It’s only the third week of the 2019 college football season, and the Vols ease out of unconsciousness at the bottom of a hole wondering how they got there. But before they can climb out, they first must take care of Chattanooga, who must be wondering whether they can make magic against an unsteady and rattled Tennessee team.
Here’s when and where to find the games that matter to Vols fans this week, along with some suggestions on how and why to watch them. First up is the list curated just for Vols fans. The full schedule follows that.
Friday, September 13, 2019
Hey, if you’re just hanging out wondering what to do on Friday, there’s stuff to watch. Catch former Vols coordinator Dave Clawson — the original Pants! — plus Les Miles back on the field and the almost-hired Mike Leach. Woo?
Gameday, September 14, 2019
The Vols kick off at noon against Chattanooga on the SEC Network. Meanwhile, future Vols opponents Georgia and Mississippi State are in games they should win, but if you want a look at them, DVR the games and watch them later.
The CBS SEC Game of the Week is Alabama against South Carolina, two future Vols opponents, although it could get out of hand in a hurry. Other games of interest to Vols fans in that time slot are USC-BYU and a midwest rivalry game between the Hawkeyes and the Cyclones.
In the evening, it’s Tennessee’s next opponent — Florida — against another future opponent in Kentucky. This is where we really start to see the SEC East race take shape. Root for chaos and the ‘Cats. If there’s nothing of the sort on tap, there are other games to channel-hop as you wind down your day.