|1908 Tennessee Volunteers football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1908 record||7–2 (3–2 SIAA)|
|Home stadium||Waite Field|
|1908 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings|
The 1908 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1908 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The season was the second of head coach George Levene's three-year tenure.
|October 3||North Carolina*||W 12–0|||
|October 10||Maryville*||W 39–5|||
|October 17||Kentucky State College*||W 7–0|||
|October 24||Georgia||W 10–0|||
|October 31||at Georgia Tech||W 6–5||2,000|||
|November 7||at Vanderbilt||L 9–16|||
|November 14||Clemson||W 6–5|||
|November 21||Chattanooga*||W 35–6|||
|November 26||at Alabama||L 0–4||4,000|||
Fullback Clarence McCollum returned a fumble 75 yards against North Carolina.
In the second week of play, the Vols beat Maryville 39–5.
Tennessee celebrated the victory over Kentucky State 7–0, as they were outweighed 10 pounds to the man. A 40-yard run by Leach set up an offtackle run by Peery.
Leach scored all of Tennessee's points in the 10–0 victory over Georgia with a 30-yard fumble return for a touchdown and a 40-yard field goal.
Tennessee defeated John Heisman's Georgia Tech team 6–5, "in a game in which they clearly outplayed the Yellow Jackets". Tech scored first thanks to three consecutive completed forward passes. Perry scored Tennessee's touchdown. He scored another just after the referee blew the whistle to end the contest.
1908 was a down year for Vanderbilt with a wealth of sophomores; guided shrewdly by McGugin to its success. Vanderbilt won the match between the two schools 16 to 9.
Walker Leach made a 41-yard field goal to put the Vols up 4 to 0. "This seemed to arouse the local team" and Vanderbilt drove down the field for a touchdown. On a fake kick, Leach circled Vanderbilt's left end for 60 yards. Ray Morrison stopped him short of the goal.
Tennessee also edged Clemson 6–5.
The Vols beat Chattanooga 39–5.
Alabama surprised with the 4 to 0 victory over Tennessee to close the season.
Walker Leach and Nathan Dougherty were selected All-Southern. Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin noted "All things considered, Leach was perhaps the best football player of the year in Dixie."