I prefer the BCS over this anyway. Too much opinion on this
I am not sure why but I think this wide open offense even though when it breaks it looks really bad but when it is working it is sweet to watch. I am still not sold but I am saying Tennessee wins by 10. Say something like
I think Tennessee is over hyped and comes out making big mistakes but settles down and pulls it out. I may be a little biased and wearing my orange shades but if Tennessee wants to get a Billy Napier team and beat them this would be the time before he gets his players in there. Best opportunity. I am being hopeful
I don't care what anyone thinks at this point. The only quality win is against Pitt. Florida doesn't look like Florida of old but I am not counting this as a win. It is an SEC game and this school has own the Vols forever. People need to happy yes but pump the breaks a little. They blow out UF then maybe we start talking a little. And YES for GODS SAKES WHEN YOURE UP BY 30 you dont need to go got it on 4th down...
Still I hope this happens this weekend.................
I know how Vols can sometime play down to the competition. I am going
Ball State 14
I am in on NFL and College. Good luck to all
I totally agree. Spurrier was an ass but a hell of a coach. He demanded the most from his QBs. I think most young people would respond to Peyton. He has the credentials and the pedigree and knows what the hell he is talking about. Just like Spurrier. I dont agree with this. I am not saying Peyton will EVER coach or come to Tennessee. I am just saying if he did he would be successful and this argument is wrong no matter how much I love Coach Cut.
I see only 8 wins next season. Anyone thinking Florida will just automatically suck is dreaming. Napier is a terrific coach and with talent at Florida, they will be tough again quickly. I see Tennessee 3rd in the SEC East this season.
Call me from the "Show Me State". I won't believe any hype until this team looks like a strong SEC contender. Until then, it is all hoopla. Look at the talent that was brought in like Dobbs, Burnett, Jennings, Calloway and Kamara and what did that result in? one decent 8 win season and a bunch of crap the rest of the way. So yes talent is nice but if coaches don't do crap with it we will all see what we have for the past 10-15 years. MORE CRAP
Sad to see that. Hope he is OK with this, Also what about Gary Patterson? What will he do next? There are two big names out there. Gary Patterson and Butch Davis. Quietly they are not working. Also you have to figure Dan Mullen lands somewhere. Then there is Oklahoma opening. This should be an interesting off season for coach hires. With Oklahoma going to the SEC this will not be an easy transition for the Sooners. They will need a seasoned and reputable coach to handle the changes.
Saturday, Nov. 27
3:45 p.m. ET
TV: SEC Network
Live stream: WatchESPN
Radio: Vol Network; Vanderbilt Sports Network
Listen online: UTSports; VUCommodores.com
Satellite: Sirius (Channel 135); XM (Channel 191)
Gambling odds according to WynnBET:
Line: Tennessee -31.5
On paper, the Vols should obviously blow this team out. However, the history of this series suggests differently. Vanderbilt has a longstanding tradition of putting up a fight against Rocky Top despite being outmatched.
From 1995 to 1997, the Vols had Peyton Manning and were a top 10 team every time they faced Vanderbilt, and Vanderbilt never had more than three wins. However, UT won those games 12-7, 14-7 and 17-10. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt has won five of the past nine, including three straight from 2016 to 2018.
This year, a bowl game was never the expectation, but a Power Five or SEC win was the hope for Vandy as it was rebuilding. Their last chance to get one is against the Vols, and if they could pick a game to pull off such a win, it would be this outing.
Meanwhile, the Vols already met their first-year goal under Heupel by reaching bowl eligibility last week, an impressive accomplishment given all the drama they dealt with in the offseason. Securing a winning record would be an extra step to a strong first season. Also, they could get their third straight against Vanderbilt to restore dominance in this series.
Weird. I hadn't seen a reason why. Does he know something? Maybe more of the pass happy RPO spread shit? RBs wont be featured?
And they also made Corral look like OJ simpson in the Ole miss game.
In 2009, Tennessee football wore black jerseys against the South Carolina Gamecocks. It was the first time in 89 years that they had worn black jerseys. Those had been defunct from the time Neyland Stadium opened, then as Shields-Watkins field, back in 1921.
UT then didn’t wear them again for 12 years until earlier this year, when Josh Heupel brought out a new all-black uniform combination, once again facing South Carolina. The good news for the Vols is they won both games, 31-13 in 2009 and 45-20 earlier this year.
Now, Tennessee football is bringing them out again. The program announced on Twitter Thursday night that the all-black uniforms would be out when they host the No. 1 ranked Georgia Bulldogs Saturday afternoon.
With this move, the Vols are breaking another 100-year streak. They are wearing black jerseys against a team that’s not South Carolina, and they are doing it multiple times. Neither has happened since 1920.
Honesty, this could be a good omen. Rocky Top is 2-0 with these uniforms after all, and South Carolina was ranked when they beat them in 2009. Given the fact that both were blowout wins, the energy that comes with the uniforms certainly seems to have an effect on the players.
If you want to go more superstitious, black uniforms became synonymous with the Vols in 1911, and they wore them from 1911 to 1920. That was the decade that really propelled the program into the national spotlight pre-Robert Neyland.
Zora G. Clevenger took over in 1911, and in 1914 he led the program to a 9-0 record and its first conference title, as they won the SIAA. Oh, and they beat the Vanderbilt Commodores for the first time ever that year.
Two years later, John R. Bender led UT to another SIAA title with an 8-0-1 record. There was no official varsity team in 1917 or 1918 due to World War I, but Bender returned and led them to a 3-3-3 record in 1919 and then a 7-2 record in 1920.
M.B. Banks took over in 1921, as did play at Shields-Watkins Field, and UT joined the Southern Conference in 1922. The 1920s and early 1930s were a decade of changes, as Neyland came along in 1926, the orange jerseys became a thing in 1927 and the SEC was formed in 1933.
glad to see you are being optimistic but I have a feeling you will be needing some pepto or castor by November.
Missouri is terrible this year. After the South Carolina game Tennessee will get a dose of reality. Enjoy the blown out of proportion win form Saturday. I loved it and it looked good on paper. Read between the lines though and this was about like beating a wet noodle.
Could not believe he opened his mouth like that before a Bama game. You would have though he learned
Good god man please let Hooker play. I cannot watch Milton anymore
Randy Sanders wasn't the problem at Tennessee he was just another scapegoat
Hooker played well. The best I have seen against good players since he has been here. Still, please get rid of Milton. I am so sick of seeing this guy. He is terrible. Go with Hooker and develop Bailey more. Milton can be 3rd string if he is lucky. I am have seen some good players on this team. Hooker, Evans, Small, Jackson, Taylor and the defensive line looks decent and could be developed. There is some talent there. I just think Heupel isn't the guy. Why does Tennessee continue to go cheap ??????
It is a shame but I am tired of asking this question every year...... "When does basketball season start?"
Cannot say I disagree. Tennessee better turn it on against Missouri next Saturday of this season will go down the drain like the previous ones. I am not a Josh Heupel fan. I feel this is another high school/small college coach who is in WAY OVER HIS HEAD. Hell, I think Central Florida got the better deal with Gus Malzaun.
I am just saying. Pitt beat a small team that isn't very good but they handled theirs much easier:
UMass MinutemenHeinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Tennessee better not assume anything they aren't good enough at this point to take ANYTHING for granted...
I saw nothing that made think Tennessee has made strides in the right direction. I am tired of trying to be a guy that sees that glass half full when it is almost always half empty and full of piss to be dumped on you. I am staying skeptical until I see something played well against a team that is not ranked in the bottom 10 worst teams in college football.