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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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.
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.
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.
Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg and Ryan McGee discuss Tennessee's decision to part ways with Butch Jones and speculate where the Volunteers make go to find their next head coach.
Auburn jumped up thanks to its impressive win over then-No. 1 Georgia, but a familiar team remains atop the SEC rankings.
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)
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.
With Butch Jones out as Tennessee head coach, the search for his replacement begins. Who would you like to be the Vols' new head coach?
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Breaking down why Butch Jones is out and where Tennessee turns next.
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.
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.
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)