2020 Football 5 Bold Predictions

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1. Ty Chandler goes for over 1,200 all purpose yards. I love Eric Gray, but I think they both get an even amount of carries next year. Ty has had a couple injuries, but he has averaged 5.1 yards per carry with terrible to mediocre O lines and coming from a losing culture in 2017. The ONLY THING he has been missing is the vision for the home run hits (which is weird because he has elite top end speed... better than Gray). And don't get me wrong about Gray here, I think he has a lot of Alvin Kamara in him with that vision and burst... I am more making a statement about Ty's ability to take the step from mediocre SEC back to a very good SEC back.

2. JG starts every game. Unless he is injured, JG is going to give UT the best change to win in every game. Second year in Chaney's system and a much improved offensive line are going to make a big enough difference. This is going to start in Spring Ball where every one of Fingers reports reads, "JG is by far the most accurate today, but man HB can throw a pretty ball when he knows what he is doing." Then August reports will pretty much read the same thing. But end of the day JG will by far be the best player in practice and he should play better in games next year than last year with a second year in the system and better oline... So I don't see anyone else starting a game until 2021.

3. Wide Receivers are more productive in 2020 than 2019. Yes, JJ and MC are better than Gibbs/BJ/Ramel/Cedric and that others... But a second year in a offensive system with a much better oline will make up the difference. AND Palmer is legit, Brandon Johnson will be a sure handed veteran running the right routes, and the other receivers have looked promising.

4. Vols are better at ILB in 2020. This is especially bold because QC is out for the spring... But we are no longer Butch Jones and Dooley's version of the Vols. Bama, UGA and others with great defensive coaches replace great linebackers every year without drop off. Daniel Bituli is one of my favorite vols all time, but I expect HT to play at that level next year and QC as a sophomore to play as well as HT did as a freshman. And our Dline will be improved which will make things easier for the LBS as well.

5. More Sacks in 2020 than 2019. No one will play at the level of D Taylor, but the Defense will be better as a whole and I wouldn't be surprised if there was a significant uptick in sacks. Also- All of our corners are really good off the corner blitzes. I would expect a lot of those next year if someone steps into Nigel Warriors role as a reliable safety.
I’ll be completely honest OP... you got all these wrong
 
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By what metric? He was top half of the SEC based on stats.

If you are talking PFF only then they ranked him 9th on last years performance. If you are using them then use what they actually think as well "He’s yet to finish a season with a passing grade in our elite grade range despite teasing it in multiple games during his career. If he plays a full season at his highest capacity, Guarantano breaks the top 10 among all quarterbacks. "
By what metric? He was top half of the SEC based on stats.

If you are talking PFF only then they ranked him 9th on last years performance. If you are using them then use what they actually think as well "He’s yet to finish a season with a passing grade in our elite grade range despite teasing it in multiple games during his career. If he plays a full season at his highest capacity, Guarantano breaks the top 10 among all quarterbacks. "
 

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So he was ninth in yardage? Ok. Cool stat. That isn't a ranking of performance of effectiveness.

It is literally one stat that is the least effective to measure qb performance. They have ratings for the actual performance. It is called a qb rating. 4th in the SEC.
 
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You do realize that is total yards I hope. Math tells us that if you don't have similar numbers in attempts and completions then your yards for the season is going to be lower than QBs with more completions and attemps. Simple math really and more of a reflection of team offensive philosophy than QB talent.
 
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At 5.1 aypc, that's ~240 carries. You believe he's going to carry the rock ~half the time?
He did say All-Purpose yards so it would be less carries if he had the same exact ypc and even less carries if 500 of those yards came from receptions and special teams. It's unlikely but certainly not out of the question.
 
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So, if you don't know what he needs to improve on, how can you be sure that another off season with Chaney will result in an increased level of play?
With most things in life, the more we practice something or study something, the better we get at it or the more we understand it. Perhaps JG is the exception to this almost universal truth, but it’s likely he’s not.
 
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I don't know what to think about JG going forward. I think we're all hoping HB will be ready, but I also believe we're all secretly hoping JG can be the guy. You'd think being a 5th year senior has to help him in some capacity, but if he couldn't get it done with that WR group last session, one has to wonder how he'll do with a new group
 
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JG will be significantly better in year 2 of chaneys system. He’ll start all year barring injury then bailey takes the reigns in 2021. Go ahead, crucify me.
I sincerely hope you are correct about JG. I would love to see HB get redshirted in 2020.
I think 2020 will be a good year but 2021 will be even better... We'll see.

GO VOLS!!!
 
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