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  • Pruitt’s Monday presser:

    Paul Bain from Champs:

    Dueling pressers, from the SEC Network:

    An official weekly:

    Tennessee Take – September 17, 2018

    • UTEP shutout by the Vol Defense
    • Mark your for Wed […]

    • Ethan replied 1 week ago

      Hmmm, I fear I must call mild exaggeration. If my math is correct, Jeremy Pruitt was 18 when the SEC went to divisional play and Florida-Tennessee became the first big SEC game of the year.

      • Ethan replied 1 week ago

        Also Dan Mullen is so jittery. I don’t think I’ve ever watched him in a press conference. Also I still kind of like him. This is an alien feeling for a Florida coach.

  • If you read only one thing about the Vols today . . .
    . . . make it this, from 247Sports’ Ryan Callahan:

    Tennessee-Florida game ‘means everything’ to OL Johnson

    Other Vols stuff worth reading today […]

    • Hey, I know it’s kinda all football all the time right now but Tennessee just landed a 5 star point guard for their basketball team. Have you guys commented about that and I just missed it in all the football stuff going on? I know you also cover basketball from time to time.

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    GRT Podcast 9.17.18

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    [00:03:21] Did the 24-0 score against […]

  • Looking at the national statistical rankings after Week 3, Tennessee’s rushing offense appears to be improving, while its passing offense appears extraordinarily safe but also largely ineffective, comparatively s […]

    • It is really going to be interesting to see how these stats play out over the next 4-5 games… it will be a good measure on improvement versus 2017 (in spite of W-L record). Thanks for putting it together. Go Vols!

  • As I said after the game, the Vols weren’t nearly as bad as they were sloppy against UTEP on Saturday. On one hand, a 24-point win over a team that is really struggling doesn’t instill a lot of confidence going […]

    • I am 5.1 this week, down from 5.8 last week. Most of the optimism has been washed out. At best the MO, KY, and Vandy’s are toss-ups assuming no major injury issues. I believe it is going to be a rough ride through the “Monster Middle Season” and hope JP can keep the attitude productive down the stretch. But always… Go Vol!! VFL.

    • I’m likewise at 5.5. I have every non-UGA SEC East game between 35-50%

    • 5.58

      Charlotte, Florida, and Missouri in the win category. SC and Vandy as tossups. UK as a bit of a favorite.

    • I am now at 4.65, down from 4.84 last week, 4.98 the week before that, and 5.12 pre-season.

      • I was…somewhere around there lol

        Seems about right based on what we’ve seen so far. 5 wins may be the most likely outcome, but 4 wouldn’t surprise me.

        Man…remember when we were 5-0 and ranked in the top 10? That seems like AGES ago.

  • It seems fair to say Tennessee isn’t asking Jarrett Guarantano to do too much so far. He only attempted 25 passes despite trailing all day against West Virginia. And the Vols didn’t seek to step on the gas to […]

  • An absolutely overjoyed Jeremy Pruitt, right after the game:

    Jeremy Pruitt’s post-game presser:

    Players’ post-game interviews:

    The Sports Source guys’ take on the game:

    Don’t forget, basketball’s not […]

  • If you read only one thing about the Vols today . . .
    . . . make it this, from GRT’s Brad Shepard:

    Sunday Best: Ty Chandler Is the Spark This Offense Needs

    Other Vols stuff worth reading today […]

  • Editor’s note:  With my esteemed colleagues taking care of the heavy postgame lifting as I’m handling my national college football obligations on Saturday, I wanted to do something a little different. Each Sund […]

  • Here’s this week’s Guessing Game play-by-play.
    Round 1
    Q: Which is greater, Tennessee’s rushing yards or UTEP’s total yards? (10-50 points)

    A: Tennessee’s rushing yards 10 points (Tennessee had 345 rushing […]

  • Congratulations to C_hawkfan, who finished first in the Gameday on Rocky Top Pick ‘Em contest this week with a 14-4 record and 137 confidence points. He or she gets a Gameday on Rocky Top t-shirt from our cu […]

  • A sleepy 24-0 Tennessee win over the UTEP Miners capped off a sleepy week for Vols fans this afternoon in Neyland Stadium. The UT offense sputtered early again this week, managing a paltry 17 yards on its first […]

    • So i think it’s smart to give Chryst some action (although he’s seen collegiate games before in his previous stop). But by all means, in these two cupcakes, give him some meaningful snaps.
      What I don’t get is why the gameplan when he’s in there is run, run, run, punt. I mean what is the point of giving him live game reps if all he’s practicing are snaps and exchanges? He’s passed the ball a handfull of times for us so it’s little wonder his drives stall out every time. I think JG has clearly improved nicely and ought to be the guy, but if we were going to give Chryst some game reps we ought to have committed. As it was executed they were largely useless.

  • It’s Gameday on Rocky Top, with the 1-1 Tennessee Vols hosting the UTEP Miners at Neyland Stadium today at noon.

    Here’s the Gameday Gameplan for Vols fans. Where and when to find the Vols game on TV, what other […]

  • It’s time for this week’s edition of the Gameday on Rocky Top Guessing Game. If you are wondering what that is exactly, you can find out everything you need to know here. Last week’s results are […]

    • Which is greater, Tennessee’s rushing yards or UTEP’s total yards? (10-50 points): Tennessees rushing yards 10 points

      Which of the following unlikely scenarios happens this weekend? (10-50 points): Tennessee recovers 2 or more fumbles 20 points

      How many points does UTEP score? (5-15 points): 4-10 5 points

    • UTEP’s total yards, UT gets 2+ INTs, UTEP scores 0-3

    • I’ve never understood the rules to this and missed the posts for the first two games but here goes…

      Which is greater, Tennessee’s rushing yards or UTEP’s total yards? (10-50 points): UTEPs total yards 10 points

      Which of the following unlikely scenarios happens this weekend? (10-50 points): More than one of the above happens 50 points

      How many points does UTEP score? (5-15 points): 4-10 5 points

      • There’s a link at the top to the full instructions.

        But the basic gist is guessing game with randomly generated turmoil thrown in to make it more interesting! The chaos is Mario Kart themed. Each round they use RNG to generate things to happen to people. Bananas take 3 points from the person hit with one; Mushrooms add 3 points to the person; Thunderbolt causes everyone besides the person who got it to only get half points on the next question; Blue Shell takes 10 points from the leader(s) but it takes a few rounds to move up the board and hit. It hits the leader(s) when the counter ends, not when launched.

        3 questions a game. The Blue shell counter last longer than one game, so it’ll carry over. The Thunderbolt I guess could theoretically carry over it occurs on the 3rd question. Mushrooms and Bananas are instantaneous. Getting any of the items aren’t based on getting a specific question right or wrong.

    • Which is greater, Tennessee’s rushing yards or UTEP’s total yards? (10-50 points): Tennessees rushing yards 10 points

      Which of the following unlikely scenarios happens this weekend? (10-50 points): More than one of the above happens 50 points

      How many points does UTEP score? (5-15 points): 0-3 10 points

    • Alright, I remembered to play this time 🙂
      Let’s do TN rushing > UTEP Total
      Double or nothing for 50 pts! (They’ve turned the ball over 3 times in two games vs weak opposition. And while we aren’t good at sacking thus far, I expect it will be a major point of emphasis this week + UTEP has been sacked 7 times in two games!)
      4-10 points because it’ll be a blowout with some extra backup playing time.

    • 1) TN Rushing > UTEP total
      2) More than one of the above (going big here! gotta get back in the game. If pressed to specify I’d go with 2+ INTs and 3+ sacks)
      3) 0-3

    • Tennessee Rushing

      Two Picks

      4-10 Points

    • UTEP’s total yards are greater, Tennessee gets 3+ sacks, and UTEP scores 4-10.

    • 1) UT’s Rushing Yards
      2) More than one of the above happens
      3) 4-10 points

      Go Vols!!

    • Which is greater, Tennessee’s rushing yards or UTEP’s total yards? (10-50 points): Tennessees rushing yards 10 points

      Which of the following unlikely scenarios happens this weekend? (10-50 points): Tennessee gets 3 or more sacks 20 points

      How many points does UTEP score? (5-15 points): 4-10 5 points

    • Tennessee rushing; More than one; 0-3

    • Which is greater, Tennessee’s rushing yards or UTEP’s total yards? (10-50 points): Tennessees rushing yards 10 points

      Which of the following unlikely scenarios happens this weekend? (10-50 points): Tennessee gets 2 or more interceptions 20 points

      How many points does UTEP score? (5-15 points): 4-10 5 points

  • Two weeks into the season, our top two thoughts about the SEC East remain unchanged:

    Georgia is waaaaaaayyyyyyy better than everyone else; the Vols shouldn’t compare themselves to UGA right now.
    There’s […]

  • That’s a little more like it, Vols.

    After an embarrassing season-opening 40-14 loss at the hands of West Virginia, Tennessee played a much easier opponent in Week 2, overcoming a sluggish start to dominate […]

  • With it still being so early in the season, projecting games consists of attempting to identify what’s of value so far this season and what’s of value from last season, combining the two, and then comparing the […]

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Honestly, there’s not much worth watching early this week. Boston College and Wake Forest play on Thursday on ESPN and Memphis hosts Georgia State on Friday on ESPN, but this would be […]

  • History suggested Tyson Helton would change the Vol passing attack, and we’ve seen it already in the first two games. Butch Jones’ offense targeted running backs more than any team in the SEC, essentially making […]

  • Offense

    Defense

    Special Teams

    Turnovers and Penalties

    • Are these stats cumulative or are they just for individual games? In other words are the numbers in the ETSU column factoring in both the West Virginia game and the ETSU game or is it just the ETSU game?

    • It’s a little jarring to see how bad our offense has looked, especially this early in the season. Given the change in schedule, we’re going to have to get a lot better if we want our stats to improve on last year.

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