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.