2013 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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2013 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
2013 record 5–7 (2–6 SEC)
Head coach Butch Jones (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian (1st year)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator John Jancek (1st year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
(Capacity: 102,455)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#5 Missouri x   7 1         12 2  
#4 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
Georgia   5 3         8 5  
#24 Vanderbilt   4 4         9 4  
Florida   3 5         4 8  
Tennessee   2 6         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#2 Auburn xy   7 1         12 2  
#7 Alabama x   7 1         11 2  
#14 LSU   5 3         10 3  
#18 Texas A&M   4 4         9 4  
Mississippi State   3 5         7 6  
Ole Miss   3 5         8 5  
Arkansas   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Auburn 59, Missouri 42
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2013 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Volunteers played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee and competes in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was coached by Butch Jones, who was in his inaugural season with UT. Jones was hired on December 7, 2012 to replace Derek Dooley who was fired on November 18, 2012 after an embarrassing loss to Vanderbilt.[2][3] On August 31, 2013, UT earned its 800th victory in program history against Austin Peay and became only the eighth school in the nation to reach that plateau after Michigan, Texas, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Alabama.

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, Georgia running back Keith Marshall, and Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley all had season-ending injuries in their teams' games against the Vols. South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw was also injured against Tennessee.[4]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Tennessee
Alma Mater
Butch Jones Head coach 1st Ferris State (1989)
Mike Bajakian Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1st Williams College (1996)
John Jancek Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 1st Grand Valley State (1991)
Steve Stripling Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach 1st Colorado (1975)
Zach Azzanni Wide Receivers / Recruiting Coordinator 1st Central Michigan (1999)
Mark Elder Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator 1st Case Western Reserve (2000)
Robert Gillespie Running Backs 1st Florida (2005)
Don Mahoney Offensive Line 1st West Virginia State (1993)
Willie Martinez Defensive Backs 1st Miami (1983)
Tommy Thigpen Linebackers 1st North Carolina (1992)
Dave Lawson Strength and Conditioning 1st West Virginia Tech (1992)

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 6:00 PM Austin Peay* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN PPV W 45–0   97,169
September 7 12:21 PM WKU* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN SECTV W 52–20   86,783
September 14 3:30 PM at #2 Oregon* Autzen StadiumEugene, OR ABC L 14–59   57,895
September 21 3:30 PM at #19 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Third Saturday in September) CBS L 17–31   90,074
September 28 12:21 PM South Alabama* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN SECTV W 31–24   87,266
October 5 3:30 PM #6 Georgia Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) CBS L 31–34 OT  102,455
October 19 12:00 PM #11 South Carolina Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN W 23–21   95,736
October 26 3:30 PM at #1 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Third Saturday in October) CBS L 10–45   101,821
November 2 7:00 PM at #10 Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN L 3–31   67,124
November 9 12:00 PM #7 Auburndagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN L 23–55   102,455
November 23 7:00 PM Vanderbilt Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) ESPN2 L 10–14   97,223
November 30 7:00 PM at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) ESPNU W 27–14   54,986
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches' RV NR RV NR NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Harris Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Main article: 2014 NFL Draft
Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Ja'Wuan James Offensive tackle 1 19 Miami Dolphins
Zach Fulton Offensive guard 6 193 Kansas City Chiefs
Daniel McCullers Defensive tackle 6 215 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Reference:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Link to the AP Poll
  2. ^ Schwab, Frank (December 7, 2012). "Butch Jones is Hired by Tennessee, Ending a Stressful Search for the Vols". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tennessee Dismisses Derek Dooley". ESPN. November 20, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Cooper, Sam (October 19, 2013). "South Carolina’s Connor Shaw Injures Knee, Leaves Game Against Tennessee". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2013 Schedule Source". University of Tennessee Department of Athletics. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ 2014 NFL Draft.