It takes a lot of nerve for ESPN to discuss this since they were the primary people responsible for pushing Woodson and robbing Peyton. I haven’t watched a Heisman awards show since
Missouri has an offense that will severely test Tennessee’s weakest link, the defensive secondary. The game will all come down to if Tennessee’s front seven can get pressure on the QB without bringing extra rushers. Like most SEC games, this one will be ultimately decided in the trenches. Should be a really good game between two closely matched teams. Just what any fan wants to watch in November.
Yeah, AFan doesn’t want to have to face UT in the SEC Title game for sure.
Going to be a good game. Missouri is probably the most improved team in the SEC East this year. Potent offense and playing at home. The Vols will have to bring their A game to win this one.
After the Pruitt debacle and a 3 and 7 final season (and the loss of more than 30 players to the portal), I am happy with every win, ranked or unranked. Enjoying the ride!
And now it is being reported that Michigan may have shared our signals with Shane Beamer of South Carolina right before their game with the Vols. Come to think of it, South Carolina seemed to have exactly the right play call for every play on offense. Almost like they knew exactly what the defense had dialed up. Surely a coincidence
Get ready to have the NCAA sniffing around the USCJr program for a while
Maybe next time, do a real tackle instead of a shoulder bump. But hate to lose him
Love my Vols but there is one thing they have yet to prove in the Heupel era, except for the 2022 LSU win, the Vols have not won a high stakes game against a top tier opponent on the road. Going into Tuscaloosa is another of those steep hills that the Vols are still having trouble climbing. And Milton’s performance in hostile environments like Florida this year is even more worrisome. Until the Vols show the mental fortitude to gut out four consistently strong quarters in a wildly hostile environment, they will still be lacking in what makes a championship squad. Who knows, maybe this will be the time they do; but the strictly objective side of me would not be putting money on the line Saturday
Glad SOMEBODY wearing Orange was able to show at least a bit of effort Saturday night
If we are all being honest, I think we would all admit that we don’t have any idea how this game turns out. Historically, Tennessee Florida games have turned more on psychology than talent and Tennessee hasn’t fared too well in those battles. Heupel appears to have instilled a new mindset in the program but the fact is we still haven’t won in the swamp in 20 years. I have no earthly idea what happens Saturday night until the teams actually step into the field. Tennessee wins in paper; but it all comes down to how well Tennessee handles the pressure of a very hostile environment. Prove it in the field boys and you will have taken the next major step towards a championship
O’Gara: Joe Milton hasn’t had to show that he can handle a hostile atmosphere yet, but he needs to on Saturday
I don’t always agree with Mr O‘Gara but he is on the money with this one. Months and months of speculation and discussion of Joe Milton comes down to Saturday night in Gainsville. This answers the questions and largely decides the legacy of Joe Milton. Legend or “What if?” fodder for a generation of Vol fans. Put up or shut up time
SEC Week 2 Primer: Texas has the talent, the hype and the opportunity. Does it have what it takes to finally break through against Alabama?
Wouldn’t it be hilarious if Alabama lost at home to BOTH UTs in a single season
When he gets that ball in a sweep or speed opption it is electric to watch him shift into another gear
From the column… ”I don’t care if Ole Miss was playing Mercer or Mary’s Sisters of the Poor, anytime you do what Tre Harris did and score 4 touchdowns in 1 game, you’ll find yourself mentioned in this column.” Just FYI: Dylan Sampson for Tennessee scored……four touchdowns. So you contradicted yourself apparently
Dawgnation chartering a three hour Tennessee River boat cruise outside Neyland Stadium before the game this November. That‘s right folks, the Georgia geniuses have scheduled a „thee hour tour“.
Alabama gets a very good bit of luck this year getting their toughest regular season games at home with Texas, Tennessee, and LSU all at home. After last night, I definitely say that now have an inside track to win the East. Predictions of Saban‘s downfall still seem a bit premature
We need Cooper Mays back at Center. Be nice to have him get a tune up game against AP before we head to the Swamp for what is never an easy game
Dangerous to judge a QBs trajectory on first game jitters. Go back and watch Hendon Hooker vs Pitt last year. It takes a few games for QB/receiver connections to get in a rhythm. Joe will be fine. I was very pleased to see him not be afraid to run. Granted he isn’t nearly as elusive as Hooker, but it gives defenses a whole lot more to Gehabe to prepare for.
RE: Keeping expectations in check. By definition, beating the point spread means that Tennessee has already exceeded Vegas’ expectations for the first game at least.
10 different players caught passes in that game. Joe spread the ball around efficiently. Going to be hard on a DC to prepare and know who to cover
No need to air it out for 400 yards total when your running game chalks up 280+. Opponents better quit fixating on Tennessee’s passing game and focus on that rushing attack. Granted it was against Virginia; but those RBs are going to make some noise in 2023
The one concern inhave about Milton compared to Hooker isn’t related to accuracy. It is, does Milton have that quick ability to decide that the pass isn’t there and to scramble. Hooker had a fantastic internal clock and a sixth sense about when to pull it down and run. In his limited play time, I have yet to see that in Milton
Everyone is talking about the passing game from Tennessee pre game. The big story after the game will be the brutal rushing attack by the Vols backfield. Wright/Small/Sampson willcombine for over 250 yards.
It is going to be so fun after Milton hoists that Heisman trophy at the end of the season watching all the sports writers try to convince us that they really believed in Milton all along. We are saving receipts though.
I hope O’Gara likes crow and has a lot of recipes; because he is going to be consuming copious amounts by the end of this season.
Seems like a pretty non controversial opinion if you ask me. Georgia and Alabama would both be clear favourites to win the SEC with LSU and Tennessee being possible winners if they get the right breaks. It will all come down to a handful of games between the top 4 teams. That’s why we have a season. Look forward to seeing some great football. And there is always the chance that Florida, Kentucky, Auburn, or Ole Miss goes on a tear. Let’s play football people.
Seems like a pretty non controversial opinion if you ask me. Georgia and Alabama would both be clear favourites to win the SEC with LSU and Tennessee being possible winners if they get the right breaks. It will all come down to a handful of games between the top 4 teams. That’s why we have a season. Look forward to seeing some great football. And there is always the chance that Florida, Kentucky, Auburn, or Ole Miss goes on a tear. Let’s play football people. It’s been a loooong offseason
Wow. The delusion runs strong in this one. Bookmarked for Sunday October 1st.
Georgia and Bama trolls….. “Ah, I’ll bet those grapes were sour anyway”