2005 Tennessee Volunteers football team
|2005 Tennessee Volunteers football|
|2005 record||5–6 (3–5 SEC)|
|Head coach||Phillip Fulmer|
|Offensive coordinator||Randy Sanders|
|Defensive coordinator||John Chavis|
|Home stadium||Neyland Stadium
|2005 SEC football standings|
|#10 Georgia x$||6||–||2||10||–||3|
|#5 LSU xy||7||–||1||11||–||2|
|#14 Auburn x||7||–||1||9||–||3|
|Championship: Georgia 34, LSU 14|
The 2005 Tennessee Volunteers (variously "Tennessee", "UT", or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Eastern Division, the team was led by head coach Phillip Fulmer, in his thirteenth full year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6 overall, 3–5 in the SEC), and failed to qualify for a bowl game for the first time during Fulmer's tenure as head coach.
Tennessee entered their 2005 season ranked as the number three team in the nation and as a favorite to win the Eastern Division and compete for the SEC championship.
|September 3||12:30 PM||UAB*||No. 3||Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN||JPS||W 17–10||107,529|
|September 17||8:00 PM||at No. 6 Florida||No. 5||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL (Third Saturday in September)||CBS||L 7–16||90,716|
|September 26||7:30 PM||at No. 4 LSU||No. 10||Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA||ESPN2||W 30–27 OT||91,986|
|October 1||12:30 PM||Ole Miss||No. 10||Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN||JPS||W 27–10||107,709|
|October 8||3:30 PM||No. 5 Georgia||No. 8||Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry)||CBS||L 14–27||108,470|
|October 22||3:30 PM||at No. 5 Alabama||No. 17||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Third Saturday in October)||CBS||L 3–6||81,018|
|October 29||7:45 PM||South Carolina||No. 23||Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN||ESPN2||L 15–16||107,716|
|November 5||2:30 PM||at No. 8 Notre Dame*||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN||NBC||L 21–41||80,795|
|November 12||2:00 PM||Memphis*||Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN||PPV||W 20–16||106,647|
|November 19||12:30 PM||Vanderbilt||Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry)||JPS||L 24–28||107,487|
|November 26||12:30 PM||at Kentucky||Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel)||JPS||W 28–7||61,924|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.|
As part of their penalty for NCAA violations, Alabama has retroactively vacated its 2005 victory over Tennessee. However, the penalty to vacate victories does not result in a loss (or forfeiture) of the affected game or award a victory to the opponent, therefore Tennessee still considers the game a loss in their official records.
Team players drafted into the NFL
|Jason Allen||Cornerback||1||16||Miami Dolphins|
|Parys Haralson||Defensive End||5||140||San Francisco 49ers|
|Omar Gaither||Linebacker||5||168||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Jesse Mahelona||Defensive Tackle||5||169||Tennessee Titans|
|Kevin Simon||Linebacker||7||250||Washington Redskins|
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- "Neyland Stadium". utsports.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
- "2005-2006 Schedule". utsports.com. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
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- 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 128
- Low, Chris (June 16, 2009). "What does vacating wins really mean?". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
- 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 102
- "2006 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2012.