2005 Tennessee Volunteers football team
The 2005 Tennessee Volunteers (variously "Tennessee", "UT", or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Eastern Division, the team was led by head coach Phillip Fulmer, in his thirteenth full year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6 overall, 3–5 in the SEC), and failed to qualify for a bowl game for the first time during Fulmer's tenure as head coach and the first time overall since 1988.
|2005 Tennessee Volunteers football|
|2005 record||5–6 (3–5 SEC)|
|Head coach||Phillip Fulmer (13th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Randy Sanders|
|Defensive coordinator||John Chavis|
|Home stadium||Neyland Stadium|
|2005 SEC football standings|
|No. 10 Georgia x$||6||–||2||10||–||3|
|No. 12 Florida||5||–||3||9||–||3|
|No. 5 LSU xy||7||–||1||11||–||2|
|No. 14 Auburn x||7||–||1||9||–||3|
|No. 8 Alabama||6||–||2||10||–||2|
|Championship: Georgia 34, LSU 14|
Rankings from AP Poll
Tennessee entered their 2005 season ranked as the number three team in the nation and as a favorite to win the Eastern Division and compete for the SEC championship.
|September 3||12:30 PM||UAB*||No. 3||JPS||W 17–10||107,529|
|September 17||8:00 PM||at No. 6 Florida||No. 5||CBS||L 7–16||90,716|
|September 26||7:30 PM||at No. 4 LSU||No. 10||ESPN2||W 30–27 OT||91,986|
|October 1||12:30 PM||Ole Miss||No. 10||JPS||W 27–10||107,709|
|October 8||3:30 PM||No. 5 Georgia||No. 8||CBS||L 14–27||108,470|
|October 22||3:30 PM||at No. 5 Alabama||No. 17||CBS||L 3–6||81,018|
|October 29||7:45 PM||South Carolina||No. 23||ESPN2||L 15–16||107,716|
|November 5||2:30 PM||at No. 8 Notre Dame*||NBC||L 21–41||80,795|
|November 12||2:00 PM||Memphis*||PPV||W 20–16||106,647|
|November 19||12:30 PM||Vanderbilt||JPS||L 24–28||107,487|
|November 26||12:30 PM||at Kentucky||JPS||W 27–8||61,924|
As part of their penalty for NCAA violations, Alabama has retroactively vacated its 2005 victory over Tennessee. However, the penalty to vacate victories does not result in a loss (or forfeiture) of the affected game or award a victory to the opponent, therefore Tennessee still considers the game a loss in their official records.
Team players drafted into the NFLEdit
|Jason Allen||Cornerback||1||16||Miami Dolphins|
|Parys Haralson||Defensive end||5||140||San Francisco 49ers|
|Omar Gaither||Linebacker||5||168||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Jesse Mahelona||Defensive tackle||5||169||Tennessee Titans|
|Kevin Simon||Linebacker||7||250||Washington Redskins|
- 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book (PDF). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
- "Neyland Stadium". utsports.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
- "2005-2006 Schedule". utsports.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
- "CBS SPORTS' 2005 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE OFFERS BEST". CBS Press Express. CBS. June 13, 2005. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
- 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 128
- Low, Chris (June 16, 2009). "What does vacating wins really mean?". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
- 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 102
- "2006 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2012.