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By matthew ray
Weekly segmented podcasts by the VR2 staff. Covering the SEC and Tennessee Athletics.
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7/28 VR2 on SI Podcast: Previewing Tennessee Football Fall Camp with LB and DB Talk
It's been awhile, but Jack and Jake are back for the newest football edition of the VR2 on SI Podcast. Jake  goes over the standout guys in the LB and DB position groups, going into depth on the newcomers in the process, and Jack has a beef with Texas about who the true UT is. Football season is upon us, and this episode is the first of many VR2 on SI pods talking about fall practices leading up to Bowling Green on September 2. 
22:27
July 29, 2021
7/12 VR2 on SI Podcast: Historic 5 Vols Taken in 2021 MLB Draft's First 10 Rounds
Jack and Jake are back with another VR2 pod going over Tennessee's incredible showing in the first two days of the MLB Draft and about what's to come. Jake dishes his opinions on how Chad Dallas, Liam Spence, Max Ferguson, Connor Pavolony and Jake Rucker will fit in with their new teams in the pros. In addition, Jake and Jack go over the UT signees who were drafted and what that means for Tennessee Baseball's future. 
18:47
July 13, 2021
VR2 on SI Special Edition: Vols OL Parker Ball Discusses NIL, Brand
Tennessee Volunteers offensive lineman Parker Ball discusses the NIL process, his early opportunities, and more
05:08
July 2, 2021
6/29 VR2 On SI Podcast: More and More Visits! Post-Spring Superlatives, and Elijah Herring Joins the Show!
It's been awhile since VR2's last pod, but Jack and Matt are back to talk about the plethora of visits to Knoxville from recruits, commits and non-comics alike. Matt dishes out his superlatives for the Vols' upcoming season based on what happened in the Spring, and three-star LB Tennessee 2022 commit Elijah Herring makes an appearance to talk about what he fell in love with on Rocky Top along with how it feels to be the first commit of Tennessee's 2022 class. All that and more on the latest edition of the VR2 on SI Podcast!
38:31
June 30, 2021
6/17 VR2 On SI Podcast: Recapping Super Regionals, Looking Ahead to Omaha
Host Jack Foster and Jake Nichols break down Tennessee's Super Regional sweep of LSU and talk about what that means for the Vols' confidence in the CWS. Jake has high hopes for the Omavols in the CWS but notes that Vanderbilt is an intimidating obstacle on the road to a CWS championship. 
18:07
June 18, 2021
6/15 VR2 On SI Podcast: Neyland at Full Capacity, Malachi Wideman
Host Jack Foster and Matt Ray discuss the significance of the news that Neyland will be at full capacity in the fall and the Malachi Wideman situation, as Matt gives his insight on where it all went wrong between Wideman and Tennessee.
16:29
June 16, 2021
6/9 VR2 On SI Podcast: So Many Visits to Campus! LB, CB, and S Post-Spring Breakdowns and more!
Host Jack Foster and Matt Ray are back with another football edition of the VR2 On SI Podcast talking about the multiple visits happening on Rocky Top from both committed and non-committed players. Matt also updates us on the transfer portal and breaks down the secondary and linebacker group from what he saw in the Spring. 
35:47
June 10, 2021
6/8 VR2 On SI Podcast: Recapping Tennessee Baseball's 3-1 Win Against Liberty in the Regional Finals and Looking Forward to the Super Regionals Against LSU
Host Jack Foster and Jake Nichols bring you another edition of the VR2 On SI Podcast talking Vol Baseball's Regional Finals win against Liberty to move on and host the Super Regional Tournament in Knoxville against LSU. Jake notes that LSU has a chip on their shoulder coming to Knoxville, but if Tennessee can remain stellar on the mound, hot at the plate, and electric in the stands, they are Omaha bound. 
23:01
June 8, 2021
6/6 VR2 On SI Podcast: Recapping the Vols 9-3 Win Against Liberty in Round 2 of the NCAA Regional Tournament
Host Jack Foster and Jake Nichols recap the Vols dominant win against the Liberty Flames in Round 2 of the NCAA Regional Tournament in Knoxville. Tennessee had hot bats early, but a dry spell from innings 4-7 worries Jake for the Vols chances at going far on the road to Omaha. Jack and Jake also take a look at the possible matchup against Duke or Liberty again in the Regional Final and how the atmosphere is in Lindsey Nelson Stadium during the tournament. All that and more in the latest edition of the VR2 on SI Podcast! 
16:17
June 6, 2021
6/5 VR2 ON SI Podcast: Recapping Tennessee's Thrilling Victory Against Wright State in the First Round of the Regional Tournament
Host Jack Foster and Jake Nichols recap Vol Baseball's 9-8 win against Wright State via a Drew Gilbert walk-off grand slam in the first round of the Regional Tournament. Jake notes how unbelievably electric the atmosphere was in Knoxville and how that grand slam may have been one of the best moments in Tennessee athletics history. Jack and Jake also look forward to the Vols date with Liberty in round 2 of the tourney and more in the latest episode of the VR2 on SI Podcast!
24:53
June 5, 2021
VR2 On SI Podcast: Previewing Tennessee Baseball's Regional in Knoxville
Host Jack Foster and Jake Nichols preview Vol Baseball's regional over the weekend that will be hosted at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Jake goes over how he expects the atmosphere to be, key players, and the other teams in the tournament (Wright State, Liberty, and Duke). All that and more in the latest edition of the VR2 On SI Podcast!
15:12
June 4, 2021
VR2 On SI Podcast: Recapping the Vols Loss to Arkansas in the SEC Tournament Final
Jack and Jake are back at it with another podcast recapping the Vols loss to Arkansas in the SEC Tournament Final. Jake takes a look at the bullpen's lackluster play and the Vols inability to get guys home. However, Jack and Jake make it clear that all heads should be held high for the Vols. Finally, Jack and Jake take a look at the regionals coming up for the Vols that will be hosted in Knoxville.
16:47
May 31, 2021
5/29 VR2 On SI Podcast: Post Spring OL and DL Breakdowns and Recruiting Period News
Host Jack Foster and Matt Ray break down the performances of the Vols' offensive line and defensive line in the spring, and Matt gives his depth chart predictions heading into the fall. Matt also fills you in on what to expect with the recruiting period opening within the next week. All that and more in the latest episode of the VR2 On SI Podcast!
32:31
May 29, 2021
5/28 VR2 On SI Podcast: RECAP of the Vols Blowing Out Alabama to Advance in the SEC Tournament
Host Jack Foster and Jake Nichols recap the Vols blowout 11-0 win against Alabama in the fourth round of the SEC Tournament, diving deep into Blade Tidwell's performance and the Vols success at the plate. Jack and Jake also look forward to the Vols game against Florida in the semifinals and more in the latest episode of the VR2 on SI Podcast.
16:30
May 29, 2021
5/27 VR2 On SI Podcast: Recapping Vols Win Against Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament, Loss Against Alabama, and Previewing the Rest of the Tournament
Host Jack Foster and analyst Jake Nichols break down the Vols win against Mississippi State in the third round of the SEC Tournament and their loss against Alabama in the second round. Jake describes what he has seen from the Vols that he likes and what they could do better in their rematch against the Crimson Tide in round four of the tournament. Jack and Jake also look forward to how the Vols could fare in the rest of the SEC Tournament in the latest edition of the VR2 On SI Podcast!
14:30
May 28, 2021
5/25 VR2 On SI Podcast: Previewing the SEC Baseball Tournament
Host Jack Foster and analyst Jake Nichols preview the 2021 SEC Baseball Tournament, specifically the Vols chances of going deep in the tourney and keys to success. Jake dishes out stats on the Vols historic season and explains the environment surrounding the tournament in Hoover, Alabama. An SEC Baseball Tournament Recap Podcast will be in this feed upon conclusion of the tourney as well!
14:55
May 26, 2021
5/22 VR2 on SI Podcast: Post Spring WR and TE Breakdowns, William Mohan, Kamal Hadden, and More!
Host Jack Foster and analyst Matt Ray go over post-spring WR and TE breakdowns along with reacting to the news of William Mohan and Kamal Hadden transferring to UT, and Brian Grant committing to UT. Matt also has some more transfer portal news before Jack closes out the show in the latest episode of the VR2 on SI Podcast.
31:45
May 22, 2021
5/17 VR2 on SI Podcast: Recapping the Vol Baseball Series with No. 1 Arkansas
Host Jack Foster and analyst Jake Nichols recap the exciting series between the Vols and the Razorbacks on this edition of the VR2 on SI Podcast, going over what the Vols did right and what they could've done better, and also awarding an MVP for the series.
13:17
May 17, 2021
5/15 VR2 on SI Podcast: Post-Spring QB and RB Breakdowns, Transfer Portal News, and More!
Listen to host Jack Foster and analyst Matt Ray go over some positional breakdowns along with transfer portal news, the developments in the Ja'Waun James situation, Da'Jon Terry's fit with the Vols, and more in the latest episode of the VR2 on SI Podcast.
26:06
May 15, 2021
VR2 on SI Podcast: Series Preview Tennessee-Arkansas
Jack Foster and Jake Nichols dive into the top-five matchup as the Tennessee Volunteers play host to top-ranked Arkansas this weekend in front of a capacity crowd at Lindsey Nelson Stadim. 
13:37
May 13, 2021
VR2 On SI Podcast: Brody Foley Commits, NFL Draft and Transfer Portal Talk
VR2 On SI Podcast: Brody Foley Commits, NFL Draft and Transfer Portal Talk
26:10
May 8, 2021
4-11-21 VR2 Mailbag Podcast
The VR2 on SI crew answers your questions during the 4-11-21 mailbag podcast
40:13
April 12, 2021
VR2 on SI podcast: February 14,2021
The VR2 on SI staff discusses Tennessee’s ongoing defensive coordinator search, new staff additions, recruiting and more
26:25
February 14, 2021
Rocky Top Rewind: Heupel's Hire, Recruiting Buzz, and More
The VR2 on SI staff breaks down the week's happenings in Knoxville.
49:01
January 30, 2021
VR2 on SI: Breaking Down Tennessee's Depth Chart Release
Jake Nichols hosts the VR2 on SI podcast, as he is joined by lead editor Matt Ray to breakdown Tennessee's depth chart release ahead of the South Carolina game. 
34:59
September 22, 2020
Breaking Down J'Marion Gooch's Commitment to Tennessee
Coveted SI All-American Candidate J'Marion Gooch has announced his commitment to Tennessee, as the Vols flipped him away from Auburn. The VR2 on SI staff breaks down the commitment here. 
13:06
September 1, 2020