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Top 10: Sizing up the early 2013 BCS odds



We go a minimum of 10-2 if our offensive line figures out how to move their fat asses around the gridiron. Maybe Dooley can actually have a winning season in the SEC…..and of course a BCS Bowl Game against an inferior Big 10 team (which we will lose).
Bruce Feldman – CBSSports.com Tuesday Top 10: Sizing up the early 2013 BCS odds
9-Tennessee, 100-1: A massive long shot that actually has legit firepower. Talented Tyler Bray is back for Year 3 as the Vols starting QB. He’s got two gifted receivers in the spectacular Justin Hunter and DaRick Rogers, and big JC transfer Cordarrelle Patterson will only make the passing attack that much more explosive assuming he qualifies. The Vols O-line needs to be tougher and more physical. They struggled under their former O-line coach, and should be better under Sam Pittman. Defensively, UT brought in a lot of JC beef up front. If those new guys have the maturity and focus and can fit in, which are big questions, the new D should be respectable.

Perhaps an even bigger issue is, whether Derek Dooley can lead this team out of the muck?Dooley has never proven that he can win big games as a head coach. UT insiders have talked about micro-managing and an ultra heavy-handed approach that gets in the way. The talent is there though. They also have eight home games. Nine wins should be doable.

About Capers Bar

I am retired Army officer. I used to fly helicopters and airplanes while I was in the Army. Nowadays, I do other things that are not so cool and sexy. I decided to write about my journey or whatever you want to call it towards running a half-marathon this fall. I have been running since 1983, I have run the Duke City full and half marathons. I don't run that fast anymore, I did win a 10K when I was 21, those days are mercifully past me. The fastest mile I have turned is a 5:05 during one of those Army physical fitness test 2 mile runs. The point I am making is that I am old, slow, and experienced runner. I named the blog after my running buddy, Bandit, an Australian Blue Heeler. He is my 3rd K-9 running buddy, the previous two dogs were black labs. I hope to write about some of my discussions that I have with Bandit in the future. I once owned, but since sold and a satirical and irreverent sports blog that was moderately successful. I was published in the left-wing national sports media by Sports Illustrated and ESPN. I am "stuck" in Alabama working for a military contractor. I am working so fricking hard to get back to Southeast New Mexico or West Texas. Fingers and toes crossed.

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