Football fans of the Tennessee Volunteers have been dreaming of the good ol' days for several seasons now.
Awaiting a postseason destination as 31-point favorites over Vanderbilt does have a little reminiscent feel to it.
Tennessee earned bowl eligibility with Saturday night's 60-14 shellacking of South Alabama, but the Vols are looking to improve their 6-5 mark to 7-5 against a Commodores program that has suffered 20 consecutive Southeastern Conference defeats. The Vols are responsible for two of those 20, thumping Vandy 28-10 two years ago in Neyland Stadium and 42-17 last season in Nashville.
The Commodores have been overwhelmed more often than not in Clark Lea's first season, succumbing 62-0 to Georgia, 42-0 to Florida and 45-6 to Mississippi State, but they played one of their more respectable games this past weekend in a 31-17 loss at Ole Miss.