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Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson (45) fights through a block while attemtpting to get to Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton (16) during Sunday’s game in Knoxville. Johnson recorded nine tackles and grabbed the first interception of his career in the 38-7 victory.

Johnson provides huge spark for revamped Vols defense

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 10:39 am

KNOXVILLE — Every team has one player they lean on, one that can be counted on to make a big play whenever the situation calls for it, one that is the heart and soul of a team. For Tennessee’s football team, that player is senior linebacker A.J. Johnson. Johnson had a huge night Sunday in the Vols season opening win over Utah State, helping keep highly touted Aggies quarterback Chuckie

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  • Pioneers breaking in new quarterback in 2014

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 10:36 am

    GREENEVILLE — What do you do when the leading passer in school history graduates? The last time that happened at Tusculum, what coach Frankie DeBusk did was replace him with an even more prolific quarterback who turned out to be the all-time leading passer in all of NCAA Division II history. That same problem is facing DeBusk again this year as he enters his 17th season at Tusculum. Bo Cordell,

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  • Vols open season with impressive win over Utah State

    Posted on August 31, 2014 at 11:57 pm


      KNOXVILLE- With a team chocked full of new players, questions abounded for the Tennessee Volunteers as they opened the 2014 season. At least for one night, many of those questions were answered. The Vols rolled up 383 yards of total offense and the Tennessee defense harassed Utah State star quarterback Chuckie Keeton all night as the Vol faithful were treated to a 38-7 rout of the Aggies. Tennessee head

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