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Tennessee expert gives Vols ‘fighting chance,’ reveals telltale stats in matchup

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edited November 2023 in Article commenting
imageTennessee expert gives Vols ‘fighting chance,’ reveals telltale stats in matchup

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Josh Heupel gives Tennessee “a fighting chance” for an upset against Georgia, according to SportsSource.TV host John Pennington.

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    GtheGreekGtheGreek Posts: 1,006 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited November 2023

    "the law of averages is the law of averages for a reason. It’s hard to just keep winning, especially against programs like Nick Saban and like Alabama."....If football was nothing more than the roll of the dice, I'd say The Vols definitely have a shot BUT winners win because of talent depth, TEAM execution, elite coaching and a win at any cost culture developed and instilled into every player over the course of the toughest practices in college football. The Georgia v Tennessee game is sold out.....given the arse kicking The Vols received last Saturday, temps in the low 50's with a chance of rain and facing the BEST TEAM in America, I'd say a lot less than the 70 k will attend.....and given what The Dawgs have accomplished and how they have continued to improve and grow.....it will not be too difficult to keep winning in Knoxville and then in Hotlanta, and then at Mercedes!

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    PetesdawgsPetesdawgs Posts: 412 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Kirby and the Dawgs are the dominant program-NOT Bama.

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    MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Super important for the Dawgs to score early and get off to a fast start. In Neyland, it is imperative we take the fans out of the equation as soon as possible.

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    DallasDawgDallasDawg Posts: 1,276 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I can't find much disagreement in what he's saying here, including his outlook on the upcoming SECCG. And he's spot-on about the law of averages, which is EXACTLY why I'm terrified every time the Dawgs take the field now. As good as we all know they are, I can't help but think: is THIS the day that it all comes to a sad end? And that's what bothers me so much about giving up those opening-drive TD's. I'm hoping that because we've come back every time, that the team, especially the defense, isn't getting cavalier about them now. Even Kirby himself said that he's just kind of come to expect it now. That shocked me. I'm just praying that some how, some way, the Dawgs will get a stop on the Vols' opening drive Saturday night, even if we don't score on ours. I think that would go a long way in setting the tone for the game. Go Dawgs!

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    DawgCrazy76DawgCrazy76 Posts: 511 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    [“I would take Georgia in that game. At the same time, if I’m a Georgia fan, the law of averages is the law of averages for a reason. It’s hard to just keep winning, especially against programs like Nick Saban and like Alabama. You’re going to have to beat what has been the best program in the country over the last decade, and the best coach in the history of the sport, that’s the tough ask to do that on top of 28 (wins) in a row.”]

    It's the Dawgz time, it's our time, a house is only strong as the solid ground its foundation is laid upon. Georgia football is built and laid on that solid ground from top to bottom. Go Dawgz crush the Vols.😎

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    UGA66UGA66 Posts: 4,164 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Dawgs on top...again. TN, Bama, doesn't matter.

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    CdjdawgCdjdawg Posts: 16 ✭ Freshman

    Heupel is 32-0 in Knoxville when allowing under 27 points? Isn’t this his third year? How many home games do they get?

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    HenddawgHenddawg Posts: 732 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    DAWGs will need to play very disciplined and mistake-free ball in order to win in that environment. Any slip-ups or if the Vols get out big, it will be a madhouse. DAWGS certainly have the talent and seem to be gelling at the right time but UT is still a good team and playing at home with nothing to lose and a chance to make their season.

    On another note, does Heupel intentionally dress like a bum or a poor man’s Lebowski?! It can’t be accidental and just not sure what that look is designed to transmit, but confidence and great coaching is not it for me. Go DAWGs and silence the crowd on Rocky Top early and often.

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    LoranwhaddayagotLoranwhaddayagot Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'm seeing something similar, if not worse.

    I think Kirby is ready to turn these kids loose and let them eat!

    At this point, I don't think there's anything to hide in terms of the playbook.

    I no longer worry about a shootout with Alabama.

    If Lane would text Kirby and tell him that the secondary has no equal in the conference, that's good enough for me.

    Kirby may even want to get out to a huge lead so he can rest the starters ASAP.

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    osmosiphobeosmosiphobe Posts: 385 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Yeah, I was going to mention that law of averages thing. As it turns out, it really only is a thing as you approach infinity. I could flip a coin a hundred times and hit heads every time. A thousand, even. Law of averages just says that EVENTUALLY everything evens out. It can take a looooooong time to hit that “eventually.”

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    softballcoachsoftballcoach Posts: 31 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Another article that looks away from the Dawgs and tries to find a reason the other team might win. Good job Mr. Griffith.

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    DallasDawgDallasDawg Posts: 1,276 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I believe, in this instance, the writer means that SINCE HEUPEL BECAME THE HEAD COACH AT UT, WHICH IS IN KNOXVILLE, the team is 32-0 when allowing fewer than 27 points, REGARDLESS of where they played the game. Mike probably could, and should, have written that sentence more clearly.

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    BigDawg888BigDawg888 Posts: 1,560 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I think Heupel had never been on a team that didn't score 10 or more points until last week.

    So there is that. Missouri held them to 7 points. Think about that.

    Tennessee scored 7 against Missouri

    16 against Florida

    20 against Alabama

    33 against Kentucy

    So about 76 points total or around 19 point average. 19 points.

    We should be able to score at least 20 each half. 40-19. I wll give them a gimme td so 40-26 Dawgs.

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