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KNOXVILLE -- Curt Maggitt, Corey Vereen and Cam Sutton glanced at each other as the smiles began to form across their faces.

KNOXVILLE -- Corey Vereen may have had a breakout performance in Tennessee's loss at Ole Miss on Saturday night, but the sophomore defensive end still saw plenty of things he could have done better.

OXFORD, Miss. — The wrap on his shoulder was visible underneath his shirt and warmup jacket.

OXFORD, Miss. — For a little while it was ugly in a good way for Tennessee on a crisp Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

OXFORD, Miss. — The turnover bug again bit Tennessee in a road game against a ranked opponent.

OXFORD, Miss. — For the next six weeks or so, Jack Jones will be focused on finishing strong with his current team.

OXFORD, Miss. — For a little while it was ugly in a good way for Tennessee on a crisp Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

KNOXVILLE — For the rest of the 2014 football season, Tennessee tight end Ethan Wolf and more than 15 of his teammates will have the label linked to their names.

KNOXVILLE — The state of Tennessee is producing more SEC football players than it was a few years ago.

KNOXVILLE — One Tennessee running back is in a non-contact jersey this week.

KNOXVILLE — Marquez North would like to break the trend he created in the season's first half.

KNOXVILLE -- Marcus Jackson remembers how difficult it was to be a freshman starting offensive lineman in the SEC.

KNOXVILLE -- Throughout most of the offseason, it looked as if Emmanuel Moseley would start the season as one of Tennessee's starting cornerbacks.

KNOXVILLE -- A.J. Johnson led Tennessee in tackles in each of the past two seasons, but that did not discourage Jalen Reeves-Maybin from taking aim at that distinction in 2014.

KNOXVILLE -- With six of its teams ranked in the top 10 at some point through this season, the SEC's West Division has asserted itself as the toughest in college football.

KNOXVILLE — Fresh off spending his bye week with the Miami Dolphins back at his alma mater, former Tennessee offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James took to Twitter last Wednesday to ask that fans "have faith" in the Volunteers' currently struggling offensive line.

Tennessee freshman defensive end Joe Henderson is "away from the team right now for personal reasons," a program official confirmed to the Times Free Press on Sunday afternoon.

KNOXVILLE — Six games into the season, Butch Jones is still struggling to get a read on his Tennessee football team.

KNOXVILLE — With Eric Berry using his off week to return to his alma mater, Evan Berry did his best impression of his older brother, the former Tennessee superstar and current Kansas City Pro Bowl safety.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee footbvall coach Butch Jones believes his defense has overachieved this season.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee continues to add to its 2015 football recruiting class.

KNOXVILLE — Derek Barnett surged past his blocker and made a beeline for the quarterback.

KNOXVILLE — This time a week ago, Tennessee was coming off a 32-point, 401-yard game in an SEC road game against a top-15 foe.

KNOXVILLE — LaDarrell McNeil was all but written off as Tennessee's starting safety.

KNOXVILLE -- Jashon Robertson received his welcome to college football long before he found himself pass-blocking on a third-and-long at Oklahoma or paving the way for a fellow freshman at Georgia.

KNOXVILLE -- Two Southeastern Conference games, two interceptions for Tennessee's Todd Kelly Jr.

KNOXVILLE -- With his team clinging to a nervy two-point lead Saturday, Cam Sutton was inches away from an interception that could have set Tennessee up to seal a win.

KNOXVILLE -- Jalen Hurd spent parts of the second half of Tennessee's loss to Florida on Saturday on the sideline as trainers attended to his shoulder, but the freshman may not be shelved for long.

KNOXVILLE — The first question Butch Jones faced in his post game news conference following Tennessee's 10-9 loss to Florida on Saturday afternoon addressed the disparity in rushing yards and the six sacks the Volunteers allowed.

KNOXVILLE — The number next to the Florida logo on the Neyland Stadium scoreboard was only so fitting.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee took another arrow to its Achilles' heel on Saturday.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee seemed on the verge of ending its recent history of frustration against Florida.

KNOXVILLE — There is little questioning that Tennessee is an improved football team.

KNOXVILLE — That night was 10 years ago, but it feels much more recent for James Wilhoit.

KNOXVILLE — Jalen Hurd gritted his teeth and tilted his head in a gesture of doubt.

KNOXVILLE — Had the fourth quarter gone differently for Tennessee's defensive line, Steve Stripling's answers on Wednesday might have been different.

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee athletic department posted a surplus of $60,880 for the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to figures the department released on Wednesday afternoon.

KNOXVILLE -- The orange sleeve protecting Justin Worley's right elbow is more than a fashion statement.

KNOXVILLE -- It all began with a Google search and some photoshopping.

KNOXVILLE -- With its front seven again focusing on whoever was lined up at tailback, Tennessee's secondary found itself on some islands for a second straight game.

It'll culminate Saturday afternoon with what should be an impressive visual display that came about through a grassroots movement largely driven by social media.

KNOXVILLE -- The nation-leading 22 true freshmen who have played for Tennessee through four games this football season were in the third grade the last time the Volunteers beat SEC East rival Florida.

KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee is relying on a handful of the defensive additions from its touted 2014 recruiting class to provide help primarily on special teams this season.

KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee freshman linebacker Dillon Bates will miss the rest of the season after tearing the labrum in his shoulder in the Volunteers' loss at Georgia on Saturday.

ATHENS, Ga. -- Two games and two daunting tests later, Tennessee's run defense is probably holding up about as well as can be expected.

ATHENS, Ga. -- Butch Jones took his spot behind the makeshift podium underneath Sanford Stadium on Saturday afternoon and let out a loud sigh of exasperation.

ATHENS, Ga. -- Implored by his coaches to step up, Tennessee receiver Josh Malone was able to deliver.

Two fumbles, and plenty of Todd Gurley ultimately ended the Volunteers’ bid for an upset on Saturday afternoon.

KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee's last encounter with Georgia was one of those football games neither side soon will forget.

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