Tennessee fans looked at the Oklahoma game as a measuring stick to determine just how far second year coach Butch Jones has taken this program.
The Vol Nation is hungry for success, after dismal results produced by former head coaches, Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley.
At this time I would like to congratulate the Big Ten for making the committee’s job easier when they decide on the four best college football teams in the country to play in the inaugural college football playoff.
The Big Ten graciously removed its teams from further consideration by the second week of the season.
Michigan State went into the second week ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press media poll.
After talking, writing and drafting fantasy teams, the college football season is here.
And the surprises, they were aplenty.
The NFL has had its share of players who have broken the law. Some have served jail time for murder, domestic abuse, using and selling drugs.
College football has similar problems. Four Notre Dame football players face expulsion from the program and the school for academic cheating.
This week is the calm before the storm for Vanderbilt and Tennessee’s football teams.
Both teams are in final preparation stages before kick-starting their seasons. They get a jump-start on other SEC teams. With the excitement generated by the SEC Network, they want to play their best, if for no other reason than pride.
If you were one of the football fans at LP Field on the soggiest of soggy Saturdays, you are probably still trying to dry out.
Despite the deluge of rain that turned LP Field into Niagara Falls South, the Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers played on. There were some nuggets to take away from the Titans 20-16 win.
As the college football season debuts in days, in-state rivals Tennessee and Vanderbilt share one thing in common.
They both have a lot of work to do before teeing it up.
The consensus among national media that cover the NFL is gloomy when it comes to the Titans.
Another losing season, they say. They forecast another season without making the playoffs. No surprise. The Titans haven’t gone there since 2008.
The annual Southeastern Conference Football Media Days have always been met with excitement by the media that covers the most successful league in college football.
The laughter erupting at Cumberland University’s Memorial Hall last Thursday (July 10) was proof something special was going on inside the historic landmark.
It was the induction of three sports columnists into the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Hall of Fame.
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