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Tennessee dismissed junior WR Jauan Jennings following an Instagram video in which he criticized the coaching staff.

Jennings went so far as to say in the video that "the coaching staff is holding us back" while throwing out words like "lying" "snake" and "fake" to describe the coaching staff. In a statement, interim HC Brady Hoke said that the decision to dismiss Jennings was made "in consultation" with AD Jack Currie. The 6-foot-3, 201-pound junior wideout is currently sidelined with a season-ending wrist dislocation suffered in the opener against Georgia Tech. The wideout's next move is not currently known -- Jennings could potentially jump for the draft or he could pursue a transfer.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 22 - 8:39 PM

Tennessee interim coach Brady Hoke says freshman QB Will McBride (head) will be available for Saturday's game against Vanderbilt.

McBride missed the LSU game on Saturday. Hoke stated that McBride was not ready "protocol wise." Jarrett Guarantano will start against the Commodores, with McBride the only healthy scholarship quarterback behind him.
Nov 20 - 5:52 PM

Tennessee AD John Currie confirmed that HC Butch Jones has been fired.

"Unfortunately, we are not where we need to be competitively," Currie said in a statement. Jones exits stage left with the Vols sitting at just 4-6 on the campaign. Overall, he finishes his time with the team having posted a 34-27 record (14-24 in conference play). With Jones out, DL coach Brady Hoke will serve as interim head coach for the short remainder of the season. Currie said that an "exhaustive search is underway" to find the team's permanent replacement.
Source: 247Sports
Nov 12 - 2:26 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Tennessee DL coach Brady Hoke will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Hoke will coach out the last two games of the regular season with Vols HC Butch Jones reportedly on the way out the door. He would also presumably coach the team's bowl game should they achieve eligibility. Tennessee currently sits at 4-6 on the season. For his part, Hoke was hired over as defensive line coach during the winter after a disastrous one-year stint as Oregon's defensive coordinator. He has previously served as the head coach at Michigan (2011-2014), San Diego State (2009-2010) and Ball State (2003-2008)
Nov 12 - 12:29 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Tennessee has fired HC Butch Jones.

Per Gridiron Now's Jimmy Hyams, Jones was given the option to coach the final two games of the season but declined. The Volunteers built up a groundswell of hype as potential SEC champions in 2015 and 2016, but while Jones guided the team to nine-win campaigns both years, Tennessee never reached the conference championship game under his watch. He was initially hired by the Vols in 2013, after which he went on to compile a 34-27 record (just 14-24 in conference). His team struggled to a 4-5 mark through the first nine games of the current season, with Saturday's 50-17 loss to Missouri serving as the final nail in Jones' coffin. Tennessee DL coach Brady Hoke is expected to take over on an interim basis to close out this mess of a season.
Nov 12 - 12:15 PM

Tennessee freshman QB Will McBride completed 16-of-32 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions in a 50-17 loss to Missouri on Saturday.

This was probably not the first start of his career that McBride was looking for. He did add 63 yards on the ground, which his big play being a 43-yard run. He also was able to throw a touchdown pass to Ethan Wolf to tie the score at 17-17. That's pretty much the end of the positives. What a disastrous year this has been for Tennessee. They get LSU next week.
Nov 11 - 11:26 PM

Tennessee freshman QB Will McBride drew the start for Saturday's game against Missouri.

McBride is starting in place of Jarrett Guarantano, who is dealing with a leg injury but will be available off the bench if need be. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder was a consensus three-star recruit coming out of high school as part of the 2017 class.
Nov 11 - 8:27 PM

Tennessee redshirt freshman QB Jarrett Guarantano (leg) is available for Saturday's game against Missouri, but is not starting.

Guarantano will be available off the bench if need be in this one, but the Vols are going to try their best to give him a rest day. He's on the mend from a right leg injury sustained in last weekend's win over Southern Miss. Freshman QB Will McBride is starting in his place.
Nov 11 - 8:22 PM

Tennesee sophomore WR Marquez Callaway (undisclosed) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against Missouri.

Callaway (6'2/170) also dealt with an undisclosed injury last month. This injury doesn't appear to be related, as Callaway has caught at least two passes in each of the past four games. Callaway has 19 receptions on the year, and he leads the Vols with 318 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.
Source: SEC Country
Nov 7 - 1:47 PM

Tennessee freshman CB Shawn Shamburger (leg) will return for Saturday's game against Missouri.

Shamburger made his first career start a few weeks ago against Alabama. He flashed immediately, recording 12 tackles while shadowing the Tide's No. 1 receiver Calvin Ridley. He added a sack as well as a forced fumble that was ultimately negated by a penalty.
Nov 7 - 1:15 PM

Tennessee redshirt freshman WR Latrell Williams (undisclosed) will undergo season-ending surgery.

Williams (5'11/167) had yet to record a catch this season. The redshirt freshman was a four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle and possesses some of Tyler Lockett's shake 'n' bake, though we have not had the pleasure of seeing that in action as of yet during Williams' young career.
Source: Daily Times
Nov 6 - 7:16 PM

Tennessee senior S Evan Berry (upper body) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Berry sustained the season-ending upper-body injury in Saturday's win over Southern Miss, marking the second consecutive season in which the 5-foot-11, 194-pounder has seen his time cut short. He was knocked out a year ago by a knee injury sustained in early November. Because he will not be eligible for a medical redshirt, Berry's collegiate career is now a wrap. He finishes out having recorded 34 career tackles and an interception, but it was his kick-return prowess which truly stands out -- he averaged 34.3 yards per return on 53 runbacks (four of which he took back for touchdowns), the best mark in school history.
Nov 6 - 6:25 PM

Tennessee coach Butch Jones says redshirt freshman QB Jarrett Guarantano (leg) is feeling "much, much better" and is considered "probable" for Saturday's game at Missouri.

Guarantano sat out the second half of Saturday's 24-10 victory over Southern Mississippi after suffering an injury to his limb. His right ankle was heavily taped when he tried to return to the game in the first half before shutting it down. Tennessee was forced to burn freshman Will McBride's redshirt to get through the game.
Source: ESPN
Nov 6 - 3:06 PM

Tennessee junior RB John Kelly carried the ball 20 times for 79 yards and two scores in Saturday's 24-10 victory over Southern Miss.

This was an ugly passing game; both teams completed just 22-of-50 passes for 273 yards. Not ideal. Kelly didn't have a huge yardage game himself, but did find the end zone twice. Both scores came in the third quarter; a 20-yard jaunt into the end zone, and a three-yard plunge to make it 24-3 Volunteers late in the third. Tennessee will look to make it two wins in a row against Missouri.
Nov 4 - 11:08 PM

Tennessee redshirt freshman QB Jarrett Guarantano (undisclosed) left Saturday's contest against Southern Mississippi briefly before returning.

Tennessee used freshman Will McBride at quarterback for three plays before Guarantano returned from the undisclosed injury. Expect loud shouts from Knoxville, as having to use McBride burns his redshirt year.
Nov 4 - 8:58 PM


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