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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.

KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee picked up a second big-time defensive tackle prospect for its 2015 football recruiting class Friday.

Like any football player, A.J. Johnson wants to win every time he steps onto the field.

KNOXVILLE -- Asked for a comparison for Georgia's all-star tailback Todd Gurley, Tennessee defensive coordinator John Jancek came up with one name.

KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee's young football team likely took plenty of lessons from its first road trip at Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago.

KNOXVILLE -- Ethan Wolf is not a doctor, and that's probably a good thing for the Tennessee tight end.

KNOXVILLE -- On one hand, Kyler Kerbyson and the rest of Tennessee's offensive line would have liked an immediate shot at redemption.

KNOXVILLE -- The ex-girlfriend of dismissed Tennessee football player Treyvon Paulk told police that the freshman tailback had a history of assaulting her during the course of their seven-and-a-half-year relationship.

KNOXVILLE — His involvement in an alleged domestic assault over the weekend cost Treyvon Paulk his football career at the University of Tennessee.

KNOXVILLE -- Four weeks into the football season, Tennessee tops the Southeastern Conference in third-down defense.

KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee freshman tailback Treyvon Paulk has been dismissed from the program for what head coach Butch Jones termed a "personal conduct issue."

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee better have made use of its first open date of the season.

KNOXVILLE — It was always Colton Jumper’s dream to play football for the University of Tennessee.

KNOXVILLE — Likely to be without two of its top wide receivers, Tennessee will need another wideout to step up when the Volunteers come off today's open date with a visit to Georgia next Saturday.

KNOXVILLE — When opposing teams throw the football to Cam Sutton's side of the field, the Tennessee cornerback usually ensures the try ends poorly for them.

KNOXVILLE — There may not have been much in the way of screaming and yelling.

KNOXVILLE — With a trio of bursts into the open field, Jalen Hurd flashed the ability that has Tennessee excited about his future.

KNOXVILLE — For the most part, Tennessee's football coaching staff felt its defense turned in a solid performance on the road against the nation's fourth-ranked team.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee lost two quarterbacks to similar thumb injuries during the 2013 season.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee sorely missed freshman tight end Ethan Wolf in Saturday night's loss at No. 4 Oklahoma, but the Volunteers hope to have him back for the trip to Georgia following an open date this week.

NORMAN, Okla. — No player will welcome Tennessee's upcoming open date more than Justin Worley.

NORMAN, Okla. — Overwhelmed often and outmatched nearly all night, Tennessee's football team ought to leave Oklahoma with some semblance of pride and encouragement.

NORMAN, Okla. — Facing its biggest test of the embryonic football season so far, Tennessee's shaky running game again struggled against one of the nation's best defensive fronts.

NORMAN, Okla. — Jim Mallicote and his three friends were part of the thousands of Tennessee fans who trekked west to Oklahoma to see the Volunteers play the fourth-ranked team in the country.

Tennessee's last road win against a ranked team — at Georgia in 2006 — came nearly eight years and 19 games ago, and the Vols last knocked off a top-five team on the road at LSU in 2005.

  • Sept. 14th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

KNOXVILLE — Justin Worley had an inkling of what was coming next.

KNOXVILLE — For a third consecutive game, Tennessee's defensive line is facing an athletic quarterback and an up-tempo offense.

KNOXVILLE — In its third game of 2013, Tennessee went to Oregon short a couple of wide receivers because of injury and started Vincent Dallas, who played on defense for part of preseason training camp and actually left the program the following month, between two true freshmen.

KNOXVILLE — There was a time when the anxiety replaced the appetite for Todd Kelly Jr.

KNOXVILLE — If Kyler Kerbyson knows where on Tennessee's offensive line he'll play this week, he is unwilling to reveal it.

KNOXVILLE — As Tennessee football coach Butch Jones watched Oklahoma dismantle Alabama in the Sugar Bowl in January, he probably tried not to think about the trip to Norman the rebuilding Volunteers were taking nine months later.

KNOXVILLE — For a brief stretch late in the third quarter, Tennessee's 34-19 win against Arkansas State on Saturday became the Owen Williams Show.

KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee received positive news regarding two key players that suffered injuries in Saturday's win against Arkansas State.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's coaches and players spent most of last week talking about how they intended to improve the lackluster rushing attack the Volunteers showed in their season opener.

KNOXVILLE — Butch Jones quickly corrected himself.

KNOXVILLE — Chris Weatherd was the last member of Tennessee's touted 2014 recruiting class to arrive on campus.

KNOXVILLE — Even though he's only a sophomore, Jalen Reeves-Maybin may as well be considered one of Tennessee's veteran players.

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