2017 Tennessee Volunteers football team

The 2017 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Volunteers played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by fifth-year head coach Butch Jones until his firing on November 12.[1] Brady Hoke was named the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.[2]

2017 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2017 record4–8 (0–8 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorLarry Scott (1st as OC; 2nd overall season)
Defensive coordinatorBob Shoop (2nd season)
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 102,455)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 2 Georgia x$^   7 1         13 2  
South Carolina   5 3         9 4  
Kentucky   4 4         7 6  
Missouri   4 4         7 6  
Florida   3 5         4 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         5 7  
Tennessee   0 8         4 8  
West Division
No. 10 Auburn xy   7 1         10 4  
No. 1 Alabama x#^   7 1         13 1  
No. 18 LSU   6 2         9 4  
No. 19 Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Texas A&M   4 4         7 6  
Ole Miss*   3 5         6 6  
Arkansas   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Georgia 28, Auburn 7
    1. – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • * Ole Miss ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

The team finished the season 4–8, 0–8 in SEC play in last place in the Eastern Division and the SEC. They were the first Tennessee team in program history to lose eight games in a season, as well as the first to not win an SEC game since becoming a charter member of the conference in 1932.[3]

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Departures of scholarship players from the 2016 team.

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes Ref
Derek Barnett 9 DE 6'3 265 JR Nashville, TN Entered 2017 NFL Draft [4]
Alvin Kamara 6 RB 5'10 215 RS JR Norcross, GA Entered 2017 NFL Draft [5]
Josh Malone 3 WR 6'3 200 JR Gallatin, TN Entered 2017 NFL Draft [6]
Dylan Wiesman 71 OL 6'4 310 Senior Cincinnati, OH Graduated
Kenny Bynum 51 LB 6'1 235 RS Senior Jacksonville, FL Graduated
Corey Vereen 50 DL 6'2 249 Senior Winter Garden, FL Graduated
Cameron Sutton 23 DB 5'11 186 Senior Jonesboro, GA Graduated
Jalen Reeves-Maybin 21 LB 6'0 230 Senior Clarksville, TN Graduated
Jason Croom 18 TE 6'5 246 RS Senior Norcross, GA Graduated
Malik Foreman 13 DB 5'10 190 Senior Kingsport, TN Graduated
Joshua Dobbs 11 QB 6'3 210 Senior Alpharetta, GA Graduated
LaTroy Lewis 4 DL 6'4 256 RS Senior Akron, OH Graduated

PersonnelEdit

Roster and staffEdit

2017 Tennessee Volunteers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Jarrett Guarantano   Fr
RB 4 John Kelly (S) Jr
QB 7 Will McBride Fr
WR 8 Latrell Williams So
WR 9 Marquez Callaway So
WR 10 Tyler Byrd So
QB 12 Quinten Dormady Jr
QB 14 Zac Jancek   So
WR 17 Brandon Johnson So
WR 19 Jeff George   Sr
WR 25 Josh Smith   Sr
WR 26 Ben Powlas So
RB 27 Carlin Fils-Aime So
WR 28 Will Martinez Jr
RB 31 Stedman Love So
RB 35 Taeler Dowdy So
RB 37 Jayson Sparks   Jr
WR 38 Jaye Rochell   Sr
RB 42 Chip Omer So
TE 44 Jakob Johnson Sr
OL 51 Drew Richmond   So
OL 55 Coleman Thomas Sr
OL 56 Riley Locklear Fr
OL 57 Nathan Niehaus So
OL 60 Austin Sanders   Sr
OL 63 Brett Kendrick   Sr
OL 64 Tommy Sprague So
OL 66 Jack Jones Jr
OL 67 Joe Keeler   So
OL 68 Marcus Tatum So
OL 69 Brian Garvey So
OL 70 Ryan Johnson   Fr
OL 73 Trey Smith Fr
OL 75 Jashon Robertson Sr
OL 76 Chance Hall Jr
OL 77 Devante Brooks   Fr
OL 79 Thomas Edwards   Sr
TE 80 Eli Wolf   So
TE 81 Austin Pope So
TE 82 Ethan Wolf Sr
WR 83 Cooper Melton   Fr
WR 85 Thomas Orradre   Jr
TE 86 Andrew Craig   Fr
WR 87 Logan Fetzner   Sr
TE 89 Will Jumper   So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 1 Jonathan Kongbo   Jr
DL 2 Shy Tuttle Jr
DB 3 Marquill Osborne So
DL 5 Kyle Phillips Jr
DB 7 Rashaan Gaulden   Jr
DB 8 Justin Martin Sr
LB 11 Austin Smith   Jr
DB 12 Emmanuel Moseley Sr
DL 13 Deandre Johnson Fr
LB 14 Quart'e Sapp   So
LB 17 Dillon Bates   Jr
DB 18 Nigel Warrior So
DL 19 Darrell Taylor   So
LB 20 Cortez McDowell   Sr
LB 21 Shanon Reid Fr
DB 22 Micah Abernathy Jr
DB 24 Todd Kelly Jr.   Sr
DB 26 Stephen Griffin Jr
DB 28 Baylen Buchanan So
DB 29 Evan Berry Sr
DB 30 Devin Williams   Sr
DB 33 MaLeik Gatewood   So
LB 34 Darrin Kirkland Jr   Jr
LB 35 Daniel Bituli So
LB 36 Gavin Bryant   Jr
DB 37 Charles West So
DB 38 D.J. Henderson   Jr
DL 39 Kendal Vickers   Sr
LB 41 Elliott Berry Sr
LB 43 Matt Ballard So
LB 46 DaJour Maddox   So
LB 47 Landon Knoll   So
LB 48 Ja'Quain Blakely   Fr
DL 52 Andrew Butcher   So
LB 53 Colton Jumper   Jr
DL 55 Quay Picou Jr
DL 88 Brandon Benedict   Fr
DL 94 Mykelle McDaniel So
DL 96 Joey Cave   Fr
DL 97 Paul Bain   Jr
DL 98 Alexis Johnson Sr
DL 99 Kahlil McKenzie Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 25 Aaron Medley Sr
PK 30 Holden Foster   Sr
H 31 Parker Henry   Jr
P 36 Grayson Linde So
H 39 Alex Jones   So
PK 43 Laszlo Toser   So
LS 46 Riley Lovingood   So
LS 52 Elijah Medford   Jr
LS 59 Jake Yelich So
LS 64 Logan Punch So
P 93 Trevor Daniel   Sr
PK 97 Jackson Morris So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Brady Hoke (Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach/Interim Head Coach) – 1st year
  • Larry Scott (Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends) – 1st year
  • Bob Shoop (Defensive Coordinator) – 2nd year
  • Robert Gillespie (Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator) – 5th year
  • Tommy Thigpen (Linebackers/Defensive Run Game Coordinator) – 5th year
  • Mike Canales (Quarterbacks Coach) – 1st year
  • Charlton Warren (Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coordinator) – 1st year
  • Kevin Beard (Wide Receivers Coach) – 1st year
  • Walt Wells (Offensive Line Coach) – 1st year
  • Steve Stripling (Director of Football Program Development) – 1st year
  • Rock Gullickson (Director of Strength & Conditioning) – 1st year

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

2017 recruiting classEdit

Current depth chartEdit

ScheduleEdit

Tennessee announced its 2017 football schedule on September 13, 2016. The 2017 schedule consisted of 7 home games, 4 away, and 1 neutral site game in the regular season. The Volunteers hosted SEC foes Georgia, South Carolina, LSU, and Vanderbilt, and traveled to Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, and Missouri.[8]

The Volunteers hosted three of its four non–conference games which were against Indiana State from the Missouri Valley Football Conference, UMass, who competes independently, and Southern Miss from Conference USA. They traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff against Georgia Tech from the ACC.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 48:00 p.m.vs. Georgia Tech*No. 25ESPNW 42–41 2OT75,107
September 94:00 p.m.Indiana State*No. 25SECNW 42–799,015
September 163:30 p.m.at No. 24 FloridaNo. 23CBSL 20–2687,736
September 23NoonUMass*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
SECNW 17–1395,324
September 303:30 p.m.No. 7 Georgia
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
CBSL 0–41102,455
October 14NoonSouth Carolina
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
ESPNL 9–1598,104
October 212:30 p.m.at No. 1 AlabamaCBSL 7–45101,821
October 287:30 p.m.at KentuckySECNL 26–2957,543
November 47:30 p.m.Southern Miss* 
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
SECNW 24–1095,551
November 117:30 p.m.at MissouriSECNL 17–5050,637
November 187:00 p.m.No. 21 LSU
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
ESPNL 10–3096,888
November 253:00 p.m.Vanderbilt
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
SECNL 24–4283,117
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[9]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 25 25 23 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches 24 21 23 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

Game summariesEdit

Georgia TechEdit

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
1 234OT2OTTotal
Georgia Tech 7 77776 41
No. 25 Tennessee 0 771477 42
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:42
  • Game attendance: 75,107
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: John O'Neill • Umpire: Rob. Colosimo • Linesman: William Sutter • Line Judge: P. Engelberts • Back Judge: Mich. Elliott • Field Judge: Gary Powers • Side Judge: Stephen Hassel
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Rece Davis (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color), Maria Taylor (sidelines)
Overall record Last meeting Result
24–17–2 1987 Tennessee, 29–15

In a renewed rivalry with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, the Tennessee Volunteers traveled to Atlanta to play in their second Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. The Volunteers never had the lead in regulation play but scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 28 and force overtime. Each team traded touchdowns through two overtimes with Georgia Tech ultimately seeking to win the game on a two-point conversion. However, quarterback TaQuon Marshall could not complete the pass, and Tennessee secured the 42–41 victory.[11]

In his first start as a Volunteer, quarterback Quentin Dormady went 20-for-37 for 221 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns, both to wide receiver Marquez Callaway.[12] Running back John Kelly ran for 128 rushing yards and four touchdowns.[13] After averaging 47 yards on six punts, five of which pinned the Yellow Jackets inside their 20-yard line, punter Trevor Daniel was named Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week.[14]

Following the game, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones stated, "That was a very good college football game. I have a lot of respect for Georgia Tech. I am really proud of our players. We spoke all week long about a will to win, and that was the kind of game to find out our will to win. We knew that this was going to be a game that you had to show some resolve and some grit, and you had to play complementary football." He added, "The resolve and resiliency of our defense, even though we gave up [535] yards rushing, we still managed to force two takeaways, and offensively, we didn't turn the football over, which was paramount to winning the football game."[15]

Indiana StateEdit

1 234Total
Indiana State 0 070 7
#25 Tennessee 14 1477 42
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 4:01 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:19
  • Game attendance: 99,015
  • Game weather: Temperature: 79 °F (26 °C) • Wind: 11 mph (18 km/h) • Weather: Sunny
  • Referee: Hubert Owens • Umpire: Walt Hill • Linesman: Steve Green • Line judge: Darren Crawford • Back judge: Martin Hankins • Field judge: Greg Thomas • Side judge: Chad Hill
  • TV announcers (SECN): David Neal (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color), Dawn Davenport (sidelines)
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

In their home opener, the #25 Tennessee Volunteers hosted the Indiana State Sycamores in the teams' first-ever meeting. From the opening kickoff, which Tennessee freshman running back Ty Chandler returned 91 yards for a touchdown, the Volunteers scored 28 unanswered points.[17] Indiana State's only touchdown came early in the third quarter. Tennessee scored twice more to win their home-opener, 42–7.[18] Following the game, Chandler was named SEC Freshman of the Week.[19]

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones called the outcome "a good win." He added, "With the short turnaround, I thought [our players] did a very good job all week long of trying to prepare their bodies and their minds, so I'm really proud of them. I thought one of the keys to the game was third-down defense and being able to get off the field."[20]

FloridaEdit

1 234Total
#23 Tennessee 0 3017 20
#24 Florida 3 3020 26
  • Location: Gainesville, Florida
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:30
  • Game attendance: 87,736
  • Game weather: Temperature: 85 °F (29 °C) • Wind: 6 mph (9.7 km/h) • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Referee: John McDaid • Umpire: Tom Quick • Linesman: Gary Jayrow • Line judge: Chad Lorance • Back judge: Grantis Bell • Field judge: P. Davenport • Side judge: Chris Conley
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Allie LaForce (sidelines).
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–26 2016 Tennessee, 38–28

In a defensive battle throughout much of the game, the #23 Tennessee Volunteers faced their rivals, the #24 Florida Gators in Gainesville. Down by 10 points in the fourth quarter, Tennessee recovered to allow kicker Aaron Medley to tie the game at 20, after getting stalled in Florida territory with less than a minute to play. As time expired, Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks threw a 63-yard pass to open wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland for a touchdown, sealing a 26–20 victory.[22]

UMassEdit

1 234Total
UMass 0 670 13
Tennessee 0 1430 17
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: Noon
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 95,324
  • Game weather: Temperature: 80 °F (27 °C) • Wind: 2 mph (3.2 km/h) • Weather: Sunny
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler • Umpire: Stan Weihe • Linesman: Gus Morris III • Line judge: Michael Shirey • Back judge: Kevin Mitchell • Field judge: Bobby Ables • Side judge: Jesse Dupuy
  • TV announcers (SECN): Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Andre Ware (color), Olivia Harlan (sidelines)
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

GeorgiaEdit

1 234Total
#7 Georgia 10 14710 41
Tennessee 0 000 0
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 102,455
  • Game weather: Temperature: 77 °F (25 °C) • Wind: 11 mph (18 km/h) • Weather: Partly sunny
  • Referee: Hubert Owens • Umpire: Walt Hill • Linesman: Chad Green • Line judge: Chuck Rice • Back judge: Martin Hankins • Field judge: Greg Thomas • Side judge: Chad Hill
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Allie LaForce (sidelines).
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–21–2 2016 Tennessee, 34–31

South CarolinaEdit

1 234Total
South Carolina 0 366 15
Tennessee 6 300 9
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 12:02 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:09
  • Game attendance: 98,104
  • Game weather: Temperature: 77 °F (25 °C) • Wind: 5 mph (8.0 km/h) • Weather: Partly sunny
  • Referee: Steve Marlowe • Umpire: Rick Lowe • Linesman: Keith Johnson • Line judge: Kirk Lewis • Back judge: Michael Watson • Field judge: Allan Nicholson • Side judge: Mike Williams
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mark Neely (play-by-play), Tommy Tuberville (color), Paul Carcaterra (sidelines)
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–8–2 2016 South Carolina, 24–21

AlabamaEdit

Third Saturday in October
1 234Total
Tennessee 0 070 7
#1 Alabama 7 141014 45
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Game start: 2:39 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:22
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Game weather: Temperature: 81 °F (27 °C) • Wind: 11 mph (18 km/h) • Weather: Mostly sunny
  • Referee: Marc Curles • Umpire: Tom Quick • Linesman: Tim Sistrunk • Line judge: Michael Taylor • Back judge: Martin Hankins • Field judge: Wes Booker • Side judge: Chris Jamison
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Allie LaForce (sidelines)
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–53–7 2016 Alabama, 49–10

For the 11th straight time, the Crimson Tide defeated the Volunteers in their annual rivalry game. Tennessee's lone score came on a 97-yard pick-six from Daniel Bituli off of Tua Tagovailoa in the third quarter.

KentuckyEdit

1 234Total
Tennessee 6 1433 26
Kentucky 7 1408 29
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Game start: 7:39 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:27
  • Game attendance: 57,543
  • Game weather: Temperature: 38 °F (3 °C) • Wind: 5 mph (8.0 km/h) • Weather: Cloudy
  • Referee: David Smith • Umpire: Wally Hough • Linesman: Jay Vines • Line judge: March Bovos • Back judge: Wayne Gautney • Field judge: Andy Britton • Side judge: Richard Rooker
  • TV announcers (SECN): Tom Hart (play-by-play), Jordan Rodgers (color), Cole Cubelic (sidelines)
Overall record Last meeting Result
79–24–9 2016 Tennessee, 49–36

For only the second time in the last 33 meetings, and despite having a turnover margin of 4–0, the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Tennessee Volunteers by a score of 29–26.

Southern MissEdit

1 234Total
Southern Miss 0 307 10
Tennessee 7 3140 24
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 7:39 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:25
  • Game attendance: 95,551
  • Game weather: Temperature: 68 °F (20 °C) • Wind: 2 mph (3.2 km/h) • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Referee: Matt Austin • Umpire: Rodney Lawary • Linesman: Tim Sistrunk • Line judge: Michael Taylor • Back judge: Jimmy Russell • Field judge: Blake Parks • Side judge: Bobby Moreau
  • TV announcers (SECN): Tom Hart (play-by-play), Jordan Rodgers (color), Cole Cubelic (sidelines)
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–0 2007 Tennessee, 39–19

The Volunteers snapped a four-game losing streak in the 24–10 victory over Southern Miss. Running back John Kelly recorded two touchdowns and quarterback Jarrett Guarantano had one rushing touchdown.

MissouriEdit

1 234Total
Tennessee 10 700 17
Missouri 14 10719 50
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri
  • Game start: 7:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:36
  • Game attendance: 50,637
  • Game weather: Temperature: 45 °F (7 °C) • Wind: 15 mph (24 km/h) • Weather: Clear
  • Referee: Marc Curles • Umpire: Brent Sowell • Linesman: Keith Johnson • Line judge: Chris Conway • Back judge: Scott Vaughn • Field judge: Wes Booker • Side judge: Chris Jamison
  • TV announcers (SECN): Tom Hart (play-by-play), Jordan Rodgers (color), Cole Cubelic (sidelines)
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2016 Tennessee, 63–37

LSUEdit

1 234Total
#21 LSU 3 14130 30
Tennessee 0 1000 10
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 7:10 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:10
  • Game attendance: 96,888
  • Game weather: Temperature: 66 °F (19 °C) • Wind: 18 mph (29 km/h) • Weather: Cloudy
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler • Umpire: Stan Weihe • Linesman: Gus Morris • Line judge: Michael Shirey • Back judge: Tony Josselyn • Field judge: Mike Boshers • Side judge: Chad Hill
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Brock Huard (color), Allison Williams (sidelines)
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–9–3 2011 LSU, 38–7

VanderbiltEdit

1 234Total
Vanderbilt 7 14021 42
Tennessee 14 307 24
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 4:01 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 83,117
  • Game weather: Temperature: 63 °F (17 °C) • Wind: 4 mph (6.4 km/h) • Weather: Sunny
  • Referee: James Carter • Umpire: Russ Pulley • Line judge: Chuck Rice • Back judge: Dax Hill • Field judge: J. Taylor • Side judge: A. Jeffries
  • TV announcers (SECN): Dave Neal (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color), Dawn Davenport (sidelines)
Overall record Last meeting Result
75–31–5 2016 Vanderbilt, 45–34

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Rashaan Gaulden Safety 3 85 Carolina Panthers
John Kelly Running back 6 176 Los Angeles Rams
Kahlil McKenzie Defensive tackle/Offensive guard 6 198 Kansas City Chiefs

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