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2017 Schedule
4-6, 6th in SEC - East
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7hGerry Hamilton and Tom VanHaaren

Hot Board: Who's got recruiting momentum and who needs it

Momentum is a funny thing in recruiting. Sometimes you have it, and then it's gone. Teams such as Tennessee were rolling in the offseason and have now seen their classes collapse. Others, such as Miami, have only built up great classes this season.

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What to watch for: Week 12 (2:48)
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Vols, Hoke looking to move forward (4:39)
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FPI: Tigers favored on the road vs. Vols

Tennessee, playing in its first game since firing Butch Jones, will look to snap a seven-game conference losing streak on Saturday. But ESPN's FPI gives LSU over a three-fourths chance to get a victory in Knoxville.

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1dSam Khan Jr. and Alex Scarborough

SEC Week 12 picks: Missouri going bowling?

With some SEC outfits taking a nonconference breather, we turn our attention to Mizzou, aiming to win a fifth straight and book a postseason trip.

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Volunteers' Hoke to wear headset vs. LSU

In a change from his usual routine during his Michigan tenure, Tennessee interim head coach Brady Hoke says he plans to wear a headset during the Volunteers' game Saturday with No. 21 LSU.

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Gruden on Vols head coaching job: 'Never say never' (0:51)
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Who said it: Round 3 (6:05)
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SEC Say What: Week 11 recap (1:10)
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Tennessee a desirable job? (1:23)
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Tigers anticipating new-look Vols ahead of contest (2:12)
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Hoke: 'Last two games are for the seniors' (0:38)
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Finebaum: Gruden is the 'hot name' for Vols position (0:44)
ESPN Stats & Info

Oh, it's been a Rocky Top all right

Tennessee has one of the proudest football traditions in the SEC, but the nine years since Phillip Fulmer stepped down as head coach have been a down period in the Volunteers' history. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Happiness threshold needs to be reconfigured at Tennessee (1:13)
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5dGerry Hamilton

Vols lose four commitments in Jones aftermath

The news of Butch Jones' firing as Tennessee head coach on Sunday has severly impacted the Volunteers' incoming recruiting class, with four prospects decommitting the same day.

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Currie announces Tennessee football coach transition (1:32)
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Where does Tennessee turn after firing Jones? (1:02)
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Breaking down why Butch Jones is out and where Tennessee turns next.

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Who should Tennessee hire to replace Butch Jones?

Now that Butch Jones is out at Tennessee, where do the Vols go from here? Jon Gruden and Chip Kelly will be on every fan's wish list, but is it realistic? We look at the state of the Vols and whom they could go after, and offer our recommendation.

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5dChris Low

Tennessee fires coach Jones; Hoke takes over

After being blown out on Saturday at Missouri, Tennessee decided to fire fifth-year Volunteers coach Butch Jones. Brady Hoke will serve as interim coach.

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Mizzou never rushes better than against Vols

Missouri ran for 433 yards in Saturday's win over Tennessee, its most in an SEC game since joining the conference in 2012. The top three SEC rushing performances for the Tigers have all come against the Volunteers. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Team Stats

Passing Yards165.2Tied-112th
Rushing Yards131.6102nd
Points For22.7110th
Points Against27.773rd