In the brief span that Tennessee has had a franchise, the team has had two names and two homes. Bud Adams moved the Oilers from Houston 1997, changed the name to the Titans in 1999 and reached his first Super Bowl in 2000. Stars Steve McNair and Eddie George have given way to Vince Young and Adam "Pacman" Jones. Hall of Famer Lynn Swann was born in Alcoa.
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Only at Tennessee could a 39-6 record (games started by Peyton Manning) be viewed by some as a failure (no national championship). The Vols, however, have no shortage of success with a national title under Phil Fulmer in 1998 to go with the 1951 title won by coach Robert Neyland (173 wins total). Reggie White and Doug Atkins are only two of the many Vols to go on to NFL greatness. The Tigers, Blue Raiders and Commodores struggle to be heard above the din of "Rocky Top."
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Tennesseans know how to spend a Friday night. Memphis is a city with some tough programs. Alcoa High was home to the No. 1 tight end in the land last year, current Seminole Brandon Warren. Spring 2006 D-I signees: 42. Fall 2006 high school football teams: 321.
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