One of the plays I remember most from the 2016 win over Florida happened early, not late. That game still stands as the “best win in Neyland since ________”, with plenty to celebrate. But anxiety was the keyword on the front end after the Vols struggled with Appalachian State, then […]
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Whatever you want to talk about from Saturday night, the most important piece of information from Monday afternoon is: And thus, Week 8 of the Expected Win Total Machine rides on (slightly) steadier legs: The Vols opened at +29 against Alabama, which is down to +27.5 on Monday afternoon. Before […]
Twenty minutes of chaos! Fourth and 24! The sack-fumble-touchdown that wasn’t! Still more nonsense! How’s our quarterback? Oh, and we still almost won.
What’s the most meaningful story for Tennessee coming out of that game? The way Tennessee played Tennessee’s health going forward Poor officiating Injuries, real or otherwise Some fans throwing trash onto the field Spoiler alert: the answer should always be the first one. Controlling the controllables, as multiple coaching staffs […]
In 2010, updates and renovations to Neyland Stadium capped attendance at 102,455. Gone were the days of, “Let’s see just how many human beings we can get in here,” with a new attendance record always, in theory, just one or two more ushers away. That mark will probably forever stand […]
On the Monday of Bowling Green week, we wrote our season preview: What Is Possible Today. It was post-idiot optimist, but still preseason, still time for plenty of regular old optimism to creep in. Our community expected win total was 6.74. We talked about what might take place: struggles, early […]
When you look at Tennessee’s stat rankings, start at the bottom. In the last few years, there’s always been so much to choose from in how the Vols could improve: 125th in completion percentage allowed. 119th in third down conversions. 105th in throwing touchdowns in the red zone. We could […]
A color-coded look at how the Vols are trending in all of the official NCAA stat categories as of Week 6 of the 2021 college football season.
With the Vols having exceeding expectations two weeks in a row, Joel and Will indulge in a holiday at Fantasy Island. Plus, will Ole Miss be a repeat of Florida?
Here comes a fun week: It’s the midway point of the regular season, and chances are you’re projecting Tennessee to finish with more wins than you did in Week 1. It’s especially impressive considering the way optimism tends to sneak its way in during fall camp, no matter how far […]