Tennessee football could be in for a great 2022 season in Year 2 under coach Josh Heupel.

QB Hendon Hooker, WR Cedric Tillman, RB Jabari Small and several impact players on both sides of the ball are returning to Rocky Top, eager to improve on last year’s 7-6 record.

How good can things be for the Vols? SEC Network analyst Roman Harper is certainly high on Tennessee. As you can see below, he projected a 10-2 record for the Vols this fall:

Most would assume that Harper has Tennessee losing to Alabama and Georgia, the 2 teams that played for last year’s national title. But, Harper actually has the Vols upsetting the Bulldogs, losing to Alabama and at LSU instead.

Will Harper be proven right? If so, there will be a ton of happy Vol fans on Rocky Top! The Vols open the season on Thursday, Sept. 1, against Ball State. We’ll see if they can get the year started on a strong note.

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