Posted: 6/7/2017 12:27:56 AM
Yeah, all the talk last year was Tennessee was back. In 2015 they lost 4 games by a whisker. Sooooo close, but no cigar. So 2016 was supposed to be their year. Home games against Bama and the Gators. Phil Steele says they win the SEC East and are title contenders. Seven turnovers against Texas A&M started the slide. Horrible run defense gives up 218 yards a game. Result, another 9-4 year. Reminds me of Nebraska and Bo Pelini.
Butch Jones has done a lot to get Tenn almost back to where they once were but just can't seem to get over that hump. To me looks like lack of execution, poor coaching, sloppy, sort of like Hoke at Michigan.
Check out the tidbits Lindy's CFB Preview has on Jones;
Unless a fantastic QB materializes it looks like their chance has passed by for now.