The Vols have been underdogs in every p5 game this year (all 8 conference games plus WVU). Given the roster situation, it's a minor miracle that they pulled off two upsets over ranked teams. If Pruitt can get them to a bowl then he's done one helluva job.
@LSUMC - Vanderbilt has more resources than most and they use special admits for football just like everyone else. What Vanderbilt has refused to do is invest the money they have in football but they definitely have the money and resources to do it. And when it would take a team over 40 years just to even the series with you, you have plenty of room to talk.
If you're gonna troll it helps to have your facts straight.
I'd like to see both Mizzou and UK go back to an updated version of their 90s uniforms. Both looked much better, imo.
It's been miserable all week with cold, ice, rain, and even a little snow spitting, Today, the weather broke and hopefully it continues to be decent.
Tennessee ran for more yards against UGA than Charlotte.
Post some stats and you might just make it to my level.
Both have been wildly unpredictable.
As a Vol fan I don't feel very good about this matchup but you're in that both teams have been playing like wildcards.I have no idea what to expect out of these two teams.
Since you're obsessed with Charlotte let me repeat: Charlotte is 4th in rushing defense and ranked 14th in total defense. Georgia is 28th in rushing defense and 12th in total D.
Charlotte is 4th in rushing defense and ranked 14th in total defense. Georgia is 28th in rushing defense and 12th in total D.
I'd throw out the Florida game if you're trying to get an accurate picture and look at SC instead. (The Vols had 6 turnovers against UF). The truth about this Tennessee team is that while they're improved by a lot, they have been very unpredictable. We have very good skills players but they need the OL to show up -- they did against UK but they were largely absent the week before. Defense is 43rd in total D and has been better at defending the pass than the run but then they turned around completely shutdown Snell. The team finally looked like they gelled in the UK game but we haven't been consistent enough to expect that it has.
I think you're right it's 2 ranked conference opponents rather than 2 ranked opponent.
Not a bad group to have your name listed among. Pruitt's done a remarkable job this season, especially given the program's condition and the fact that this is the first time he's ever been a head coach.
That video is hilarious. Those two play off each other really well.
I don't think there's ever been a QB with a more up and down career than Peterman. He really is the type of QB that needs a QB whisperer to help him focus. By all accounts, he was a great guy during his time at UT so I hope he can find a backup job somewhere.
The Liberty Bowl has been trying to snag us for years. This may well be the year they do.
When Osborne did that I thought 'does he think he's about to get stripped?' Once I realized he did it more purposefully I was like 'two ints might've made you too cocky, son.' lol.
Well, I hope we eek out a win this week but I can't blame you for supporting your team. Thanks for the support!
Not sure I'd call the Hail Mary lucky. JG escaped what could've been a sack and threw to a predetermined spot and he did it well. His receivers managed to get UK's dbs behind them and Callaway came away with the ball. It's a play that doesn't work most of the time but everyone from the QB to the WRs executed it really well.
It's one dimensional. Teams now know they only have to worry about the run.
WATCH: Old school coaches show following Tennessee’s 1985 win over Alabama will make you feel nostalgic
Dale is also an outstanding ball coach for Appalachian State. He brought several Tennessee traditions to them (including a version of "I will give my all" sign and the Maxims).
That was first class Mr. Kongbo. We will miss you on the field.
Auburn students once greased the railroad tracks so that Georgia Tech's train couldn't stop at the depot -- they had to walk a few miles back into town. I don't know what the modern day equivalent of that would be but it would be nice.
Best wishes to Kongbo. He played on helluva game yesterday.
Jarrett Guarantano was tossing back shoulder throws like he was Drew Brees while the TN WRs were high pointing every ball. There honestly wasn't much Auburn could've done to defend against that. JG and the WRs quite simply had a remarkable game.
I know y'all don't like admitting it but Auburn IS in Alabama.
Can Jeremy Pruitt recruit a game-changer at QB? That’s quickly becoming Vols’ most pressing question
QB is far from this team's most pressing concern. We need OL and DL.
Thanks Dawg. I hate moral victories but today was good for our team. The defense keeps getting better and we finally saw the fight we've been looking for all season. I think our players have finally bought in.