You may think we’ve suffered through some lean times in Athens of late, but they’re glory years compared to recent history in Knoxville:
The fourth-year seniors on this team already have lost 20 games, have never won more than seven games in a season, have yet to win a bowl game and haven’t beaten Florida or Alabama.
Florida’s bouncing back from a down year with a new coaching regime and player losses rivaling Tennessee’s. South Carolina became the first team to win the SEC East while enduring five losses last season. So when somebody says, “we’ve got a chance”, that’s not necessarily saying much.