The 2010 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2010 season. The team was coached by Derek Dooley who was in his first season as the 22nd coach in UT football history. The Vols played their home games at Neyland Stadium and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference. The Vols played seven home games this season. Derek Dooley won his coaching debut with the Vols 50–0 versus Tennessee-Martin on September 4, 2010, in front of 99,123 at Neyland Stadium.

They finished the season 6–7, 3–5 in SEC play and were invited to the Music City Bowl where they were defeated by North Carolina 27–30.




Team players drafted into the NFL



Coaching staff

  • Derek Dooley – Head Coach
  • Justin Wilcox – Defensive Coordinator
  • Jim Chaney – Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach
  • Chuck Smith – Defensive Line Coach
  • Charlie Baggett – Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach
  • Lance Thompson – Linebackers Coach
  • Eric Russell – Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach
  • Terry Joseph – Defensive Backs Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Harry Hiestand – Offensive Line Coach
  • Darin Hinshaw – Quarterbacks Coach

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