Tennessee is now in a position to be Tennessee again.
Set The Tennessee Volunteers Regular Season Win Total At … 8
Sounds about right.
Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange
I think 8 wins is the sweet spot…I think they give FU a run as well as UK and contend for the number 2 spot in the SEC east
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I thought they had an annual contract to throw the Florida game
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I’m OK if they beat florida. On the other hand, I’m OK if florida beats them. Just as long as one of them loses. Let’s hope a close, tough, physical game that goes into two or three overtimes so they’re both worn out and lose the following week to anybody.
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This is my favorite game to watch every season for all of the reasons you listed although I am usually less tactful more succinct. As in, “Someone has to lose and a lot of people get dinged up.”
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You don’t hate the Gators enough.
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I thought after the Georgia UT game last year that if UF had played UT in November instead of September that UT probably beats UF.
Ball State, Akron and UT Martin – wins
Vandy, South Carolina and Missouri – (2-1 could be 1-2)
Pitt/Kentucky/Florida – 1-2 (they could win them all or lose them all).
LSU – L
BAMA – L
Georgia – L
Giving them complete benefit of the doubt, they could get to 8 wins. I think Kentucky and South Carolina gets them, with the toss ups being UF and Pitt.
Not sold on UTjr. like others seem to be. Wouldn’t surprise me if they end up 6-6 or 5-7. (Will admit that I cannot stand Tennessee).
There is a path to 10 wins if they throw for 1000 yards per game and Kentucky & Florida fail to keep up, plus an upset over LSU which is in Kelly’s resume. Most over-inflated 10 win season ever if they pull that off…I’d be fine with them full of false bravado.
I’d give the a W vs Vandy, so 4 wins; 5 tosses; 3 losses? Maybe LSU is a toss, but in Death Valley? IDK. So they can top out at 9-10 wins. I can see that.
Mr. Ran A,
As the article stated, “they have HOPE”
I don’t know if that is enough to get to 8 wins. I give them 7 maybe.
I admit I’m curious to see where TN goes this year. They seem to think they’re poised fir a Kirby-esque leap into national prominence in year 2 (though iirc, they all scoffed at Kirby going into year 2.And 3.And basically every year. FTMF)
Me, I don’t expect that kind of step forward. But if they aren’t better/more competitive v Alabama and UGA, isn’t that a step back? I don’t mean they have to win either game, just not get blown out again. And if they take an actual step back (maybe Stoops, or Napier, or Beamer thumps them. Maybe injuries or fluke plays intervene), how fast will they turn on Heupel?
I think Heupel is good enough to be a regular 8 wins guy. And I’m not positive he can’t get them into contention, but so far, I’m agnostic. Everybody in the East has a single minded coach who recruits hard and is a grinder. Nobody is laying back waiting for TN to pass them. History to a HS kid is what happened the last 4 or 5 years. So, TN is a perennial doormat getting its ass kicked by UGA and Alabama. Not impossible to turn around, I guess, but not easy, either. Just look at Texas.
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Agree. The talent level doesn’t separate 10rc from the rest of the pack. Their season comes down to how well or how poorly opponents prepare for Heupel’s pass-happy-attack-on-steroids.
FWIW, they were 7th in last year’s talent composite (basically on level with S. Carolina and a bit behind Auburn); and they finished with the 8th best class in 2022 (essentially tied with UF). Depending on losses, they don’t seem to really be making up the ground on the talent front, which really shouldn’t surprise anyone as JH didn’t really keep up on the recruiting front with what Frost did there.
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They will still suck like the Big Orange that they are. YMMV.
The only mileage that varies in Big Urnge Kuntry is by those Urnge clad, mustard throwing fans serving out their probationary sentences removing debris on the interstate highways and byways prior to game time….
Whattayamean,”varies”? Sounds like a constant to me, Downer!!!
Heupel or however you spell his name is the new Fish Fry and their gimmick offense is the new triple option. In ten years they will be in the kind of shape Tek is in right now.
Going fast will only get you so far.
I’m still laughing that those inbred Snuffy Smiths scheduled the Dawgs for homecoming last year. That was good for an initial TD and then subsequent ass bashing.
My favorite UT game with Georgia of all time is 2017. It was 24-0 at half time and ended up 41-0, with Kirby taking his foot off the gas in the 4th quarter.
Best part… Vols had the gall to pick this game to honor Manning at half time for entering the College Football Hall of Fame. It was perfect.
Yeah Ran Fuckn A, they didn’t see that shutout coming. Nothing like making the donuts in some orange sleazebag’s stadium.
Snuffy Smiths! That’s great.
Sumbitches coming to Athens…
Let’s hang half a hundred on’em..
fiddy to nuffin!!
“Let’s hang half a hundred on’em..”
This is no time for half-assed measures!!
100-0 or don’t fuckin’ bother!!!!
This is, The Way FTSSMF. 🙂
As if! The toothless nation are losers and always will be. They will be just another team the Dawgs will use as toilet paper. Mo fo orange shit stains that they are, f them!
"I don't know if we were awake to start. You know, it was a noon kick.” -- Stetson Bennett, Dawgs247, 9/25/22
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