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Gene McEver Bobby Dodd Herman Hickman Beattie Feathers Bowden Wyatt George Cafego Bob Suffridge George Cafego Ed Molinski Bob Suffridge Abe Shires Bob Suffridge Bob Foxx Ed Molinski Bob Dobelstein Dick Huffman Ted Daffer Bud Sherrod Hank Lauricella Ted Daffer Bill Pearman John Michels Doug Atkins Darris McCord Johnny Majors Kyle (Buddy) Cruze Bill Johnson Steve DeLong Steve DeLong Frank Emanuel





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Paul Naumoff Austin Denney Ron Widby Bob Johnson Bob Johnson Albert Dorsey Richmond Flowers Charles Rosenfelder Steve Kiner Jim Weatherford Steve Kiner Chip Kell Jack Reynolds Chip Kell Jackie Walker Bobby Majors Jackie Walker Conrad Graham Ricky Townsend Jamie Rotella Eddie Brown Ricky Townsend Larry Seivers Larry Seivers Roland James Willie Gault Jimmy Colquitt Reggie White Jimmy Colquitt Bill Mayo

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Tim McGee Chris White Harry Galbreath Keith DeLong Eric Still Antone Davis Dale Carter Dale Carter Carl Pickens John Becksvoort Leonard Little Peyton Manning Al Wilson Cosey Coleman Deon Grant Raynoch Thompson John Henderson John Henderson Travis Stephens Dustin Colquitt Kevin Burnett Jesse Mahelona Michael Munoz Robert Meachem Arron Sears Daniel Lincoln Eric Berry Eric Berry

2011 OUTLOOK 46 Outlook /// 51 Depth Chart /// 52 Roster /// 54 Lettermen Returning /Lost /// 55 Roster Geography /// 56 2011 Opponents /// 58 Opponent All-Time Series Information

Youth Abundant in 2011 UT Football Roster A Position-byPosition Glance at the Vols QUARTERBACK

>> Lettermen Returning (2): Tyler Bray Matt Simms

So. Sr.

Backing up Bray will be senior Matt Simms, who started Tennessee’s first eight games last year. Known for his toughness and leadership qualities, Simms threw for 1,460 yards and eight touchdowns during his first season in Knoxville in 2010. Other quarterbacks on the roster include freshman mid-term enrollee and 2010 Gatorade National Player of the Year Justin Worley, redshirt freshman Nash Nance, and sophomore Doak Raulston.


>> Lettermen Lost (0) Tyler Bray enters the 2011 season as the starter at quarterback after the Vols won four of his five starts, including wins in all four of his November starts and overtime loss in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Bray, a 6-6, 210-pound quarterback, completed 125 of 224 passes for 1,849 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, all of which set Volunteer freshman records. Bray ranked third among all Division I freshman passers in quarterback rating at 142.73 and earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors for three of his four November starts. He also tied the UT bowl record with four touchdown passes against North Carolina, and became the first Vol quarterback since Peyton Manning to throw for more than 300 yards in as many as four games. Bray also set UT records for one half with 308 yards passing and five touchdowns.

>> Lettermen Returning (2): Rajion Neal Tauren Poole

So. Sr.

1L 3L



>> Lettermen Lost (1): David Oku

Senior Tauren Poole anchors the ground game for the Vols in 2011, returning for his final season after earning All-SEC Honorable Mention honors from the AP while rushing for 1,034 yards on 204 carries in 2010. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Poole recorded six 100-yard games, tying Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton for the most in the conference last year, while averaging 5.1 yards per carry and collected 11 touchdowns. Poole, who will serve as the Vols’ only senior starter on offense, also caught 22 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown and started all 13 games at tailback. His rushing yardage total marked the 16th campaign in school history of more than 1,000 yards, and he ranked eighth in the SEC at 79.5 rushing yards per game. >>> continued on page 48


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The lone returning team captain on the 2011 squad with the graduation of Nick Reveiz and Luke Stocker, Poole has played in 38 career games and owns 1,205 career rushing yards and led the team with 12 total touchdowns last season. Behind Poole will be 5-11, 205-pound sophomore Rajion Neal, who produced big plays as a runner and receiver in his freshman year with the Vols. Neal rushed for 197 yards as a freshman, but his explosiveness led to a 58-yard reception at Georgia that set up a Tennessee touchdown as well as a 40yard run in his first college game vs. UT Martin. Neal is currently listed as the Vols’ backup in the depth chart. Two incoming freshmen from the state of Florida, Marlin Lane, Jr. from Daytona Beach and Tom Smith from Apopka, could also see time at running back for the Vols. Lane rushed for 13.4 yards per carry and 601 yards in only five games as a senior, while Smith rushed for 1,253 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. Others listed at the tailback position include three redshirt freshmen: Dorian Cozart, Deanthoine Summerhill and Jaron Toney, and a redshirt sophomore in Toney Williams.


>> Lettermen Returning (2): Ben Bartholomew Channing Fugate

Jr. So.

2L 1L



>> Lettermen Lost (1): Kevin Cooper

Blocking from the fullback position is critical to a strong running game, and the Vols received a boost down the stretch from 6-foot-1, 245-pound Channing Fugate last fall. As a true freshman, Fugate played in all 13 games, including starts in the last five games of the season. Fugate returns for his sophomore season and is listed as the starter at fullback, one of eight sophomores currently listed as an offensive starter. In addition to his contributions as a blocker, he caught two passes for 21 yards, including a 17-yard reception in the win over Kentucky. Redshirt junior Ben Bartholomew is listed as the backup to Fugate at fullback, although Bartholomew will also spend time at tight end. Redshirt freshman Austin Bolen is also on the roster at fullback. 48

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>> Lettermen Returning (4): Cory Eichholtz Justin Hunter Da’Rick Rogers Zach Rogers

>> Lettermen Lost (2): Gerald Jones Denarius Moore

Jr. So. So. Jr.

1L 1L 1L 2L

Sr. Sr.

4L 4L

Few programs can lose two senior wide receivers and still have cause for optimism in the following season’s passing game, but Tennessee is in that position heading into 2011 thanks to the returning players at the position. The Vols lost Denarius Moore and Gerald Jones from last year’s squad – two starters, two seniors, and the two best-performing receivers. Moore totaled 981 yards and caught nine touchdowns, while Jones caught four touchdowns and collected 596 yards in establishing himself as a consistently reliable option in thirddown situations. Sophomores Justin Hunter and Da’Rick Rogers made an immediate impact as true freshmen in 2010 and are slated to start at the two receiver positions this fall. Hunter was a true vertical threat in the passing game, as he set a Tennessee freshman record with seven touchdown passes and led the squad with 25.9 yards per reception. Rogers was a versatile player for the Vols a year ago, catching 11 passes for 167 yards and also rushing 16 times for 117 yards. He scored two touchdowns last season, including a 45-yard strike to give Tennessee the lead in the second quarter against North Carolina. Junior Zach Rogers, sophomore Matt Milton and incoming freshman Vincent Dallas will all see action at receiver. Zach Rogers is a veteran with the Vols and had a solid season in 2010 with 14 catches for 207 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown vs. UAB that marked the longest scoring play for the Vols since the 2006 season. Milton appeared in four games in 2010, while Dallas is an early enrollee who impressed in spring practice. DeAnthony Arnett is another incoming freshman who will figure in the mix at receiver. As a senior, he caught 42 passes for 782 yards and eight touchdowns and was in the Class of 2011 Sporting News Top 100 at No. 24. Others on the roster include letterman in redshirt junior Cory Eichholtz, redshirt freshmen Jacob Carter and Dylan West, sophomore Tyler Drummer, and redshirt junior Cory Cates.


James Stone

Mychal Rivera

>> Lettermen Lost (1): Luke Stocker





>> Lettermen Lost (2): Cody Pope Jarrod Shaw

So. Jr. So. So. So. Jr.

1L 1L 1L 1L 1L 2L

Jr. Sr.

1L 3L

Last season, the Vols received 31 starts from freshmen on the offensive line, including 26 from true freshmen. As the year progressed and the linemen gained more experience, the Tennessee offensive line continued to improve, particularly as the right combinations were established and players settled into their roles. By season’s end, Poole had more than 1,000 yards rushing, and the linemen began what could be a long-lasting relationship with their fellow freshman at quarterback. This season, coming out of spring camp, it appears the Vols will rely on four sophomores and one junior to anchor the line. The lineup could be adjusted before the season opener depending on fall camp. Here’s a position-by-position outlook on the 2011 Tennessee offensive line:


>> Lettermen Returning (7): Joseph Ayres Willie Bohannon Malik Jackson Ben Martin Corey Miller Jacques Smith Marlon Walls

>> Lettermen Lost (6): Minor Bowens Montori Hughes Victor Thomas Rae Sykes Chris Walker Gerald Williams

So. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. So. So.

1L 2L 1L 3L 1L 1L 1L

Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

1L 2L 2L 1L 4L 3L

In a year when the current depth chart lists only one returning starter among the front seven, the good news is that that lone returning starter is a



Zach Fulton Darin Gooch Ja’Wuan James JerQuari Schofield James Stone Dallas Thomas


>> Lettermen Returning (6):

this fall had yet to record a start. The potential lineup of Thomas and James at tackle, Stone at center, Fulton at right guard, and either Jackson or Schofield at left guard, has a combined 44 starts among them. Junior Carson Anderson and redshirt freshman Jacob Gilliam will serve as backups, with redshirt freshman Marques Pair and redshirt sophomore Chase Phillips also on the roster. In addition to Miami, Fla., native Jackson, there are several true freshmen who could receive an opportunity on the offensive line, including Bristol native Mack Crowder, Kyler Kerbyson from Knoxville, Alan Posey from Athens, Ga., and Nashville’s Antonio Richardson.



Center: James Stone settled into the position as the season progressed last year and heads the depth chart at the position heading into his sophomore campaign. Stone earned Freshman All-America honors by the Football Writers Association of America and The Sporting News. A native of Nashville, Stone started five games at center after starting three earlier in the season at left guard. Alex Bullard, a transfer from Notre Dame, figures in the mix at center as well as the other offensive line positions after an impressive spring effort that culminated with recognition as the Harvey Robinson Award recipient, awarded each spring to the offensive surprise of the spring. Guard: Sophomore Zach Fulton is listed as the starter at right guard after starting five games at the position in 2010 as a true freshman. The left guard slot features a battle between redshirt sophomore JerQuari Schofield and true freshman Marcus Jackson. Schofield started five games last season, while Jackson was an early enrollee who impressed during spring practice. Junior Darin Gooch saw action last season at center and is listed as the backup at right guard. Tackle: The Vols return two tackles who each started all 13 games a year ago, a sharp contrast from the situation entering 2010. Junior left tackle Dallas Thomas and sophomore right tackle Ja’Wuan James bookended the offensive line a year ago and played a major role in Tauren Poole’s six 100-yard games. In 2011, Thomas will protect the quarterback’s blind side with 26 games of playing experience, while James has started every game of his collegiate career and earned Freshman All-SEC honors in 2010. Entering 2010, the current projected starters for


Replacing four-year letterman and Tampa Bay Buccaneers fourth-round pick Luke Stocker’s production and leadership is a key question for the Vols in 2011. Stocker caught 39 passes for 417 yards during his senior season. Coming out of spring practice, junior Mychal Rivera is listed as the starter, and the 6-foot-3, 254-pound Rivera finished 2010 with 11 receptions for 112 yards, including three catches for 29 yards in the win over Memphis. Redshirt junior Ben Bartholomew also will be a factor at the position after redshirting in 2010. A talented group of freshmen are on the horizon for the Vols, including early enrollee Brendan Downs, who participated in spring practice. Memphis native Cameron Clear, a 6-6, 265-pound target, will also contend for playing time. Redshirt freshman and Camden native Dakota Summers is on the roster at tight end.

standout in defensive lineman Malik Jackson, a USC transfer last season who earned All-SEC Second Team honors from the AP. Jackson finished with 48 tackles, including 11 for loss, in 12 starts in 2010, along with five sacks. He started the first four games at defensive line before subsequently recording 36 tackles (10 for loss) while starting the last eight games of the year at defensive tackle. Jackson has played in 27 games at the collegiate level and recorded a career-high eight tackles in the win at Memphis. Aside from Jackson, the rest of the defensive line is likely to be filled with players who have limited playing experience. Sophomore Daniel Hood, a converted offensive lineman, is currently slated as the starter at nose tackle. Hood made the switch in spring practice and performed well, earning the Andy Spiva Award for the top defensive surprise of the spring. On the interior of the defensive line, current backups include sophomore Corey Miller and redshirt sophomore Joseph Ayres. Miller played in all 13 games as a true freshman, including two starts, and finished with 13 tackles and one sack. Ayres appeared in 12 games last season, including a fourtackle performance at Memphis and a start at Georgia. Sophomore Jacques Smith is scheduled to start at one defensive end position, while redshirt junior Willie Bohannon and redshirt sophomore Marlon Walls are slated to compete for time at the other. Smith earned Freshman All-SEC honors in 2010 and recorded 24 tackles and two sacks while playing in all 13 games, including a career-high, five-tackle performance at LSU. Bohannon has played in 24 games over the last two seasons and recorded two sacks in 2010. Walls missed the 2010 campaign with an Achilles injury but played in seven games as a true freshman in 2009. Redshirt junior Steven Fowlkes is also listed on the depth chart after playing in four games a year ago. Tennessee’s 2011 recruiting class featured several defensive linemen, including Garden City CC transfer Maurice Couch, a redshirt sophomore with three years of eligibility remaining who will contend for playing time after earning Junior College AllAmerica honors in 2010. Other incoming freshman include (in alphabetical order): Allan Carson from Oxford, Ala., Curt Maggitt from West Palm Beach, Fla., and Gainesville, Fla. HS teammates Trevarris Saulsberry and Jordan Williams.


>> Lettermen Returning (1):


>> Lettermen Returning (9): Raiques Crump Austin Johnson Greg King Herman Lathers Nigel Mitchell-Thornton John Propst Shane Reveiz Jake Storey Daryl Vereen

>> Lettermen Lost (3): Savion Frazier Nick Reveiz LaMarcus Thompson

Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr.

1L 3L 2L 2L 2L 1L 1L 2L 3L

Sr. Sr. Sr.

4L 4L 4L

In the season opener on Sept. 3 against Montana, the Vols will field three new starters at linebacker. Filling the void of losing the team’s biggest hitters isn’t simple, but that’s what the Vols face. Nick Reveiz was the emotional leader of the team and led the Vols with 108 tackles in 2010, 33 more than anyone else. Savion Frazier and LaMarcus Thompson are also no longer in UT uniform, and both provided the flanks for Reveiz in one of the Vols’ strongest units last season. Herman Lathers, a 6-foot, 220-pound junior, was originally slated as a starter at linebacker, but he suffered an off-season ankle injury that will likely sideline him for one or more games. Lathers finished second in 2010 with 75 tackles and will be a welcome addition to the front seven when he returns from injury. Seniors Austin Johnson and Daryl Vereen are listed as starters at the outside linebacker. Johnson is a veteran of 31 games and contributed a career-high 44 tackles a year ago after converting from fullback, including a nine-tackle effort in the win over UAB. Vereen has impressed with his dedication and effort during the offseason and has played in 28 games, including a start against Ole Miss and recording three tackles in the bowl game vs. North Carolina. Sophomore John Propst earned Freshman All-SEC honors and is the listed starter at middle linebacker. From Hoover, Ala., Propst played in 11 games and totaled 14 tackles, including a career-high six at Georgia. Juniors Greg King and Nigel Mitchell-Thornton and sophomore Raiques Crump are also listed on the depth chart at linebacker. King, who played in four games before season-ending knee surgery in 2010, recorded 24 tackles during his freshman season in 2009, including a pair of six-tackle performances. Crump, who played mostly on special teams as a freshman last year, had 13 tackles in 11 games, including eight on special teams. Mitchell-Thornton 50

Austin Johnson

played in 10 games a year ago, recording five tackles on special teams. Seniors Shane Reveiz and Jake Storey will also contend for playing time at linebacker. Three incoming freshmen could also be in the mix at the position, including Christian Harris from Woodstock, Ga., A.J. Johnson from Gainesville, Ga., and Curt Maggitt from West Palm Beach, Fla.


>> Lettermen Returning (9): Anthony Anderson Brent Brewer Art Evans Eric Gordon Janzen Jackson Dontavis Sapp Marsalis Teague Prentiss Waggner Rod Wilks

>> Lettermen Lost (1): Tyler Wolf

Sr. So. Sr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr.

2L 1L 3L 1L 2L 1L 2L 2L 1L



The most experienced unit on the Tennessee defense, the returners in the secondary own a combined 81 starts among them, including 22 from Second Team Coaches’ All-SEC DB Janzen Jackson.

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He has made 14 consecutive starts and collected 65 tackles while picking off four passes a year ago, the second-highest total on the squad. The leader in the secondary, he made a career-high 11 tackles in the win over Kentucky in 2010 and had six or more tackles in six games last year. Sophomore Brent Brewer is listed as the starter at the strong safety position opposite Jackson. Brewer finished with 30 tackles in his first collegiate season following a four-year minor league baseball career, starting the last six games of the season. He played in all 13 games in 2010 and recorded a career-best eight tackles in the win over Ole Miss. Junior Prentiss Waggner will see considerable time in the secondary and ranked fifth on the team a year ago with 57 tackles. Waggner is listed as one of 42 players on the watch list for the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Award, given annually to the top defensive player in the nation. Last year, he had five interceptions and recovered three fumbles, and he earned Second-Team All-SEC honors from the AP. Waggner also led the team with five interceptions and returned three for scores, the highest total in the nation in 2010 and a Tennessee record. His five picks also tied for third in the SEC. At cornerback, junior Marsalis Teague is currently listed as the starter at one spot with a dual listing at the other position at the moment, including senior Anthony Anderson and true freshman Justin Coleman. A year ago, Teague was a converted receiver making a transition to the secondary. The transition went well, as Teague finished with 46 tackles last season and eight pass breakups in his first season in the secondary. Teague has played in 24 games for Tennessee, including 13 starts. Anderson had 26 tackles last year and an interception as a junior. A local product from Austin-East High School, he heads into his final year with the hometown Vols in the mix at right cornerback. Additionally, mid-term enrollee Justin Coleman adds to the Vols’ deepest position is the secondary and is bracketed as a starter at right cornerback after a solid performance in the spring. Currently listed in backup cornerback slots are sophomore Eric Gordon and senior Art Evans, both of whom are major playmakers and were contributors in 2010. Gordon recorded 43 tackles and two interceptions a year ago, including a return for a touchdown against Ole Miss. Evans started six games at cornerback in 2010 and has started 18 overall during his Tennessee career. The Vols added several defensive backs on National

Signing Day, and several will challenge for playing time sooner than later. From the junior college ranks, Izauea Lanier from East Mississippi CC and former USC player Byron Moore from Los Angeles Harbor CC were added in February as accomplished talents looking for an opportunity at Tennessee. Incoming freshmen in the secondary, those include Pat Martin from Greeneville, S.C., Brian Randolph from Kennesaw, Ga., and Memphis native Tino Thomas.


>> Lettermen Returning (2): Michael Palardy Nick Guess

>> Lettermen Lost (2): Chad Cunningham Daniel Lincoln

PK/P So. DS Sr.

1L 1L


4L 4L

Sr. Sr.

The Vols lose a pair of longtime contributors in their kicking game, as kicker Daniel Lincoln (41 games) and punter Chad Cunningham (43 games) have graduated. A pair of promising youngsters in Michael Palardy and Matt Darr will take their place. Palardy inherits the placekicking duties full-time after starting six games in 2010 in place of injured senior Daniel Lincoln, who returned to kick late in the season. Palardy was 5-of-7 in field goal attempts and also handled kickoff duties for the majority of the season, a role he is slated to resume in 2011. Chip Rhome is listed as the backup at kicker and kickoff specialist. Darr is listed as the starter at punter after redshirting last fall. He was the nation’s top-ranked punting prospect as a signee in 2010 and originally signed with USC, but was granted his release and came to Tennessee prior to the season. In addition to his placekicking and kickoff duties, Palardy will serve as Darr’s backup at the punter position. On the return side, The Vols will be searching for the best success at punt returner as last year it was handled by several. This year, head coach Derek Dooley has senior Anthony Anderson listed as the man for the job to begin fall camp. On kickoff returns, sophomore Da’Rick Rogers is listed as the starter. He produced the Vols’ top return in 2010, returning the opening kickoff against Kentucky for 78 yards. Incoming freshman and Knoxville native Devrin Young has the potential to be a factor in the return game and recorded 7,433 all-purpose yards and 83 touchdowns during his prep career, including eight scored on returns.


Depth Chart


Name Mychal Rivera Ben Bartholomew Brendan Downs Dallas Thomas Jacob Gilliam JerQuari Schofield Marcus Jackson James Stone Alex Bullard Zach Fulton Darin Gooch Ja’Wuan James Carson Anderson Justin Hunter Vincent Dallas Da’Rick Rogers Zach Rogers Tyler Bray Matt Simms Tauren Poole Rajion Neal Channing Fugate Ben Bartholomew

Ht. 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-5 6-4 6-6 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-2 6-6 6-1 6-4 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-6 6-3 5-10 5-11 6-1 6-2

Wt. 254 251 237 305 275 333 326 308 309 330 301 324 280 200 185 215 180 210 215 215 210 250 251


Yr. Jr.-rs Jr.-rs Fr. Jr.-rs Fr.-rs So.-rs Fr. So. So-Tr. So. Jr. So. Jr.-rs So. Fr. So. Jr. So. Sr.-Tr. Sr. So. So. Jr.-rs

>> DEFENSE Pos. # LE 55 90 DT 97 80 NT 76 65 RE 86 or 58 SLB 9 50 MLB 51 42 WLB 40 48 LCB 10 24 or 25 SS 17 41 or 22 FS 15 23 RCB 36 or 27

50 90 46 43 70 18 56

Name Jacques Smith Steven Fowlkes Malik Jackson Corey Miller Daniel Hood Joseph Ayres Willie Bohannon Marlon Walls Daryl Vereen Raiques Crump John Propst Nigel Mitchell-Thornton Austin Johnson Greg King Marsalis Teague Eric Gordon Art Evans Brent Brewer Dontavis Sapp Rod Wilks Janzen Jackson Prentiss Waggner Anthony Anderson Justin Coleman

Raiques Crump Steven Fowlkes Channing Fugate Martaze Jackson Ja’Wuan James Izauea Lanier Curt Maggitt

Ht. 6-2 6-5 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-2 5-11 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-2 5-10 5-9 5-11 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-11 5-10

Wt. 255 265 270 265 293 280 254 281 215 220 225 235 240 235 185 185 180 215 219 214 187 185 185 183

RYE-qwez FOLKS FEW-get MAR-tayze Juh-WAHN Eye-ZAY-uh Luh-NEAR Muh-JITT

Yr. So. Jr.-rs Sr.-Tr. So. So.-rs So-rs Jr.-rs So.-rs Sr.-rs So. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So.-rs Sr.-rs So. So. Jr.-rs Jr. Jr.-rs Sr.-rs Fr.

Michael Palardy

>> SPECIALISTS Pos. # P 5 1 PK 1 47 KOS 1 47 DS 59 50 H 47 5

Name Matt Darr Michael Palardy Michael Palardy Chip Rhome Michael Palardy Chip Rhome Nick Guess J.R. Carr Chip Rhome Matt Darr

Ht. 6-1 5-11 5-11 6-2 5-11 6-2 6-3 5-10 6-2 6-1

Wt. 221 176 176 197 176 197 230 220 197 221

Yr. Fr.-rs So. So. Sr.-tr So. Sr.-tr Sr.-rs So.-rs Sr.-tr Fr.-rs


Pos. # TE 81 39 84 LT 71 67 LG 75 or 68 C 64 78 RG 72 73 RT 70 60 WR 11 6 WR 21 83 QB 8 12 TB 28 20 FB 46 39

Marsalis Teague


>> Offense


Mychal Rivera


Pos. # Name Ht. PR 36 Anthony Anderson 5-11 KR 21 Da’Rick Rogers 6-3

20 66 28 30 21 75 55

Rajion Neal Marques Pair Tauren Poole Shane Reveiz Da’Rick Rogers JerQuari Schofield Jacques Smith

Wt. Yr. 185 Sr.-rs 215 So.

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OUTLOOK Alphabetical Roster

Dallas Thomas

NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. 1 Michael Palardy PK/P 2 Naz Oliver DB 3 Zach Allen DB 3 Byron Moore DB 4 Marlin Lane, Jr. RB 5 Matt Darr P 5 Tyler Drummer DB 6 Vincent Dallas WR 7 Nash Nance QB QB 8 Tyler Bray 9 Daryl Vereen LB 9 Doak Raulston QB 10 Marsalis Teague DB 11 Justin Hunter WR 12 Matt Simms QB 13 D’Anthony Arnett WR 13 Nick Branum DB 14 Justin Worley QB 15 Janzen Jackson DB 17 Brent Brewer DB 18 Izauea Lanier DB 19 Tyler Coombes DB 19 Devrin Young TB 20 Rajion Neal TB 21 Da’Rick Rogers WR 22 Rod Wilks DB 23 Prentiss Waggner DB 24 Eric Gordon DB 24 Deanthonie Summerhill TB 25 Art Evans DB 26 Robert Yonce DB 26 Derrick Brodus PK 27 Justin Coleman DB 27 Jacob Carter WR 28 Tauren Poole RB


No. Name Pos. 29 Tyler Page DB 29 Tom Smith RB 30 Shane Reveiz LB 30 Jaron Toney TB 31 Tino Thomas DB 33 Toney Williams TB 34 Herman Lathers LB 35 Robert Nelson LB 36 Anthony Anderson DB DB 37 Brian Randolph 38 C.J. Fleming DB 39 Ben Bartholomew FB/TE 39 Grant Jessen LB 40 Austin Johnson LB 40 Chris Cates WR 41 Dontavis Sapp DB 42 Nigel Mitchell-Thornton LB 43 Martaze Jackson DL 43 Dakota Summers TE 44 Maurice Couch DL 45 Austin Bolen FB 45 A.J. Johnson LB 46 Channing Fugate FB 47 Pat Martin DB 47 Chip Rhome PK/P 47 Gregory Grieco LB 48 Greg King LB 50 Raiques Crump LB 50 J.R. Carr DS 51 John Propst LB 52 Christian Harris LB 53 Jake Storey LB 54 Jordan Williams DL 55 Jacques Smith DL 56 Curt Maggitt LB/DL

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No. Name 57 Mack Crowder 58 Marlon Walls 59 Nick Guess 60 Carson Anderson 64 James Stone 65 Joseph Ayres 66 Marques Pair 67 Jacob Gilliam 67 Alan Posey 68 Marcus Jackson 69 Allan Carson 70 Ja’Wuan James 71 Dallas Thomas 72 Zach Fulton 73 Darin Gooch 74 Antonio Richardson 75 JerQuari Schofield 76 Daniel Hood 77 Kyler Kerbyson 78 Alex Bullard 80 Corey Miller 80 Dylan West 81 Mychal Rivera 82 Cory Eichholtz 83 Zach Rogers 84 Brendan Downs 85 Matt Milton 86 Willie Bohannon 87 Keensen Chambers 88 Cameron Clear 90 Steven Fowlkes 94 Gregory Clark 95 Arthur Jeffery 97 Malik Jackson 99 Ben Martin


No. 3 36 60 65 13 39 86 45 13 8 17 26 78 50 69 27 40 87 94 88 27 19 44 57 50 6 5 84 5 82 25 38 90 46 72 67 73 24 47 59 52 76 11 15 97 68 43 70 95 39 45 40 77 48 4

Name Zack Allen Anthony Anderson Carson Anderson Joseph Ayres DeAnthony Arnett Ben Bartholomew Willie Bohannon Austin Bolen Nick Branum Tyler Bray Brent Brewer Derrick Brodus Alex Bullard J.R. Carr Allan Carson Jacob Carter Chris Cates Keensen Chambers Gregory Clark Cameron Clear Justin Coleman Tyler Coombes Maurice Couch Mack Crowder Raiques Crump Vincent Dallas Matt Darr Brendan Downs Tyler Drummer Cory Eichholtz Art Evans C.J. Fleming Steven Fowlkes Channing Fugate Zach Fulton Jacob Gilliam Darin Gooch Eric Gordon Gregory Grieco Nick Guess Christian Harris Daniel Hood Justin Hunter Janzen Jackson Malik Jackson Marcus Jackson Martaze Jackson Ja’Wuan James Arthur Jeffery Grant Jessen A.J. Johnson Austin Johnson Kyler Kerbyson Greg King Marlin Lane, Jr.


Ht. 5-9 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-2 5-11 5-11 6-6 6-1 5-11 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-5 6-2 6-6 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-5 6-1 5-8 5-11 5-10 6-5 6-1 6-5 6-4 6-2 5-9 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-6 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-2 6-0

Wt. 195 185 280 280 175 251 254 206 180 210 215 171 309 220 325 181 189 250 322 265 183 185 305 275 220 185 221 237 165 184 180 180 265 250 330 275 301 185 219 230 235 293 200 187 270 326 240 324 305 215 245 240 305 235 205

Cl. Jr.-rs Sr.-rs Jr.-rs So.-rs Fr. Jr.-rs Jr.-rs Fr.-rs So.-rs So. So. Fr.-rs So.-rs So.-rs Fr. Fr.-rs Jr.-rs So.-tr Fr.-rs Fr. Fr. Fr.-rs So.-rs Fr. So. Fr. Fr.-rs Fr. So.-tr Jr.-rs Sr.-rs Sr.-rs Jr.-rs So. So. Fr.-rs Jr. So.-rs Fr.-rs Sr.-rs Fr. So.-rs So. Jr. Sr.-tr Fr. Fr.-rs So. So.-rs Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr.

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Hometown (Previous School) Knoxville (Farragut) Knoxville (Austin-East) Florence, Ala. (Florence) Knoxville (Chattanooga McCallie) Saginaw, Mich. (Saginaw) Nashville (Montgomery Bell Academy) Mobile, Ala. (Blount) Knoxville (Farragut) Knoxville (Knoxville Catholic) Kingsburg, Calif. (Kingsburg) Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek) Maryville (Alcoa) Franklin (Univ. of Notre Dame) Lomita, Calif. (South Torrance) Oxford, Ala. (Oxford) Nashville (Ensworth) Knoxville (Christian Academy of Knoxville) Greenville, S.C. (Univ. of Connecticut) Warner Robins, Ga. (Northside) Memphis, Tenn. (Central) Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick) Lebanon (Wilson Central) Orlando, Fla. (Garden City [Kan.] CC) Bristol (Tennessee HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Minor) Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove) Bakersfield, Calif. (Frontier) Bristol (Tennessee HS) Powell (Univ. of the Cumberlands) Knoxville (Bearden) Lakeland, Fla. (Evangel Christian) Richmond, Va. (Highland Springs) College Park, Ga. (Banneker) Jackson, Ky. (Breathitt County) Homewood, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor) Knoxville (Farragut) Reno, Nev. (Butte [Calif.] JC) Nashville (Hillsboro) Knoxville (Farragut) Knoxville (Farragut) Woodstock, Ga. (Etowah) Knoxville (Knoxville Catholic) Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes) Lake Charles, La. (Barbe) Northridge, Calif. (Univ. of Southern California) Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach) Demopolis, Ala. (Demopolis) Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett) Sarasota, Fla. (Booker) Cordova (St. George’s) Gainesville, Ga. (Gainesville) Hickory, N.C. (Hickory) Knoxville (Knoxville Catholic) Memphis (Melrose) Daytona Beach, Fla. (Mainland)


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Hometown (Previous School) Gordo, Ala. (East Mississippi [Miss.] CC) Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville) West Palm Beach, Fla. (Dwyer) Cincinnati, Ohio (La Salle) Greenville, S.C. (J.L. Mann) Wellford, S.C. (Byrnes) Mascoutah, Ill. (Mascoutah) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) Carson, Calif. (Los Angeles Harbor [Calif.] CC) Calhoun, Ga. (Calhoun) Fayetteville, Ga. (Sandy Creek) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stone Mountain) Jersey City, N.J. (Saint Peter’s Prep) Valdosta, Ga. (Lowndes) Candler, N.C. (Asheville) Sumter, S.C. (Sumter) Coral Springs, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas) Toccoa, Ga. (Stephens County) Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central) Hoover, Ala. (Hoover) Kennesaw, Ga. (Kell) Fort Worth, Texas (Louisiana Tech Univ.) Farragut (Farragut) Christiana (Austin Peay State Univ.) Nashville (Pearl-Cohn) Valencia, Calif. (College of the Canyons) Calhoun (Calhoun) Nashville (David Lipscomb) Valdosta, Ga. (Valdosta) Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville) Aiken, S.C. (South Aiken) Franklin Lakes, N.J. (El Camino [Calif.] CC) Ooltewah (Ooltewah) Apopka, Fla. (Apopka) Nashville (Maplewood) Titusville, Fla. (Astronaut) Tuscumbia, Ala. (Deshler) Camden (Central) Paris (Henry County) Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville) Memphis (Melrose) Alcoa (Alcoa) Charlotte, N.C. (North Mecklenburg) Clinton, La. (Clinton) Olive Branch, Miss. (Hargrave [Va.] Military Academy) Oneida (Oneida) Smyrna (Smyrna) Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville) Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton) Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern) Wytheville, Va. (George Wythe) Knoxville (Bearden)

Derek Dooley Head Coach

Jim Chaney Offensive Coordinator Running Backs

Justin Wilcox Defensive Coordinator

Charlie Baggett Assistant Head Coach Wide Receivers

Hary Hiestand Offensive Line

Darin Hinshaw Quarterbacks

Terry Joseph Defensive Backs Recruiting Coordinator

Eric Russell Special Teams Coord. Tight Ends

Peter Sirmon Linebackers

Lance Thompson Defensive Line

Ron McKeefery Strength Coach

Chino Fontenette Grad. Assistant/Offense

Schirra Fields Grad. Assistant/Defense



Wt. 190 220 215 265 205 265 210 235 205 208 210 210 177 180 193 310 176 215 330 225 190 200 225 197 325 254 215 180 219 280 333 210 255 205 308 215 199 232 185 305 200 180 215 185 281 181 214 240 220 200 192 165


Pos. Ht. DB 6-1 LB 6-0 LB/DL 6-3 DL 6-4 DB 6-0 DL 6-3 WR 6-5 LB 6-1 DB 6-1 QB 6-3 TB 5-11 LB 5-11 DB 5-10 DB 6-0 DB 6-3 OL 6-5 PK/P 5-11 TB 5-10 OL 6-6 LB 6-0 DB 6-0 QB 6-1 LB 5-10 PK/P 6-2 OL 6-6 TE 6-3 WR 6-3 WR 6-0 DB 6-2 DL 6-5 OL 6-6 QB 6-3 DL 6-2 TB 5-11 OL 6-3 LB 5-10 TB 5-9 TE 6-3 DB 5-10 OL 6-5 DB 6-0 TB 5-10 LB 5-11 DB 6-2 DL 6-2 WR 6-1 DB 6-0 DL 6-5 TB 6-0 QB 6-4 DB 6-0 TB 5-8


Name Izauea Lanier Herman Lathers Curt Maggitt Ben Martin Pat Martin Corey Miller Matt Milton Nigel Mitchell-Thornton Byron Moore Nash Nance Rajion Neal Robert Nelson Naz Oliver Geraldo Orta Tyler Page Marques Pair Michael Palardy Tauren Poole Alan Posey John Propst Brian Randolph Doak Raulston Shane Reveiz Chip Rhome Antonio Richardson Mychal Rivera Da’Rick Rogers Zach Rogers Dontavis Sapp Trevarris Saulsberry JerQuari Schofield Matt Simms Jacques Smith Tom Smith James Stone Jake Storey Deanthonie Summerhill Dakota Summers Marsalis Teague Dallas Thomas Tino Thomas Jaron Toney Daryl Vereen Prentiss Waggner Marlon Walls Dylan West Rod Wilks Jordan Williams Toney Williams Justin Worley Robert Yonce Devrin Young


No. 18 34 56 99 47 80 85 42 3 7 20 35 2 26 29 66 1 28 67 51 37 9 30 47 74 81 21 83 41 96 75 12 55 29 64 53 24 43 10 71 31 30 9 23 58 80 22 54 33 14 26 19


Coaching Staff

OUTLOOK lettermen returning/lost >> LETTERMEN RETURNING (44) OFFENSE (17) TIGHT ENDS Mychal Rivera* TACKLES JaWuan James* Dallas Thomas** GUARDS Zach Fulton* JerQuari Schofield*

CENTERS Darin Gooch* James Stone* QUARTERBACKS Tyler Bray* Matt Simms* FULLBACKS Channing Fugate* +Ben Bartholomew**

WIDE RECEIVERS ++Cory Eichholtz* Justin Hunter* Da’Rick Rogers* Zach Rogers** TAILBACKS Rajion Neal* Tauren Poole***

DEFENSE (25) ENDS Willie Bohannon** Jacques Smith* ++Marlon Walls* #Ben Martin*** TACKLES Joseph Ayres* Malik Jackson* Corey Miller*

LINEBACKERS Raiques Crump* Austin Johnson*** ++Greg King* Herman Lathers** N. Mitchell-Thornton** John Propst* ++Shane Reveiz* Jake Storey** Daryl Vereen***

DEFENSIVE BACKS Anthony Anderson** Brent Brewer* Art Evans*** Eric Gordon* Janzen Jackson** Dontavis Sapp* Marsalis Teague** Prentiss Waggner** ++Rod Wilks*

Malik Jackson



LT Dallas Thomas (Jr., 6-5, 299) RG Zach Fulton (So., 6-5, 334) C James Stone (So., 6-3, 307) RT Ja’Wuan James (So., 6-6, 330) QB Tyler Bray (So., 6-6, 195) TB Tauren Poole (Sr., 5-10, 208) FB Channing Fugate (So., 6-1, 251)

TE Luke Stocker (Sr., 6-6, 253) RG Jarrod Shaw (Sr., 6-4, 331) WR Gerald Jones (Sr., 6-0, 195) WR Denarius Moore (Sr., 6-1, 194)

>> OFFENSE (7): SPECIALISTS (2) Michael Palardy (Placekicker/Punter)*

Nick Guess (Snapper)*

#Lettered in 2007, 08, 09 +Lettered in 2008, 09 ++Lettered in 2009


FB Kevin Cooper*** WR Gerald Jones**** WR Denarius Moore**** TB David Oku** C Cody Pope* OG Jarrod Shaw*** TE Luke Stocker****



DT Minor Bowens* (Ser.) LB Savion Frazier**** DT Montori Hughes** LB Nick Reveiz**** DT Rae Sykes* DT Victor Thomas** LB L.Thompson**** DE Chris Walker**** DE Gerald Williams*** DB Tyler Wolf**

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P Chad Cunningham**** PK Daniel Lincoln****

>> OFFENSE (4):

>> DEFENSE (6):

>> DEFENSE (5):




Malik Jackson (Sr., 6-5, 262) Herman Lathers (Jr., 6-0, 219) Marsalis Teague (Jr., 5-10, 175) Prentiss Waggner (Jr., 6-2, 175) Brent Brewer (So., 6-1, 207) Janzen Jackson (Jr., 6-0, 180)


Gerald Williams (Sr., 6-3, 250) Victor Thomas (Sr. 6-3, 293) Chris Walker (Sr., 6-3, 245) LaMarcus Thompson (Sr., 6-1, 228) Nick Reveiz (Sr. 5-10, 224)

PK Daniel Lincoln (Sr., 6-0, 210) P Chad Cunningham (Sr., 6-2, 210)




States that current Vols on the roster call home.

Percentage of the team from the state of Tennessee.


States that serve as home for at least five Volunteers: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

>> State-by-State Breakdown

Alabama (8)

Birmingham – Raiques Crump Demopolis – Martaze Jackson Florence – Carson Anderson Gordo – Izauea Lanier Hoover – John Propst Mobile – Willie Bohannon Oxford – Allan Carson Tuscumbia – Deanthonie Summerhill

California (6)

Bakersfield – Matt Darr Carson – Byron Moore Kingsburg – Tyler Bray Lomita – J.R. Carr Northridge – Malik Jackson Valencia – Mychal Rivera

Florida (11)

Apopka – Tom Smith Coral Springs – Michael Palardy Daytona Beach – Marlin Lane, Jr. Gainesville – Trevarris Saulsberry, Jordan Williams Lakeland – Art Evans Orlando – Maurice Couch

Sarasota – Arthur Jeffery Titusville – Jake Storey Vero Beach – Marcus Jackson West Palm Beach – Curt Maggitt

Georgia (18)

Alpharetta – Toney Williams Athens – Alan Posey Brunswick – Justin Coleman Calhoun – Nash Nance, Da’Rick Rogers College Park – Steven Fowlkes Ellenwood – Vincent Dallas Fayetteville – Rajion Neal Gainesville – A.J. Johnson Kennesaw – Brian Randolph Stone Mountain – Nigel Mitchell-Thornton, Robert Nelson Suwanee – Ja’Wuan James Toccoa – Tauren Poole Tyrone – Brent Brewer Valdosta – Dontavis Sapp Warner Robins – Gregory Clark Woodstock – Christian Harris

Kentucky (1)

Jackson – Channing Fugate

Louisiana (4)

Baton Rouge – Herman Lathers, Dallas Thomas Clinton – Prentiss Waggner Lake Charles – Janzen Jackson

Illinois (2)

Homewood – Zach Fulton Mascoutah – Matt Milton

Michigan (1)

Saginaw – DeAnthony Arnett

Mississippi (1)

Olive Branch – Marlon Walls

Nevada (1)

Reno – Darin Gooch

New Jersey (2)

Franklin Lakes – Matt Simms Jersey City – Naz Oliver

North Carolina (3) Candler – Tyler Page Charlotte – Daryl Vereen Hickory – Austin Johnson

ohio (1)

Cincinnati – Ben Martin

South Carolina (6)

Aiken – JerQuari Schofield Greenville – Keensen Chambers, Pat Martin Rock Hill – Justin Worley Sumter – Marques Pair Wellford – Corey Miller

Tennessee (37)

Alcoa – Jaron Toney Bristol – Mack Crowder, Brendan Downs Camden – Dakota Summers Christiana – Chip Rhome Cordova – Grant Jessen Farragut – Shane Reveiz Franklin – Alex Bullard

No. State 4 Louisiana 3 North Carolina; Virginia 2 Illinois; New Jersey 1 Kentucky; Michigan; Mississippi; Nevada; Ohio; Texas

Knoxville – Zack Allen, Anthony Anderson, Joseph Ayres, Austin Bolen, Nick Branum, Chris Cates, Cory Eichholtz, Jacob Gilliam, Gregory Grieco, Nick Guess, Daniel Hood, Kyler Kerbyson, Devrin Young Lebanon – Tyler Coombes Maryville – Derrick Brodus Memphis – Cameron Clear, Greg King, Tino Thomas Nashville – Ben Bartholomew, Jacob Carter, Eric Gordon, Antonio Richardson, Zach Rogers, James Stone Oneida – Dylan West Ooltewah – Jacques Smith Paris – Marsalis Teague Powell – Tyler Drummer Smyrna – Rod Wilks

Texas (1)

Fort Worth – Doak Raulston

Virginia (3)

Richmond – C.J. Fleming Virginia Beach – Justin Hunter Wytheville – Robert Yonce 55


No. State 37 Tennessee 18 Georgia 11 Florida 8 Alabama 6 California; South Carolina


Home cities of at least two Vols: Knoxville (14); Nashville (6); Memphis (3); Baton Rouge, La. (2); Bristol (2); Calhoun, Ga. (2); Gainesville, Fla. (2); Greenville, S.C. (2); Stone Mountain, Ga. (2).






Montana grizzlies

cincinnati bearcats

florida gators

buffalo bulls

georgia bulldogs

LSU tigers

Sept. 3 knoxville

Sept. 10 knoxville

Sept. 17 Gainesville, fla.

Oct. 1 knoxville

oct. 8 knoxville

oct. 15 knoxville

>>quick facts Name: University of Montana Location: Missoula, Mont. Founded/Enrollment: 1893/15,642 Colors: Copper, Silver, Gold and Maroon Stadium: Washington-Grizzly (25,217) Conference: Big Sky

>>quick facts Name: University of Cincinnati Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Founded/Enrollment: 1819/41,357 Colors: Red and Black Stadium: Nippert Stadium (35,000) Conference: BIG EAST

>>quick facts Name: University of Florida Location: Gainesville, Fla. Founded/Enrollment: 1853/52,271 Colors: Orange and Blue Stadium: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548) Conference: Southeastern (East)

>>quick facts Name: University of Buffalo Location: Buffalo, N.Y. Founded/Enrollment: 1846/28,054 Colors: Royal Blue and White Stadium: UB Stadium (29,013) Conference: Mid-American (East)

>>quick facts Name: University of Georgia Location: Athens, Ga. Founded/Enrollment: 1785/34,885 Colors: Red and Black Stadium: Sanford Stadium (92,746) Conference: Southeastern (East)

>>quick facts Name: Louisiana State University Location: Baton Rouge, La. Founded/Enrollment: 1860/28,771 Colors: Purple and Gold Stadium: Tiger Stadium (92,400) Conference: Southeastern (West)

>>at a glance Head Coach: Robin Pflugrad (2nd season) Career Record/at UM: 7-4/Same Series: First meeting At Knoxville: Same Last Meeting: N/A 2010 Overall Record: 7-4 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 5-3/t-3rd 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: None Lettermen Ret./Lost: 45/14 Starters Ret./Lost: 16/8

>>at a glance Head Coach: Butch Jones (2nd season) Career Record/at UC: 31-21/4-8 Series: 4-1 UT At Knoxville: Same Last Meeting: W, 40-0, 9/26/1992 2010 Overall Record: 4-8 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 2-5/7th 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: None Lettermen Ret./Lost: 51/14 Starters Ret./Lost: 18/7

>>at a glance Head Coach: Will Muschamp (1st season) Career Record/at UF: 0-0/Same Series: 21-19 UF At Gainesville: 10-5 UF Last Meeting: L, 17-31, 9/18/2010 2010 Overall Record: 8-5 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 4-4/2nd East 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Outback (W, 37-24, vs. Penn St.)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 45/24 Starters Ret./Lost: 13/11

>>at a glance Head Coach: Jeff Quinn (2nd season) Career Record/at UB: 2-10/Same Series: First meeting At Knoxville: Same Last Meeting: N/A 2010 Overall Record: 2-10 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 1-7/t-5th East 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: None Lettermen Ret./Lost: 50/19 Starters Ret./Lost: 12/9

>>at a glance Head Coach: Mark Richt (11th season) Career Record/at UGA: 96-34/Same Series: 21-17-2 UT At Knoxville: 11-8-1 UT Last Meeting: L, 14-41, 10/9/2010 2010 Overall Record: 6-7 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 3-5/t-3rd East 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Liberty (L, 6-10 vs. UCF)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 46/25 Starters Ret./Lost: 15/9

>>at a glance Head Coach: Les Miles (11th season) Career Record/at LSU: 90-38/62-17 Series: 20-8-3 UT At Knoxville: 11-2-1 UT Last Meeting: L, 14-16, 10/2/2010 2010 Overall Record: 11-2 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 6-2/t-2nd West 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Cotton (W, 4124 vs. Texas A&M)/AP-8, Coaches-8 Lettermen Ret./Lost: 52/19 Starters Ret./Lost: 16/9

>>media info Media Contact: Dave Guffey Phone: (406) 243-5402 Email: Web Site:

>>media info Media Contact: Ryan Koslen Phone: (513) 497-3132 Email: Web Site:

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>>media info Media Contact: Claude Felton Phone: (706) 542-1621 Email: Web Site:

>>media info Media Contact: Michael Bonnette Phone: (225) 578-8226 Email: Web Site:

>>2011 Schedule Sept. 3 at Tennessee Sept. 10 Cal Poly Sept. 17 Eastern Washington Sept. 24 at Sacramento State Oct. 1 Northern Colorado Oct. 8 at Idaho State Oct. 15 Portland State Oct. 22 at Northern Arizona Oct. 29 Weber State Nov. 5 Western Oregon Nov. 19 at Montana State

>>2011 Schedule Sept. 1 Austin Peay Sept. 10 at Tennessee Sept. 17 Akron Sept. 22 NC State Oct. 1 at Miami (Ohio) Oct. 15 Louisville Oct. 22 at USF Nov. 5 at Pittsburgh Nov. 12 West Virginia Nov. 19 at Rutgers Nov. 26 at Syracuse Dec. 3 Connecticut

>>2011 Schedule Sept. 3 Florida Atlantic Sept. 10 UAB Sept. 17 Tennessee Sept. 24 at Kentucky Oct. 1 Alabama Oct. 8 at LSU Oct. 15 at Auburn Oct. 29 Georgia (Jacksonville, Fla.) Nov. 5 Vanderbilt Nov. 12 at South Carolina Nov. 19 Furman Nov. 26 Florida State

>>2011 Schedule Sept. 3 at Pittsburgh Sept. 10 Stony Brook Sept. 17 at Ball State Sept. 24 Connecticut Oct. 1 at Tennessee Oct. 8 Ohio Oct. 15 at Temple Oct. 22 Northern Illinois Oct. 29 at Miami (Ohio) Nov. 12 at Eastern Michigan Nov. 19 Akron Nov. 25 Bowling Green

>>2011 Schedule Sept. 3 Boise State (Atlanta) Sept. 10 South Carolina Sept. 17 Coastal Carolina Sept. 24 at Mississippi Oct. 1 Mississippi State Oct. 8 at Tennessee Oct. 15 at Vanderbilt Oct. 29 Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.) Nov. 5 New Mexico State Nov. 12 Auburn Nov. 19 Kentucky Nov. 26 at Georgia Tech

>>2011 Schedule Sept. 3 Oregon (Arlington, Texas) Sept. 10 Northwestern State Sept. 15 at Mississippi State Sept. 24 at West Virginia Oct. 1 Kentucky Oct. 8 Florida Oct. 15 at Tennessee Oct. 22 Auburn Nov. 5 at Alabama Nov. 12 Western Kentucky Nov. 19 at Mississippi Nov. 25 Arkansas


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south carolina gamecocks

middle tennessee blue raiders

arkansas razorbacks

vanderbilt commodores

kentucky wildcats

oct. 22 tuscaloosa, ala.

oct. 29 knoxville

nov. 5 knoxville

nov. 12 fayetteville, ark.

nov. 19 knoxville

nov. 26 lexington, ky.

>>quick facts Name: University of Alabama Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Founded/Enrollment: 1831/30,232 Colors: Crimson and White Stadium: Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821) Conference: Southeastern (West)

>>quick facts Name: University of South Carolina Location: Columbia, S.C. Founded/Enrollment: 1801/28,481 Colors: Garnet and Black Stadium: Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250) Conference: Southeastern (East)

>>quick facts Name: Middle Tennessee State University Location: Murfreesboro Founded/Enrollment: 1911/26,430 Colors: Royal Blue and White Stadium: Floyd Stadium (30,788) Conference: Sun Belt

>>quick facts Name: University of Arkansas Location: Fayetteville, Ark. Founded/Enrollment: 1871/19,849 Colors: Cardinal and White Stadium: Razorback Stadium (72,000) Conference: Southeastern (West)

>>quick facts Name: Vanderbilt University Location: Nashville Founded/Enrollment: 1873/12,714 Colors: Black and Gold Stadium: Vanderbilt Stadium (39,773) Conference: Southeastern (East)

>>quick facts Name: University of Kentucky Location: Lexington, Ky. Founded/Enrollment: 1865/27,000 Colors: Blue and White

>>at a glance Head Coach: Nick Saban (5th season) Career Record/at UA: 129-53-1/38-11 Series: 47-38-7 UA At Tuscaloosa: 5-4 UA Last Meeting: L, 10-41, 10/23/2010 2010 Overall Record: 10-3 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 5-3/4th West 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Capital One (W, 49-7 vs. Michigan St.)/AP-10, Coaches-11 Lettermen Ret./Lost: 53/13 Starters Ret./Lost: 18/7

>>at a glance Head Coach: Steve Spurrier (7th season) Career Record/at USC: 186-73-2/44-33 Series: 22-5-2 UT At Knoxville: 14-1 UT Last Meeting: L, 24-38, 10/30/2010 2010 Overall Record: 9-5 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 5-3/1st East 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Chick-fil-A (L, 17-26 vs. Florida St.)/AP-22, Coaches-22 Lettermen Ret./Lost: 48/20 Starters Ret./Lost: 13/11

>>at a glance Head Coach: Rick Stockstill (6th season) Career Record/at MTSU: 33-30/Same Series: 1-0 UT At Knoxville: Same Last Meeting: W, 26-3, 9/7/2002 2010 Overall Record: 6-7 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 5-3/3rd 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: (L, 21-35 vs. Miami (Ohio)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 50/17 Starters Ret./Lost: 10/12

>>at a glance Head Coach: Bobby Petrino (4th season) Career Record/at UA: 64-24/23-15 Series: 13-3-0 UT At Fayetteville: 2-2 Last Meeting: W, 34-13, 11/10/2007 2010 Overall Record: 10-3 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 6-2/t-2nd West 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Sugar (L, 26-31 vs. Ohio St.)/AP-12, Coaches-12 Lettermen Ret./Lost: 47/22 Starters Ret./Lost: 15/9

>>at a glance Head Coach: James Franklin (1st season) Career Record/at VU: 0-0/Same Series: 72-27-5 UT At Knoxville: 36-10-1 UT Last Meeting: W, 24-10, 11/20/2010 2010 Overall Record: 2-10 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 1-7/6th East 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: None Lettermen Ret./Lost: 51/16 Starters Ret./Lost: 21/3

>>at a glance Head Coach: Joker Phillips (2nd season) Career Record/at UK: 6-7/Same Series: 74-23-9 UT At Lexington: 35-13-3 UT Last Meeting: W, 24-14, 11/27/2010 2010 Overall Record: 6-7 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 2-6/5th East 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Compass (L, 10-27 vs. Pittsburgh)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 53/20 Starters Ret./Lost: 17/7

>>media info Media Contact: Jeff Purinton Phone: (205) 348-6084 Email: Web Site:

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>>media info Media Contact: Larry Leathers Phone: (615) 343-6437 Email: Web Site:

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>>2011 Schedule Sept. 3 Kent State Sept. 10 at Penn State Sept. 17 North Texas Sept. 24 Arkansas Oct. 1 at Florida Oct. 8 Vanderbilt Oct. 15 at Mississippi Oct. 22 Tennessee Nov. 5 LSU Nov. 12 at Mississippi State Nov. 19 Georgia Southern Nov. 26 at Auburn

>>2011 Schedule Sept. 3 East Carolina Sept. 10 at Georgia Sept. 17 Navy Sept. 24 Vanderbilt Oct. 1 Auburn Oct. 8 Kentucky Oct. 15 at Mississippi State Oct. 29 at Tennessee Nov. 5 at Arkansas Nov. 12 Florida Nov. 19 The Citadel Nov. 26 Clemson

>>2011 Schedule Sept. 3 at Purdue Sept. 10 Georgia Tech Sept. 24 at Troy Oct. 1 Memphis Oct. 6 Western Kentucky Oct. 22 at Florida Atlantic Oct. 29 Louisiana Nov. 5 at Tennessee Nov. 12 at Lousiana-Monroe Nov. 19 Arkansas State Nov. 26 Florida International Dec. 3 at North Texas

>>2011 Schedule Sept. 3 Missouri State Sept. 10 New Mexico Sept. 17 Troy Sept. 24 at Alabama Oct. 1 at Texas A&M Oct. 8 Auburn Oct. 22 at Mississippi Oct. 29 at Vanderbilt Nov. 5 South Carolina Nov. 12 Tennessee Nov. 19 Mississippi State Nov. 25 at LSU

>>2011 Schedule Sept. 3 Elon Sept. 10 Connecticut Sept. 17 Mississippi Sept. 24 at South Carolina Oct. 8 at Alabama Oct. 15 Georgia Oct. 22 Army Oct. 29 Arkansas Nov. 5 at Florida Nov. 12 Kentucky Nov. 19 at Tennessee Nov. 26 at Wake Forest

>>2011 Schedule Sept. 3 Western Ky. (Nashville) Sept. 10 Central Michigan Sept. 17 Louisville Sept. 24 Florida Oct. 1 at LSU Oct. 8 at South Carolina Oct. 22 Jacksonville State Oct. 29 Mississippi State Nov. 5 Mississippi Nov. 12 at Vanderbilt Nov. 19 at Georgia Nov. 26 Tennessee


alabama crimson tide

Stadium: Commonwealth Stadium (67,942)

Conference: Southeastern (East)





 First all-time meeting.  Tennessee’s first all-time meeting against any member of the currently constructed Big Sky conference.  The Vols have won their last two season openers and are 84-24-6 (.763) all-time.  Tennessee has also won its past 16 home openers and is 90-18-5 (.819) all-time.  The Vols are 14-0 against teams currently not in a BCS conference.  Vols’ earliest season opener since 2008 (9/1 vs. UCLA) and earliest home opener since 2006 (9/2 vs. California).

>> Cincinnati

All-Time Series: 4-1-0 All-Time Results: 1904 Knoxville L 0-35 1919 Knoxville W 33-12 1941 Knoxville W 21-6 1942 Knoxville W 34-12 1992 Knoxville W 40-0  The Vols are 4-1 all-time vs. the Bearcats, including wins in their last four meetings. All five contests have been played in Knoxville.  First game for UT against a member of the currently constructed BIG EAST since a 35-14 win against Rutgers, Sept. 28, 2002.  All-time, the Vols are 15-4 (.789) against current BIG EAST members.  Cincinnati’s 18 returning starters are tied for the second-most that the Vols will face in 2011.  Cincinnati opens its season vs. Austin Peay on Sept. 1, giving the Bearcats nine days in between their Sept. 10 date with the Vols. That marks the longest layover that any of UT’s non-conference opponents will have before playing the Vols.

>> Florida

All-Time Series: 19-21-0 at Knoxville: 11-10 at Gainesville: 5-10 Neutral: 3-1 Biggest Win: 42 points (45-3; 1990 in Knoxville) Biggest Loss: 39 points (59-20; 2007 in Gainesville) Longest Winning Streak: 10 games (1916-53) Longest Losing Streak: 6 games (2005-Pres.) Current Streak: Florida 6 games Last 20 Results: 1991 Gainesville L 18-35 1992 Knoxville W 31-14 1993 Gainesville L 34-41 1994 Knoxville L 0-31 1995 Gainesville L 37-62 1996 Knoxville L 29-35 1997 Gainesville L 20-33 58

1998 Knoxville (OT) W 20-17 1999 Gainesville L 21-23 2000 Knoxville L 23-27 2001 Gainesville W 34-32 2002 Knoxville L 13-30 2003 Gainesville W 24-10 2004 Knoxville W 30-28 2005 Gainesville L 7-16 2006 Knoxville L 20-21 2007 Gainesville L 20-59 2008 Knoxville L 6-30 2009 Gainesville L 13-23 2010 Knoxville L 17-31  The Gators will open the season at home vs. Florida Atlantic and UAB before playing host to the Vols.  Florida has won the last six meetings to take a 21-19 series lead. The Vols last defeated the Gators, 30-28, at home in 2004 while also winning in Gainesville, 24-10, in 2003.  Florida’s 13 returning starters are tied for the lowest total of any SEC opponent that the Vols will face this season, while the Gators’ 45 returning lettermen are tied for the lowest figure overall of any team on UT’s schedule.  Will Muschamp enters his first season as Florida’s head coach. Tennessee is 4-3 against Florida when the Gators take the field with a first-year head coach.  Wide receiver Justin Hunter collected his first career touchdown against the Gators in 2010 (9/18), a 35-yarder.

>> Buffalo

 First all-time meeting.  The Bulls are UT’s second non-conference opponent to open October since 1995. The only other non-SEC team to begin UT’s October schedule in that period was Northern Illinois, also from the MidAmerican Conference, in 2008.  The Vols are 5-0 against current MAC teams alltime, including recent wins vs. Ohio in 2009 and Northern Illinois in 2008.  Buffalo’s 2-10 record in 2010 tied Vanderbilt for the worst of any 2011 UT opponent.  This game opens a three-game homestand, UT’s longest of the season.

>> Georgia

All-Time Series: 21-17-2 at Knoxville: 11-8-1 at Athens: 10-9-1 Biggest Win: 46 points (46-0; 1936 in Athens) Biggest Loss: 44 points (44-0; 1981 in Athens) Longest Winning Streak: 9 games (1989-99) Longest Losing Streak: 5 games (1909-24) Current Streak: Georgia 1 game

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Last 20 Results: 1989 Knoxville W 17-14 1992 Athens W 34-31 1993 Knoxville W 38-6 1994 Athens W 41-23 1995 Knoxville W 30-27 1996 Athens W 29-17 1997 Knoxville W 38-13 1998 Athens W 22-3 1999 Knoxville W 37-20 2000 Athens L 10-21 2001 Knoxville L 24-26 2002 Athens L 13-18 2003 Knoxville L 14-41 2004 Athens W 19-14 2005 Knoxville L 14-27 2006 Athens W 51-33 2007 Knoxville W 35-14 2008 Athens L 14-26 2009 Knoxville W 45-19 2010 Athens L 14-41  The Vols and Bulldogs have swapped victories since 2007, with the home team winning each time. UT hosts UGA this season and holds an 11-8-1 record against the Bulldogs in Knoxville.  UT will look to avenge its most lopsided road loss last season at Georgia (14-41).  Tennessee owns a 21-17-2 all-time mark against Georgia.  Four of the last five meetings have been decided by at least 18 points.  Georgia will play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State in Atlanta, Sept. 3.  UT’s 26-point victory against Georgia (45-19) is the Bulldogs’ largest loss in the past two seasons.  Mark Richt, in his 11th season at Georgia, is tied as the longest tenured coach at his respective school of any of UT’s opponents.

>> LSU

All-Time Series: 20-8-3 at Knoxville: 11-2-1 at Baton Rouge: 8-4-2 Bowl Game: 1-0 SEC Championship: 0-2 Biggest Win: 28 points (28-0, 1940 in Knoxville) Biggest Loss: 25 points (34-9, 1988 in Knoxville) Longest Winning Streak: 10 games (1934-59) Longest Losing Streak: 3 games (2006-2010) Current Streak: LSU 3 games Last 20 Results: 1953 Knoxville W 32-14 1959 Knoxville W 14-13 1964 Baton Rouge T 3-3 1967 Knoxville W 17-14 1972 Houston W 24-17 1974 Baton Rouge L 10-20

1975 Knoxville W 24-10 1982 Baton Rouge T 24-24 1983 Knoxville W 20-6 1988 Knoxville L 9-34 1989 Baton Rouge W 45-39 1992 Baton Rouge W 20-0 1993 Knoxville W 42-20 2000 Baton Rouge (OT) L 31-38 2001 Knoxville W 26-18 2001 Atlanta L 20-31 2005 Baton Rouge (OT) W 30-27 2006 Knoxville L 24-28 2007 Atlanta L 21-14 2010 Baton Rouge L 14-16  This mid-October meeting in Knoxville is likely to be one of the most highly-anticipated match-ups of the season for the Vols after last season’s heartbreaking 1614 loss at LSU. After the clock read 0:00 with the scoreboard in UT’s favor, the Vols were penalized for having too many men on the field during the final play. With one last shot, LSU’s Stevan Ridley plunged into the end zone with no time on the clock as the TIgers escaped with a two-point victory.  Despite last season’s loss, the Vols own a 20-8-3 record all-time against LSU, including a 11-2-1 mark in Knoxville.  LSU has won three consecutive meetings with UT, including a 28-24 triumph in Knoxville in 2006. Previously, the Tigers hadn’t won at Neyland Stadium since 1988.  Les Miles, in his 11th season at LSU, is tied as the longest tenured coach at his respective school of any of UT’s opponents.  LSU opens the season Sept. 3 against Oregon in the Cowboys Classic game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  The Tigers finished with the highest final 2010 poll rankings of any of UT’s 2011 opponents, placing eighth in both the Associated Press and Coaches’ polls.

>> Alabama

All-Time Series: 38-48-7 at Knoxville: 20-22-1 at Tuscaloosa: 4-5 at Birmingham: 14-21-6 Biggest Win: 27 points (41-14; 1969 and 1995, both in Birmingham) Biggest Loss: 51 points (51-0; 1906 in Birmingham) Longest Winning Streak: 7 games (1995-2001) Longest Losing Streak: 11 games (1971-81) Current Streak: Alabama 4 games Last 20 Results: 1991 Birmingham L 19-24 1992 Knoxville L 10-17 1993 Birmingham* T 17-17 1994 Knoxville L 13-17


All-Time Series: 13-3-0 at Knoxville: 6-1 at Fayetteville: 2-2 at Little Rock: 3-0 Bowl Games: 2-0 Biggest Win: 43 points (63-20; 2000 in Knoxville) Biggest Loss: 17 points (31-14; 2006 in Fayetteville) Longest Winning Streak: 6 games (1993-98) Longest Losing Streak: 1 game Current Streak: Tennessee 1 game All-Time Results: 1907 Little Rock W 14-2 1971 Memphis W 14-13 1990 Dallas W 31-27 1992 Knoxville L 24-25 1993 Little Rock W 28-14

All-Time Series: 74-23-9 at Knoxville: 39-10-6 at Lexington: 35-13-3 Biggest Win: 52 points (52-0; 1994 in Knoxville) Biggest Loss: 56 points (56-0; 1893 in Knoxville) Longest Winning Streak: 26 games (1985-Pres.) Longest Losing Streak: 4 games (1909-12) Current Streak: Tennessee 26 games Last 20 Results: 1991 Lexington W 16-7 1992 Knoxville W 34-13 1993 Lexington W 48-0 1994 Knoxville W 52-0 1995 Lexington W 34-31 1996 Knoxville W 56-10 1997 Lexington W 59-31 1998 Knoxville W 59-21 1999 Lexington W 56-21 2000 Knoxville W 59-20 2001 Lexington W 38-35 2002 Knoxville W 24-0 2003 Lexington W 20-7 2004 Knoxville W 37-31 2005 Lexington W 27-8 2006 Knoxville W 17-12 2007 Lexington (4OT) W 59-7 2008 Knoxville W 28-10 2009 Lexington (OT) W 30-24 2010 Knoxville W 24-14  Tennessee upheld the longest active winning streak in a series between two major college teams with its 26th straight win over the Wildcats in 2010. The Vols’ 2414 victory made them bowl eligible.  Tennessee leads the all-time series 74-23-9 and holds a 35-13-3 advantage in Lexington. UK last defeated the Vols in Lexington in 1981.  Kentucky’s 53 returning lettermen are tied with Alabama for the most for any team on UT’s schedule.  Quarterback Tyler Bray tossed for a career-high 354 passing yards to lead the Vols against Kentucky last year.



>> Arkansas

All-Time Series: 72-27-5 at Knoxville: 36-10-1 at Nashville: 36-17-4 Biggest Win: 65 points (65-0; 1994 in Nashville) Biggest Loss: 51 points (51-0; 1909 in Nashville) Longest Winning Streak: 22 games (1983-2004) Longest Losing Streak: 9 games (1901-13) Current Streak: Tennessee 5 games Last 20 Results: 1991 Knoxville W 45-0 1992 Nashville W 29-25 1993 Knoxville W 62-14 1994 Nashville W 65-0 1995 Knoxville W 12-7 1996 Nashville W 14-7 1997 Knoxville W 17-10 1998 Nashville W 41-0 1999 Knoxville W 38-10 2000 Nashville W 28-26 2001 Knoxville W 38-0 2002 Nashville W 24-0 2003 Knoxville W 48-0 2004 Nashville W 38-33 2005 Knoxville L 24-28 2006 Nashville W 39-10 2007 Knoxville W 25-24 2008 Nashville W 20-10 2009 Knoxville W 31-16 2010 Nashville W 24-10  With a 24-10 victory against the Commodores in 2010, the Vols stretched their all-time series lead to a 72-27-5 mark.  Tennessee has won five straight against Vanderbilt, but the Commorodes were the last in-state rival to defeat the Vols, doing so in a 28-24 win in Knoxville in

>> Kentucky


All-Time Series: 1-0-0  The Vols and Blue Raiders have met just once, a 26-3 UT victory in 2002 in Knoxville. The Vols have won nine straight games against in-state opponents.  Tennessee is 6-0 against current members of the Sun Belt conference.  The Vols are 14-0 against teams currently not in a BCS conference.  MTSU is UT’s only non-conference opponent who played in a bowl game last season, participating in the Bowl, but falling 35-21 to Miami (Ohio).  The Blue Raiders return just 10 starters, the fewest of any Vols’ competitor. All-Time Results: 2002 Knoxville W 26-3

>> Vanderbilt

2005. Since then, UT has posted nine straight victories over fellow Tennessee teams.  Vanderbilt returns 21 of its 24 starters from 2010, the highest total for any UT opponent. The next-highest figure is 18 for both Alabama and Cincinnati.  Vanderbilt’s 2-10 record in 2010 tied Buffalo for the worst of any UT opponent.  Wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers set career highs of three receptions for 59 yards vs. Vanderbilt last season.


All-Time Series: 22-5-2 at Knoxville: 14-1 at Columbia: 8-4-2 Biggest Win: 54 points (54-0; 1929 in Knoxville) Biggest Loss: 24 points (24-0; 1903 in Columbia) Longest Winning Streak: 12 games (1993-2004) Longest Losing Streak: 1 game (multiple times) Current Streak: South Carolina 1 game Last 20 Results: 1971 Knoxville W 35-6 1992 Columbia L 23-24 1993 Knoxville W 55-3 1994 Columbia W 31-22 1995 Knoxville W 56-21 1996 Columbia W 31-14 1997 Knoxville W 22-7 1998 Columbia W 49-14 1999 Knoxville W 30-7 2000 Columbia W 17-14 2001 Knoxville W 17-10 2002 Columbia W 18-10

>> Middle Tennessee

1994 Knoxville W 38-21 1995 Fayetteville W 49-31 1996 Knoxville W 55-14 1997 Little Rock W 30-22 1998 Knoxville W 28-24 1999 Fayetteville L 24-28 2000 Knoxville W 63-20 2001 Fayetteville W 13-3 2002 Knoxville (6OT) W 41-38 2006 Fayetteville L 14-31 2007 Knoxville W 34-13  Tennessee will travel to Fayetteville, Ark. for the first time since 2006, where the Vols are 2-2 against the Razorbacks. All-time, UT leads the series 13-3.  The Vols won the previous meeting, 34-13, in Knoxville, but haven’t won in Fayetteville since a 13-3 victory in 2001.  Arkansas is UT’s only opponent to have played in a BCS game in 2010. The Razorbacks lost to Ohio State, 3126, in the Sugar Bowl.  Arkansas is one of three UT opponents who notched double-digit wins (10) last season.


>> South Carolina

2003 Knoxville (OT) W 23-20 2004 Columbia W 43-29 2005 Knoxville L 15-16 2006 Columbia W 31-24 2007 Knoxville W 27-24 2008 Columbia L 6-27 2009 Knoxville W 31-13 2010 Columbia L 24-38  The Vols and Gamecocks have traded wins since 2007, with the home team prevailing each time. UT hosts USC this season and holds a 14-1 record against the Gamecocks in Knoxville.  South Carolina’s lone win in Knoxville was a 16-15 victory in 2005. Overall, the Vols lead the all-time series 22-5-2.  USC head coach Steve Spurrier is the winningest coach on Tennessee’s schedule with 186 victories.  The Gamecocks have an open date the week prior to their trip to Knoxville (Oct. 22), giving them a 14-day break in between games, the longest any UT opponent has in 2011 prior to playing the Vols.  USC’s 13 returning starters are tied for the lowest total of any SEC opponent that the Vols will face this season.


1995 Birmingham W 41-14 1996 Knoxville W 20-13 1997 Birmingham W 38-21 1998 Knoxville W 35-18 1999 Tuscaloosa W 21-7 2000 Knoxville W 20-10 2001 Tuscaloosa W 35-24 2002 Knoxville L 14-34 2003 Tuscaloosa (5OT) W 51-43 2004 Knoxville W 17-13 2005 Tuscaloosa L 3-6 2006 Knoxville W 16-13 2007 Tuscaloosa L 14-41 2008 Knoxville L 9-29 2009 Tuscaloosa L 10-12 2010 Knoxville L 10-41 * Game later forfeited to Tennessee as a result of NCAA sanctions.  Alabama has won four consecutive meetings and leads the all-time series 47-38-7, including a slight 5-4 edge in Tuscaloosa.  The Vols’ last victory in Tuscaloosa came in a fiveovertime effort, a 51-43 win in 2003.  Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium ranks as the fifthlargest collegiate football stadium in the country with a capacity of 101,821. Outside of Neyland Stadium, it’s the largest venue that Tennessee will play at in 2011.  The Tide’s 53 returning lettermen are tied for the most UT will face this season, while their 18 returning starters rank tied as the second most on UT’s schedule.  Tailback Tauren Poole became the first individual to rush for more than 100 yards against Alabama in 41 games and was the only one to accomplish the feat last season. Poole had 117 yards, including a career-long 59yard TD rush in the first quarter.

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