One thing I hadn’t latched onto was Tennessee’s schedule this year. It’s definitely manageable. Outside of a tough midseason stretch against the three preseason ranked teams the Vols face — @ Florida 9/21, Georgia 10/5 and @ Alabama 10/19 — the rest hearkens back to prime Fulmer days. Non-conference opponents are Georgia State, BYU, Chattanooga and UAB (they open the season against the first three in a row). November is just like they’re used to.
Basically, if UT can upset Florida or Georgia, it should be in the thick of things for the division.