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NCAA probe is 'speed bump' to Vols' new coach Josh Heupel

Josh Heupel believes he can win quickly at Tennessee and position the football program for long-term success. He's so confident that not even the specter of NCAA sanctions deterred him from joining his former UCF boss in a package deal for the Volunteers.

Heupel was introduced Wednesday as the program's 27th head coach and fifth, not counting interim or acting coaches, since the end of the 2008 season. He replaces Jeremy Pruitt, who was fired Jan. 18 after an investigation into recruiting issues.

He said he talked "frankly" with Tennessee leadership about what happened and the anticipated punishment.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: D. Gabriel3570
Passing TDs: D. Gabriel32
Rushing Yards: G. McCrae758
Rushing TDs: G. McCrae10
Receiving Yards: M. Williams1039
Receiving TDs: M. Williams10
Interceptions: R. Grant3
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. 18 North Carolina Cancelled
9/12 vs. FIU Postponed
9/19 at Georgia Tech W 49 - 21
9/26 at East Carolina W 51 - 28
10/3 vs. Tulsa L 26 - 34
10/17 at Memphis L 49 - 50
10/24 vs. Tulane W 51 - 34
10/31 at Houston W 44 - 21
11/7 vs. Florida A&M Postponed
11/14 vs. Temple W 38 - 13
11/21 vs. 7 Cincinnati L 33 - 36
11/27 at South Florida W 58 - 46
12/22 at 16 BYU L 23 - 49
American Athletic Conference
  Conference Overall
8 Cincinnati 6-0 9-1
24 Tulsa 6-0 6-3
Memphis 5-3 8-3
UCF 5-3 6-4
Southern Methodist 4-3 7-3
Houston 3-3 3-5
Navy 3-4 3-7
Tulane 3-5 6-6
East Carolina 3-5 3-6
Temple 1-6 1-6
South Florida 0-7 1-8
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5681 (6)
Passing Yards: 3574 (7)
Rushing Yards: 2107 (20)
Points per game: 42.2 (8)
Yards per game: 568.1 (2)
Touchdowns: 55 (8)
Field Goals: 12 (45)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4918 (117)
Passing Yards: 2992 (118)
Rushing Yards: 1926 (109)
Points per game: 33.2 (92)
Yards per game: 491.8 (123)
Touchdowns: 43 (117)
Field Goals: 8 (52)