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1989 Tennessee Volunteers football
SEC Co-Champions
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 5
1989 record11–1 (6–1 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Majors
Offensive coordinatorPhillip Fulmer
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Alabama § 6 1 0     10 2 0
#5 Tennessee § 6 1 0     11 1 0
#6 Auburn § 6 1 0     10 2 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 4 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     6 5 0
LSU 2 5 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his thirteenth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eleven wins and one loss (11–1 overall, 6–1 in the SEC), as SEC Co-Champions and with a victory over Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl Classic. The Volunteers offense scored 346 points while the defense allowed 217 points.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2* Colorado State Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 17–14   93,652
September 9* at #6 UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA PPV W 24–6   54,316
September 16* Duke #17 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 28–6   93,659
September 30 #4 Auburn #12 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CBS W 21–14   95,341
October 7† Georgia #6 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN W 17–14   96,058
October 21 at #10 Alabama #6 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) CBS L 30–47   75,962
October 28 at LSU #11 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA TBS W 45–39   71,634
November 11* Akron #11 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 52–9   91,833
November 18 Ole Miss #9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN PPV W 33–21   93,851
November 25 at Kentucky #8 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) ESPN W 31–10   55,237
December 2 Vanderbilt #8 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN TBS W 17–10   92,975
January 1, 1990 vs. #10 Arkansas #8 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 31–27   74,358
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Reggie Cobb Running Back2 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marion Hobby Defensive End3 74 Minnesota Vikings
Eric Still Guard4 99 Houston Oilers

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