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VOLS INC. 12-09-2011 03:40 PM

Article on ESPN.com
 
You may have to be an ESPN In subscriber to read it but I just came across the article.

Will Tennessee Volunteers or Arizona Wildcats break through in 2012? - CFB - ESPN

PermaVol 12-09-2011 03:51 PM

:popcorn:

jamarglevol 12-09-2011 03:52 PM

That was a great read....thanx for posting
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DooleyTFM 12-09-2011 03:53 PM

It is a back and forth exchange on who is more likely to have a breakout season. Here is what they said about Tennessee:

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Plenty of big-name programs are staying home this bowl season, and while many are likely to bounce back in 2012, it looks to me like the Tennessee Volunteers are in the best position of all. Yes, the Vols finished 5-7 overall and 1-7 in the SEC, but they had plenty of young players who showed toughness over the course of a brutal schedule and had their overall performance hurt by a number of significant injuries.

Yes, the Wildcats are in a better position from a conference standpoint, but don't overlook the fact that Tennessee had four SEC all-freshman picks this season -- lineman Marcus Jackson, linebackers Curt Maggitt and A.J. Johnson, and safety Brian Randolph -- and had four others in 2010. Johnson's 80 tackles this season are just six shy of the Tennessee freshman record set by Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, and there is all kinds of young defensive talent on that team ready to come into its own. A look at the Volunteers' most recent depth chart shows 12 freshmen and sophomores on their defensive two-deep, including five starters.

I think Tennessee is set up even better at quarterback. Sophomore Tyler Bray flashed a lot of potential this season, showing a big-time arm and the ability to drive the ball accurately downfield. A broken thumb cost him five games in the middle of the season, but he still threw for 17 touchdowns against just six interceptions.

I think Tennessee is set up even better at quarterback. Sophomore Tyler Bray flashed a lot of potential this season, showing a big-time arm and the ability to drive the ball accurately downfield. A broken thumb cost him five games in the middle of the season, but he still threw for 17 touchdowns against just six interceptions.

The Volunteers also have one of the best wide receiver duos in the country in Justin Hunter and Da'Rick Rogers. A torn ACL in the third game of the season put Hunter on the shelf, but having him and Bray healthy alongside Rogers (a first-team all-SEC pick this season) will make a huge difference for an offense that scored just 23 points in the five games Bray missed -- all losses, including consecutive games against No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Alabama and No. 13 South Carolina. He's very important to this team.

All of that is true, Steve, but remember that the SEC East is not as strong as the West, especially with Florida struggling to get right under Will Muschamp. Given the up-and-coming talent the Volunteers have and the fact that they get Florida, Alabama and Missouri at home next season, I expect big things.

Carlitovol 12-09-2011 03:57 PM

Agreed, good stuff there... A little glimmer of hope for 2012

VOLS INC. 12-09-2011 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by jamarglevol (Post 6004577)
That was a great read....thanx for posting
Posted via VolNation Mobile

No problem.:hi: There wasn't a ton of new info in the article and most informed Vols fans knew most of the info provided... that being stated its just nice to see that Scouts Inc. analyst agree that this team is full of great young talent and have a chance to do it big in 2012.

golfballs 12-09-2011 03:59 PM

One guy pretty much thinks Rich Rod hung the moon and will make Arizona a great team just by his mere presence. He also thinks their schedule is a lot easier than what Tennessee has to face

PermaVol 12-09-2011 03:59 PM

"Given the up-and-coming talent the Volunteers have and the fact that they get Florida, Alabama and Missouri at home next season, I expect big things."

They're not the only ones.

BuckheadVol1 12-09-2011 03:59 PM

Good stuff, thanks for sharing something positive.

Orange Blazer 12-09-2011 04:01 PM

Very nice. Thanks.

UGA insider 12-09-2011 04:03 PM

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I like Tennessee's young talent too, but for me the answer to this question comes down to coaching.
Seems like one of the writers is not that big of a Dooley fan.

Carlitovol 12-09-2011 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by UGA insider (Post 6004629)
Seems like one of the writers is not that big of a Dooley fan.

Based on results of CDD's tenure so far, I can completely understand that. Sux, but it is what it is.

Although, I will say that if he can get things rolling next year and get to 9 or 10 wins, I think he can win over the majority of the fan base. We shall see...

UGA insider 12-09-2011 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Carlitovol (Post 6004644)
Based on results of CDD's tenure so far, I can completely understand that. Sux, but it is what it is.

Although, I will say that if he can get things rolling next year and get to 9 or 10 wins, I think he can win over the majority of the fan base. We shall see...

It is set up for you guys to have a nice run, just have to keep your best players healthy.

VOLS INC. 12-09-2011 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by UGA insider (Post 6004679)
It is set up for you guys to have a nice run, just have to keep your best players healthy.

Yea, Maybe you guys can keep your helmets away from our star QB's fingers next year :P

Govols16 12-09-2011 04:37 PM

a positive article on the vols.. wow im impressed. go vols


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