About Drew Edwards
BiographyDrew Edwards joined the News Sentinel's sports department in 2005 as preps editor after working for the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal and the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail. He began covering Tennessee football in 2006. A 2003 graduate of Tennessee with a degree in journalism, Edwards is a Knoxville native and a 1998 graduate of Farragut High School.
- Tennessee football beat writer
01/01/2005 - current
Fulmer taking time to reflect on moment
Updated 11/30/2008 at 12:36 a.m. 27 Comments
After claiming a 28-10 victory over Kentucky in Neyland Stadium on Saturday night, Phillip Fulmer left a winner. And even though he would have chosen a different time to make his exit as UT's football coach, it would be difficult ...
Fulmer: 'It's been like three-week long funeral'
Updated 11/22/2008 at 7:51 p.m. 136 Comments
NASHVILLE - Heading for the locker room underneath the stands in Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer smiled and waved to a group of fans who spent a few more minutes in the bitter Nashville air to ...
Offense's confidence crashes with errors
Updated 11/08/2008 at 9:30 p.m. 65 Comments
Emotion is no substitute for confidence.All through the week leading up to Saturday's homecoming game against Wyoming, Tennessee had plenty of the former after UT coach Phillip Fulmer announced Monday he would not return as head coach for an 18th ...
Kenyan runner trail-blazing with Vols
Published 11/14/2009 at midnight
If Peter Sigilai happened to chuckle a little bit as his feet struck the ground, you could certainly understand it.
Eric Berry's greatest hits
Published 08/30/2009 at midnight 5 Comments
In just two seasons at Tennessee, Eric Berry has already cemented himself as one of the best players in school history. He's one of - if not the - best defensive player in the country, and his next interception return ...
Alcoa plans to keep ringing up titles
Updated 08/11/2009 at 1:32 p.m.
Alcoa tight end/defensive Tyler Robinson keeps his three state-championship rings under lock and key. Defensive coordinator Brian Nix has his five rings in a special display case in the family theater room. Head coach Gary Rankin almost always wears his ...
UT position previews: Running back
Updated 08/01/2009 at 8 p.m. 53 Comments
In the final two games of the 2008 season, the Vols rushed a combined 104 times. And it just so happened they won those two games - Kentucky and Vanderbilt - by a combined 28 points.
UT position previews: Defensive line
Updated 07/31/2009 at 8:01 p.m. 24 Comments
For Chris Walker, the transition didn't take long.
UT position previews: Receivers
Updated 07/30/2009 at 7:46 p.m. 47 Comments
When it comes to bad luck this offseason, Tennessee's wide receivers have borne the brunt.
Berry, Vols deliver for cancer patients, nurses
Updated 07/29/2009 at 10:06 p.m. 24 Comments
Nurses cooed. Patients smiled. And four Tennessee football players signed autographs and visited for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon inside the UT Cancer Institute. Safety Eric Berry, who visited along with receiver Denarius Moore, defensive end Chris Walker and ...
UT position previews: Specialists
Updated 07/29/2009 at 8:59 p.m. 43 Comments
There are certainly better images for a punter to see than an unblocked defender moving towards him at something close to top speed. But for much of Chad Cunningham's five games as a starter last season, that's much of what ...
UT position previews: Linebackers
Updated 07/28/2009 at 9:15 p.m. 46 Comments
Rico McCoy has heard the chatter. Two starters are gone from a defense that led the SEC in total defense last season.
UT position previews: Offensive line
Updated 07/27/2009 at 7:26 p.m. 59 Comments
Tennessee center Josh McNeil doesn’t mince words when talking about Tennessee’s plans for the offensive line this fall.
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