2000 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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2000 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches #25
2000 record 8–4 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach Phillip Fulmer
Offensive coordinator Randy Sanders
Defensive coordinator John Chavis
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
(Capacity: 104,079)
Seasons
« 1999 2001 »
2000 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#10 Florida x   7 1         10 3  
#20 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
#19 South Carolina   5 3         8 4  
Tennessee   5 3         8 4  
Vanderbilt   1 7         3 8  
Kentucky   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
#18 Auburn x   6 2         9 4  
#22 LSU   5 3         8 4  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 5  
#24 Mississippi State   4 4         8 4  
Arkansas   3 5         6 6  
Alabama   3 5         3 8  
Championship: Florida 28, Auburn 6
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2000 season. Phillip Fulmer was the head coach and led the Volunteers to an appearance in the 2001 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 7:45 PM #22 Southern Miss* #13 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN W 19–16   108,064
September 16 3:30 PM #6 Florida #11 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in September) CBS L 23–27   108,768
September 23 4:00 PM Louisiana–Monroe*dagger #13 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN PPV W 70–3   107,327
September 30 7:45 PM at LSU #11 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPN L 31–38 OT  91,682
October 7 7:00 PM at #19 Georgia #21 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Rivalry) ESPN L 10–21   86,520
October 21 3:30 PM Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) CBS W 20–10   107,709
October 28 12:30 PM at #17 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JPS W 17–14   84,200
November 4 12:00 PM at Memphis* Liberty BowlMemphis, TN FSN W 19–17   63,121
November 11 12:30 PM Arkansas Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN JPS W 63–20   107,262
November 18 12:30 PM Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) JPS W 59–20   106,437
November 25 3:30 PM at Vanderbilt #25 Adelphia ColiseumNashville, TN (Rivalry) JPS W 28–26   68,360
January 1 11:00 AM vs. #11 Kansas State* #21 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl) FOX L 21–35   63,465
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Travis Henry Running Back 2 58 Buffalo Bills
Eric Westmoreland Linebacker 3 73 Jacksonville Jaguars
David Leaverton Punter 5 142 Jacksonville Jaguars
Cedrick Wilson Wide receiver 6 169 San Francisco 49ers
David Martin Wide receiver 6 198 Green Bay Packers
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