Justin Wilcox joined Tennessee as defensive coordinator in February, 2010. Justin Wilcox came to Tennessee after a successful run as Boise State's defensive coordinator during its rise to power.
A native of Eugene, Oregon, Justin Wilcox played for the University of Oregon from 1995-99 as a defensive back. Justin Wilcox began his career at Boise State and served two stints there sandwiched around a pair of seasons at California before coming to Tennessee.
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Tennessee football in 2012: Derek Dooley is at a loss; Butch Jones focuses on future
Published 12/31/2012 at 4:08 p.m. 57 comments
On a particularly busy afternoon before Christmas, Tennessee's football offices have the feel of a futuristic telemarketing center. Coaches and administrators pace the hallways past glass-walled offices, cell phones to their ears.
John Adams: Fitting system to players could serve Butch Jones well
Published 12/10/2012 at 10:28 p.m. 86 comments
Introductory media conferences don't lend themselves to details. And Butch Jones' get-together wasn't any different when he was introduced as Tennessee's new football coach Friday.
At least history is kind to Tennessee offense
Updated 11/24/2012 at 8:16 p.m. 37 comments
Tennessee ended the year just 84 yards short of the school's seemingly unbreakable offensive record.
John Adams: No change too extreme on defense
Published 11/5/2012 at 11:08 p.m. 65 comments
Tennessee plans to change its defensive approach for Saturday's game with Missouri. Finally, there's something that should have unanimous fan approval.
Mike Strange: UT coach Derek Dooley was thinking long term with defensive change
Published 10/30/2012 at 6:52 p.m. 147 comments
Derek Dooley is no dummy. When he had to hire a new defensive coordinator last January, he knew what was on the line. He knew growing pains would be inevitable. He knew his offense had the potential to be special.
Mike Strange: Vols are picking and grinning
Published 9/3/2012 at 5:44 p.m. 17 comments
In the final seconds Friday night at the Georgia Dome, Marsalis Teague snatched Tennessee's fourth interception of the game.
Andrew Gribble: Coaches who stayed can now catch their breath
Published 2/11/2012 at 6:24 p.m. 39 comments
At one point during an absolutely wild final two months on the recruiting trail, Terry Joseph's mom and brother were a few missed calls away from pasting his photo onto a milk carton.
Source: Charlie Coiner set to take over special teams for Vols
Updated 1/26/2012 at 10:08 p.m. 112 comments
It seems the Vols are on the brink of filling one more of the six vacancies they've had in the offseason.
Justin Wilcox to earn $750,000 in 2012 at Washington
Published 1/21/2012 at 6:44 p.m. 39 comments
New Washington defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will earn the same salary he made at Tennessee.
Derek Dooley reunites with Sal Sunseri, hires him as UT's defensive coordinator
Published 1/13/2012 at 11:00 p.m. 94 comments
More than a decade later, a relationship forged during one year still stuck in Derek Dooley's mind. That by itself certainly wasn't enough to convince the Tennessee football coach that Sal Sunseri was the right guy to fill a vacancy ...
Navy's Buddy Green to interview; Harry Hiestand might provide another opening
Updated 1/11/2012 at 10:55 p.m. 237 comments
Tennessee appears close to filling one hole on its coaching staff.
Orange Bowl blowout not enough to eliminate Kevin Steele as possible UT target
Published 1/5/2012 at 8:20 p.m. 215 comments
One rough night at the office doesn't appear to be enough to erase an entire resume.
Derek Dooley clears the air; asks for patience in hirings
Published 1/3/2012 at 7:47 p.m. 222 comments
Losing games, losing coaches, losing players, losing recruits. Derek Dooley wants to reassure Tennessee football fans he isn't losing focus.
Derek Dooley says worst is over, progress ahead; DeAnthony Arnett granted release
Published 1/3/2012 at 11:24 a.m. 222 comments
In his first public comments in 37 days, Derek Dooley on Tuesday addressed a wide range of topics in hopes of assuring Tennessee fans — and recruits — that the football program is not in disarray.
UT now down 3 coaches with departure of Justin Wilcox, Peter Sirmon
Published 1/2/2012 at 9:25 p.m. 196 comments
His third year at Tennessee wasn’t supposed to be a rebuilding year, but Derek Dooley will head into his most important season with replacements for nearly half of the members of his 2011 coaching staff.
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