Some things to look forward to

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TennesseeRhett

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There is no team or fanbase I hate more than UF. I personally wish Gainesville would burn to the ground, have salt thrown on the ashes and be swallowed by the sea. This one hurts. But it is premature to throw away the season.

We should be getting Mays back. Much of our offensive woes stemmed from the porous O line, and having our veteran tempo setting center back in the mix will help more than many realize. Not sure about the Mincey situation, but his loss was also felt. If those two are back in the lineup we should shore up considerably. Milton will have more time to make throws and the running backs will have the lanes they couldn’t find on Saturday.

Milton showed some touch on several of his passes, including that opening drive. He aired it out in a catchable way, which many believed him incapable of doing. If he can reliably incorporate that touch into his game, watch out

Also, the receivers were catching balls that they were dropping against AP. If that trend continues our passing game will continue to become the threat we want it to be.

As good as last year was, we still lost badly in a night road game. While I really hope that is not a trend, we have a 3 game home stand coming up, and I think the friendly confines of Neyland will help clear the psychological side of this loss. It starts with a get right game against an injured UTSA which we will win. We will be 3-1 welcoming the cocks into the most hostile environment they will see all year.

The SEC is down this year. I guarantee Florida will lose several more games. Everyone looks beatable. Most of us expected this team to take something of a step back (would be hard not to considering how last year went), and 3-4 L’s seemed to be where most people landed. That projection is still realistic, and though we all hate to lose to the Gators, a loss to them in the swamp really should have surprised no one. Many very good Tennessee teams had had early losses to Florida in otherwise successful seasons. It is entirely possible that we are 5-1 going to Tuscaloosa.

Adjustments need to be made, but our coach knows how to make them. We are still unquestionably in a much better coaching situation that in any of the previous four coaching tenures. Heupel has shown he knows what he is doing both as a player and at every level of coaching in which he has been involved, as opposed to our previous coaches who were either unproven (pruitt, kiffen) or who were unsuccessful (dooley), or who only succeeded with his predecessors’ talent (butch). We got a good guy in Heupel, folks. He’ll have this team playing better as the season goes on.

By next year (at the latest), we enter the Nico era. We have good talent on this team, good talent coming in. The future is still bright, even if its hard to appreciate that with gator chomping fresh in your mind. We got a lot more winning to look forward to, and that has not been the case for most of the last 20 years.

take a deep breath of mountain air, watch a sunrise over Mount Leconte, throw back a shot of Jack or some Ole Smoky Amaretto, and be grateful you aren’t part of a fanbase known for jorts, mullets, piss balloons and murderers. Good days are ahead, and plenty of em. Next one is Saturday. Go Vols!

Believe me, this country [Florida] has been greatly overrated. One acre of our fine Tennessee land is worth a thousand here

Rachel Jackson, First Lady and wife of President Andrew Jackson
 
#2
#2
It will be very interesting to see how Heup handles the discipline side of operations. They clearly need some discipline right away, both on the field and off.

So what kind of head coach is he? How does he right the ship, starting now?
 
#5
#5
There is no team or fanbase I hate more than UF. I personally wish Gainesville would burn to the ground, have salt thrown on the ashes and be swallowed by the sea. This one hurts. But it is premature to throw away the season.

We should be getting Mays back. Much of our offensive woes stemmed from the porous O line, and having our veteran tempo setting center back in the mix will help more than many realize. Not sure about the Mincey situation, but his loss was also felt. If those two are back in the lineup we should shore up considerably. Milton will have more time to make throws and the running backs will have the lanes they couldn’t find on Saturday.

Milton showed some touch on several of his passes, including that opening drive. He aired it out in a catchable way, which many believed him incapable of doing. If he can reliably incorporate that touch into his game, watch out

Also, the receivers were catching balls that they were dropping against AP. If that trend continues our passing game will continue to become the threat we want it to be.

As good as last year was, we still lost badly in a night road game. While I really hope that is not a trend, we have a 3 game home stand coming up, and I think the friendly confines of Neyland will help clear the psychological side of this loss. It starts with a get right game against an injured UTSA which we will win. We will be 3-1 welcoming the cocks into the most hostile environment they will see all year.

The SEC is down this year. I guarantee Florida will lose several more games. Everyone looks beatable. Most of us expected this team to take something of a step back (would be hard not to considering how last year went), and 3-4 L’s seemed to be where most people landed. That projection is still realistic, and though we all hate to lose to the Gators, a loss to them in the swamp really should have surprised no one. Many very good Tennessee teams had had early losses to Florida in otherwise successful seasons. It is entirely possible that we are 5-1 going to Tuscaloosa.

Adjustments need to be made, but our coach knows how to make them. We are still unquestionably in a much better coaching situation that in any of the previous four coaching tenures. Heupel has shown he knows what he is doing both as a player and at every level of coaching in which he has been involved, as opposed to our previous coaches who were either unproven (pruitt, kiffen) or who were unsuccessful (dooley), or who only succeeded with his predecessors’ talent (butch). We got a good guy in Heupel, folks. He’ll have this team playing better as the season goes on.

By next year (at the latest), we enter the Nico era. We have good talent on this team, good talent coming in. The future is still bright, even if its hard to appreciate that with gator chomping fresh in your mind. We got a lot more winning to look forward to, and that has not been the case for most of the last 20 years.

take a deep breath of mountain air, watch a sunrise over Mount Leconte, throw back a shot of Jack or some Ole Smoky Amaretto, and be grateful you aren’t part of a fanbase known for jorts, mullets, piss balloons and murderers. Good days are ahead, and plenty of em. Next one is Saturday. Go Vols!

Believe me, this country [Florida] has been greatly overrated. One acre of our fine Tennessee land is worth a thousand here

Rachel Jackson, First Lady and wife of President Andrew Jackson
That was a post of rationality. Thank you.
 
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#7
The test of a team and coach are what they do in exactly this kind of situation. Will they get better or fall apart?

Too bad the Vols chose this game to stink it up.

The other test for Heupel IMHO is what he does at DC. Nothing personal but teams with less talent are playing better D than UT.
 
#10
#10
There is no team or fanbase I hate more than UF. I personally wish Gainesville would burn to the ground, have salt thrown on the ashes and be swallowed by the sea. This one hurts. But it is premature to throw away the season.

We should be getting Mays back. Much of our offensive woes stemmed from the porous O line, and having our veteran tempo setting center back in the mix will help more than many realize. Not sure about the Mincey situation, but his loss was also felt. If those two are back in the lineup we should shore up considerably. Milton will have more time to make throws and the running backs will have the lanes they couldn’t find on Saturday.

Milton showed some touch on several of his passes, including that opening drive. He aired it out in a catchable way, which many believed him incapable of doing. If he can reliably incorporate that touch into his game, watch out

Also, the receivers were catching balls that they were dropping against AP. If that trend continues our passing game will continue to become the threat we want it to be.

As good as last year was, we still lost badly in a night road game. While I really hope that is not a trend, we have a 3 game home stand coming up, and I think the friendly confines of Neyland will help clear the psychological side of this loss. It starts with a get right game against an injured UTSA which we will win. We will be 3-1 welcoming the cocks into the most hostile environment they will see all year.

The SEC is down this year. I guarantee Florida will lose several more games. Everyone looks beatable. Most of us expected this team to take something of a step back (would be hard not to considering how last year went), and 3-4 L’s seemed to be where most people landed. That projection is still realistic, and though we all hate to lose to the Gators, a loss to them in the swamp really should have surprised no one. Many very good Tennessee teams had had early losses to Florida in otherwise successful seasons. It is entirely possible that we are 5-1 going to Tuscaloosa.

Adjustments need to be made, but our coach knows how to make them. We are still unquestionably in a much better coaching situation that in any of the previous four coaching tenures. Heupel has shown he knows what he is doing both as a player and at every level of coaching in which he has been involved, as opposed to our previous coaches who were either unproven (pruitt, kiffen) or who were unsuccessful (dooley), or who only succeeded with his predecessors’ talent (butch). We got a good guy in Heupel, folks. He’ll have this team playing better as the season goes on.

By next year (at the latest), we enter the Nico era. We have good talent on this team, good talent coming in. The future is still bright, even if its hard to appreciate that with gator chomping fresh in your mind. We got a lot more winning to look forward to, and that has not been the case for most of the last 20 years.

take a deep breath of mountain air, watch a sunrise over Mount Leconte, throw back a shot of Jack or some Ole Smoky Amaretto, and be grateful you aren’t part of a fanbase known for jorts, mullets, piss balloons and murderers. Good days are ahead, and plenty of em. Next one is Saturday. Go Vols!

Believe me, this country [Florida] has been greatly overrated. One acre of our fine Tennessee land is worth a thousand here

Rachel Jackson, First Lady and wife of President Andrew Jackson

That’s pretty harsh stuff, man. You’ll learn to hate us less when we don’t play every year, I think. 🤝
 
#11
#11
There is no team or fanbase I hate more than UF. I personally wish Gainesville would burn to the ground, have salt thrown on the ashes and be swallowed by the sea. This one hurts. But it is premature to throw away the season.

We should be getting Mays back. Much of our offensive woes stemmed from the porous O line, and having our veteran tempo setting center back in the mix will help more than many realize. Not sure about the Mincey situation, but his loss was also felt. If those two are back in the lineup we should shore up considerably. Milton will have more time to make throws and the running backs will have the lanes they couldn’t find on Saturday.

Milton showed some touch on several of his passes, including that opening drive. He aired it out in a catchable way, which many believed him incapable of doing. If he can reliably incorporate that touch into his game, watch out

Also, the receivers were catching balls that they were dropping against AP. If that trend continues our passing game will continue to become the threat we want it to be.

As good as last year was, we still lost badly in a night road game. While I really hope that is not a trend, we have a 3 game home stand coming up, and I think the friendly confines of Neyland will help clear the psychological side of this loss. It starts with a get right game against an injured UTSA which we will win. We will be 3-1 welcoming the cocks into the most hostile environment they will see all year.

The SEC is down this year. I guarantee Florida will lose several more games. Everyone looks beatable. Most of us expected this team to take something of a step back (would be hard not to considering how last year went), and 3-4 L’s seemed to be where most people landed. That projection is still realistic, and though we all hate to lose to the Gators, a loss to them in the swamp really should have surprised no one. Many very good Tennessee teams had had early losses to Florida in otherwise successful seasons. It is entirely possible that we are 5-1 going to Tuscaloosa.

Adjustments need to be made, but our coach knows how to make them. We are still unquestionably in a much better coaching situation that in any of the previous four coaching tenures. Heupel has shown he knows what he is doing both as a player and at every level of coaching in which he has been involved, as opposed to our previous coaches who were either unproven (pruitt, kiffen) or who were unsuccessful (dooley), or who only succeeded with his predecessors’ talent (butch). We got a good guy in Heupel, folks. He’ll have this team playing better as the season goes on.

By next year (at the latest), we enter the Nico era. We have good talent on this team, good talent coming in. The future is still bright, even if its hard to appreciate that with gator chomping fresh in your mind. We got a lot more winning to look forward to, and that has not been the case for most of the last 20 years.

take a deep breath of mountain air, watch a sunrise over Mount Leconte, throw back a shot of Jack or some Ole Smoky Amaretto, and be grateful you aren’t part of a fanbase known for jorts, mullets, piss balloons and murderers. Good days are ahead, and plenty of em. Next one is Saturday. Go Vols!

Believe me, this country [Florida] has been greatly overrated. One acre of our fine Tennessee land is worth a thousand here

Rachel Jackson, First Lady and wife of President Andrew Jackson
Not a bad analysis. I'm afraid I do not share your enthusiasm for improvement on this team although you make a great point about the return of Mays and Mincey. I REALLY HOPE YOURE CORRECT!

I believe after 3 games and a poor showing at FU, the die is cast and we know what we have in team 2023. I hope I'm wrong and happy to eat crow
 

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