The 2021 season has concluded for Tennessee (7-6, 4-4 SEC) under first-year head coach Josh Heupel.
The Vols dropped a 48-45 overtime decision to Purdue in the TransPerfect Music City Bowl.
In 2021, the Vols recorded wins over Bowling Green, Tennessee Tech, Missouri, South Carolina, Kentucky, South Alabama and Vanderbilt, while suffering losses to Pittsburgh, Florida, Ole Miss, Alabama, Georgia and Purdue.
Following the conclusion of the 2021 campaign, Tennessee coaches and players thanked Vol fans for their support.
Below is a look at coaches and players thanking Tennessee fans.
Thank you Vol Nation🍊🍊 for the love and support all year. Not the result we wanted, but we gave our all and fought to the end. Proud of this team!!!
— Cedric Tillman (@Ctillman04) December 31, 2021
Vol Nation, I want to thank you for the endless support that y’all have shown throughout this season! We can all feel how genuine your passion is for this team. 2022 is going to be a great year for us all! Happy New Year, God Bless!🧡
— Jacob Warren (@jwarren808) January 1, 2022
Happy New Year! Crazy to think @coachjoshheupel was hired January 27. His day 1 message- “We’re good enough to WIN Right Now”. Great leaders don’t find excuses, they find a way. 2022 @Vol_Football All ⛽️ no Brakes🍊🍊 pic.twitter.com/O9EBtXlVzI
— Mike Ekeler (@CoachEkelerUT) January 1, 2022
— Roman Harrison 🍊💦 (@_rh30_) January 1, 2022
Didn’t get the outcome we wanted, but I’m Prada my brothers and what we built starting 11 months ago. That doesn’t change. Thank you vol nation for your continuous love and support through it all, We’ll be back, this time in ATL. #GBO🍊
— Romello Edwards (@melloball_) December 31, 2021
Solon Page III
— Solon Page III (@SolonPage) December 31, 2021
I love you Vol nation thanks for all the love and support !!🧡
— princetonfant (@pfant12) December 31, 2021
— ｱﾑズズ ✞ (@1Pakman27) December 31, 2021
The fans, the fans, the fans. Can't thank y'all enough #gbo
— Darnell Wright (@darnell_5232) December 31, 2021
Vol for Life, Literally! I’m taking this team any given Saturday 🗣
— Trevon Flowers⛓ (@tresmoove1) December 31, 2021
— Kelsey Pope (@CoachKelseyPope) December 31, 2021
Vol nation thank you for the best 6 years of my life I will always be a VFL love you guys 💜#48out
— Jay Blakely #48 🦥🦥 (@BlakelyJay) December 31, 2021
Velus Jones Jr.
We did not get the results we wanted, but I gave it all I got. Coming to the University of Tennessee was the best decision I ever made in my life! Love each and every one of y’all in Vol Nation. There is none better. Uno out! ✌🏾🍊⛰ 🧡
— Velus Jones Jr.⚡️ (@VelusJr) December 31, 2021
gonna use this as fuel to the fire.. bout to work harder than ever.#GBO 🍊
— Christian Harrison (@ChrisHarrisonI) December 31, 2021
Happy New Year Vol Nation! Looking forward to a Bright (Orange) 2022! pic.twitter.com/L8z3Mi9LjU
— Josh Heupel (@coachjoshheupel) January 1, 2022
Didn’t get the result we wanted but Im still grateful I got the opportunity to play in this game. For my senior Vols, I will miss y’all. You guys left a great legacy for us to build off of.🤍🧡🖤 #VFL #gbo4l #Legendary #Vols2022
— Doneiko Slaughter🩸 (@Neikoslaughter) December 31, 2021
VOL family y’all showed out for us tonight 💪🏽 we comin back next season pissed off an Hungry as hell 🙏🏽#GBO🍊
— Jeremiah Crawford (@54jeremiah54) December 31, 2021
Love my bruddas no matter what!!🍊
— B.Y. (@byron_97) December 31, 2021
It didn’t end the way we wanted it to end, but guarantee that we’re gonna work hard to make sure it never happens again! Thanks for showing up week after week Vol Nation. This fan base is un-matched. #GBO 🍊
— Dayne Davis (@BigDayne_Davis) December 31, 2021
Crazy come back otw, GBO4L🧡🍊
— jaylen wright (@__jw12) December 31, 2021
Love everything about Vol Nation!! Can’t wait to compete with y’all next season!! #GBO
— Julian Nixon (@JulianNixon11) December 31, 2021
Loss of words right now…
Thank you to everyone that embraced this team and what we tried to accomplish this year. Nothing was given, Everything had to be earned. Always #GBO
— Trey Johnson (@ThisIsTreyJ) December 31, 2021
So thankful for all these guys!! Hard to create a family in 11 months but damn, we sure did do it. Thank you to the seniors, this culture is flipping because of you. 🧡
— Mitch Militello (@Mitch_Militello) December 31, 2021
Vol Nation!! What an incredible year 2021 was. I’m so thankful & blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of what’s the beginning of the future for @Vol_Football The staff, the administration, the fans & most importantly the players are special! Been a fun ride! ✌🏾 #GBO🍊
— Matt Merritt (@Coach_Merritt) December 31, 2021
We will always be judged by wins and losses – but the understanding that the only thing we control is our process, our attitude, our effort, and the way we love and care for each other.
— Alex Golesh (@CoachGolesh) December 31, 2021
Love this team! Love our fight! It’s been a remarkable year to say the least. Thank you Vol Nation for your unwavering support! Super excited for the future of this program! 🧡
— Cheyenne Labruzza (@bruzzaaa) December 31, 2021