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Tennessee Volunteers 2015 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Expectations are soaring into the summer for the Tennessee Volunteers. Butch Jones has had as big an influx of young talent in the last two years as any team in the nation. Which is why so many might be quick to prematurely mention his team as a possible contender in the SEC East. Either way, Big Orange Nation will get its money's worth in 2015 with a schedule...

Ranking the SEC East's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Let’s get one thing clear right away. There is no such thing as an “easy” schedule in the SEC. When putting together Athlon Sports' college football preview magazines each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the...

Tennessee Volunteers 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Expectations are starting to soar in Knoxville for a reason. Butch Jones has quickly rebuilt the Tennessee depth chart with two incredibly talented recruiting classes. The results on the field were tangible as well, as the Vols got back to the postseason and were extremely impressive against quality competition like Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Iowa. However, there are major...

SEC East 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. Georgia is the early favorite in the SEC East for 2015, but the Bulldogs will be pushed by Florida, Missouri and Tennessee. The Volunteers are a team on the rise under coach Butch Jones, while the Gators have...

Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
College football’s spring practice session is already underway for some teams, which means the countdown to the 2015 season can officially start. Quarterback play is always under a microscope and several playoff or conference title contenders are breaking in a new starter in 2015. While pinpointing breakout players is easier after spring practice, it’s never too early to examine...

Team-by-Team Breakdown of SEC Early Enrollees in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 4 days ago
Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees. It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits to enrolling athletes early, none the least of which is learning how to live life as a college student-athlete. Essentially, a player is more likely to...

SEC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the SEC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Roll Tide, RollAccording to the 247Sports composite rankings, there were a total of 33 five-star recruits in the entire 2014 class and 35 in the '15 class. Alabama...

SEC Coordinator Carousel Winners and Losers for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
The league’s coordinator carousel this offseason is another example of how things are just different down South. When it comes to coaching, there is no league in the nation more cutthroat than the SEC. The SEC has hired 14 new coordinators since the end of the season. Six of them have coached in the SEC within the last two years, five were on staff last season and four of them are...

Tennessee Recruit Wears Most Ridiculously Awesome Outfit for Signing Day

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
College football’s National Signing Day always brings a few interesting moments from recruits as they decide where to continue their playing career for the next four years. Receiver Preston Williams signed with Tennessee on Wednesday and celebrated his announcement with an outstanding fashion statement.Check out Williams’ outfit from Signing Day, complete with Tennessee helmet...