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Tennessee HC Jeremy Pruitt believes his team had the "best look" all year in Saturday's game against Florida.

We're not really sure if Pruitt was watching the same game as everyone else as the Volunteers got spanked 47-21 in their SEC opener. Pruitt also mentioned that "It is the best warmup we have had all year." It's possible he's just looking for positives in a contest where there weren't many of them. Unfortunately for the Vols, they now have to travel to No. 2 Georgia in the upcoming week. We look forward to the rose-colored takes from Pruitt after that one.
Source: Knox News
Sep 23 - 10:41 AM

Tennessee sophomore RB Ty Chandler rushed for 66 yards on 19 scoreless carries in Saturday's 47-21 loss to Florida.

The final score does not do this game justice. Tennessee looked undisciplined the entire game, but it was the six turnovers that was so bad. Already down 26 to 3, Tennessee fumbled the ball on their first second half play, and Florida immediately scored a touchdown to extend the lead to 33-3. But the worst turnover came on a near 55-yard Tennessee touchdown when Austin Pope fumbled the ball as he reached for the end zone for a Gators touchback. All Tennessee fans can do is hope that this was the bottom, but I don't recommend looking at the upcoming schedule if that's you (Tennessee plays Georgia, Auburn, and Alabama next). Oh boy.
Sep 22 - 11:40 PM

Tennessee junior LB Quart'e Sapp was asked to leave the field by head coach Jeremy Pruitt during Saturday's game 47-21 loss against Florida, and the linebacker's status on the team is up in the air.

Sapp reportedly asked to enter the game, but apparently he was upset when he didn't get in. "Since I've been here, he's been a really good ambassador to out program. But he did. He left the field during the game because he didn't go into the when when he asked." It's uncertain if Sapp will be with the team when they head between the hedges to meet Georgia next week. Stay tuned.
Sep 22 - 11:10 PM

Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Guarantano is unlikely to return to return to Saturday's game against Florida after suffering an apparent left leg injury.

Guarantano left the game in the first half with what was reported to be an upper body injury, but he was able to return just before halftime. The redshirt sophomore struggled with his accuracy and turnovers before the reported leg injury, and with the Volunteers trailing Florida by a large margin it didn't make much sense to put Guarantano back out there.
Sep 22 - 9:59 PM

Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Guarantano (upper body) returned to Saturday's game against Florida just before halftime.

Guarantano left the game briefly after taking a hard hit, with graduate transfer Keller Chryst replacing him at the time. Tennessee, which among its mistakes turned the ball over on a fumble out of the end zone, managed to score just three points in the first half with the redshirt sophomore throwing for 139 yards and an interception.
Sep 22 - 8:39 PM

Tennessee redshirt sophomore Jarrett Guarantano left Saturday's game against Florida due to an apparent upper body injury.

At the time of his departure Guarantano had completed 5-of-10 passes for 139 yards and an interception, and overall the Volunteers struggled to put points on the board against the Florida defense. Graduate transfer Keller Chryst, who previously played at Stanford, replaced Guarantano in the lineup.
Sep 22 - 8:33 PM

Tennessee sophomore RB Ty Chandler ran for 158 yards and one touchdowns on 12 carries in a 24-0 win over UTEP on Saturday.

The majority of his yards came on an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter but he still ran well otherwise. He greatly outperformed backfield mate Tim Jordan 158-to-49 in yards despite Jordan receiving one more carry. Chandler sat out last week's matchup with ETSU due to a head injury but reportedly could have played if it was a bigger game. After a four carry, -4 yard game against WVU and this explosive performance, Chandler will likely continue to split backfield carries with Jordan.
Sep 15 - 6:49 PM

Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Guarantano completed 12-of-16 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 24-0 win over UTEP.

Guarantano also added 20 yards with his legs on six carries. This game solidified his status as the starting quarterback heading in to SEC play. Guarantano's lone touchdown pass came early in the fourth quarter from four yards out to WR Jauan Jennings on a bubble screen where he was pretty much left wide open. Guarantano has played fairly well through three games as the starter but will have to turn it up a notch against Florida as Tennessee's first game in SEC play.
Sep 15 - 6:40 PM

Tennessee is giving out free tickets for Saturday's game against UTEP to those displaced by Hurricane Florence.

Volunteers AD Phillip Fulmer said in a statement that "if we can provide just a few hours of distraction and normalcy for these families, I believe we should do all we can to make that possible for them." Those who live in South Carolina and North Carolina counties under evacuation orders can claim tickets for themselves and relatives beginning on Saturday morning, on a first-come, first-serve basis. It's a nice gesture on the part of the Volunteers.
Sep 12 - 6:00 PM

Tennessee HC Jeremy Pruitt and OC Tyson Helton both say that sophomore RB Ty Chandler (head) will return against UTEP on Saturday.

This is no surprise after Pruitt said following last Saturday's 59-3 blowout win over ETSU that Chandler would have played if the score were closer. It'll be interesting to see how the RB touches shake out with Chandler back. Tim Jordan was featured with Chandler out, true frosh Jeremy Banks impressed in limited carries, and fifth-year senior Michigan State transfer Madre London is around for depth.
Source: 247 Sports
Sep 11 - 12:25 PM

Tennesse coach Jeremy Pruitt "would rather have to pump the brakes than crack the whip" with freshman RB Jeremy Banks.

The former four-star running back played well in their 59-3 victory over East Tennesse State on Saturday, rushing for 62 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Pruitt is excited for the potential of Banks who is currently playing in a complementary role at the moment but saw increased playing time in the blowout of ETSU. He should be able to see increased playing time against UTEP next week.
Source: Knox News
Sep 9 - 12:53 PM

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said "we've got to do a better job blocking at tight end. We're just soft," after Saturday's 59-3 win over East Tennessee State.

Junior TE Dominick Wood-Anderson has been running as one of the top tight ends and is among those being called out. It's understandable that Pruitt is unhappy with a 6-foot-5, 245-pound tight end who hasn't been able to block up to the coaches standards. The former four-star JUCO transfer will need to pick it up in that area to remain atop the depth chart. He has recorded one catch for 12 yards so far this season.
Sep 9 - 10:20 AM

Tennessee redshirt senior S Todd Kelly Jr. has been ruled out for Saturday's game against East Tennessee State due to a knee injury.

Kelly did not appear in the Volunteers' season-opening loss to West Virginia Sept. 1 either, as he was not part of the team's travel party to Charlotte. Kelly appeared in just two games last season due to issues with his left knee, which bothered him throughout the 2016 season as well.
Sep 8 - 3:56 PM

Tennessee sophomore RB Ty Chandler (head) is considered to be questionable for Saturday's game against East Tennessee State.

Chandler being in uniform is a bit of a surprise, considering the fact that HC Jeremy Pruitt stated Wednesday that Chandler was unlikely to play. That being said Tim Jordan, who averaged nearly six yards per carry against West Virginia, is likely to be the top option for the Volunteers in the first home game of Pruitt's tenure as head coach.
Sep 8 - 3:51 PM

Tennessee HC Jeremy Pruitt said sophomore RB Ty Chandler (head) "probably won't play this week."

Chandler is still considered day-to-day but the coach's comments basically rule him out. The sophomore was the starter in the season opener, but Tim Jordan filled in wonderfully after Chandler left. Jordan averaged 5.9 yards on his 20 carries plus scored a touchdown. With Chandler out, expect Jordan to see a similar workload if he is producing with Madre London filling in as a rotational back against Eastern Tennessee.
Sep 5 - 8:55 PM


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