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No. 14 Vols face stiff test against No. 19 Florida's defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Butch Jones has faced one eventual national champion, two other College Football Playoff semifinalists and another team that reached the BCS championship game since his arrival in Knoxville. 872 more words

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No. 14 Tennessee prepares for grueling four-game stretch

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee enters the toughest stretch of its schedule knowing it must play much better in order to remain unbeaten.

The 14th-ranked Volunteers (3-0) have won nine straight games over the last two years for the third-longest streak of any Football Bowl Subdivision program, behind only No. 747 more words

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No. 15 Tennessee holds off 4-TD underdogs Ohio 28-19

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is undefeated but still must deal with some major losses as it heads into Southeastern Conference competition.

Joshua Dobbs threw a pair of 20-yard touchdown passes to Josh Malone and ran for a third score as the 15th-ranked Volunteers overcame injuries and a suspension to hold off pesky Ohio 28-19 on Saturday. 927 more words

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Vols offense progressing but far from peaking

KNOXVILLE — Peaking too early in a season is a bad idea, football coach Butch Jones said this week. Two games in, Tennessee can cross that item off the worry list. 684 more words

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Vols have 'sense of urgency' as two-a-days end

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee wrapped up its final two-a-day practice with a workout Monday night at Neyland Stadium. Classes start Wednesday, then the Vols dive into an in-season practice schedule beginning Thursday. 633 more words

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Tennessee offensive linemen gain attention amid competition

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s offensive linemen are gaining notoriety by joking about their relative anonymity.

The offensive linemen started a Twitter account titled Life In The Shadows (@OLPShadows) that is made up of photos in which they stare into the camera while the background shows Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs giving an interview or posing for a different picture alongside fans. 834 more words

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Competition heats up on Vols' offensive line

KNOXVILLE — Butch Jones, asked after practice Saturday if center Coleman Thomas has competition for his job, didn’t need a second to think.

“Absolutely,” … 554 more words

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