Tennessee Volunteers Season Prediction, What Will Happen
Tennessee beat the teams it was supposed to beat.
For the most part, it lost to the teams it was supposed to lose to, and it pulled off a huge 50/50 win at Kentucky.
Can this year’s team win some of those games against the high-end programs?
The offense should be even sharper and just as dangerous with a year to have it all figured out, and the defense has more than enough experience and depth to hope for just a wee bit more production. Throw in the returning kickers and a coaching staff that settled in, and there’s reasonable hope for something big to come.
However, the schedule might have something to say about this.
Set The Tennessee Volunteers Regular Season Win Total At … 8
Ball State, Akron, UT Martin, Missouri, at Vanderbilt. Tennessee has to go 5-0 against that bunch, or 4-1 at worst if Mizzou has a good day.
At Pitt, Kentucky, at South Carolina. Optimistic Tennessee fans will expect 3-0 against that, realistic ones will hope for 2-1, but 1-2 is possible and 0-3 would be disastrous.
Beating Florida would be massive, shocking Alabama at home and/or at Georgia would season-defining, and taking out LSU on the road would be gigantic. 2-2 makes this a big year, 1-3 is more likely.
For all the excitement and all the big expectations, 7-6 with a bowl will will be disappointing, anything less would be a huge letdown, eight wins would be a great regular season, and anything more than that would be terrific.
Remember, this is still a building program that has to deal with a tough slate. Give it one more year, and then the double-digit win seasons should come.