We think tonight's game will be closer than the number but we don't see the Mocs with an upset. That said, you asked ow an upset will happen, and here's our answer in three parts:
No. 1 Davis Tull goes up there and does Davis Tull things. Couple or three plays that lead to turnovers and leads a defensive line that keeps a better than expected CMU relatively in check.
No. 2 Big play from an unlikely source (Hi, Richardre Bagley, maybe) be it in the kicking game or a swing pass or somewhere.
No. 3 Finish the drill
Pre-Huesman UTC was arguably the worst D-I team in college football. Now they are the pick to win the SoCon.
In regard to talent on the roster, that qualifies for miracle to us.
Have they stumbled in some big moments? You bet. And is this a year they have to find the postseason. Absolutely.
That said, we have not heard of any Mocs player who will miss time with a sprained 'joint.' We'll see thought, right?
Dude you bagged "aluminum foil" on 90210 and then trotted out a black-and-white show and a Western.
And while Fife was amazing, there are a lot of folks who know Knotts as Mr. Furley and Archie Bunker as the cop on Heat of the Night.
Kramer is on there. We can see your support for Marshall Dillon.
We'd lean toward Arthur Fonzarelli more than those.
You are in.
Ah, it's football season.
The gang starts to reconvene.
The topics get a little more heated.
Jomo somehow works in the most passive-aggressive Vols shot possible.
It's football time in Tennessee.
Pee Wee football is a great call. (We call them "lil Bobbleheads" by the way.)
We also could add Pee Wee from Porky's too.
Tenn Flyer —
100 percent in. We'll draft worst to first and have that for Friday. God bless those that embrace tradition — even after 1,002 5-at-10s.
Your Blue Storm looked overwhelming at the BoP Kickoff Classic.
That's the biggest difference in Tiger's game and the reason he has become mortal.
More than injuries, more than the 'intimidation' over the field, more than the personal life farce — dude was the best money putter of all-time and now he's pedestrian.
A decade ago, if Tiger missed anything inside 6 feet it lead SportsCenter. Now, he's putting just like any other guy with his name on his bag.
FE to the C —
Sure it's Welker's decision. Doubt if the league has veto power over a unionized player who still can contribute who has not done anything against the rules of law, league or CBA.
Here's hoping Welker makes an informed decision.
And yes, size matters. No matter they say.
Tanneyhill gets monster bonus points for having a mullet even before we knew it was a mullet.
Thanks and thanks for the updates.
Yes, Calipari may have uttered a dirty word in his time, but sweet buckets, Bruce Pearl is landing four-star talent like he's Butch Jones for crying out loud.
Happy B-Day good sir and congrats for a smashing opener for No. 1 and the Eagles.
And thanks for the kind words about the preview sections. They are most definitely a labor of love — long on the labor; short on the love.
Fair point about the Bulls — especially with how Rose has looked during the recent events.
The Cavs though are going to be tough to check — man the scoring options they have with Irving, Love, Miller, Allen (soon), Marion and the rest. Heck, that's a pretty good team without the best player on the the planet.
Three days and counting indeed.
Glad you enjoyed the evening. McCallie looked sharp for sure.
Yes, yes it does.
Anytime we can get a Ghostbusters reference into the comments, well, sir you have won. And remember, don't cross the streams.
True enough, but there will be real alterations. Want to know which mid-level conference is ahead of the game? The MAC, which has found a TV home on Tuesday/Wednesday nights and just extended its deal with ESPN tor another decade.
Mailbag-level question there.
Very fair point there about the fact that we have the video and that's what we're outraged by more than actually the crime. Interesting angle, and fair. And sad.
Yes and no.
Yes, he can retain on financial aid by meeting certain restrictions. This is hardly a redshirt year, though, since he can't participate in any football-related activities.
Also, a fair point about the Ravens as much as the NFL, but we're not sure what a specific team can/can't do in an era of collective bargaining and players' unions.
Now factor in how much different today's fill in the blank will be if every state has a college football players' union.
Interesting analysis. And the possibility of unfinished buildings in the nine-figure arms race that is big-boy football is a nice touch.
Man, if you could blend the other parts of Snake and Jeff George (Snake's confidence and game-time 'juevos' and George's natural ability)... Wow.
No doubt in the grand scheme of things the one-gun shoutout is not a "My God, he's got a STEEL chair" type of moment.
But, it's like guys that show up unprepared for the combine in that, you knew this was the big moment to make a statement, and THAT'S the statement you make.
And yes, MNF is always welcomed back, even if Jon Gruden endorsed every candidate this side of Brian Sipe in the Browns QB race.
Gang, great stuff.
BiB — nice analysis. We concur.
Jomo — The Sheriff can play. And Mr. Hargis has also commented on the speed of the next group of contributors.
Spy — Well said. But we're somewhat intrigued by the Johnny Football discussion. Good times.
Busch — Absolutely and pace of play is the biggest overall problem facing the sport. And yes, the Ryder Bloodbath does not look promising.
FE to the C — There were several fun names to follow on Sunday, and Bernt Weisenhimer was not one of them. Forget Haney. Tiger needs to reconnect with Butch, who is working magic on Rickie's racket right now.