2010 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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2010 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Music City Bowl vs. North Carolina, L 27–30 2OT
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
2010 record 6–7 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Derek Dooley (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox (1st year)
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
(Capacity: 102,455)[1]
Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#22 South Carolina x   5 3         9 5  
Florida   4 4         8 5  
Georgia   3 5         6 7  
Tennessee   3 5         6 7  
Kentucky   2 6         6 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 10  
Western Division
#1 Auburn x   8 0         14 0  
#12 Arkansas   6 2         10 3  
#8 LSU   6 2         11 2  
#10 Alabama   5 3         10 3  
#15 Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Ole Miss   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Auburn 56, South Carolina 17
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2010 season. The team was coached by Derek Dooley who was in his first season as the 22nd coach in UT football history.[2] The Vols played their home games at Neyland Stadium and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference. The Vols played seven home games this season. Derek Dooley won his coaching debut with the Vols 50–0 versus Tennessee-Martin on September 4, 2010, in front of 99,123 at Neyland Stadium.

They finished the season 6–7, 3–5 in SEC play and were invited to the Music City Bowl where they were defeated by North Carolina 27–30.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Derek Dooley – Head Coach[2]
  • Justin Wilcox – Defensive Coordinator[3]
  • Jim Chaney – Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach[4]
  • Chuck Smith – Defensive Line Coach[5]
  • Charlie Baggett – Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach[4]
  • Lance Thompson – Linebackers Coach[6]
  • Eric Russell – Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach[7]
  • Terry Joseph – Defensive Backs Coach/Recruiting Coordinator[7]
  • Harry Hiestand – Offensive Line Coach[8]
  • Darin Hinshaw – Quarterbacks Coach[9]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 6:00 p.m. Tennessee-Martin* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN PPV W 50–0   99,123[10]
September 11 7:00 p.m. #7 Oregon* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN2 L 13–48   102,035[11]
September 18 3:30 p.m. #10 Florida Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in September) CBS L 17–31   102,455[12]
September 25 12:21 p.m. UAB* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN SECN W 32–29 2OT  95,183[13]
October 2 3:30 p.m. at #12 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA CBS L 14–16   92,932
October 9 12:21 p.m. at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Rivalry) SECN L 14–41   92,746
October 23 7:00 p.m. #8 Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) ESPN L 10–41   102,455[14]
October 30 12:21 p.m. at #17 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC SECN L 24–38   79,336[15]
November 6 8:00 p.m. at Memphis* Liberty BowlMemphis, TN CBSCS W 50–14   39,742
November 13 12:00 p.m. Ole Miss Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CBS W 52–14   96,044
November 20 7:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN CSS W 24–10   37,017
November 27 12:21 p.m. Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN SECN W 24–14   101,170
December 30 6:40 p.m. vs. North Carolina* LP Field • Nashville, TN (Music City Bowl) ESPN L 27–30 2OT  69,143
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source: Dates and Matchups for all SEC Football Games for the 2010 SEC Season
Neyland Stadium hosted seven Tennessee home games in 2010.

Game notes[edit]

Tennessee-Martin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UT Martin 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 13 7 23 7 50
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 6:07 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:16
  • Game attendance: 99,123
  • Game weather: 77 (Clear with Slight Wind)
  • Referee: Jeff Hilyer
  • Television network: PPV

Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Oregon 3 10 14 21 48
Tennessee 6 7 0 0 13
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 7:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 4:24
  • Game attendance: 102,035
  • Game weather: 83 (Wind, Rain, Lightning Delay)
  • Referee: Steve Shaw
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Mike Patrick (Play-by-Play), Craig James (Color), Shelley Smith (Sideline)

Tennessee hosted Oregon on September 11, 2010. The Volunteers took an early lead of 6–0, before a lightning warning delayed the game for over seventy minutes; during the delay the score was 13–3. Oregon would go on to score 45 unanswered points to cruise to an easy 35 point win despite the weather which appeared to hinder Oregon's fast paced offense.

Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Florida 0 7 17 7 31
Tennessee 3 0 7 7 17
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 3:39 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:19
  • Game attendance: 102,455
  • Game weather: 89 (Sunny)
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV announcers (CBS): Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

UAB[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
UAB 7 0 8 8 3 3 29
Tennessee 14 9 0 0 3 6 32
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 12:21 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:43
  • Game attendance: 95,183
  • Game weather: 76 (Cloudy, Slight Wind)
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Dave Neal (play-by-play), Andre Ware (color), Cara Capuano (sideline)

LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 7 0 0 7 14
#12 LSU 7 0 0 9 16
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Game start: 2:39 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 92,932
  • Game weather: 85 (Clear)
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (CBS): Craig Bolerjack (play-by-play), Steve Beurlein (color)

Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 0 7 7 0 14
Georgia 17 10 14 0 41
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 12:21 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:58
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 75, Sunny
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Dave Neal (play-by-play), Andre Ware (color), Cara Capuano (sideline)

Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Alabama 3 10 21 7 41
Tennessee 7 3 0 0 10
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 7:02 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 102,455
  • Game weather: 69, Cloudy
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (color), Holly Rowe (sideline)

South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 3 7 7 7 24
#17 South Carolina 0 10 14 14 38
  • Location: Columbia, South Carolina
  • Game start: 12:21 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 79,336
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Dave Neal (play-by-play), Andre Ware (color), Cara Capuano (sideline)

Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 13 27 10 0 50
Memphis 7 0 0 7 14
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 39,742
  • Television network: CBSC

Mississippi[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mississippi 0 14 0 0 14
Tennessee 21 10 14 7 52
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 12:00pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:28
  • Game attendance: 96,044
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV announcers (CBS): Craig Bolerjack, Steve Beuerlein

Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 7 7 0 10 24
Vanderbilt 0 3 0 7 10
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Game attendance: 37,017

Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kentucky 7 0 7 0 14
Tennessee 0 14 7 3 24
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 12:21pm
  • Game weather: 45 degrees
  • Television network: SEC Network

Depth chart[edit]

Starters and backups (Subject to Change)[16]

Returning starters in bold[17]


Defense




CB
Marsalis Teague
Eric Gordon


CB
Prentiss Waggner
Anthony Anderson
Offense
WR
Gerald Jones
Da'Rick Rogers
LT LG C RG RT
Dallas Thomas JerQuari Schofield James Stone Zach Fulton Ja'Wuan James
Marques Pair Jarrod Shaw Darin Gooch Carson Anderson Daniel Hood
TE
Luke Stocker
Mychal Rivera
WR
Denarius Moore
Justin Hunter
QB
Tyler Bray
Matt Simms
RB
Tauren Poole
Rajion Neal
FB
Channing Fugate
Kevin Cooper
Special Teams
PK Daniel Lincoln
PK Michael Palardy
P Chad Cunningham
P Michael Palardy
KR Da'Rick Rogers/Rajion Neal
PR Anthony Anderson
LS Nick Guess
H Chad Cunningham


Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Main article: 2011 NFL Draft
Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Luke Stocker Tight end 4 104 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denarius Moore Wide receiver 5 148 Oakland Raiders

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neyland Stadium". utsports.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Tennessee Selects Derek Dooley As 22nd Head Football Coach". Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ Unknown (February 3, 2010). "Vols Name Wilcox to Defensive Coordinator's Position". UTsports.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Unknown (January 18, 2010). "Vols Add Baggett, Chaney Remains Offensive Coordinator". UTsports.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ Unknown (February 5, 2010). "Dooley Finalizes Staff, Names Former Vol Smith to Coaching Position". UTsports.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ Phillips, Steve (January 18, 2010). "New Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley has hired Charley Baggett from the St. Louis Rams to be assistant head coach and wide receivers coach". WBIR.com. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Unknown (2010-01-17). "Vols Add Assistant Football Coaches Joseph, Russell". UTsports.com. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  8. ^ Unknown (January 30, 2010). "Vols Add Assistant Coach, Football Head Strength Coach". UTsports.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  9. ^ Unknown (January 22, 2010). "Vols Ink Hinshaw for Assistant Coaching Staff". UTsports.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs. Tennessee Volunteers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Oregon Ducks vs. Tennessee Volunteers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 14, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 
  13. ^ "UAB Blazers vs. Tennessee Volunteers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 6, 2010. Retrieved September 25, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Tennessee Volunteers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 27, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Tennessee Volunteers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 2, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Vols Offense Makes Early Impression". utsports.com. August 10, 2010. Retrieved August 13, 2010. 
  17. ^ Ward, Austin (2010). "Vols' depth chart announced; Williams at tackle". govolsxtra.com. Archived from the original on September 2, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  18. ^ 2011 NFL Draft. Retrieved: 14 November 2013.

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