Tennessee Volunteers are one team, this year, that the experts are having a difficult time predicting. For the most part, it was thought that Tennessee's team to watch was the one last year and they were expected to gain no less than the SEC East championship. Then came to App State almost beating them and some other rocky games, like Georgia that Tennessee should have lost and last years team looked very lucky to have won what they did.
This year no one expects that much from them but I believe that they will have a good year, at least I hope they do. Time was when Tennessee was a very difficult game for Alabama but it's been a while since Tennessee has challenged the tide, potentially back to the days of Terrance Cody having to bail out Alabama on some last minute punt blocks.
One thing I get amused with Tennessee fans about is how, before the season begins, Tennessee fans are screaming and boasting about how they are going to "whip the Tide" looking way over the first games that Tennessee must get through. I've always said Tennessee's (football team's) year is usually determined by the third week of the season when they usually play Florida. Fans shouldn't worry about Alabama because Tennessee has to see Florida and Georgia long before Alabama and over the last years by the time Tennessee has got to the third week of October their season hopes were already shot. Last year they about got a huge surprise in their first (usually a sluff ) game.
Well, again, I think this year will be a good year for Tennessee ... it better be because Florida is going to be good and Georgia is certainly looking good with both their running backs in the backfield ... Chubb and Michel along with a new recruit Zamir White that's supposed to be quite good also. Tennessee is filled with lots of unknowns but come Monday week Georgia Tech will reveal what this years team is made of. I hope Tennessee has a good year but primarily I'm ROLL TIDE ROLL! Hoping that Alabama has a great 2017-2018 year along with seeing another Heisman come to the School in Jalen Hurts but I also hope to see Tagovailoia get to play a lot, just not at Hurt's expense or injury.