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2016 Schedule
9-4, 2nd in SEC - East
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Which commits could flip before signing day

There are less than two weeks until national signing day. A lot can happen between now and then, and commits are looking around. These schools will need to fight to hold onto these recruits.


Trey Smith No. 1 overall recruit

A handful of prospects have been in the discussion for the No. 1 overall spot. Ultimately, Tennessee commit Trey Smith (tackle/guard) was able to fend off the competition and remain atop the ESPN 300. ESPN 300 rankings (Insider)


2017 Football Class Rankings

National signing day is rapidly approaching, and the combination of multiple commitments along with the release of the final ESPN 300 player rankings has spurred changes throughout the class rankings. Ranks 1-10 (Insider)

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Barnett reps Tennessee in top 10

The lone Volunteer to make the final #CFBrank top 50 for 2016 is junior DE Derek Barnett, who comes in at No. 5. Final #CFBrank

Notable early entries for NFL Draft (1:21)
Sheridan's 2017 football outlook (1:14)

Jonathan Kongbo: future star?

Kongbo didn't "wow" during his regular season with the Vols, but he brought the heat against Nebraska in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: two TFLs, one sack, and two quarterback hurries. 10 bowl breakout stars (Insider)

Would Fulmer make a good AD at Tennessee? (0:51)
Best of the SEC bowls (3:54)
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Vols leap into final rankings

Unranked following the regular season, Tennessee climbs to No. 20 in the wake of its Music City Bowl win. That's three straight bowl victories for Butch Jones. Power Rankings

Season-defining moments from the SEC (3:22)

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Former Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer had a reputation as one of the best recruiters in the country, and at Tuesday's American Football Coaches Award he said he would support an early signing period for college football.

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Final AP Poll: Volunteers finish No. 22

Tennessee (9-4) closed the season with a convincing 38-24 win over Nebraska in the Music City Bowl. Five SEC teams make the final ranking. Final AP Poll

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