I am siding with the patient portion of the fan base. We knew our problems going into the season, although the run game has been an abysmal disappointment. Couple that, with losing Bray, and Hunter, and I can see this season getting really ugly. I hope not. I'm hoping Bama shows a little mercy. I'm not going to watch. I doubt we'll score, and it will just be a matter of how much they want to score.
We'll be back, though. The earliest game I can remember was the Texas/UT game, and Bobby Scott was our QB. (a very vague memory
) We were driving in our VW beatle, and my Dad was listening to the game. We lost that one I think, but were mighty good way back then. Then there was a period of malaise, and the Majors roller coaster ride. By far, 1993 - 2001 was one of our best runs ever. We'll have more.
You'll score, and maybe **more** than once or twice. This is a rivalry game, and the underdog usually leaves everything on the field. Maybe not so much last year, but look at the game that went down to the LAST play just two years ago. The Vols played the Tide to the very end and that Alabama team went 14-0 and won the NC. NOBODY expected that game to go down to the last play. That game was supposed to be a blow-out.
What about 1990 in Knoxville, when an undefeated UT team played a 3 loss Tide team that Lee Corso said that morning on ESPN was a bunch of high-school players compared to UT's talent. That news was discussed at length in the Tide's locker room before the game. Final score: Alabama 9-UT 6.
Anything can happen. The football has an odd shape to it and often takes funny and strange bounces..........you never know.