Tennessee Volunteers: What We Learned In Week 5, What To Look For In Week 6
Tennessee (3-2, 0-1) will be lucky to win an SEC game this year. It took a Brian Randolph interception on fourth-and-goal with just under a minute to play to scrape out a 31-24 victory over the South Alabama Jaguars at home. The Vols blew nearly all of a 24-point second-half lead, piling up mistakes one after the other in a game that was very nearly the worst home loss in program history.
Tennessee barely managed to avoid a third-straight loss this time, but the Vols appear poised to accomplish that feat in the very near future. Tennessee is now heading into a brutal three-game stretch. They host No. 9 Georgia this week and No. 12 South Carolina next before visiting No. 1 Alabama.
What to look for in Week 6: Any reason to sing Rocky Top – other than the Vols’ smoky-themed uniforms. Many are opining that Georgia is primed for a letdown, ripe for an upset in front of 100,000-plus orange-clad fans in Neyland Stadium. I can’t help but wonder what those people see in this Volunteer team.
Folks, I was at Tennessee’s game last week against South Alabama. And I’m here to tell you, no way. In no universe can this Tennessee team hang with, much less beat the Bulldogs. Chances are, the Vol Navy will be launching early and heading back down the Tennessee River by the third quarter.