Tennessee Volunteers Football Schedule in 2014
The Tennessee Volunteers are ready to spend their time on the football
field this season taking on some of the toughest teams in the nation. The Vols have a team with plenty of talent on both sides
of the ball; it will be all about how it's implemented this season. Tennessee calls the SEC home, and it's considered by many
to be the best conference in college football. Playing in the SEC means that conference wins never come easy, but that won't
stop these players from giving it everything they've got on the field in 2014. The Vols are coming off a 2013 season in which
they were not able to win as many games as they'd have liked, and are looking to rectify that. Fresh off the heels of spring
ball, it looks like this team is pointed in the right direction. The Vols had some solid practices this spring leading up
to the annual Orange and White game, which featured some electric play from the team's wide receivers. Freshman Josh Malone
was able to score twice in the contest, and Marquez North scored the only TD against the first-team defense. It's clear that
wide receiver is a position of strength and depth for this team this season, and they're likely to use that to their advantage
in some of the biggest home games they've got on the docket in 2014.
The Vols know that they've got a big game coming
their way on October 4th when the Florida Gators come to town. The Gators have one of the top programs in the SEC, and while
they've struggled a bit over the last few years they have a new offense in place and are looking to show that they're back
to being the same dominant Gators that fans are used to. The Vols would love to stifle their comeback effort and send them
back to the swamp with a loss this time around.
Another tough team that will come into Neyland Stadium this season is
the Alabama Crimson Tide. Currently the premier football program in the game, Alabama has won multiple National Championships
in the last several years and is looking to add another. The Vols will have to play their best football if they're going to
escape this contest with a victory, but a great home crowd can help give Tennessee their best shot.
Volunteers Football History
Since 1891, the Tennessee Volunteer football program has been setting the standard for
all of college football as one of the sports most storied programs. In the top 10 all time for wins, the Tennessee Vols have
won six National Championships as well as sixteen Conference Titles, which is especially impressive because they have played
in the fiercely competitive Southeastern Conference since 1932. In order to be so enduring and consistent, you are sure to
have some all time great players, and the Vols have had some of college football's most legendary players don the orange and
white. The most storied of all the Tennessee Vols is All American quarterback Peyton Manning, a Vol from 1994-1998. Manning
set many incredible records while in Knoxville, such as being the all time leader in passing, touchdowns and wins, a record
that he also holds for the SEC as a whole. His number has been retired by the school and they even named a nearby street Peyton
Manning Pass. Other great Vols include beloved NFL Hall of Famer and 13 time Pro Bowler Reggie White, linebacker Jack "Hacksaw"
Reynolds, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, and NFL Hall of Fame defensive lineman Doug Atkins. Every college football fan should
put a trip to Neyland Stadium on their sports bucket list because this is one of the great gameday experiences in all of college
There is nothing quite like college football in the South, where players and
fans live and breathe football. In Knoxville, Tennessee, football is king and the community is always wearing their orange
and white with pride. Playing their home games at historic Neyland Stadium, the Vols are one of the most successful college
football programs and they are boosted by 100,000 fans at every home game. When you attend a game at Neyland Stadium, you
are treated to many wonderful football traditions beginning with the Vol Walk to the stadium, world class tailgating, the
sea of orange and the singing of "Rocky Top", the famous Tennessee fight song. Come and enjoy a game day experience like no
other at Neyland Stadium in beautiful Knoxville, Tennessee.
Tennessee Volunteer Football Trivia
NFL quarterback played his college ball at Tennessee?
The answer is Peyton Manning, who attended Tennessee for four
years as he shocked the world by spurning Ole Miss and electing to play for the Vols. Manning had himself a fantastic career
at Tennessee, narrowly missing out on winning the Heisman Trophy on his way to being selected with the number one pick in
the NFL Draft. Manning has gone on to star on the pro level and is destined to go down as one of the best signal callers to
every play the game.
Tennessee Volunteers Football Fans
Vols fans really get into the game when they're
in the stands, but that gets taken to a new level when the Vols are involved in a rivalry game. When it comes to teams in
the SEC, there are some very intense rivalries that have spanned many decades and get more and fiercer with each passing season.
The SEC is famous for rivalries like Auburn-Georgia, Alabama-Auburn, South Carolina-Clemson, but maybe the conference's finest
is the one between the two winningest program's in SEC history. The deeply intense and long running rivalry between the Tennessee
Volunteers and the Alabama Crimson Tide dates back to 1901, with Alabama leading the all-time series. Known as the Third Saturday
in October, this rivalry has featured some of the best players in the SEC and oftentimes when both teams are ranked. This
rivalry is deeply rooted and intense for players and fans, so don't miss your chance to be a part of Tennessee Volunteer history
by attending this year's Third Saturday in October and see what all the fuss is about.