1908 Tennessee Volunteers football team
|1908 Tennessee Volunteers football|
|Conference||Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1908 record||7–2 (4–2 SIAA)|
|Head coach||George Levene|
|Home stadium||15th and Cumberland Field|
|1908 SIAA football standings|
|Memphis U. School||0||–||1||–||0||0||–||1||–||0|
The 1908 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1908 college football season. The season was the second of head coach George Levene's three-year tenure. The Volunteers had compiled four wins in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association play, the most in team history. It was widely considered the best Tennessee football season up to that point. Walker Leach and Nathan Dougherty were selected All-Southern. Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin noted "All things considered, Leach was perhaps the best football player of the year in Dixie."
|October 3||North Carolina*||15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN||W 12–0|
|October 10||Maryville*||15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN||W 39–5|
|October 17||Kentucky||15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN||W 7–0|
|October 24||Georgia||15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN||W 10–0|
|October 31||at Georgia Tech||Atlanta, GA||W 6–5|
|November 7||at Vanderbilt||Dudley Field • Nashville, TN (Rivalry)||L 9–16|
|November 14||Clemson||15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN||W 6–5|
|November 21||Chattanooga*||15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN||W 35–6|
|November 26||vs. Alabama||Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL||L 0–4||4,000|
|*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern.|
Fullback Clarence McCollum returned a fumble 75 yards against North Carolina.
Walker Leach made a 41-yard field goal to put the Vols up 4 to 0. "This seemed to arouse the local team" and Vanderbilt drove down the field for a touchdown. On a fake kick, Leach circled Vanderbilt's left end for 60 yards. Ray Morrison stopped him short of the goal.
- Big Orange: a pictorial history of University of Tennessee football. 1982. p. 34.
- Spalding's Football Guide. 1909. p. 75.
- Edwin Pope. Football's Greatest Coaches. pp. 340, 342.
- "Vanderbilt Athletics". Vanderbilt University Quarterly. 9: 28–35.