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' freshman running backs 'like sponges' in learning

Published Aug. 18 2017

Tennessee running backs coach Robert Gillespie has been working with his three freshmen for less than a month — at...

Vols football's Wolf brothers share special moment

Published Aug. 17 2017

James Wolf jokes that if he had the rights to print apparel branded with the University of Tennessee logo at...

Vols still trying to identify offensive playmakers [video]

Published Aug. 16 2017

When Tennessee kicks off the season in less than three weeks against Georgia Tech at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Butch Jones knows...

Vols' Kyle Phillips still inspired by Tennessee State athletic director mom

Published Aug. 15 2017

Mom always knows best.

Vols taking time on quarterback decision

Published Aug. 14 2017

The Vols' Sept. 4 season opener against Georgia Tech at the Mercedes-Benz Dome in Atlanta is approaching with Jarrett Guarantano...

Freshman pushing Vols senior kicker in practice

Published Aug. 14 2017

Tennessee kicker Aaron Medley is entering his senior season with a 71 percent success rate on field-goal attempts in college...

Preseason pace quickens for Vols [video]

Published Aug. 12 2017

Butch Jones was still catching his breath when he walked to the side of Tennessee's primary practice field to talk...

Linemen nicked, but young backs, receivers developing fast for Vols

Published Aug. 11 2017

Tennessee's deep, veteran offensive line was supposed to be a stabilizing force for an otherwise young offense in 2017, and...

Vols notebook: Shoop expanding defensive line rotation, updates linebacker injuries

Published Aug. 11 2017

After first-year Tennessee defensive line coach Brady Hoke mentioned recently that he would like to rotate 10 ends and tackles...

Vols senior tight ends Ethan Wolf, Jakob Johnson still improving

Published Aug. 10 2017

Uncertainty about the schemes first-year offensive coordinator Larry Scott will use has Tennessee's tight ends optimistic about their chances for...

Vols may forgo scrimmage because of offensive-line injuries

Published Aug. 9 2017

Injuries on the offensive line could change Tennessee's practice plan for the rest of a week that coach Butch Jones...

McCallie offense a help for Vols' Colton Jumper from Baylor

Published Aug. 9 2017

The McCallie/Baylor high school football rivalry came up briefly after Tennessee's practice Tuesday night.


Freshmen have chance to crack Vols' defensive-line rotation

Published Aug. 8 2017

The projected starters on Tennessee's defensive line bring plenty of intrigue to a team seeking to replace several productive players,...

Outdoor practice space expanding for football Vols

Published Aug. 6 2017

Neyland Stadium towers above the banks of the Tennessee River at the University of Tennessee, a longstanding bastion of college...

Vols football staff monitors players' workloads with GPS, satellite systems

Published Aug. 6 2017

Roll is in his second year overseeing Tennessee's Catapult GPS and Zebra satellite tracking systems that record the effort exerted...

UT sports notebook: Vols wins basketball game in Spain

Published Aug. 6 2017

The Tennessee men's basketball team began its 10-day European tour with an 86-79 exhibition victory over the Catalan All-Stars on...

Knee injury costs Vols lineman the 2017 season

Published Aug. 5 2017

Tennessee is a month away from its season-opening football game, but the Volunteers already have lost one returning starter to...

New strength and conditioning coach receiving praise from Vols for strength progress

Published Aug. 5 2017

Tennessee players continue to praise new strength and conditioning coach Rock Gullickson, saying the longtime NFL strength coach has brought...

A look at the Vols as they start full pad practices [photos, video]

Published Aug. 4 2017

The Tennessee Volunteers will practice in full pads for the first time today as they cap their first week of...

'Inspired' John Kelly helps develop Vols' running back depth [video]

Published Aug. 3 2017

Kelly is listed perhaps a bit generously at 5-foot-9, and his Tennessee teammates give him grief about his relatively diminutive...