2003 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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2003 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
SEC Eastern Division Co-Champions
Peach Bowl vs Clemson, L 14–27
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches #16
AP #15
2003 record 10–3 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach Phillip Fulmer
Offensive coordinator Randy Sanders
Defensive coordinator John Chavis
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
(Capacity: 104,079)
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#7 Georgia xy   6 2         11 3  
#15 Tennessee x   6 2         10 3  
#24 Florida x   6 2         8 5  
South Carolina   2 6         5 7  
Kentucky   1 7         4 8  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 10  
Western Division
#2 LSU xy#   7 1         13 1  
#13 Ole Miss x   7 1         10 3  
Auburn   5 3         8 5  
Arkansas   4 4         9 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 9  
Mississippi State   1 7         2 10  
Championship: LSU 34, Georgia 13
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2003 season. The team was coached by Phillip Fulmer. The Vols played their home games in Neyland Stadium and competed in the Eastern Division of the SEC. The Vols finished the season 10–3, 6–2 in SEC play and lost the Peach Bowl 27–14 to Clemson.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 3:00 PM Fresno State* #12 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN2 W 24–6   103,860
September 6 4:00 PM Marshall* #12 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN2 W 34–24   106,520
September 20 12:00 PM at #17 Florida #12 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Third Saturday in September) CBS W 24–10   90,332
September 27 7:45 PM South Carolina #8 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN W 23–20 OT  107,881
October 4 7:45 PM at Auburn #7 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN L 21–28   86,063
October 11 7:45 PM #8 Georgia #13 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) ESPN2 L 14–41   107,517
October 25 3:30 PM at Alabama #22 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Third Saturday in October) CBS W 51-43 5OT  83,818
November 1 4:00 PM Duke*dagger #19 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN PPV W 23–6   104,772
November 8 12:00 PM at #6 Miami (FL)* #18 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ABC W 10–6   69,722
November 15 12:30 PM Mississippi State #9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN JPS W 59–21   104,223
November 22 1:00 PM Vanderbilt #9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) PPV W 48–0   100,496
November 29 12:30 PM at Kentucky #7 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) JPS W 20–7   65,733
January 2 4:30 PM vs. Clemson #6 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) ESPN L 14–27   75,125
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source: Dates and Matchups for Tennessee Football Games for the 2003 SEC Season
Neyland Stadium hosted seven Tennessee home games in 2003.

Game notes[edit]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Main article: 2004 NFL Draft
Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Gibril Wilson Safety 5 136 New York Giants
Troy Fleming Fullback 6 191 Tennessee Titans
Mark Jones Wide receiver 7 206 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Scott Wells Guard 7 251 Green Bay Packers
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