UT football to host Cincinnati in 2011

Tennessee and Cincinnati have agreed contractually to a one-game football matchup in the 2011 season, it was announced Wednesday.

The Vols and Bearcats are set to play Sept. 10, 2011, in Knoxville.

UT previously was scheduled to host Southern Mississippi on that date, but the Golden Eagles asked to move the game to a future season. Tennessee now plays Southern Miss in Knoxville on Sept. 2, 2017.

“We were contacted about the possibility of Southern Miss moving its game to a future year,” UT athletics director Mike Hamilton said. “For us, that was contingent on finding a suitable replacement, as Southern Miss is obviously a quality opponent.

“We worked with our partners at ESPN and were able to schedule the University of Cincinnati, the defending Big East Conference champions. We’re very pleased with how things turned out and excited about welcoming coach Brian Kelly and the Bearcats to Knoxville for that game.”

UT and Cincinnati have met five times, all in Knoxville, with the most recent outcome a 40-0 Vols win in 1992. The other four meetings occurred between 1904 and 1942, and Tennessee leads the overall series 4-1.

Cincinnati (11-3) captured the Big East championship last year and played in the FedEx Orange Bowl. Kelly is entering his third season as head coach of the Bearcats.

“Our philosophy is to play the best possible out-of-conference schedule,” Kelly said. “The University of Tennessee’s football tradition and geographic location make it a great matchup for us.”

Tennessee’s future slate of games already announced now includes: 2010 – UT Martin, Oregon, UAB, at Memphis; 2011 – North Texas, Cincinnati, at North Carolina, Middle Tennessee; 2012 – N.C. State (in Atlanta), North Carolina; 2013 – at Oregon, South Alabama; 2014 – at Oklahoma; 2015 – Oklahoma, at Connecticut; 2016 – at Nebraska, Connecticut; 2017 – Nebraska; 2018 – at Ohio State; 2019 – Ohio State.

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kjneel#238751 writes:

2011 is our National Championshp Year.

mdvol writes:

I knew we would get Brian Kelly here somehow.

givehim6 writes:

in response to mdvol:

I knew we would get Brian Kelly here somehow.

Yes this will be a interesting match up, Kiffin vs. Kelly.

Ironcity writes:

Man, I hope I am alive for some of these games that are on the schedule. Good job Mr. Hamilton.

Waldorf writes:

Maybe by 2011 Kiffin will have fixed all of the problems Foolmore left behind.

Good riddance Foolmore.

Ironcity writes:

in response to PlaidinOrangeandWhite:

Great read on VolQuest.

http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.a...

Thanks BerryPick6. Love him or not he is the most forthright coach I am aware of. He doesn't seem to hide anything. Its very refreshing.

mdvol writes:

in response to PlaidinOrangeandWhite:

Great read on VolQuest.

http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.a...

Excellent link. Thank you. Wish KNS had that kind of content and inside info.

Everyone should read this Q&A.

sizeDD writes:

I live just north of Dallas, its going to be nice to drive to have the opportunity to drive up to Norman in 2014. Should be competitive by then; trying to be optimistic.
GO VOLS!

sizeDD writes:

in response to sizeDD:

I live just north of Dallas, its going to be nice to drive to have the opportunity to drive up to Norman in 2014. Should be competitive by then; trying to be optimistic.
GO VOLS!

so much for me previewing my post........
Meant to say:

its going to be nice to have the opportunity to drive up to Norman in 2014.

Figured I might as well point it out before the grammar police pounce.

Gator_Hater (Inactive) writes:

Southern Miss or Cincinnati, either one are quality opponents. North Carolina, Ohio State, Oregon, Oklahoma, Nebraska! Now those are some non-conference games I can't wait for! Always thought we should have games against our neighbors over in Chapel Hill. In the meantime, the Gators will keep playing teams from the FCS. LMFAO!

mdvol writes:

in response to sizeDD:

so much for me previewing my post........
Meant to say:

its going to be nice to have the opportunity to drive up to Norman in 2014.

Figured I might as well point it out before the grammar police pounce.

Whoever invents an "oops" key is going to be rich.

HollySpringsVOL writes:

in response to supersmo18:

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The Binturong (Arctictis binturong), also known as the Asian Bearcat, the Palawan Bearcat, or simply the Bearcat, is a species of the family Viverridae, which includes the civets and genets. It is neither a bear nor a cat, and the real meaning of the original name has been lost, as the local language that gave it that name is now extinct[3]. Its natural habitat is in trees of forest canopy in rainforest of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.[1]

It is nocturnal and sleeps on branches. It eats primarily fruit, but also has been known to eat eggs, shoots, leaves, and small animals, such as rodents or birds. Deforestation has greatly reduced its numbers. When cornered, the Binturong can be vicious. The Binturong can make chuckling sounds when it seems to be happy and utter a high-pitched wail if annoyed. The Binturong can live over 20 years in captivity; one has been recorded to have lived almost 26 years.

OrangePride writes:

in response to supersmo18:

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Hope that isn't like a, "What's a Rutgers?" sign that was posted in town a few years back. That didn't work out so well.

ColeTrickle writes:

in response to HollySpringsVOL:

The Binturong (Arctictis binturong), also known as the Asian Bearcat, the Palawan Bearcat, or simply the Bearcat, is a species of the family Viverridae, which includes the civets and genets. It is neither a bear nor a cat, and the real meaning of the original name has been lost, as the local language that gave it that name is now extinct[3]. Its natural habitat is in trees of forest canopy in rainforest of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.[1]

It is nocturnal and sleeps on branches. It eats primarily fruit, but also has been known to eat eggs, shoots, leaves, and small animals, such as rodents or birds. Deforestation has greatly reduced its numbers. When cornered, the Binturong can be vicious. The Binturong can make chuckling sounds when it seems to be happy and utter a high-pitched wail if annoyed. The Binturong can live over 20 years in captivity; one has been recorded to have lived almost 26 years.

yawwwwnnnnnn. well we have a coon hound. btw nice copy and paste from wikipedia.

ColeTrickle writes:

A Coonhound is a type of scent hound and a member of the hound group.

Coonhounds are an American style of hunting dog developed for the unique quarry and working conditions found in the United States. Coondogs are highly valued,[1] and the locus of competition [2], although there is no recognized breed dedicated to the task. [3]

[edit] History
In the colonial period, foxhounds were imported for the popular sport of foxhunting. Various breeds of foxhounds and other hunting hounds were imported from England, Ireland, and France, making up the initial composition of the dogs that were later known as Virginia Hounds.

Foxhounds were found to be inadequate for hunting animals that didn't "go to ground", but instead took to the treetops to escape, such as raccoons, opossums, bobcats and even larger prey like cougars and bears. The dogs were often confused or unable to hold the scent when this occurred, and would mill about.

Treeing dogs were developed, chosen for a keen sense of smell, the ability to track, chase and corner any manner of animal independent of human commands, and, most importantly, to follow an animal both on the ground and when it takes to the trees. A good coonhound will bark and keep its prey treed until the hunters arrive. Bloodhounds specifically were added to many coonhound lines to enhance the ability to track. Some dogs have webbed toes to deal with the rivers and swamps so common in their hunting grounds.

Coonhounds can hunt individually or as a pack. Generally, hunters don't chase their quarry along with the hounds, unlike organized foxhunting, but wait and listen to the distinctive baying to determine if a raccoon or other animal has been treed. Besides raccoons, coonhounds are excellent at handing all manner of prey if trained properly.

Besides hunting, coonhounds are family dogs that are known to be good with children. They also make good watchdogs with an impressive, loud bark.

CincyVol15 writes:

UT does a great job of scheduling competitive non-conference games each year. I cannot wait till the Orange Swarm invades the "Shoe" in 2018, spanks the Bucks, then again the next year at Neyland!

CynicalCitizen writes:

in response to Agent_Orange:

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First of all, there is no RPI in college football. Second, Southern Miss has a much greater football tradition than Cincinnati. Third, true AD speak only involves counting money.

Waldorf writes:

in response to Agent_Orange:

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Ummmm......from the article -

UT previously was scheduled to host Southern Mississippi on that date, but the Golden Eagles asked to move the game to a future season.

HollySpringsVOL writes:

in response to supersmo18:

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I suspect we'll be hearing a lot of high pitched wails coming from them thar Bearcats unless we plan to pin fruit on our uniforms for the game :-)

OhioVol3 writes:

Someone please tell me...why even schedule a marginally decent out-of-conference opponent, other than for recruiting reasons (Tenn not great for in-state talent)? The SEC is so brutal, we don't need it for strength of schedule. Leave that to the Little 10 and the Pac 10. The object is to win games baby!

cincykid writes:

in response to kjneel#238751:

2011 is our National Championshp Year.

...and your starting QB in 2011 is.....?

kman29 writes:

in response to Gator_Hater:

Southern Miss or Cincinnati, either one are quality opponents. North Carolina, Ohio State, Oregon, Oklahoma, Nebraska! Now those are some non-conference games I can't wait for! Always thought we should have games against our neighbors over in Chapel Hill. In the meantime, the Gators will keep playing teams from the FCS. LMFAO!

Sorry but comparing both Tennessee and Florida's OOC schedule the last few years, there isn't that much of a difference. In fact with as much as people want to bash Florida's schedule, they are 1 of 5 SEC schools with a preseason ranked opponent on their OOC schedule #19 FSU. Tennessee has none. That and the fact that Florida was working hard to have Utah on as their opener, but Utah wanted a home and home. A upper BCS school like UF will rarely agree to that with a school like Utah, so it didnt go through

2006:
Tennessee:
California
Air Force
Marshall
Memphis

Florida:
Southern Miss.
Central Florida
W.Carolina
At FSU

2007
Tennessee:
At California
Southern Miss
Arkansas State
Louisiana Laf.

Florida:
Western Kentucky
Troy
Florida Atlantic
FSU

2008:
Tennessee:
At UCLA
UAB
Northern Ill.
Wyoming

Florida:
Hawaii
Miami
Citadel
At FSU

For each Cal and UCLA that Tennessee schedules, they have never been really any better than FSU. Not to mention when 2008 schedule was put together it was thought to be a monster, but Hawaii, Miami and FSU all fell.

Lostvolinhighweeds writes:

in response to kman29:

Sorry but comparing both Tennessee and Florida's OOC schedule the last few years, there isn't that much of a difference. In fact with as much as people want to bash Florida's schedule, they are 1 of 5 SEC schools with a preseason ranked opponent on their OOC schedule #19 FSU. Tennessee has none. That and the fact that Florida was working hard to have Utah on as their opener, but Utah wanted a home and home. A upper BCS school like UF will rarely agree to that with a school like Utah, so it didnt go through

2006:
Tennessee:
California
Air Force
Marshall
Memphis

Florida:
Southern Miss.
Central Florida
W.Carolina
At FSU

2007
Tennessee:
At California
Southern Miss
Arkansas State
Louisiana Laf.

Florida:
Western Kentucky
Troy
Florida Atlantic
FSU

2008:
Tennessee:
At UCLA
UAB
Northern Ill.
Wyoming

Florida:
Hawaii
Miami
Citadel
At FSU

For each Cal and UCLA that Tennessee schedules, they have never been really any better than FSU. Not to mention when 2008 schedule was put together it was thought to be a monster, but Hawaii, Miami and FSU all fell.

The ONLY reason U.F. plays F.S.U. every year is Florida state law requires it.

CoverOrange writes:

in response to BolivarBob:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

I watched the 4th qtr of MNF when Ainge came in. He had a lot of throws because the Jets were behind. He looked okay, nothing spectacular but what do you expect with the 2nd and 3rd strings in with him. Had one near interception and 3 or 4 dropped would be TD passes.

tennezz writes:

in response to kman29:

Sorry but comparing both Tennessee and Florida's OOC schedule the last few years, there isn't that much of a difference. In fact with as much as people want to bash Florida's schedule, they are 1 of 5 SEC schools with a preseason ranked opponent on their OOC schedule #19 FSU. Tennessee has none. That and the fact that Florida was working hard to have Utah on as their opener, but Utah wanted a home and home. A upper BCS school like UF will rarely agree to that with a school like Utah, so it didnt go through

2006:
Tennessee:
California
Air Force
Marshall
Memphis

Florida:
Southern Miss.
Central Florida
W.Carolina
At FSU

2007
Tennessee:
At California
Southern Miss
Arkansas State
Louisiana Laf.

Florida:
Western Kentucky
Troy
Florida Atlantic
FSU

2008:
Tennessee:
At UCLA
UAB
Northern Ill.
Wyoming

Florida:
Hawaii
Miami
Citadel
At FSU

For each Cal and UCLA that Tennessee schedules, they have never been really any better than FSU. Not to mention when 2008 schedule was put together it was thought to be a monster, but Hawaii, Miami and FSU all fell.

Looks like you have a lot of free time while waiting on your welfare check!!! The only reason you play FSU is because you don`t have a choice!!!

Gator_Hater (Inactive) writes:

in response to kman29:

Sorry but comparing both Tennessee and Florida's OOC schedule the last few years, there isn't that much of a difference. In fact with as much as people want to bash Florida's schedule, they are 1 of 5 SEC schools with a preseason ranked opponent on their OOC schedule #19 FSU. Tennessee has none. That and the fact that Florida was working hard to have Utah on as their opener, but Utah wanted a home and home. A upper BCS school like UF will rarely agree to that with a school like Utah, so it didnt go through

2006:
Tennessee:
California
Air Force
Marshall
Memphis

Florida:
Southern Miss.
Central Florida
W.Carolina
At FSU

2007
Tennessee:
At California
Southern Miss
Arkansas State
Louisiana Laf.

Florida:
Western Kentucky
Troy
Florida Atlantic
FSU

2008:
Tennessee:
At UCLA
UAB
Northern Ill.
Wyoming

Florida:
Hawaii
Miami
Citadel
At FSU

For each Cal and UCLA that Tennessee schedules, they have never been really any better than FSU. Not to mention when 2008 schedule was put together it was thought to be a monster, but Hawaii, Miami and FSU all fell.

Notice a common theme there genius? W. Carolina, The Citadel, and WKU in 2007 were all FCS teams. As in, 1-AA. As in, NON 1-A. Don't list the facts until you're ready to face them. OOOOOHHHHHH, you play FSU every year. Big deal. Try traveling out of the Southeast during the regular season, or at least out of Florida. Gimme a break. And don't give me that "oh, we played in this bowl in that location far from Gainesville." During a bowl you get around a week to acclimate to the location. During the regular season you get a day or two.

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