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 on: Today at 01:35:35 AM 
Started by BanditVol - Last post by BanditVol
I don't think i'm negative. I just know what I see and do not sugar coat it.  Are the Vols improving? Yes. Are they gonna be bowl eligible? I hope so. Do they have a long way to go to be relevant again? Yes. You should thank me..lol. I just don't want to let you get too excited and then be let down if they lose to SCar, Ky, Mizzou and Vandy.  I do believe they win at least 2 of these 4.  As far as Bama being over-rated I can't argue with that.  Who in the SEC do you see beating them though?  Plus they got a young team and that is scary as well. It just doesn't compute for UT to compete with them and UGa consistently when they get top 5 classes every year, until Pruitt can consistently get top 5 classes.  We have a lot of talent to make up to compete with these two. And these two are who we need to beat to get to where we want to be.

I don't dispute that bammer is literally the toughest opponent in the country and that we are still far from par with them.  At the same time, they are not invincible, no one is.  I also think that you look at the most obvious things and latch on to them. Your analysis seems to go only to the last game or two, and you don't factor in things like strength of schedule.  Bammer has played a 2-5 Lousivlle team, two FCS schools, and literally the two worst teams in the SEC West, which are each potentially the weakest SEC teams. I  think Tennessee or Vandy could beat either Ole Miss or Arkansas.  So they have really only played one good team, Tamu, and that game was close into the late third quarter.   Jimbo Fisher turned Tamu around.  Is Pruitt in a season where Tennessee improves significantly?  So far it looks that way.

I see no reason why Tennessee can't play as well at home as Tamu did on the road, and I also think Tua is off a bit.  I think the injury will bother him and we have had great pressure the last two games. 

I think we will give a good account of ourselves.

And you just never know.  Kiffin almost beat a much better team in 2009, and even Jones had a close one in 2015.   On any given day....

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 on: Today at 01:04:33 AM 
Started by volsboy - Last post by volsboy
record, the Lady Vols or the men's team? Nice problem to have to really think about it. For most of the last 20 years, it would be an easy choice to pick the Lady Vols. Hope they both win 30.

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 on: Today at 12:25:35 AM 
Started by VinnieVOL - Last post by Black Diamond Vol
Well not sure I'm ordering off Amazon now... they said they don't offer the "pre-load" option for digital orders.  And when I asked if I could get a physical copy shipped on release day they said no to that too.  So I may just have to buy a physical copy at an actual store like a caveman.  Sigh...

They usually take an "under-promise, over-deliver" philosophy with their CS people. I would wager that mine will still be delivered next Friday. I'll be upset if it isn't.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:37:20 PM 
Started by BanditVol - Last post by volsboy
Yeah, I thought of that also.  It's 7 games into the season.  I don't think bammer's effect by itself was really that great, and you can find other examples for all the teams, like when Illinois State scored 41 on Ole Miss in the first half. 

It's true also that Auburn is in a spiral and not 100%, but we played really well on offense.  I have of course factored that in.  Let's keep in mind that with much of the same personal, this team last at home to Vandy last year 42-24.

24 on UTEP.  Same answer.  Are you really that unimpressed with JG's accuracy and the clutch catches by Jennings, Calloway, and some of the other guys?

Two things.  First, you remain as alway unrelentingly negative.  Second, bammer is overrated, period, dot.  I saw Tua miss at least 3 passes against Missouri.  I am going to go ahead and stick wiht my prediction.   
I don't think i'm negative. I just know what I see and do not sugar coat it.  Are the Vols improving? Yes. Are they gonna be bowl eligible? I hope so. Do they have a long way to go to be relevant again? Yes. You should thank me..lol. I just don't want to let you get too excited and then be let down if they lose to SCar, Ky, Mizzou and Vandy.  I do believe they win at least 2 of these 4.  As far as Bama being over-rated I can't argue with that.  Who in the SEC do you see beating them though?  Plus they got a young team and that is scary as well. It just doesn't compute for UT to compete with them and UGa consistently when they get top 5 classes every year, until Pruitt can consistently get top 5 classes.  We have a lot of talent to make up to compete with these two. And these two are who we need to beat to get to where we want to be.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:31:59 PM 
Started by BanditVol - Last post by Volznut
Bama starts off really quickly

- Take the kickoff, don't kick to them first
- Balanced offense all game. Run the ball even if it isn't working very well. Mix in play action.
- Defensively a pass rush is crucial

I think Bama will win about 38 - 21


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 on: Yesterday at 08:49:01 PM 
Started by VinnieVOL - Last post by VinnieVOL
Update.  My local Gamestop is doing a 9pm release on Oct 25, which pleases me.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:37:34 PM 
Started by BanditVol - Last post by BanditVol
Or to flip your argument, couldn't it be Bama's offense put up such numbers it made these teams defensive rankings terrible. I was watching one Bama game, I think it was vs Arky and Tua completed 10 passes in first half and 4 of them were Td's. He had more TD's than incompletions. That just ain't right. Their WR Juedy is a killer. I always wondered what would happen if Bama had a Heisman calibre QB instead of a game manager. I think we are seeing it. I also am pumping the breaks on the Vols last performance. Did we just catch Auburn at the start of a downward spiral and dumpster fire. Couldn't it have possibly been a fluke game. I mean we only put up 24 on UTEP. You think they are more stout than Auburn? I do think we will beat the spread, which will be a nice feat considering the depth Bama will throw at us.

Yeah, I thought of that also.  It's 7 games into the season.  I don't think bammer's effect by itself was really that great, and you can find other examples for all the teams, like when Illinois State scored 41 on Ole Miss in the first half. 

It's true also that Auburn is in a spiral and not 100%, but we played really well on offense.  I have of course factored that in.  Let's keep in mind that with much of the same personal, this team last at home to Vandy last year 42-24.

24 on UTEP.  Same answer.  Are you really that unimpressed with JG's accuracy and the clutch catches by Jennings, Calloway, and some of the other guys?

Two things.  First, you remain as alway unrelentingly negative.  Second, bammer is overrated, period, dot.  I saw Tua miss at least 3 passes against Missouri.  I am going to go ahead and stick wiht my prediction.   

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 on: Yesterday at 07:59:53 PM 
Started by VinnieVOL - Last post by VinnieVOL
Well not sure I'm ordering off Amazon now... they said they don't offer the "pre-load" option for digital orders.  And when I asked if I could get a physical copy shipped on release day they said no to that too.  So I may just have to buy a physical copy at an actual store like a caveman.  Sigh...

 9 
 on: Yesterday at 06:01:35 PM 
Started by BanditVol - Last post by volsboy
Or to flip your argument, couldn't it be Bama's offense put up such numbers it made these teams defensive rankings terrible. I was watching one Bama game, I think it was vs Arky and Tua completed 10 passes in first half and 4 of them were Td's. He had more TD's than incompletions. That just ain't right. Their WR Juedy is a killer. I always wondered what would happen if Bama had a Heisman calibre QB instead of a game manager. I think we are seeing it. I also am pumping the breaks on the Vols last performance. Did we just catch Auburn at the start of a downward spiral and dumpster fire. Couldn't it have possibly been a fluke game. I mean we only put up 24 on UTEP. You think they are more stout than Auburn? I do think we will beat the spread, which will be a nice feat considering the depth Bama will throw at us.

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 on: Yesterday at 04:42:19 PM 
Started by BanditVol - Last post by BanditVol
Louisville 102
Ark St   87
Ole Miss 105
Tamu 32
Missouri 90
Louisiana 116
Arkansas 115

The only decent D they have faced is Texas A&M. 

I watched part of the Mizzou game.  Mizzou got to Tua more than anyone I have seen this year and he missed some throws.  He's been around long enough now to know his tendencies.  I think we can get some pressure on him.

I'll go ahead and predict we hold them under their season average of 54 ppg, and maybe even under 40.   


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