Earlier this week Jimmy Hyams quoted some of Tennessee’s offensive linemen saying they wanted John Kelly to get 2,000 yards this season. Perhaps they’re unaware that no one at Tennessee has ever run for even 1,500 yards in a single season, but hey, aim high! It’s not fair to Kelly […]
Author: Will Shelton
That’s a lot of alphabet soup in the title. FPI (Football Power Index) is an ESPN metric; as such you’ll see it a lot on their coverage, in playoff conversations, etc. S&P+ is a metric used by Bill Connelly at SB Nation and Football Outsiders, measuring what it believes to […]
Earlier today Joel had an informative post using Phil Steele’s injury data from last year. The fact that Tennessee led the nation in starts lost to injury last season shouldn’t surprise any Vol fans. But seeing the data presented in this format does give some additionally helpful perspective: Tennessee lost […]
The Vols are ranked in the preseason coaches’ poll for the third year in a row, just sliding in at #24. But the more relevant note for Tennessee could be the positioning of the other SEC teams in the poll. The initial poll has Alabama in the top spot, then […]
This time of year you can usually tell who Tennessee’s best and/or most popular players are going to be not by fall camp talking points, but jersey sales. I’d expect to see plenty of #15’s on display this fall, and maybe a #12 or #2 if a front-runner emerges in […]
Today Butch Jones will meet the press and tomorrow the Vols open fall camp. On Tuesday, August arrives. We’re in the last stages of the off-season, but the shadows of last year are stubborn. This week John Adams polled a number of local media on how many games Jones needs […]
Tennessee is replacing its starting quarterback, tailback, and number one wide receiver. An ideal combination this is not, especially when all of them went in the NFL Draft. We won’t know what we’re getting in the trade from Josh Dobbs to Quinten Dormady and/or Jarrett Guarantano until we see it. […]
A couple years ago at the old site, we researched the 247 composite rankings for every Tennessee starting lineup since 2006. Last week Joel provided a 2017 depth chart with individual recruiting rankings, which inspired me to return to those historical rankings to see how Team 121 compares. The main […]
Georgia Tech hits big plays at a high percentage and plays at a pace with fewer opportunities to strike back. The Vols will need great consistency on offense and to avoid big plays defensively.
Butch Jones has put together the best five-year recruiting streak in Knoxville since 2001-05. But the Vols still trail Georgia in blue chip ratio.