The problem with this thread is that it is not that Vanderbilt is a quality team but this game is a measure of the ineptness of the Tennessee football program. And any team that loses to Vanderbilt is an inept football program. Nothing more, nothing less.
Assumption is the mother of all f***ups. Old phrase. Depending on whom you choose to believe, it was Col. Charlie Beckwith, or any number or people who proceeded him who coined the phrase. Most likely, he just quoted it and made it his own.
This team can assume nothing at this point. 3 to play. A chance to salvage the season with a 7-5 record, or regress at 4-8. Or anywhere in between.