2013 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Record5–7 (2–6 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMike Bajakian (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJohn Jancek (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 102,455)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 5 Missouri x   7 1     12 2  
No. 4 South Carolina   6 2     11 2  
Georgia   5 3     8 5  
No. 24 Vanderbilt   4 4     9 4  
Florida   3 5     4 8  
Tennessee   2 6     5 7  
Kentucky   0 8     2 10  
Western Division
No. 2 Auburn xy$   7 1     12 2  
No. 7 Alabama x%   7 1     11 2  
No. 14 LSU   5 3     10 3  
No. 18 Texas A&M   4 4     9 4  
Mississippi State   3 5     7 6  
Ole Miss*   3 5     8 5  
Arkansas   0 8     3 9  
Championship: Auburn 59, Missouri 42
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • * Ole Miss vacated all wins (except for the Music City Bowl) due to NCAA violations.
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.[1][2] 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.

Coaching staff

Name Position Seasons at
Tennessee
Alma Mater
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)

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 pmAustin Peay*PPVW 45–097,169
September 712:21 pmWKU*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
SECTVW 52–2086,783
September 143:30 pmat No. 2 Oregon*ABCL 14–5957,895
September 213:30 pmat No. 19 FloridaCBSL 17–3190,074
September 2812:21 pmSouth Alabama*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
SECTVW 31–2487,266
October 53:30 pmNo. 6 Georgia
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
CBSL 31–34 OT102,455
October 1912:00 pmNo. 11 South Carolina
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
ESPNW 23–2195,736
October 263:30 pmat No. 1 AlabamaCBSL 10–45101,821
November 27:00 pmat No. 10 MissouriESPNL 3–3167,124
November 912:00 pmNo. 9 Auburndagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
ESPNL 23–55102,455
November 237:00 pmVanderbilt
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
ESPN2L 10–1497,223
November 307:00 pmat KentuckyESPNUW 27–1454,986
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[3]

Rankings

See also: 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movments
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
APRV
CoachesRVRVRV
HarrisNot releasedNot released
BCSNot releasedNot released

Team players drafted into the NFL

Main article: 2014 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
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

References

  1. ^ Schwab, Frank (December 7, 2012). "Butch Jones is Hired by Tennessee, Ending a Stressful Search for the Vols". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "Tennessee Dismisses Derek Dooley". ESPN. November 20, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "2013 Schedule Source". University of Tennessee Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on September 14, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  4. ^ 2014 NFL Draft.