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They put up 43 a game with Grier playing last year

Would have put them at #5 in the country
Okay... but those points came against ECU, Del State, Kansas, and Baylor. Not exactly impressive.

Against VT they scored 24, against TCU they scored 24, Iowa State: 20, KSU: 24. When they played decent teams they didn’t score much at all. Why are points against ECU and Dell State impressive? We scored 41 against GT and 42 against Indiana state. We stunk on offense last year so scoring points against teams like that doesn’t meant they’re this explosive, unstoppable offense
 
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Okay... but those points came against ECU, Del State, Kansas, and Baylor. Not exactly impressive.

Against VT they scored 24, against TCU they scored 24, Iowa State: 20, KSU: 24. When they played decent teams they didn’t score much at all. Why are points against ECU and Dell State impressive? We scored 41 against GT and 42 against Indiana state. We stunk on offense last year so scoring points against teams like that isn’t exactly impressive
They scored way way less against teams with a pulse on defense
 
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Just adding to your opinion. WVU isn’t very good imo either. They might beat the crap out of us, but I’m not seeing it. We have more talent and the element of surprise. How are they going to game plan for us? Are they watching USC, CSU, and Bama games? Yes, it will be the first game with a totally new O and D but I think we can squeak out a W
 
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Okay... but those points came against ECU, Del State, Kansas, and Baylor. Not exactly impressive.

Against VT they scored 24, against TCU they scored 24, Iowa State: 20, KSU: 24. When they played decent teams they didn’t score much at all. Why are points against ECU and Dell State impressive? We scored 41 against GT and 42 against Indiana state. We stunk on offense last year so scoring points against teams like that doesn’t meant they’re this explosive, unstoppable offense
Valid points.
 
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Anyone familiar with this Dave Hooker who writes articles about the Vols on various CFB sites (SDS, Gridironnow)? These are the most click-bait, entry-level articles I've read in a long time.
Been around forever. Hack job radio host as well. Fills up the empty spot Mike Griffith left with equal emptiness. Also looks like Napoleon Dynamite’s Granny.
 
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Just adding to your opinion. WVU isn’t very good imo either. They might beat the crap out of us, but I’m not seeing it. We have more talent and the element of surprise. How are they going to game plan for us? Are they watching USC, CSU, and Bama games? Yes, it will be the first game with a totally new O and D but I think we can squeak out a W
If we’re ready to play we can beat them. If the team that played last year shows up then yeah we’ll get blown out. I doubt that will happen tho
 
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That is what I'm thinking. We better hope our game plan works and guys are in the right spots right out of the gate.
Also not taking into account Pruitt’s first year mistakes. That will happen also. UGA with all that talent went 7-5 in Smarts first year. Maybe that won’t happen to Pruitt. But maybe it will
 
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Anyone familiar with this Dave Hooker who writes articles about the Vols on various CFB sites (SDS, Gridironnow)? These are the most click-bait, entry-level articles I've read in a long time.
He used to write for GoVolsXtra on the News Sentinel site. Before I knew what Volnation was I used to post exclusively on that. Talk about a Wild West... but like a lame Wild West where it was more like a pillow fight between skinny-leg Peyton’s.
 
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We need to make this game boring as hell. Long drives on O, use the clock, bend but don’t break on D. The last thing we want to do is make this a shoot out.
I’m sure coach will dial up some special blitz packages to help us with the pass rush. We need to hit Grier early and often. He needs to be scared to drop back
 
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Also not taking into account Pruitt’s first year mistakes. That will happen also. UGA with all that talent went 7-5 in Smarts first year. Maybe that won’t happen to Pruitt. But maybe it will
Not arguing at all with you Bass, but this is a far hungrier team than Georgia post-Richt. They had enjoyed some recent success before Smart and I recall reading the veterans on that team didn't completely buy in as Richt was their guy. You will be hard pressed to find anyone on UT or in the program that will say Butch is their guy.

Anyway, I'm sure Pruitt will have his own growing pains but I see a big difference in the two situations. This team is starving for success.
 
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Not arguing at all with you Bass, but this is a far hungrier team than Georgia post-Richt. They had enjoyed some recent success before Smart and I recall reading the veterans on that team didn't completely buy in as Richt was their guy. You will be hard pressed to find anyone on UT or in the program that will say Butch is their guy.

Anyway, I'm sure Pruitt will have his own growing pains but I see a big difference in the two situations. This team is starving for success.
I hope you’re right
 
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Okay... but those points came against ECU, Del State, Kansas, and Baylor. Not exactly impressive.

Against VT they scored 24, against TCU they scored 24, Iowa State: 20, KSU: 24. When they played decent teams they didn’t score much at all. Why are points against ECU and Dell State impressive? We scored 41 against GT and 42 against Indiana state. We stunk on offense last year so scoring points against teams like that doesn’t meant they’re this explosive, unstoppable offense
You don’t have to believe me or the CFB writers who are telling you they’re gonna have a good offense.

You asked why they’re expected to have a good season and I told you why.

Maybe #theygonlearn?
 

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