There’s just no stopping the “this could be Tennessee’s year” train.

Great recruiting two years in a row is one thing.  Having solid depth is a completely different matter.

But there’s nothing to see here, I’m sure.  Move along.

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UPDATE:  This is spot on.

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22 responses to “There’s just no stopping the “this could be Tennessee’s year” train.

  1. Beer Money

    …and there is your excuse, Vol fans.

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  2. VoxDawg

    Couldn’t possibly happen to a more deserving gang of sister-kissers. ButchWax can eff himself in the ear till his brains rattle.

    PS – Screw those guys. North wasn’t in bounds for that TD in ’13, anyway.

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    • 6claude

      Wonder what’s going on with Preston Williams? His test score was flagged and he had to retake the SAT/ ACT?

      They’ve had an inordinate amount of attrition and at some point I think you’ve just got to go to battle with what you’ve got instead of constantly re-jiggering your roster.

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  3. Dawg in Austin

    WR is probably the only position on the field that they could have afforded to lose a starter.

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    • 904Biscuit

      If he’s lost for the season as feared, isn’t this the second starter to get hurt with a season ending injury for them in the past week or so? If I’m remembering correctly, the other guy was an OL. I agree with you that the WR position is the one spot they could actually “afford” to lose a starter but, North was supposed to be there #1. There’s bound to be a decent drop-off in production with the replacement. It will hurt but, probably not as bad as losing that OL.

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  4. Ben

    Too bad for him. I’ve been fearing the Neyland turf for a few days now. Hopefully it doesn’t affect our guys this year.

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  5. Uglydawg

    Hate it for North…but after the injury storm Georgia went through, (with the Vol fans claiming a moral victory because they played the most beat-up team in college football history to a close loss, in a game that really wasn’t as close as the score)…I have no sympathy for The U of Hee Haw.

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  6. Macallanlover

    Hate to see any athlete miss time for injury reasons, so I hate it for him. All the players work their butts off for 300 days a year and it only takes one misstep to ruin their season. I think we kick their butts with, or without, him. I don’t feel sympathy for UT fans who have been mouthy for no apparent reason to this point. They need more “humility” medicine anyway.

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  7. SouthernYank

    How many sophomores are first team on UGA’s depth chart?

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    • SouthernYank

      9

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      • SouthernYank

        UT has 7. With 9 seniors. UGA has 7 seniors.

        See where this is going?

        Now we can talk about depth, but this youth conversation is absurd. Almost all of UT’s starting lineup was starting last year.

        They are UGA’s biggest threat. And the dismissal of them on these boards is in error.

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        • Macallanlover

          This pity party started last season with TN, led by cheerleader Sgt Carter. It was if they were the only team playing freshmen. The only thing unique last year abot TN was having to start an entire OL with no previous starts, and I would have been ashamed to say that happened to me. UGA, and many other teams, play/start lots of Freshmen. Nothing special about UT, they just better hope some of those guys improved, the OL still looks like the biggest liability….outside depth issues.

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        • Chadwick

          You are assuming that having all of your starters back is a good thing.

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  8. Meanmachineinredandblac

    Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Conway Twitty…

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  9. tludlam

    Color me Munson, but Kamara looks like a beast. Dobbs is legit. They are really hungry to beat us. I’m not taking them lightly.

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    • tludlam

      Also, that “spot on” prediction (that doesn’t name names) has the Vols beating OU and UGA, losing to UF, Bama, Kentucky, and either SCar or Mizzou, but still finishing second in the East. Nagunnahapp’n.

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    • Chadwick

      Dobbs looked like the worst QB in college football against Missouri last year. And that post-tide schedule the Vols play at the end of the year is pitiful. Maybe Dobbs is legit, but I didn’t see it.

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  10. UT just lost their starting guard and best OL to a torn bicep the other day, too. Clemson has lost 4, yes, FOUR defensive starters to ACL. This is one of our years of good fortune.

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  11. rickdog

    FWIW, Feldman reporting the injury isn’t a season-ender

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  12. Mudcats Impala...

    If SCe hadn’t shit their mess kit up 42-28 with less than 5 min left @ home no less, UT woulda finished 5-7, no bowl game, no win over a 7-6 Iowa & ? marks everywhere for Butch….
    I read all the above somewhere else, can’t remember where but it rings true, maybe TSK or even here… lol :dunno:

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  13. kckd

    I hope he’s not spot on for obvious reasons. But they really can’t afford injury and already have one. I think their WRs are good but overvalued and Dobbs, unless improved greatly, isn’t gonna scare many teams vertically in the passing game. He’s elusive so keeping him pinned in the pocket won’t be easy. But if a team can force him to beat them from there, UT’s offense won’t look so great. See Vandy and Mizzou from last year. And the East was pretty damn good in 2012, we finished with 3 top 10 teams and Vandy also bowled. Our top 3 were in the regular season a combined 5-1 against the vaunted West.

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