Bruce Pearl hopes for the best - Luke Winn,

Are you sure that the worst is not yet to come? "I don't know," Pearl told in an interview following the clinic. "We did what we felt like we needed to do, to take steps proactively to penalize ourselves. I think the penalties were unprecedented in some scope. But we made mistakes. We provided false and misleading information to the NCAA. "I should be made an example of, and I am -- I'm embarrassed. But I hope that the things we did don't rise to the level of termination, because we run a clean program. We got investigated in a lot of areas."

Offensive line starters this week You will see three true freshmen, JaWuan James, James Stone and...


Offensive line starters this week You will see three true freshmen, JaWuan James, James Stone and Zach Fulton. The other two starters will be two sophomores.

James Bryant, qtd on VolNation

Hidden Advantage in College Football?


"College football teams from drier climates might have a secret advantage: Their opponents are all wet. College football betting markets show a statistically significant bias against home teams from arid regions who host teams from wetter environments, researchers from Kansas State University found." Rest at the link

Breaking News A.J. Johnson is a Vol, big pickup. [btw, he was choosing between UT and Florida]


Breaking News A.J. Johnson is a Vol, big pickup. [btw, he was choosing between UT and Florida]

Minnesota Band to Play Rocky Top?


WBIR Reporter Anthony Welsh's *unconfirmed* tweet that the Minnesota marching band will play Rocky Top when USC and Coach Kiffin slide into town this weekend. Did I mention this is *unconfirmed*? The simple thought that this might be true brings a smile to my face.

Fight Hunger via Buying Vols Gear


"On Saturday, before the University of Tennessee vs. Florida football game, remember the 19th annual Tim Kerin Memorial Drive. Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, volunteers, staff and the students of the University of Tennessee Ministers Council will be collecting donations and distributing UT "Power Towels" for a suggested $5 donation. The orange-and-white Power Towels will be available outside of every gate at Neyland Stadium at 1:30 p.m., two hours before kickoff. "

Tennessee vs Florida 2010 Motivation Video


Tennessee vs Florida 2010 Motivation Video

Big Orange Harriers return


"The second meet of the 2010 season will be on tap for the Tennessee men's and women's cross country teams on Saturday, as the Big Orange harriers make their way back to Nashville for the Commodore Classic at Percy Warner Park. The Vols will take part in an 8,000-meter race at 9 a.m. (10 a.m. ET) Central time, while the Lady Vols run the 5,000-meter trail at 10 a.m. CT (11 ET)."

Ducks Hate Lane Kiffin Too


Read a nice piece at the about one man's game day experience last week in Knoxville.

Down The Drive - For Cincinnati Bearcats Fans


Head over to SB Nation's newest college blog to give Matt Opper a warm welcome.