1980 Tennessee Volunteers Football Team
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1980 Tennessee Volunteers Football Team

1980 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1980 record5-6 (3-3 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorBill Pace (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorBobby Jackson (1st season)
CaptainJim Noonan
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Georgia $ 6 0 0     12 0 0
No. 19 Mississippi State 5 1 0     9 3 0
No. 6 Alabama 5 1 0     10 2 0
LSU 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     3 8 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 8 0
Auburn 0 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1980 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 fourth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5-6 overall, 3-3 in the SEC).

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 6No. 16 GeorgiaL 15-1695,288
September 13No. 5 USC*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
ESPNL 17-2095,049
September 20Washington State*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 35-2393,520
September 27at No. 18 AuburnW 42-075,942
October 11at Georgia Tech*W 23-1050,127
October 18No. 1 Alabama
ABCL 0-2796,748
October 25No. 12 Pittsburgh*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
L 6-3094,008
November 1Virginia*dagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
L 13-1694,333
November 15vs. Ole MissL 9-2050,033
November 22Kentucky
W 45-1490,244
November 29at VanderbiltW 51-1331,100
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Tim Irwin Tackle 3 74 Minnesota Vikings
Danny Spradlin Linebacker 5 137 Dallas Cowboys
Alan Duncan Kicker 7 174 Philadelphia Eagles
Hubert Simpson Running back 10 258 Cincinnati Bengals
Brad White Nose tackle 12 310 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

References

General

  • 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book (PDF). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. Retrieved 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 125
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 101
  3. ^ "1981 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012.

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