to South Carolina

Published Oct. 14 2017

The last three quarters revealed many of the same old flaws and brought the same old heartbreak for Tennessee fans.

Vols Gameday: what to watch for in the Tennessee vs. South Carolina game

Published Oct. 14 2017

This is the kind of game that could be decided by a blunder on special teams or a turnover in...

Like Butch Jones, Will Muschamp sat in hot seat at Florida

Published Oct. 14 2017

Will Muschamp knows the territory Butch Jones is in.

Vols ticket sales are expected to be near 100,000 Saturday

Published Oct. 13 2017

Tennessee is anticipating to sell close to 100,000 tickets for Saturday's noon home game against South Carolina, even as unrest...

Tony Vitello completes staff as Tennessee baseball finds fall rhythm

Published Oct. 13 2017

Tony Vitello said if he were to divide his first fall practice session as Tennessee's baseball coach into three parts,...

Vols Notebook: Turnovers key in South Carolina matchup

Published Oct. 12 2017

Tennessee's six turnovers forced this season rank 91st among the 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams, and the Volunteers' turnover margin...

Vols coach Butch Jones: Jarrett Guarantano has earned chance to start at QB

Published Oct. 11 2017

Last year, South Carolina freshman quarterback Jake Bentley made his first start in Southeastern Conference play against Tennessee, and he...

Coach Butch Jones reportedly turning to Jarrett Guarantano as Vols' starting quarterback

Published Oct. 10 2017

Perhaps "The SEC on CBS" analyst Gary Danielson summed up Tennessee's quarterback situation best during his broadcast of the Volunteers'...

With Darrell Taylor out, Vols may need freshman defensive ends against South Carolina

Published Oct. 10 2017

Through five games, Phillips served as an amply capable veteran backup to Kongbo and Taylor. He is trusted by his...

Tennessee Vols 'a really close team,' seniors say

Published Oct. 10 2017

Brett Kendrick and his Tennessee football teammates have read the social media posts, have heard the disgruntled chatter and are...

Tennessee defensive end Darrell Taylor suspended indefinitely

Published Oct. 9 2017

Tennessee coach Butch Jones announced Monday that the redshirt sophomore defensive end is suspended indefinitely

Grant Williams says basketball Vols emulating last year's Gamecocks

Published Oct. 6 2017

Grant Williams has identified a model for the 2017-18 Tennessee men's basketball Volunteers to follow in their quest to be...

Vols' Quart'e Sapp working hard for opportunity to contribute again

Published Oct. 5 2017

Darrin Kirkland Jr. got hurt. Next man up. Austin Smith got hurt. Next man up. Then Cortez McDowell got hurt.

Vols building depth during open week

Published Oct. 5 2017

Tennessee's football team is dealing with its share of problems during an off week before hosting South Carolina on Oct....

Two Vols commitments reopen their recruiting, but some staying firm

Published Oct. 4 2017

Tennessee's football coaching staff is now on the defensive with a 2018 recruiting class that had been shaping up as...