As we begin the "Josh Heupel Era" of Tennessee Football, we thought it would be interesting to look back at the dawning of the eras of Doug Dickey, Bill Battle, Johnny Majors and Phillip Fulmer.
Former Tennessee Strong Safety Tim Townes dreams big. First he wanted to be a Vol. In spite of his lack of size, speed or scholarship offer he achieved his dream. This episode introduces you to Tim and spotlights his career in orange. Tim’s dreams continued after graduation. He is now Dr. Tim Townes and he wants to cure Sickle Cell Anemia. It’s another big dream, but he’s close to achieving it! Tune in to learn more about the story of VFL Tim Townes.
IF you automatically think of 1988 as the season Tennessee went 0-6, then this show is for you! We hope to re-frame your memory of that season, because yes that team began 0-6, but after this episode is finished … if we’ve done our job … you’ll think of that season as the season we FINISHED 5-0! As the season that LAUNCHED the decade of dominance. As the season that turned a bunch of young talented inexperienced kids into a team of future SEC Champions!
As suggested by a listener we bring you an abridged replay of the Tennessee vs. Indiana game in the 1988 Peach Bowl in Atlanta.
Tennessee faced Penn State in back to back home games over 1971 and 1972! This episode tells the story of HOW Joe Paterno played the Vols twice and never played them in his home stadium! This story also documents a new era for Tennessee Football. This game was the first to be played under the lights at Neyland Stadium. It was a magical year for Tennessee, and it was the first season for quarterback Condredge Holloway.