The Tennessee Vols football players addressing Georgia State and another transfer portal entry lead our Volunteers news for Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.
Well, the fall is indeed in full swing. But it may not be where Tennessee Vols fans want it to be after such a horrible loss by the football program over the weekend to the Georgia State Panthers. And yes, the continued aftermath from that is the focus of our coverage.
Today’s morning update includes two separate stories about the players responding to that loss, and that’s not the only football news either. We also have a story on another player entering the transfer portal.
So that’s three football stories for this Hump Day, the first in September plus details of a key women’s basketball event happening later this year to make up our daily news. Let’s start with the players’ responses to GSU.
Vols hold players-only meeting – Ryan Callahan, GoVols247
The Tennessee Vols football team held a players’-only meeting after their 38-30 loss to the Georgia State Panthers. Theo Jackson said they met on Sunday ahead of Tuesday’s practice.
"“We all just met without the coaches to go over, like, what do we need to do to get better in the future and don’t let this happen again?” Jackson, one of four Tennessee players who met with reporters on Tuesday, said the mood and environment around the Vols’ facility the past couple of days has “definitely been down because of how we played” in their loss to the Panthers, who were nearly four-touchdown underdogs going into Saturday’s game."
Jauan Jennings speaks out – UTSports
Tennessee Vols football senior wide receiver Jauan Jennings was incredibly vocal Tuesday following his team’s loss to the Georgia State Panthers. Jennings, who had over 100 receiving yards and a touchdown, declared himself the leader and said the team would get this right.
"“I didn’t sign up for a one-game fight,” redshirt senior Jauan Jennings said. “This is a 12-game fight. That’s what we’re going to do each and every week from here on out. That’s all we’ve got to do, prepare and focus on one game at a time.”"
Terrell Bailey enters transfer portal – Dan Harralson, VolsWire.com
Redshirt sophomore Tennessee football defensive back Terrell Bailey has entered the transfer portal. He played in nine games for UT in 2018.
"Bailey redshirted in 2017. The 5-foot-11, 188-pound New Orleans, La. native totaled six tackles (five solo) last season."
Details announced for Lady Vols-UCONN – HoopHall.com
As the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team gets set to revive its rivalry with the UCONN Huskies, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the details for the matchup on Tuesday. UT will visit UCONN on Jan. 23, 2020. The game will be televised on ESPN at 7 p.m. E.T. Part of the proceeds from the game will benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as well as the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. There is even a logo for the game, which has the word “Revival” in it.
"Widely regarded as the two most successful programs in women’s basketball history, UConn and Tennessee account for 19 National Championships, dozens of impact players in the WNBA and many of the sport’s all-time greats. As a longstanding rivalry, the teams consistently met from 1995-2007, but have not faced each other since."