David Cobb (Reporter, Photographer)

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E-mail: dcobb@timesfreepress.com
David Cobb has covered University of Tennessee athletics for the Times Free Press since April 2017 after joining the the TFP in 2015 to launch the newspaper's outdoors beat. He previously covered Tennessee athletics for the Knoxville News Sentinel and other outlets. Cobb also spent time covering the St. Louis Cardinals for MLB.com in 2015. He lives in Knoxville with his wife, Sarah Jane, who is a television reporter for Knoxville's CBS affiliate. Both are University of Tennessee graduates. He is originally from Memphis, where he remains a weekly radio guest on Sports 56 WHBQ.

Pass-catching Tennessee tight ends learning to block

Published Aug. 16 2018

For the second season in a row, a Tennessee offensive coordinator with an extensive background coaching tight ends might...

For Vols, O-line shuffle is part of bigger plan

Published Aug. 15 2018

Tennessee sophomore offensive lineman Trey Smith went through drills at left tackle early in practice Wednesday as he nears a...

Vols football notebook: Focus still inward, not yet on West Virginia

Published Aug. 15 2018

Vols coaches are still looking at their options at all positions.

Vols notes: West Virginia's 'book' on Tennessee football at least partly a mystery

Published Aug. 14 2018

The last time West Virginia faced a Southeastern Conference program with a first-year head coach to open the season, the...

Looking back 20 years, Phillip Fulmer recalls Vols' national-title season

Published Aug. 14 2018

Tennessee's path to the 1998 football national championship began with a humbling end to the 1997 season.

Lady Vols to face UConn in 2019-20 and 2020-21

Published Aug. 14 2018

These longtime powers have not met in over a decade.

Cobbservations: Vols have some players 'changing the narrative'

Published Aug. 14 2018

Here are 25 Vols who have done something to 'change the narrative.'

Early risers: Vols freshmen who could make quick impacts

Published Aug. 13 2018

The last time Tennessee went through a football coaching transition, the Volunteers relied heavily on freshmen for three straight seasons...

Jeremy Pruitt sees good and bad in Vols' first scrimmage

Published Aug. 12 2018

Two key offensive players were held out of the Vols' first scrimmage of preseason practice.

Avoiding practice injuries a priority for Vols

Published Aug. 11 2018

Tennessee's football team will be walking a "fine line" Sunday.

Vols notebook: Tennessee's top-rated 2018 recruit still absent

Published Aug. 11 2018

Notes on J.J. Peterson, Tennessee's defensive line and Saturday's practice guests.

Jeremy Pruitt preaching consistency to his Vols

Published Aug. 10 2018

Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt described the beginning to his team's work in full pads this week as having "lots...

Vols trying to develop perimeter playmakers on both sides of the ball

Published Aug. 10 2018

One-on-one drills have been a focus early in preseason camp.

Tennessee announces contract extension for coach Holly Warlick

Published Aug. 10 2018

Tennessee announced a contract extension through the 2021-22 season for women's basketball coach Holly Warlick on Friday.

Brandon Kennedy wants to bring 'championship' leadership to Vols

Published Aug. 9 2018

Jeremy Pruitt had serious praise for Tennessee's graduate transfer offensive lineman on Thursday.

Darrin Kirkland: No sales pitch, just support from Jeremy Pruitt this summer

Published Aug. 9 2018

Tennessee's brainy and talented linebacker nearly left as a graduate transfer this summer before changing course.

Vols notebook: Bad weather forces audible for Tennessee's first practice in pads

Published Aug. 8 2018

Tennessee's receivers continued to display inconsistency while running routes uncovered, with a handful of dropped passes during the open period.

Jeremy Pruitt: Vols need senior defensive linemen to play well

Published Aug. 8 2018

Building depth is a big goal for Tennessee's defensive line this season.

Vols responding well to 'fresh start' under Jeremy Pruitt

Published Aug. 7 2018

The Volunteers appreciate a clean slate with the new coaching staff after a bad season.

Vols Notebook: Offensive line coach Will Friend tough in critiques

Published Aug. 7 2018

His top task is turning around the offensive line, but Friend will also offer play calling input.