Tennessee likely to be the CBS SEC game four weeks in a row?
Could Tennessee nab the CBS afternoon slot four consecutive Saturdays? It’s a very realistic possibility.
The Vols once again became the favorite in the SEC East after a 38-28 victory over Florida Saturday, which aired on CBS. Next week, Tennessee will face Georgia in Athens, also during the 3:30 p.m. slot.
One week later, the Vols will play at Texas A&M before hosting Alabama at Neyland Stadium the following week. That four-week span will be crucial to the SEC standings with Tennessee now looking like a contender, especially after the Aggies also made a dominant statement with a 45-24 win over Arkansas Saturday.
For planning purposes you can go ahead & pencil in Vols-A&M & Vols-Bama for 3:30 et CBS kickoffs. UT will be on CBS four straight weeks.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 25, 2016
Wins today for Tennessee and A&M mean that could be CBS game on October 8th.
— Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownTFP) September 25, 2016
Last year’s Tennessee-Alabama matchup aired on CBS, which included an unranked Vols team against the one-loss Tide. So naturally, this year’s game would have even more importance. Both the A&M and Alabama matchups could be previews of the SEC Championship Game should the Vols win the SEC East.
It also helps that Florida-Tennessee was the highest rated college football game of the weekend.
.@SEConCBS Florida-Tennessee scores highest college football rating of weekend w/ 3.7/9 in MM, +16% from last year’s Tenn-Florida
— SEConCBS (@SEConCBS) September 25, 2016
You have to think Butch Jones and his staff will love all this attention on the program. Four consecutive weeks in the SEC’s biggest television slot should aid in recruiting and help the Vols’ ranking through a tough schedule.