Highs and Lows of being a Vol

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Used to be a season ticket holder and have been following Vols since the early sixties as a kid. More lows than highs. Ones I have witnessed:

Highs
83- 41-34 (Johnnie Jones/Reggie White)
92- 34-31 Ga (Heath Shuler); 31-15 Al
93- 17-17 Al (Heath and Charlie Garner)
95- 41-14 Al (All time favorite/Peyton, Joey and Jay)
96- 20-13 Al
97- 38-21 Al; 30-29 Aub
98- 20-17 Fl; 17-9 Aub; 22-3 Ga; 35-18 Al
2004- 17-13 Al
2006- 51-33 Ga; 16-13 Al (Last time we beat them)
2015- 38-31 Ga
2016- 38-28 Fl; 34-31 Ga


Lows
90- 6-9 Al Majors played conservative and lost on blocked FG; 29-34 ND
94- 0-31 Fl
95- 37-62 Fl
96- 29-35
97- 20-33
2002- 13-30 Fl
2003- 14-41 Ga
2004- 10-34 Aub
2005- 21-41 ND
2007- 20-59 Fl
2009- 10-12 Al (Great game and we blew it as usual/Mount Cody)
2010- 14-41 Al; 10-41 Ga
2011- 6-37 Al
2012- 13-44 Al
2013- 10-45 Al
2015- 14-19 Al (Played well but allowed a 3rd down conversion and couldn't tackle Derrick Henry at end)
2016- 10-49 Al
2017- 0-41 Ga (one of the ugliest games I have seen); 7-45 Al
 
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Used to be a season ticket holder and have been following Vols since the early sixties as a kid. More lows than highs. Ones I have witnessed:

Highs
83- 41-34 (Johnnie Jones/Reggie White)
92- 34-31 Ga (Heath Shuler); 31-15 Al
93- 17-17 Al (Heath and Charlie Garner)
95- 41-14 Al (All time favorite/Peyton, Joey and Jay)
96- 20-13 Al
97- 38-21 Al; 30-29 Aub
98- 20-17 Fl; 17-9 Aub; 22-3 Ga; 35-18 Al
2004- 17-13 Al
2006- 51-33 Ga; 16-13 Al (Last time we beat them)
2015- 38-31 Ga
2016- 38-28 Fl; 34-31 Ga


Lows
90- 6-9 Al Majors played conservative and lost on blocked FG; 29-34 ND
94- 0-31 Fl
95- 37-62 Fl
96- 29-35
97- 20-33
2002- 13-30 Fl
2003- 14-41 Ga
2004- 10-34 Aub
2005- 21-41 ND
2007- 20-59 Fl
2009- 10-12 Al (Great game and we blew it as usual/Mount Cody)
2010- 14-41 Al; 10-41 Ga
2011- 6-37 Al
2012- 13-44 Al
2013- 10-45 Al
2015- 14-19 Al (Played well but allowed a 3rd down conversion and couldn't tackle Derrick Henry at end)
2016- 10-49 Al
2017- 0-41 Ga (one of the ugliest games I have seen); 7-45 Al
How can you leave out the 86 Sugar Bowl and the 01 Florida game?
 
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Used to be a season ticket holder and have been following Vols since the early sixties as a kid. More lows than highs. Ones I have witnessed:

Highs
83- 41-34 (Johnnie Jones/Reggie White)
92- 34-31 Ga (Heath Shuler); 31-15 Al
93- 17-17 Al (Heath and Charlie Garner)
95- 41-14 Al (All time favorite/Peyton, Joey and Jay)
96- 20-13 Al
97- 38-21 Al; 30-29 Aub
98- 20-17 Fl; 17-9 Aub; 22-3 Ga; 35-18 Al
2004- 17-13 Al
2006- 51-33 Ga; 16-13 Al (Last time we beat them)
2015- 38-31 Ga
2016- 38-28 Fl; 34-31 Ga


Lows
90- 6-9 Al Majors played conservative and lost on blocked FG; 29-34 ND
94- 0-31 Fl
95- 37-62 Fl
96- 29-35
97- 20-33
2002- 13-30 Fl
2003- 14-41 Ga
2004- 10-34 Aub
2005- 21-41 ND
2007- 20-59 Fl
2009- 10-12 Al (Great game and we blew it as usual/Mount Cody)
2010- 14-41 Al; 10-41 Ga
2011- 6-37 Al
2012- 13-44 Al
2013- 10-45 Al
2015- 14-19 Al (Played well but allowed a 3rd down conversion and couldn't tackle Derrick Henry at end)
2016- 10-49 Al
2017- 0-41 Ga (one of the ugliest games I have seen); 7-45 Al
You can basically list anything from the year Kiffin was here until now.
 
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Used to be a season ticket holder and have been following Vols since the early sixties as a kid. More lows than highs. Ones I have witnessed:

Highs
83- 41-34 (Johnnie Jones/Reggie White)
92- 34-31 Ga (Heath Shuler); 31-15 Al
93- 17-17 Al (Heath and Charlie Garner)
95- 41-14 Al (All time favorite/Peyton, Joey and Jay)
96- 20-13 Al
97- 38-21 Al; 30-29 Aub
98- 20-17 Fl; 17-9 Aub; 22-3 Ga; 35-18 Al
2004- 17-13 Al
2006- 51-33 Ga; 16-13 Al (Last time we beat them)
2015- 38-31 Ga
2016- 38-28 Fl; 34-31 Ga


Lows
90- 6-9 Al Majors played conservative and lost on blocked FG; 29-34 ND
94- 0-31 Fl
95- 37-62 Fl
96- 29-35
97- 20-33
2002- 13-30 Fl
2003- 14-41 Ga
2004- 10-34 Aub
2005- 21-41 ND
2007- 20-59 Fl
2009- 10-12 Al (Great game and we blew it as usual/Mount Cody)
2010- 14-41 Al; 10-41 Ga
2011- 6-37 Al
2012- 13-44 Al
2013- 10-45 Al
2015- 14-19 Al (Played well but allowed a 3rd down conversion and couldn't tackle Derrick Henry at end)
2016- 10-49 Al
2017- 0-41 Ga (one of the ugliest games I have seen); 7-45 Al
You have definitely left out some great highs... 1991 Miracle in South Bend (35-34) ring a bell? I don't think I've ever seen a list like this which left that game out. Clearly, you were around to see it.
 
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Agree with all those listed and I'll add my own 98 Arkansas. Went to every game that year with my dad including Florida. I was a 17 year old kid in high school.......wish I knew then what I know now so I could savor it more. Didnt appreciate it thinking it would always be this way.😭😭😭😭
 
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How can you leave out the 86 Sugar Bowl and the 01 Florida game?
Or how about Auburn in 1985? They were ranked #1 and had the Heisman Trophy winner. Tennessee beat the hell out of them. That qualifies as a high doesn't it?

Also, the OP left out the whole 1989 season. That might be our best ever offense... certainly our best ever running attack. Again, a big win that year over Auburn and then the Arkansas Cotton Bowl with Webb running wild.
 
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You have definitely left out some great highs... 1991 Miracle in South Bend (35-34) ring a bell? I don't think I've ever seen a list like this which left that game out. Clearly, you were around to see it.
You did not read the post. I only listed those I was at the game. Many others are in my memory banks
 
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Used to be a season ticket holder and have been following Vols since the early sixties as a kid. More lows than highs. Ones I have witnessed:

Highs
83- 41-34 (Johnnie Jones/Reggie White)
92- 34-31 Ga (Heath Shuler); 31-15 Al
93- 17-17 Al (Heath and Charlie Garner)
95- 41-14 Al (All time favorite/Peyton, Joey and Jay)
96- 20-13 Al
97- 38-21 Al; 30-29 Aub
98- 20-17 Fl; 17-9 Aub; 22-3 Ga; 35-18 Al
2004- 17-13 Al
2006- 51-33 Ga; 16-13 Al (Last time we beat them)
2015- 38-31 Ga
2016- 38-28 Fl; 34-31 Ga


Lows
90- 6-9 Al Majors played conservative and lost on blocked FG; 29-34 ND
94- 0-31 Fl
95- 37-62 Fl
96- 29-35
97- 20-33
2002- 13-30 Fl
2003- 14-41 Ga
2004- 10-34 Aub
2005- 21-41 ND
2007- 20-59 Fl
2009- 10-12 Al (Great game and we blew it as usual/Mount Cody)
2010- 14-41 Al; 10-41 Ga
2011- 6-37 Al
2012- 13-44 Al
2013- 10-45 Al
2015- 14-19 Al (Played well but allowed a 3rd down conversion and couldn't tackle Derrick Henry at end)
2016- 10-49 Al
2017- 0-41 Ga (one of the ugliest games I have seen); 7-45 Al
Why do you do this to yourself?
 
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Low: Homecoming against North Texas State. I was in the end zone and got a great view of "Mean Joe Greene" intercepting pass and returning for TD. Lost 17-13.
Then there was another homecoming against "Rutgers who" that we also lost 17-13 if my memory of 45 years ago is correct......
 
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Or how about Auburn in 1985? They were ranked #1 and had the Heisman Trophy winner. Tennessee beat the hell out of them. That qualifies as a high doesn't it?

Also, the OP left out the whole 1989 season. That might be our best ever offense... certainly our best ever running attack. Again, a big win that year over Auburn and then the Arkansas Cotton Bowl with Webb running wild.
How about 35-28 over Alabama, snapping the 11 game losing streak to Bryant in 1982 also?
 

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