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Tennessee senior DL Kyle Phillips accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

If Phillips' name sounds familiar, you might remember him for his ridiculous touchdown against Alabama where he intercepted a pass and ran through about 15 tackles. In fact, Phillips was awarded the "Piesman" for best big-man touchdown on Monday in addition to accepting his invitation. The 6-foot-4, 273-pound defender also had 7.5 tackles for loss including four sacks, and he projects as a mid-round pick in analysts' eyes right now.
Dec 10 - 6:56 PM

Tennessee received a verbal commitment from four-star 2020 QB Harrison Bailey.

Bailey (6'4/220) opted for the Volunteers over Michigan. The Marietta, Georgia, native is well acquainted with the program in Knoxville, having visited in unofficial capacity on numerous occasions since Jeremy Pruitt was hired as head coach last winter. While Vols OC Tyson Helton just jumped for the WKU head-coaching position, Bailey indicated that as much as he jived with Helton, Pruitt is the reason he opted in with the program. Rivals ranks the junior signal-caller as the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2020 class.
Source: Rivals
Nov 29 - 4:39 PM

Tennessee redshirt freshman QB Will McBride will transfer.

Technically, McBride is currently a true sophomore, but he qualifies for a redshirt this season because he hasn't appeared in a game. He started one game as a true freshman last year but didn't receive any snaps this fall. In fact, he'd plummeted to QB4 on the depth chart by the end of the year, behind starter Jarrett Guarantano, grad transfer Keller Chryst and third-string true freshman JT Shrout. Chryst won’t be back in 2019 but Guarantano and Shrout will. The writing was on the wall.
Nov 29 - 12:56 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2020 QB Harrison Bailey will announce his commitment on Thursday.

It's down to two for Bailey: Michigan and Tennessee. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback also was considering NC State and Auburn at one point, but the Volunteers and Wolverines are the final two. Tennessee might offer the easiest path to playing time for the signal-caller, but right now, Michigan is considered a slight favorite.
Nov 28 - 6:01 PM

Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Guarantano completed 13-of-29 passes for 139 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's 38-13 loss to Vanderbilt.

Guarantano was cleared to play after suffering a head injury last week, but he didn't have much success (4.8 YPA) with Tennessee's bowl hopes on the line. For Tennessee, there is a ways to go to become competitive in the SEC, but Guarantano took care of the football all year long, which is promising for a young quarterback. The redshirt sophomore finished the season with 12 passing touchdowns and three INTs to go with his near 8.0 yards per attempt average.
Nov 24 - 10:04 PM

Tennessee sophomore RB Ty Chandler rushed for 88 yards and one touchdown on seven carries in Saturday's 38-13 loss to Vanderbilt.

Chandler (5'11/201) took off for a 75-yard touchdown in the third quarter, but he was shut down outside of that. The sophomore usually is involved in the passing game, but he was held without a catch in the blowout loss. Tennessee (5-7) needed to win to become bowl eligible, so Chandler's season is over. He finishes 2018 with 813 total yards and six total touchdowns, but he is a candidate to improve on those numbers next season.
Nov 24 - 9:52 PM

Tennessee redshirt sophomore T Jahmir Johnson was ejected from Saturday's game at Vanderbilt for targeting.

Since the infraction occurred during the first half, Johnson is not at risk of missing the first half of Tennessee's next game. And with the Volunteers, who need a win to become bowl eligible, trailing by 17 points at the half the redshirt junior from Philadelphia may played for the last time this season.
Source: SEC Network
Nov 24 - 5:21 PM

Tennessee junior WR Marquez Callaway (chest) is participating in pregame warmups ahead of Saturday's game against Vanderbilt.

Callaway was banged up during Tennessee's Nov. 17 loss to Missouri, but the expectation was that he would be able to take part in Saturday's game. The junior wideout has been Tennessee's best target in the passing game this season, as he leads the team in receptions (34) and receiving yards (556). Tennessee needs Callaway to be at full strength as they look to reach bowl eligibility with a win over Vanderbilt.
Nov 24 - 3:32 PM

Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Guarantano (head) is warming up in advance of Saturday's game against Vanderbilt.

Guarantano sustained a head injury in last weekend's loss to Missouri, but was able to practice during the week and is expected to start Saturday barring a late setback. Keller Chryst is waiting in the wings should the redshirt sophomore run into any issues.
Nov 24 - 3:31 PM

Tennessee freshman WR Cedric Tillman will not play again this year to preserve his redshirt status.

Tillman has appeared in a couple games this year, but he has only one catch for negative three yards; with that catch coming in the opener. At 6-foot-3, 212-pounds, Tillman could be a bigger part of the offense as a redshirt freshman next season; particularly in the red zone.
Nov 21 - 6:43 PM

Tennessee freshman LB J.J. Petersen is one of several players that won't play again this year for the Volunteers to preserve an extra year of eligibility.

As you probably know, there are new redshirt rules in college football this year: You can play in four games and still get an extra year of eligibility. Peterson -- the top recruit in the class -- will not play on Saturday against Vanderbilt, and he won't appear in the bowl game if Tennessee wins that game, either. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound linebacker should be a starter next year, and have four more (possible) years of eligibility.
Nov 21 - 6:40 PM

Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Guarantano (head) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

Guarantano took an early exit after getting batted around by Missouri on Saturday. The redshirt sophomore should be viewed as day-to-day in advance of Tennessee's Week 13 showdown with Vanderbilt. If he is unable to play versus the Commodores, Keller Chryst would work as starter in his place.
Nov 20 - 5:27 PM

Tennessee junior WR Marquez Callaway (chest) was participated in practice on Tuesday.

Callaway (6'2/200) is recovering from a chest injury sustained in Saturday's loss to Missouri. He should be considered day-to-day in advance of this coming weekend's game against Vanderbilt. Expect some clarity as to his playing status later this week.
Nov 20 - 5:22 PM

Tennessee HC Jeremy Pruitt says junior WR Marquez Callaway (chest) is "day-to-day."

Callaway suffered a chest injury and was taken to the locker room during the second half of Saturday's game against Missouri. Pruitt told the media that Callaway will practice the next few days in a non-contact jersey. Callaway's status for the Vanderbilt game this weekend is currently up in the air.
Nov 19 - 1:59 PM

Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Guarantano (head) is day-to-day.

Guarantano took some big hits prior to leaving Saturday's game against Missouri early. If he can't heal in time for the regular season finale against Vanderbilt, Keller Chryst will get the call.
Nov 19 - 1:36 PM


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