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SEC schedules don’t get any easier in 2015

  • 8:26 pm Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Butch Jones’ young Tennessee players better grow up before next season.

The Volunteers’ schedule doesn’t get any easier with a four-game stretch beginning Sept. 26 that includes games at Florida, vs. Arkansas, vs. Georgia and their traditional rivalry at Alabama on Oct. 24.

At least they get a week off before playing the Crimson Tide as the finalized SEC 2015 schedules were announced Tuesday night.

The biggest change in scheduling in 2015 is that the schedules are condensed, with teams playing all 12 games in 13 weeks (one open date), instead of 12 games in 14 weeks (two open dates) like 2013 and [More]

Former Volunteers: Good riddance to Lane Kiffin, Derek ‘Doolittle’

  • 10:24 am Monday, July 28th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Several former Tennessee players got together in Chattanooga over the weekend to help at one of their former teammate’s football camps. The group included Al Wilson, Eric Westmoreland, Troy Fleming, Gerald Riggs Jr., DeAngelo Lloyd, Jabari Davis, Steven Marsh, Corey Larkins and Keyon Whiteside, who played for former coach Phillip Fulmer.

As expected, they had a lot of great things to say about Fulmer in this article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, not so much for the two guys — Lane Kiffin (2009) and Derek Dooley (2010-12) — who followed him.

Why? Here’s how Tennessee finished under Kiffin and [More]

Tennessee fan scores big with all-Vol wedding

  • 12:54 pm Monday, May 19th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Robby Lowe — not that Rob Lowe — might be the world’s biggest Tennessee fan, judging by his wedding locale.

He also has an understanding bride.

Lowe’s wedding took place on a field painted to look like the playing surface at Neyland Stadium, complete with those recognizable checkerboard end zones. Their wedding invitations even look like game tickets.

Lowe tweeted photos, so see for yourself, but I wonder what the wedding would have looked like if the Volunteers hadn’t gone 33-41 the past six years.