KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) This isn't the way Tennessee and Vanderbilt planned to finish the regular season.
Both teams are winless in Southeastern Conference play heading into their rivalry game Saturday at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee (4-7, 0-7 SEC) has lost six of its last seven games and fired coach Butch Jones last week. Vanderbilt (4-7, 0-7) has dropped seven of its last eight.
"It's surprising and it's obvious unfortunate that the season had to go this way," Tennessee tight end Ethan Wolf said. "Expectations were high. We had a lot of returning experience, a lot of talent on this team and we just failed to get it done."