Green and orange

So, it turns out that new quarterback usually isn’t a good look for Tennessee.

“Only two times did the Vols win more games with a new quarterback than they did the year before, (and) three times they won the same amount, and five times the win total slipped,” Pennington said. “They only went up in total offense two of those times.”

Dobbs was 9-4 in his first full season as a starter in 2015, but Dobbs had started games the previous year and didn’t qualify as a “new starter.”

Knoxville News Sentinel columnist Mike Strange said research he did suggests that if a freshman is running the show, 9 wins could be out of reach in 2017.

“If you go through a season where a freshman starts all or most of your games,” Strange said on Sunday’s Sports Source show, “8 wins was about the ceiling.”

I think I’ve heard that somewhere.

The article goes on to note a couple of years where there were exceptions to the rule, the last being in 2004.  If you’ve got to reach back to the Randy Sanders era to find your happy times on offense, I’d say you’re trying too hard.



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7 responses to “Green and orange

  1. Bulldog Joe

    This, and hopefully Rickie Fowler will learn to not show up in UTK colors on Sunday at Augusta.


    • TXBaller

      Speaking of Augusta colors…
      I’ve never seen as much Clemson & South Carolina gear worn by the patrons.
      ***Also spotted Thursday between 16 & 6…Frank Martin surrounded by SC fandom.


    • Debby Balcer

      He is an Oklahoma State Cowboy those are their colors also.


  2. Go Dawgs!

    Of course, one of those few exceptions to the new quarterback rule at UT did turn out pretty well for them…


  3. DC Weez

    But remember, win or lose, the new Vol QB will be a Champion of Life. COLS = VOLS.


  4. Cousin Eddie

    So does a new QB at ut put Sgt. Carter officially on the hot seat? he is rumored to be on it now but with a decline in production will that make it official?


  5. JarvisCrowell

    Always happy to hear about UT having struggles. The pessimist in me, however, still worries about our squad finding ways to lose. For the record though, I have a feeling that we’re going to turn the corner this season.