Love the 5-at-10. Longtime reader, first time making a comment. As a lifelong Vols and Braves fan, you understand my need to vent.
Until Saturday's game against the Tide, I believed Tennessee had the talent to compete with other SEC teams. I thought their shortcomings were just due to poor coaching. Botched assignments, always being out of place (and I mean ALWAYS), poor tackling were just a few things that contributed to the Vols always finding ways to lose games. But still, I thought the talent was there. Boy was I wrong.
I've never seen Vols' corners get beat like they got beat Saturday. They couldn't keep up with Bama's receivers, much less tackle them. And in the few instances where they were in position to make a play, they didn't/couldn't. It looked like a SoCon or SunBelt-level unit. They were utterly helpless.
The heartbreak from the Braves' rude exit from the playoffs is just now wearing off to the point where I can watch baseball so I'm looking forward to Game 7 tonight.
Definitely looking forward to the Mocs' game Saturday. It's great to see the hometown boys play meaningful games again.
I, like you, have been riding the K-State train this year (and last year). I find college ball much easier to pick than NFL. WHY IS THAT?? In my fewer-by-the-week NFL wagers, I'm going to take the exact opposite of what makes the most sense because that's how their games seem to end up against the spread.
I have a question for you- If Tennessee played Auburn this year, who would win?