UT Receives Letter of Inquiry. Holds Presser


"The University of Tennessee will hold a press conference today at 3 p.m. to discuss the receipt of a letter of inquiry from the NCAA. Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, athletic director Mike Hamilton and men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl are expected to attend." [Ed. Consider this your comment thread, for anyone able to listen.]

5 keys to Vol Upset over Oregon


"There's not much reason, on paper, that this game should even be close. That, my friends, is why football games aren't played on paper. Football games are played in 100,000-seat sanctuarys with the vast majority of those seats being occupied by fanatics wearing odd-colored clothing and screaming at the top of their lungs. Football is played on a field with green grass (or field turf) with guys who have heart, talent, and a keen knowledge of the playbook." Be Sure to check out the rest

A States Soul, in a Song


"The spirit of Tennessee football hangs above the hearth in a worn motel lobby. Boudleaux and Felice Bryant wrote the bluegrass song in about 10 minutes, music and lyrics, too. Surely they never imagined what it would become. "Wish that I was on old Rocky Top, down in the Tennessee hills ..." The original handwritten sheet music resides at the Rocky Top Village Inn. Just below the manuscript is a photograph of Neyland Stadium, taken just before kickoff sometime in the early 1970s. Get used to "Rocky Top," Duck fans. You’re going to hear it a lot on Saturday." From 100,000 screaming fans!

Wilcox studying RB James for Vols Test


"Justin Wilcox had to stop and rewind the tape on Oregon running back LaMichael James a few times to make sure it was playing at regular speed. The Tennessee defensive coordinator thought for a moment he was watching on fast-forward because James looked so fast and elusive."

Gregg Doyle thinks It's Time


Time for Mike Hamilton to leave that is. In a series of tweets early this morning Doyle, of CBS Sports made it abundantly clear that he feels Mike Hamilton has overstayed his ability at Tennessee and should be replaced