2010 Tennessee Volunteers football
Music City Bowl, L 27–30 2OT vs. North Carolina
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2010 record6–7 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJim Chaney (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJustin Wilcox (1st season)
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 102,455)[1]
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 22 South Carolina x   5 3     9 5  
Florida   4 4     8 5  
Georgia   3 5     6 7  
Tennessee   3 5     6 7  
Kentucky   2 6     6 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7     2 10  
Western Division
No. 1 Auburn x$#   8 0     14 0  
No. 12 Arkansas %   6 2     10 3  
No. 8 LSU   6 2     11 2  
No. 10 Alabama   5 3     10 3  
No. 15 Mississippi State   4 4     9 4  
Ole Miss*   0 7     0 8  
Championship: Auburn 56, South Carolina 17
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * Ole Miss vacated all wins due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Derek Dooley who was in his first season as the 22nd coach in UT football history.[2] The Vols played their home games at Neyland Stadium and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference. The Vols played seven home games this season. Derek Dooley won his coaching debut with the Vols 50–0 versus Tennessee-Martin on September 4, 2010, in front of 99,123 at Neyland Stadium.

They finished the regular season 6–6, 3–5 in SEC play and were invited to the Music City Bowl where they were defeated by North Carolina 27–30.

Personnel

Coaching staff

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 46:00 p.m.Tennessee-Martin*PPVW 50–099,123[10]
September 117:00 p.m.No. 7 Oregon*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
ESPN2L 13–48102,035[11]
September 183:30 p.m.No. 10 Florida
CBSL 17–31102,455[12]
September 2512:21 p.m.UAB*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
SECNW 32–29 2OT95,183[13]
October 23:30 p.m.at No. 12 LSUCBSL 14–1692,932
October 912:21 p.m.at GeorgiaSECNL 14–4192,746
October 237:00 p.m.No. 8 Alabama
ESPNL 10–41102,455[14]
October 3012:21 p.m.at No. 17 South CarolinaSECNL 24–3879,336[15]
November 68:00 p.m.at Memphis*CBSCSW 50–1439,742
November 1312:00 p.m.Ole Missdagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
CBSW 52–1496,044
November 207:30 p.m.at VanderbiltCSSW 24–1037,017
November 2712:21 p.m.Kentucky
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
SECNW 24–14101,170
December 306:40 p.m.vs. North Carolina*
ESPNL 27–30 2OT69,143
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source: Dates and Matchups for all SEC Football Games for the 2010 SEC Season
Neyland Stadium hosted seven Tennessee home games in 2010.
Neyland Stadium hosted seven Tennessee home games in 2010.

Game summaries

Tennessee-Martin

See also: 2010 Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks football team

1 234Total
UT Martin 0 000 0
Tennessee 13 7237 50
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 6:07 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:16
  • Game attendance: 99,123
  • Game weather: 77 (Clear with Slight Wind)
  • Referee: Jeff Hilyer
  • Television network: PPV

Oregon

See also: 2010 Oregon Ducks football team

1 234Total
#7 Oregon 3 101421 48
Tennessee 6 700 13
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 7:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 4:24
  • Game attendance: 102,035
  • Game weather: 83 (Wind, Rain, Lightning Delay)
  • Referee: Steve Shaw
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Mike Patrick (Play-by-Play), Craig James (Color), Shelley Smith (Sideline)

Tennessee hosted Oregon on September 11, 2010. The Volunteers took an early lead of 6–0, before a lightning warning delayed the game for over seventy minutes; during the delay the score was 13–3. Oregon would go on to score 45 unanswered points to cruise to an easy 35 point win despite the weather, which appeared to hinder Oregon's fast-paced offense.

Florida

See also: 2010 Florida Gators football team

1 234Total
#10 Florida 0 7177 31
Tennessee 3 077 17
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 3:39 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:19
  • Game attendance: 102,455
  • Game weather: 89 (Sunny)
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV announcers (CBS): Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

UAB

See also: 2010 UAB Blazers football team

1 234OT2OTTotal
UAB 7 08833 29
Tennessee 14 90036 32
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 12:21 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:43
  • Game attendance: 95,183
  • Game weather: 76 (Cloudy, Slight Wind)
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Dave Neal (play-by-play), Andre Ware (color), Cara Capuano (sideline)

LSU

See also: 2010 LSU Tigers football team

1 234Total
Tennessee 7 007 14
#12 LSU 7 009 16
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Game start: 2:39 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 92,932
  • Game weather: 85 (Clear)
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (CBS): Craig Bolerjack (play-by-play), Steve Beurlein (color)

Georgia

See also: 2010 Georgia Bulldogs football team

1 234Total
Tennessee 0 770 14
Georgia 17 10140 41
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 12:21 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:58
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 75, Sunny
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Dave Neal (play-by-play), Andre Ware (color), Cara Capuano (sideline)

Alabama

See also: 2010 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

1 234Total
#7 Alabama 3 10217 41
Tennessee 7 300 10
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 7:02 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 102,455
  • Game weather: 69, Cloudy
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (color), Holly Rowe (sideline)

South Carolina

See also: 2010 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

1 234Total
Tennessee 3 777 24
#17 South Carolina 0 101414 38
  • Location: Columbia, South Carolina
  • Game start: 12:21 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 79,336
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Dave Neal (play-by-play), Andre Ware (color), Cara Capuano (sideline)

Memphis

See also: 2010 Memphis Tigers football team

1 234Total
Tennessee 13 27100 50
Memphis 7 007 14
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 39,742
  • Television network: CBSC

Mississippi

See also: 2010 Ole Miss Rebels football team

1 234Total
Mississippi 0 1400 14
Tennessee 21 10147 52
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 12:00pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:28
  • Game attendance: 96,044
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV announcers (CBS): Craig Bolerjack, Steve Beuerlein

Vanderbilt

See also: 2010 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

1 234Total
Tennessee 7 7010 24
Vanderbilt 0 307 10
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Game attendance: 37,017

Kentucky

See also: 2010 Kentucky Wildcats football team

1 234Total
Kentucky 7 070 14
Tennessee 0 1473 24
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 12:21pm
  • Game weather: 45 degrees
  • Television network: SEC Network

Depth chart

Starters and backups (Subject to Change)[16]

Returning starters in bold[17]

Team players drafted into the NFL

Main article: 2011 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Luke Stocker Tight end 4 104 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Denarius Moore Wide receiver 5 148 Oakland Raiders

References

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  2. ^ a b "Tennessee Selects Derek Dooley As 22nd Head Football Coach". Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2010.
  3. ^ Unknown (February 3, 2010). "Vols Name Wilcox to Defensive Coordinator's Position". UTsports.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Unknown (January 18, 2010). "Vols Add Baggett, Chaney Remains Offensive Coordinator". UTsports.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  5. ^ Unknown (February 5, 2010). "Dooley Finalizes Staff, Names Former Vol Smith to Coaching Position". UTsports.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  6. ^ Phillips, Steve (January 18, 2010). "New Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley has hired Charley Baggett from the St. Louis Rams to be assistant head coach and wide receivers coach". WBIR.com. Archived from the original on February 5, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2010.
  7. ^ a b Unknown (January 17, 2010). "Vols Add Assistant Football Coaches Joseph, Russell". UTsports.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  8. ^ Unknown (January 30, 2010). "Vols Add Assistant Coach, Football Head Strength Coach". UTsports.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  9. ^ Unknown (January 22, 2010). "Vols Ink Hinshaw for Assistant Coaching Staff". UTsports.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  10. ^ "Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs. Tennessee Volunteers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 4, 2010.
  11. ^ "Oregon Ducks vs. Tennessee Volunteers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 14, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010.
  12. ^ "Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  13. ^ "UAB Blazers vs. Tennessee Volunteers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 6, 2010. Retrieved September 25, 2010.
  14. ^ "Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Tennessee Volunteers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 27, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2010.
  15. ^ "Tennessee Volunteers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 2, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010.
  16. ^ "Vols Offense Makes Early Impression". utsports.com. August 10, 2010. Retrieved August 13, 2010.
  17. ^ Ward, Austin (2010). "Vols' depth chart announced; Williams at tackle". govolsxtra.com. Archived from the original on September 2, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  18. ^ 2011 NFL Draft. Retrieved: November 14, 2013.