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2014 TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS FOOTBALL PREVIEW

July 24, 2014
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2014 TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Tennessee Volunteers (1983 - Pres)

HEAD COACH: BUTCH JONES, 5-7 @ TENNESSEE

RECORD LAST SEASON: 5-7 OVERALL, 2-6 SEC EAST

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: MIKE BAJAKIAN

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: JOHN JANCEK

LAST LEAGUE TITLE: 1998

RETURNING STARTERS: 8, 4 OFFENSE, 4 DEFENSE

OFFENSE PPG: 23.8

RUSHING: 188.4

PASSING: 164.9

TOTAL OFFENSE: 353.3

DEFENSE PPG: 29.0

RUSHING: 207.3

PASSING: 211.1

TOTAL DEFENSE: 418.4

TURNOVER MARGIN: +1

 Tennessee Volunteers (2005 - Pres)

The Vols are making progress with an excellent recruiting class but it will take more time to get them up to speed. In the meantime, Butch Jones must find a way to be competitive in the SEC with only eight returning starters. On offense, the Vols made progress in the spring game making big plays, which was missing in 2013. QB Justin Worley returns with a better understanding of the “read” offense after passing for 1,239 yards and 10 TD’s. Worley saw his season come to an end because of a thumb injury. Worley will get competition from Josh Dobbs and Redshirt freshman Riley Ferguson. Worley will have Marquez North back as his top receiver (38 receptions, 496 yards). Jason Croom returns as the other starting receiver and will be joined by junior Von Pearson. Pig Howard’s status is uncertain after missing the spring game. The running game lost Rajion Neal and his 1,124 yards and 12 scores. Senior Marlin Lane will be the starter after averaging more than five yards per carry over the last two seasons. Lane will be joined by freshman Jalen Hurd who was one of the top prep RB’s in Tennessee. 

Tennessee’s defense saw improvement in 2013, but they too have a long way to go especially after losing all four starting defensive linemen and two starting linebackers. LB AJ Johnson is back and that is a huge plus for the Vols. Johnson is an All-SEC performer after recording more than 100 tackles in the last two seasons. LB Curt Maggitt is back after missing last season with a torn ACL. Maggitt will split time at LB and DE. Corey Vereen and Jordan Williams will be the starting DE’s with Owen Williams and Trevarris Saulsberry starting at DT. Danny O’Brien will be a back-up. SS Brian Randolph returns in a talented and experienced secondary along with Justin Coleman and LaDarrell McNeill.

The SEC will be a great challenge for Butch Jones and the Volunteers with the lack of talent and depth at this stage. Tennessee will make trips to Oklahoma, Georgia, Ole Miss and South Carolina. The Vols will welcome Florida, Alabama and Missouri. A winning season will be a reach in 2014.

Tennessee Volunteers (1997 - Pres)

2014 SCHEDULE:

 

Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
08/31/14 vs. Utah State TV Knoxville, Tenn. 7:00 p.m. ET
09/06/14 vs. Arkansas State TV Knoxville, Tenn. 12:00 p.m. ET
09/13/14 at Oklahoma TV Norman, Okla. 8:00 p.m. ET
09/27/14 at Georgia * Athens, Ga. TBA
10/04/14 vs. Florida * Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
10/11/14 vs. Chattanooga Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
10/18/14 at Ole Miss * Oxford, Miss. TBA
10/25/14 vs. Alabama * Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
11/01/14 at South Carolina * Columbia, S.C. TBA
11/15/14 vs. Kentucky * Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
11/22/14 vs. Missouri * Knoxville, Tenn. TBA
11/29/14 at Vanderbilt * Nashville, Tenn. TBA


Tennessee Volunteers (1997 - Pres)

2014 ROSTER:

 

 

 

 

No.NamePos.Ht.Wt.ClassHometown/High School/Last College
7 gaulden rashaan Rashaan Gaulden DB 73 6-1 165 1 FR Spring Hill, Tenn./Independence
12 moseley emmanuel Emmanuel Moseley DB 71 5-11 165 1 FR Greensboro, N.C./Dudley
35 waites troy Troy Waites P 74 6-2 167 1 FR Hattiesburg, Miss./Presbyterian Christian School
89 gamble adrian Adrian Gamble WR 73 6-1 169 5 JR Charlotte, N.C./Independence/Fork Union Military Acad./Virginia
19 priddy david David Priddy DB 70 5-10 170 3 SO Hendersonville, Tenn./Hendersonville
30 durden bryson Bryson Durden DB 69 5-9 172 1 FR McDonough, Ga./Eagles Landing Christian Acad.
25 medley aaron Aaron Medley PK 74 6-2 175 1 FR Lewisburg, Tenn./Marshall County
19 young devrin Devrin Young RB 68 5-8 178 7 SR Knoxville, Tenn./Bearden
23 sutton cameron Cameron Sutton DB 73 6-1 180 3 SO Jonesboro, Ga./Jonesboro
9 pearson von Von Pearson WR 75 6-3 181 6 RS JR Newport News, Va./Denbigh/Feather River College (Calif.)
22 foreman malik Malik Foreman DB 70 5-10 181 3 SO Kingsport, Tenn./Dobyns-Bennett
21 jones riyahd Riyahd Jones DB 72 6-0 183 7 SR Columbus, Ga./Carver/Georgia Southern/Garden City C.C. (Kan.)
81 johnson johnathon Johnathon Johnson WR 69 5-9 183 5 JR Friendswood, Texas/Friendswood/Blinn College
2 payne d'andre D'Andre Payne DB 69 5-9 184 1 FR Washington, D.C./H.D. Woodson
13 swafford devaun Devaun Swafford DB 71 5-11 184 3 SO Kingsport, Tenn./Dobyns-Bennett
2 howard pig Pig Howard WR 68 5-8 186 5 JR Orlando, Fla./Edgewater
24 williams michael Michael Williams DB 71 5-11 186 4 RS SO Laurel, Md./DeMatha Catholic
26 orta geraldo Geraldo Orta DB 72 6-0 186 6 RS JR Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes
10 mcdaniel isaiah Isaiah McDaniel DB 70 5-10 187 1 FR Knoxville, Tenn./Bearden
24 scott derrell Derrell Scott RB 71 5-11 188 1 FR Havelock, N.C./Havelock
27 coleman justin Justin Coleman DB 70 5-10 190 7 SR Brunswick, Ga./Brunswick
87 carter jacob Jacob Carter WR 72 6-0 190 8 RS SR Nashville, Tenn./Ensworth
6 kelly, jr. todd Todd Kelly, Jr. DB 72 6-0 191 1 FR Knoxville, Tenn./Webb School
4 wharton vic Vic Wharton WR 71 5-11 192 1 FR Spring Hill, Tenn./Independence
42 brodus derrick Derrick Brodus PK/P 71 5-11 193 8 RS SR Maryville, Tenn./Alcoa
29 berry evan Evan Berry DB 71 5-11 195 1 FR Fairburn, Ga./Creekside
46 arnold max Max Arnold DB 71 5-11 195 6 RS JR McKenzie, Tenn./McKenzie
28 johnson lemond Lemond Johnson DB 73 6-1 196 3 SO Cooper City, Fla./Cooper City
25 smith josh Josh Smith WR 73 6-1 197 3 SO Knoxville, Tenn./Christian Academy of Knoxville
37 randolph brian Brian Randolph DB 72 6-0 197 6 RS JR Marietta, Ga./Kell
31 pickett justus Justus Pickett RB 70 5-10 199 6 RS JR Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell/Maryland
5 jenkins ryan Ryan Jenkins WR 71 5-11 201 2 RS FR Marietta, Ga./Lassiter
26 paulk treyvon Treyvon Paulk RB 68 5-8 201 1 FR Alpharetta, Ga./Milton
28 summerhill deanthonie Deanthonie Summerhill RB 69 5-9 201 8 RS SR Tuscumbia, Ala./Deshler
3 malone josh Josh Malone WR 75 6-3 202 1 FR Gallatin, Tenn./Station Camp
11 dobbs joshua Joshua Dobbs QB 75 6-3 203 3 SO Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta
83 blanc cody Cody Blanc WR 75 6-3 203 5 JR Knoxville, Tenn./Knoxville Central
20 mcdowell cortez Cortez McDowell DB 73 6-1 204 1 FR Locust Grove, Ga./Locust Grove
33 mcneil ladarrell LaDarrell McNeil DB 73 6-1 204 5 JR Dallas, Texas/Wilmer-Hutchins
7 bowles drae Drae Bowles WR 72 6-0 205 4 RS SO Jackson, Tenn./Jackson Christian
17 smith devin Devin Smith QB 76 6-4 205 1 FR Knoxville, Tenn./Grace Christian Academy
38 rochell jaye Jaye Rochell WR 74 6-2 206 2 RS FR Norcross, Ga./Wesleyan School
41 berry elliott Elliott Berry DB 72 6-0 207 1 FR Fairburn, Ga./Creekside
13 ashford patrick Patrick Ashford QB 72 6-0 208 6 RS JR Morristown, Tenn./Morristown West/Carson-Newman
5 bullock george George Bullock PK 72 6-0 209 4 RS SO Knoxville, Tenn./West
15 lane marlin Marlin Lane RB 71 5-11 210 7 SR Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland
18 cantwell michael Michael Cantwell LB 71 5-11 210 6 RS JR Morristown, Tenn./West
34 reeves-maybin jalen Jalen Reeves-Maybin LB 73 6-1 214 3 SO Clarksville, Tenn./Northeast
17 bates dillon Dillon Bates LB 75 6-3 216 1 FR Ponte Verda Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra
53 jumper colton Colton Jumper LB 74 6-2 218 1 FR Lookout Mountain, Tenn./Baylor School/The Hun School (NJ)
43 darr matt Matt Darr P 73 6-1 219 8 RS SR Bakersfield, Calif./Frontier
59 giampapa matt Matt Giampapa LS 72 6-0 219 6 RS JR Jackson, Tenn./Univ. School of Jackson/Michigan State
10 bradshaw will Will Bradshaw QB/LS 76 6-4 220 1 FR Dyersburg/Dyersburg
59 grieco gregory Gregory Grieco LB 70 5-10 220 8 RS SR Knoxville, Tenn./Farragut
1 hurd jalen Jalen Hurd RB 75 6-3 221 1 FR Hendersonville, Tenn./Beech Senior
8 north marquez Marquez North WR 76 6-4 221 3 SO Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek
47 timoshchuk nikolay Nikolay Timoshchuk LB 73 6-1 223 4 RS SO Chattanooga, Tenn./Chattanooga Central
14 worley justin Justin Worley QB 76 6-4 224 7 SR Rock Hill, S.C./Northwestern
86 branisel a.j. A.J. Branisel TE 76 6-4 224 3 SO South Euclid, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School
6 wegzyn mike Mike Wegzyn QB 77 6-5 225 6 RS JR Knoxville, Tenn./Knoxville Catholic/Massachusetts
12 peterman nathan Nathan Peterman QB 74 6-2 225 4 RS SO Fruit Cove, Fla./Bartram Trail
31 creamer neiko Neiko Creamer LB 75 6-3 225 1 FR Wilmington, Del./Eastern Christian Academy (Md.)
36 bryant gavin Gavin Bryant LB 72 6-0 225 1 FR Jackson, Ala./Jackson
43 weatherd chris Chris Weatherd LB 76 6-4 225 5 JR Carrollton, Texas/Creekview/Trinity Valley C.C.
85 downs brendan Brendan Downs TE 77 6-5 228 7 SR Bristol, Tenn./Tennessee HS
44 johnson jakob Jakob Johnson DL 76 6-4 230 1 FR Stuttgart, Germany/Jean Ribault (Fla.)
52 henderson joe Joe Henderson DL 76 6-4 232 1 FR Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights
80 helm daniel Daniel Helm TE 76 6-4 232 1 FR Chatham, Ill./Glenwood
47 stocstill joe Joe Stocstill TE 74 6-2 233 4 RS SO Lewisburg, Tenn./Cornersville
18 croom jason Jason Croom WR 77 6-5 234 4 RS SO Norcross, Ga./Norcross
51 bynum kenny Kenny Bynum LB 73 6-1 234 4 RS SO Jacksonville, Fla./Raines
45 stubbs jase Jase Stubbs FB 74 6-2 235 1 FR Covington, LA/St. Paul's School
40 ellis alex Alex Ellis TE 76 6-4 240 6 RS JR Del Mar, Del./Del Mar
45 johnson a.j. A.J. Johnson LB 74 6-2 242 7 SR Gainesville, Ga./Gainesville
82 wolf ethan Ethan Wolf TE 77 6-5 243 1 FR Minster, Ohio/Minster
56 maggitt curt Curt Maggitt DL 75 6-3 244 6 RS JR West Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer
38 king justin Justin King LB 74 6-2 246 4 RS SO Dunwoody, Ga./Dunwoody
50 vereen corey Corey Vereen DL 74 6-2 248 3 SO Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange
42 folger charles Charles Folger DL 76 6-4 249 4 RS SO Augusta, Ga./Lincoln County
89 miller jaylen Jaylen Miller DL 74 6-2 250 3 SO Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney
84 quinn woody Woody Quinn TE 78 6-6 253 7 SR Dana Point, Calif./St. Margaret's/Pepperdine/Santa Ana College
39 vickers kendal Kendal Vickers DL 75 6-3 254 2 RS FR Havelock, N.C./Havelock
4 lewis latroy LaTroy Lewis DL 76 6-4 255 4 RS SO Akron, Ohio/Archbishop Hoban
40 mixon dimarya Dimarya Mixon DL 75 6-3 266 1 FR Compton, Calif./West Mesquite (Texas)
9 barnett derek Derek Barnett DE 75 6-3 267 1 FR Nashville, Tenn./Brentwood Academy
54 williams jordan Jordan Williams DL 77 6-5 272 7 SR Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville
8 hendrix dewayne Dewayne Hendrix DL 76 6-4 273 1 FR O'Fallon, Ill./O'Fallon Township
64 raulerson ray Ray Raulerson OL 77 6-5 274 1 FR Tampa, Fla./Plant Senior
95 o'brien danny Danny O'Brien DL 74 6-2 281 4 RS SO Flint, Mich./Powers Catholic
57 crowder mack Mack Crowder OL 74 6-2 286 6 RS JR Bristol, Tenn./Tennessee HS
58 williams owen Owen Williams DL 74 6-2 289 6 RS JR Macon, Ga./Westside/Butler C.C. (Kan.)
65 gilliam jacob Jacob Gilliam OL 76 6-4 296 8 RS SR Knoxville, Tenn./Farragut
96 saulsberry trevarris Trevarris Saulsberry DL 76 6-4 297 6 RS JR Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville
72 sawyers michael Michael Sawyers DL 75 6-3 299 1 FR Antioch, Tenn./Ensworth
71 wiesman dylan Dylan Wiesman OL 75 6-3 304 3 SO Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain
75 jackson marcus Marcus Jackson OL 74 6-2 304 6 RS JR Vero Beach, Fla./Vero Beach
77 kerbyson kyler Kyler Kerbyson OL 76 6-4 304 6 RS JR Knoxville, Tenn./Knoxville Catholic
73 robertson jashon Jashon Robertson DL/OL 75 6-3 306 1 FR Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy
68 napier benson Benson Napier OL 75 6-3 310 1 FR Coalfield, Tenn./Coalfield School
55 thomas coleman Coleman Thomas OL 78 6-6 311 1 FR Max Meadows, Va./Fort Chiswell
60 sanders austin Austin Sanders OL 77 6-5 311 2 RS FR Cleveland, Tenn./Bradley Central
74 blair dontavius Dontavius Blair OL 80 6-8 313 5 JR Anniston, Ala./Anniston/Garden City C.C. (Kan.)
63 kendrick brett Brett Kendrick OL 78 6-6 315 2 RS FR Knoxville, Tenn./Christian Academy of Knoxville
79 edwards thomas Thomas Edwards OL 76 6-4 315 2 RS FR Kingsport, Tenn./Dobyns-Bennett
69 carson allan Allan Carson DL 73 6-1 318 6 RS JR Oxford, Ala./Oxford
66 pair marques Marques Pair OL 77 6-5 321 8 RS SR Sumter, S.C./Sumter
78 mosley charles Charles Mosley DL/OL 77 6-5 374 1 FR Brighton, Tenn./Brighton
Coaching Staff
Butch Jones - Head Coach
Mike Bajakian - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
John Jancek - Defensive Coordinator
Willie Martinez - Asst. Head Coach - Defense /Defensive Backs Coach
Steve Stripling - Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach
Zach Azzanni - Wide Receivers / Recruiting Coordinator
Mark Elder - Tight Ends Coach/ Special Teams Coordinator
Robert Gillespie - Running Backs Coach
Don Mahoney - Offensive Line Coach
Tommy Thigpen - Linebackers Coach
Mike Vollmar - Sr. Associate AD, Football Administration
Dave Lawson - Director of Strength and Conditioning
Chris Spognardi - Director of Football Operations
Bob Welton - Director of Player Personnel
Greg Adamson - Assistant Strength Coach
Scott Altizer - Director of High School Relations
Ike Brown - Assistant Strength Coach
Antone Davis - VFL Coordinator
Terry Fair - Defensive Quality Control Assistant
Merci Falaise - Graduate Assistant - Offense
Roger Frazier - Equipment Manager
Chase Gibson - Defensive Quality Control
Joe Harrington - Sports Technology Coordinator
Condredge Holloway - Assistant AD - Player Relations
Larry Knight - Graduate Assistant - Defense
Derrick Lett - Offensive Quality Control Assistant
Allison Maurer - Sports Nutritionist
Jason McVeigh - Director of Sports Medicine
Greg Meyer - Special Teams Quality Control Assistant
Brandon Myles - Assistant Strength Coach
Keith Pantling - Associate Director of Football Operations
Anthony Parker - Offensive Quality Control
Max Parrott - Assistant Equipment Manager
Nick Sheridan - Graduate Assistant - Offense
Allen Sitzler - Assistant Equipment Manager
Walter Stewart - Graduate Assistant - Defense
Michael Szerszen - Associate Strength Coach
Roger Woods - Team Chaplain



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