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Tennessee freshman WR Jason Croom's status for Saturday's rivalry game against Vanderbilt is unknown.

Croom didn’t practice Wednesday. It's difficult to get a read on what specific injury has him sidelined. Croom grabbed his knee as he dropped to the turf in pain during Tuesday's practice. Afterwards, Vols HC Butch Jones described it as a cramp in his hamstring and hip, though Jones is notoriously evasive when it comes to injury reports. Croom ranks fourth on the team with 305 receiving yards, is tied for sixth with 21 receptions, and leads the squad with 14.5 yards per catch.
Nov 27 - 4:31 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that Tennessee redshirt junior S Brian Randolph has "recently picked up the pace" after a slow start to the season.

Randolph has led Tennessee in tackles each of the last two weeks, including a masterful 14-tackle effort against South Carolina. The safety also made his first interception of the season against Kentucky on Saturday. Pauline has always liked Randolph as a prospect, having listed him as one of the top safeties in the country coming into the season. "The rangy safety offers good size, ball skills and play aggressive football. He’ll do well at the next level in a zone system," wrote Pauline.
Nov 17 - 8:45 PM

Tennessee senior LB A.J. Johnson has officially been suspended from all team activities after police decided to investigate him for sexual assault.

Johnson's name was leaked earlier today, but the Tennessee program made it official. Defensive back Michael Williams has also been suspended from all team activities. Many consider Johnson one of the best off-LOS linebackers in this class when on the field. We do not.
Nov 17 - 4:24 PM

Tennessee senior LB A.J. Johnson is one of the two football players being investigated for sexual assault and rape, according to beat writer Matt Slovin.

Slovin cites a police source. The other is sophomore defensive back Michael Williams. Head coach Butch Jones has not revealed the names at this time but said the duo will not practice while being investigated.
Nov 17 - 1:38 PM

Two Tennessee football players are being investigated for rape and sexual assault.

Head coach Butch Jones said the two players will not practice while being investigated but declined to reveal their names. Once receiving all of the information Jones said "we will act in a decisive manner. I want to be right, rather than fast."
Nov 17 - 12:49 PM

Tennessee senior CB Justin Coleman will attend the East-West Shrine game.

Coleman is a longtime starter for the Volunteers, record 15 pass breakups and four interceptions during that times. Corners are always heavily studied at these events, since they frequently face receivers in one on one instances.
Source: E-W Shrine
Nov 17 - 10:43 AM

Tennessee sophomore QB Joshua Dobbs completed 19-of-27 passes for 297 yards and three touchdowns against Kentucky on Saturday.

Dobbs also ran 10 times for 48 yards and a touchdown. He did not throw an interception in the contest. Dobbs has been sensational in the two games he's started since Justin Worley exited the season with a shoulder injury. He's thrown for 598 yards with five touchdowns and just one interception in that two-game stretch. In early November, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks termed Dobbs a "budding superstar" thanks to the 6-foot-3, 203-pound quarterback's ability to use his feet to make plays in tight spots and his general poise and confidence.
Nov 15 - 9:48 PM

Kentucky HC Mark Stoops compared Tennessee freshman RB Jalen Hurd to Adrian Peterson.

"Just physically if you look at him, he reminds me of Adrian Peterson a little bit. Just that big tall, good-looking running back. Very dynamic player. He’s going to be a heck of a player," said Stoops of the 6-foot-3, 221-pound runner. Stoops never coached Peterson, but we're sure he's heard plenty from brother Bob on that front. This season, Hurd has rushed for 598 yards on 134 attempts. He's coming off of a 125-yard effort against South Carolina. Hurd was named Tennessee State Mr. Football in 2012 and was a 5-star recruit.
Nov 13 - 9:16 PM

Tennessee senior QB Justin Worley will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

Head coach Butch Jones confirmed that Worley would have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior ends the season with 1,579 passing yards and a 12/8 TD/INT ratio. Worley was replaced by sophomore Joshua Dobbs, who lit the world on fire last week when he became the first Tennessee quarterback to ever throw for 300+ yards while rushing for 100+ in the same game. The Volunteers won that contest against South Carolina 45-42 in overtime.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 4 - 8:04 PM

NFL.com media analyst Bucky Brooks called Tennessee sophomore QB Josh Dobbs an "emerging superstar" at the quarterback position.

Brooks was impressed by the athletic display that Dobbs displayed against South Carolina. In that game, Dobbs was 23-of-40 for 301 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Perhaps more impressively, the 6-foot-3, 203-pound Dobbs rushed 24 times for 166 yards and three touchdowns. Brooks wrote that "From a scouting perspective, I was most impressed with Dobbs' poise and composure in the clutch. He rallied the Vols back from a 42-28 deficit with 4:52 left in the game by making a slew of clutch plays with his feet and arm that kept the offense on track" and that Dobbs "displayed the clutch factor that scouts covet in elite quarterbacks at the next level."
Source: NFL.com
Nov 3 - 6:40 PM

Tennessee HC Butch Jones anticipates that senior QB Justin Worley should be available for Saturday's game against No. 4 Alabama and his shoulder injury shouldn't keep him from practicing this week.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Worley injured his shoulder late in the 34-3 loss to Ole Miss on Saturday. Worley was replaced on the Volunteers' second-to-last drive by redshirt sophomore QB Nathan Peterman.
Oct 22 - 3:03 PM

NFL scouts are "enamored" with Tennessee senior LB A.J. Johnson, according to NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

Johnson entered this season having posted back-to-back 100-tackle seasons. "The impressive production matched a savvy game built on instincts, awareness and toughness," Brooks wrote. "Although his critics point to his inability to work free from blockers as a concern, the 6-foot-2, 245-pound senior has a knack for getting to the ball, and that will make him a favorite of NFL defensive coordinators searching for a hunter in the middle. Against Ole Miss, Johnson needs to show evaluators that he can be a factor as a defender in space, while chasing down Wallace on the perimeter on zone-read plays and designed quarterback runs." Johnson is "playing like a player with something to prove," an AFC West scout told NFL.com earlier this week. Johnson ranks amongst the FBS leaders with 41 solo tackles.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 17 - 6:28 PM

Tennessee senior LB A.J. Johnson "is playing like a player with something to prove," said an AFC West scout.

"He wants his name mentioned with the best in the country," the scout said. Johnson ranks amongst the FBS leaders with 41 solo tackles. "He has proven himself as a powerful, consistent tackler and reportedly received a mid-round draft grade last offseason before opting to return to the Vols," wrote NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis. "With a strong second half of the season, that decision to return will have been a good one."
Source: NFL.com
Oct 16 - 8:50 PM

Tennessee senior CB Justin Coleman had an interception in Saturday's win against Chattanooga.

He brought the pick back 53 yards. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Coleman emerged as one of the school's defensive leaders last year, starting all 12 games. CBS Sports' Rob Rang likes his ability to play the slot in nickel situations.
Oct 12 - 5:59 PM

Tennessee senior LB A.J. Johnson had 17 tackles in Saturday's 35-32 loss to Georgia.

It was Johnson's 21st career game in which he recorded double-digit tackles. Despite the strong effort, CBS' Dane Brugler wrote that Johnson, "had too many wild angles, wasted steps and missed tackles vs. Georgia." He went on to say that the senior linebacker, "lacks the strength to disengage blocks and he isn't a sure-fire starter at the next level many thought he could be earlier in his career." According to Brugler, Johnson projects as a third-day prospect. Johnson has led the SEC with 324 tackles over the last three years and was named First Team All-SEC in 2013.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 28 - 4:06 PM


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