In a four-team playoff, there may still be opportunity for the loser on Saturday. Because of that, it’s hard to quantify exactly where this game falls on the list of, you know, “biggest ever.” But I do know this: if Clemson, TCU, and the Ohio State/Michigan winner remain undefeated, it’s […]
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For a while this season, I found myself waiting for enough distance to be sure we were out of the wilderness. Some of this is the ghosts of 2016, for sure. But coming in, that was a good goal for the 2022 season: put together the best year in 15 […]
Here are Hat Guy’s picks for Week 10 of the 2022 college football season.
Now two-thirds of the way home, we know a few things. The community will project the Vols to win 11 regular season games this week through some degree of rounding; we’re all mostly curious to see the Georgia number. During Alabama week, fans gave the Vols a 38.3% chance of […]
Three yards and a cloud of dust has sprouted into enormous green pastures. The notion that a super-sonic offense will always be paired with a gassed and overburdened defense is no longer a given. And this particular version of this proud program appears to be callously indifferent to some of the most cherished maxims of the man whose name is on the stadium. What world are we living in?
Early in the fourth quarter, a middle-aged thought occurred to me: we could leave. Tennessee was safely ahead 37-6, Kentucky showed no signs of aggression on offense, this thing was headed towards a certain finish. Fifteen years ago I was in my mid-20s, when you welcome night games. Now there […]
Tennessee is living this incredible combination of things that would be considered good in any season, plus x number of years since an entire season was considered good. At some point, the conversation has to include how you can’t include it all. Too much fun since much too long, etc. […]
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Last week our community win total moved to 10.72 regular season wins. Here’s the week-by-week total: This week’s win total machine is at the bottom of this post; I wouldn’t be shocked to see that number come down just a hair, as last week’s total includes that Monday morning feeling […]
When this season is over, there will be plenty of time for the big picture of Tennessee Football. “So fast” will still be a perfect description for how this program went from total uncertainty to total jubilation in around 20 months. But in an even shorter timetable, the Vols took […]