It’s just hard to know what to expect, at least for me. What’s an appropriate level of cynicism after all these years? What are healthy boundaries around our hearts: still beating orange blood, but hey, our doctor said to take it easy? Even after last week. And even after last […]
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It’s been easy, in hindsight, to frame a lot of last week as, “LOL Mizzou’s defense.” I’ve done it too. And now, that’s leading us head first into, “LOL Carolina’s offense,” on the front end this week. And sure: take away pick sixes, and the Gamecock offense scored 13 points […]
The good vibes live on into Wednesday, the non-stop highlight reel of last Saturday turning the corner to reframe a visit from the Gamecocks this week. The Vols are -10.5 as I type. In the last four meetings, the Vols have been -2.5, +9, +4, and -4.5 last year. What […]
Joel and Will react to Tennessee’s beatdown of Missouri. Hit the gas! Hit the brakes! South Carolina?
A color-coded look at how the Vols are trending in all of the official NCAA stat categories as of Week 5 of the 2021 college football season.
And now for the fun part: There’s a reason we wait til Mondays on these things: not too high, not too low, etc. But I’m very curious to see where our community will land after Saturday’s beat down. In addition, our next two opponents didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory. […]
It’s early, but these Vols are playing at a higher level than we’ve seen for much of this attempted rebuild.
Context is king, but it’s hard to find after this one my friends.
Our community expected win total lands at 5.92 this week. Through four weeks of the season, Tennessee has been incredibly steady as it relates to expectations. The biggest difference we’ve seen in expected win totals was losing a 50/50 game to Pittsburgh: In our three games vs FBS competition, the […]
The thing Tennessee was worst at last season was allowing opposing quarterbacks to complete 68.2% of their passes, 125th of 127 teams that played. After Emory Jones went 21-of-27, we’re not seeing grand improvement in this category: opposing quarterbacks have now hit 64% of their passes against the Vols this […]