2021 Tennessee Volunteers Football Schedule: Analysis, Best and Worst Case Scenarios

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2021 Tennessee Volunteers Football Schedule: Analysis, Best and Worst Case Scenarios

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2021 Tennessee Volunteers Football Schedule: Analysis, Best and Worst Case Scenarios

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Breaking down and analyzing the 2021 Tennessee Volunteers football schedule with the best and worst case scenarios.


2021 Tennessee Football Schedule

Sept. 4 Bowling Green

Sept. 11 Pitt

Sept. 18 Tennessee Tech

Sept. 25 at Florida

Oct. 2 at Missouri

Oct. 9 South Carolina

Oct. 16 Ole Miss

Oct. 23 at Alabama

Oct. 30 OPEN DATE

Nov. 6 at Kentucky

Nov. 13 Georgia

Nov. 20 South Alabama

Nov. 27 Vanderbilt

Dec. 4 SEC Championship (in Atlanta)

Games vs. The West: at Alabama, Ole Miss

Missed Teams From The West: Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Texas A&M

2021 SEC Composite Schedule, Best Games Each Week

Tennessee Volunteers Football Schedule Analysis: New head man Josh Heupel is being handed an interesting slate that’s not all that bad tear on. Five of the first seven games are at home, and they’re all winnable. At least split the dates on the road against Missouri and Florida, and it’ll be a huge start before going to Alabama.

Best of all, the season closes out with three home games including winnable dates against South Alabama and Vanderbilt as a backstop in case the team needs one more key victory to go bowling.

Best Case Scenario: 10-2. Even if Tennessee are able to rock and roll right away under Heupel, assume a loss to Alabama and, at best, a split with Georgia and Florida. There isn’t another game on the slate the team can’t or shouldn’t win, including the non-conference date with Pitt.

Worst Case Scenario: 5-7.The Vols are bad out of the gate. Even if they’re struggling, they’ll be 2-1 – they’re not losing to Bowling Green or Tennessee Tech – and then things fall off a cliff with four losses in the next five before getting a week off. Even in a worse case scenario, though, the Vols will have to work really, really hard to not win six games.

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