2013 Tennessee Volunteers football team
|2013 Tennessee Volunteers football|
|Conference||Southeastern Conference Eastern Division|
|2013 record||5–7 (2–6 SEC)|
|Head coach||Butch Jones (1st year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Mike Bajakian (1st year)|
|Defensive coordinator||John Jancek (1st year)|
|Home stadium||Neyland Stadium
|2013 SEC football standings|
|#5 Missouri x||7||–||1||12||–||2|
|#4 South Carolina||6||–||2||11||–||2|
|#2 Auburn xy†||7||–||1||12||–||2|
|#7 Alabama x‡||7||–||1||11||–||2|
|#18 Texas A&M||4||–||4||9||–||4|
|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
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. 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.
|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)|
|August 31||6:00 PM||Austin Peay*||Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, 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 Stadium • Eugene, OR||ABC||L 14–59||57,895|
|September 21||3:30 PM||at #19 Florida||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, 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 Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Third Saturday in October)||CBS||L 10–45||101,821|
|November 2||7:00 PM||at #10 Missouri||Faurot Field • Columbia, MO||ESPN||L 3–31||67,124|
|November 9||12:00 PM||#7 Auburn||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 Stadium • Lexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel)||ESPNU||W 27–14||54,986|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.|
|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
|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|
- Link to the AP Poll
- Schwab, Frank (December 7, 2012). "Butch Jones is Hired by Tennessee, Ending a Stressful Search for the Vols". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
- "Tennessee Dismisses Derek Dooley". ESPN. November 20, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
- Cooper, Sam (October 19, 2013). "South Carolina’s Connor Shaw Injures Knee, Leaves Game Against Tennessee". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- "2013 Schedule Source". University of Tennessee Department of Athletics. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
- 2014 NFL Draft.