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4-8, 7th in SEC - East

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Former Tennessee star running back Montario Hardesty has returned to his alma mater and will serve as an offensive analyst on Jeremy Pruitt's staff. Hardesty was previously on Lane Kiffin's staff at Florida Atlantic. Hardesty rushed for 2,391 yards during his career at Tennessee, including 1,345 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior in 2009 when Kiffin was the Vols' head coach.

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4dAdam Rittenberg

Winners and losers from NFL draft early entries

With potential first-round defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell returning to school, Clemson is the clear winner of the early entry period. How did other contenders fare?

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5dChris Low

Vols backup QB Dormady plans to transfer

Quinten Dormady, who was Tennessee's backup quarterback for the latter part of 2017, announced on Twitter that he plans to transfer for his final season.

Pruitt talks transition from Bama to Tennessee (3:22)
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Pruitt ready to solely focus on coaching Vols

Now that he no longer has to divide his time between two jobs, Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt can concentrate solely on transforming the Volunteers into Southeastern Conference championship contenders once again.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 linebacker J.J. Peterson has committed to Tennessee. Peterson is the No. 70 ranked prospect overall and gives the Vols four ESPN 300 commitments.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Pruitt enjoying a few minutes of relaxation before beginning final prep for what could be his last game as Alabama's defensive coordinator.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 linebacker Quay Walker is committed to Alabama, but did not sign during the early signing period. Walker says he is visiting Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and Auburn before making his final decision.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee signee Alontae Taylor said at one point after he first decommitted from Tennessee, he called Georgia to commit, but none of the coaches answered so it gave him more time to reconsider if he should pick the Dawgs. He ultimately ended up signing with the Vols.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama safety Ronnie Harrison says coordinator Jeremy Pruitt remains "all in" on coaching the Tide until the season ends, but it doesn't stop Harrison from teasing Pruitt with chants of "Rocky Top."

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee Vols athletic director Phillip Fulmer will serve as the honorary 12th Titan for the Titans' season finale against the Jaguars.

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26dESPN Recruiting

Midterm football recruiting class grades

The first early signing period is in the books. With almost seven weeks until national signing day, some grades are incomplete, but here's how teams have fared.

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29dTom VanHaaren

New coaches earn mixed results in early signing period

Coaches who took over at new schools had a tough task getting rolling before the early signing period. Some, including Chip Kelly and Dan Mullen, have survived, while others have a lot of work to do to salvage their classes.

Vols, Pruitt moving quickly in recruiting (5:54)
How new SEC coaches are preparing for early signing (2:21)
The 2017 coaching carousel was wild (2:29)

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Pruitt was not present for Alabama's first day back at practice, but is expected back after recruiting this weekend with Monday being the start of the dead period. Pruitt is staying on as Alabama's defensive coordinator through the playoff, but has to manage the early signing day as head coach at Tennessee.

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Ex-Vols staffer pleads guilty to charge

Former Tennessee director of football operations Chris Spognardi has pleaded guilty to a charge of official misconduct related to the handling of team travel expenses.

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38dGerry Hamilton and Tom VanHaaren

Vols lose two QB recruits but secure top-50 WR

Tennessee lost its two quarterback prospects with ESPN 300 QB Adrian Martinez switching to Nebraska and Michael Penix decommitting, but secured the recommitment of highly ranked wide receiver Alontae Taylor for its class of '18.

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