KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Alabama once again is making a postseason run with help from an assistant coach on his way out the door.
NEW YORK — Peyton Manning says he is an ambassador for the University of Tennessee and looks forward to supporting whoever is the Volunteers’ next football coach.
A former Tennessee football student-athlete, assistant coach and national-championship-winning head coach who has dedicated more than 40 years of his life to UT, Fulmer will now lead the continued search for a new head football coach.
Currie held the role for less than a year, returning to Tennessee as the athletic director on April 1.
Tennessee athletic director John Currie is defending the process of his coaching search and vouching for the character of Greg Schiano one day after negotiations between the two parties broke down amid a public backlash.
KNOXVILLE — This isn’t the way Tennessee and Vanderbilt planned to finish the regular season.
No. 21 LSU (7-3, 4-2 SEC, CFP No. 20) at Tennessee (4-6, 0-6), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Tennessee interim coach Brady Hoke isn’t worrying about his own future. His focus is on the Volunteers’ seniors.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee began the season in the Top 25 and is ending it with a coaching change.
KNOXVILLE — This has been an unhappy homecoming week for Tennessee.
Volunteers coach Butch Jones didn’t specify the nature of the injury that knocked Kendrick out of the Kentucky game and will prevent the fifth-year senior from playing this week. Jones did deny a TheReadOptional.com report that indicated Jones’ staff allowed Kendrick to continue playing against Kentucky while knowing he had a concussion.
Jones, who has a 33-26 record in five years, is making $4.1 million annually with a contract that runs through Feb. 28, 2021
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jonah Williams and his Alabama teammates only get a quick bus ride to soak in the pre-game atmosphere of the Alabama-Tennessee rivalry. It’s still enough to reinforce the significance to fans.
As the Vols struggle with a 3-3 record — including losses to SEC foes Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina — many fans are asking whether Butch Jones will make it through the season as head football coach. Powerhouse Alabama is up next. Should Tennessee keep Jones on or let him go? Answer our poll.
For Alabama, it’s another SEC game where anything but a decisive victory would be perceived as a letdown. Tennessee is trying to turn its fortunes around dramatically while perhaps giving a boost to coach Butch Jones’ tenuous job security.