Tennessee returns 20 starters. So what? Those starters really weren’t that good last year. So that makes that a positive? Patterson, Hunter, Rogers, Rivera, Bray, Neal, Lane, and 12 returning OL. The WR group would make an NFL team jealous and the OL is strong at pass blocking but can’t run block a girl scout troop delivering cookies. The defense is like an old man’s prostate….leaky. If we 10 games, it will be like Christmas in my ass.
Draw your own comparison of the current state of the program with a comparable Vols program from 30 years ago.
The Bill Battle Era crippled the Vol football program for about 15 years.
4 mediocre years in a row. Well, for the exception of Battle had actual winning records.
All of those records look good today, considering.
Battle had great hair. Like someone else that coaches at Tennessee.
Battle lost to Kentucky. In fact it was the last loss to UK until “you know who” screwed the ceramic pooch.
He once lost to Vanderbilt.
He once went for a first down against Georgia on a fourth and two, from our own 30 yard line, with the lead late in the fourth quarter.
UT struggled to recruit mid-major players. We had talent deficits to Miss St, Ole Miss even Vandy.
I didn’t sign up for this shit.