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 […]
Author: Will Shelton
How Do You Feel About 9-3?
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 […]
Target Rate: Who the Vols Throw to Most Often
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. […]
Tennessee Recruiting Stars in the Starting Lineup
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 […]
Tennessee vs Georgia Tech: Big Plays Will Be Even Bigger
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.
Tennessee’s recruiting is at a 12-year high, but there’s still work to do.
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.
Butch Jones: Comebacks, Blown Leads, and Pace of Play
In late September 2015, after two of the most difficult losses of the modern era, we researched how often the Vols had historically blown leads. In 17 years Phillip Fulmer’s teams blew a two-possession lead in a loss just six times: 1994 at Mississippi State: led 21-7 third quarter, lost […]
SEC Schedule Proposal with FiveThirtyEight’s Model
Of the many interesting scheduling ideas floating around this off-season (including Joel’s here a few days ago), my favorite is from back in January: Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight’s Make College Football Great Again. Their post uses the Big Ten, in part an effort to help prevent another Penn State or Ohio […]
Butch Jones, Bane, and the Bye Week
When I was 11, Superman died. It had the intended effect: me and thousands of others got invested in comic books thanks to Doomsday, one mammoth event leading to several others over the next few years. The following summer, Batman got in on the action with the 18-month arc Knightfall. […]
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