Today is Saturday, December 20, 2014
UT is going bowling

Tennessee's football team will have to buy some bowling shoes after defeating Vanderbilt 31-24 in both team's final regular season game at Vanderbilt Stadium.

The Vols enter the undecided bowl game with a 6-6 record, one win better than last year's 5-7 mark.

It is the youngest team in college football's Power Five conferences. They started seven freshmen against the Commodores.

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They've grown up fast

Tennessee's young'uns are coming of age.

After a modest two-game win streak over South Carolina and Kentucky, Coach Butch Jones' Vols can leave this season on a even more positive note by beating No. 19 Missouri and in-state rival Vanderbilt.

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Upsets have become common

Every week that passes, I grow more anxious to see the finished product that will be the inaugural College Football Playoff field of four teams.

A committee has been appointed to select what it deems the four best college football teams.

Are you kidding me? No college football coach of one of the teams currently in the conversation will be able to survive without incurring some mental scars.

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Finally!

It's been a long time coming for Butch Jones and Tennessee's football team.

You could see improvement in previous games, but every time they had a chance to win, they came up short. It was wearing thin.

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Foster is the bell cow for Houston

Any NFL team with playoff goals has to have important individual pieces.

On offense, you have to have a solid quarterback who can make all the throws and read defenses.

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I am the college footbal czar

Now that we have an ebola czar, I hereby humbly declare myself college football czar.

With all respect to NCAA's Grand Pooh-bah Bill Hancock and the 13 voters who will whittle this year's inaugural championship playoff to four teams, I declare it is grossly unfair to limit the field to four teams.

I have a novel idea of how we can decide the eight teams to battle it out for the national championship.

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Titans need a win in D.C.

In any sport, winning beats losing. It's why they keep score.

In the case of the Titans, what a difference a week made. Last week, they dropped a close 29-28 decision to the visiting Cleveland Browns. It was lost in the most bizarre fashion - taking a 28-3 lead only to allow the Browns to score 26 unanswered points.

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Think about it

The Titans honored former kicker Rob Bironas before Sunday's NFL game against Cleveland.

They showed a video montage of highlights of his nine seasons with the Titans.

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Vols are headed in the right direction

Tennessee's football team is on the right track.

Yes, they lost a tough 35-32 game to No. 12 Georgia. It's a hostile atmosphere between the hedges, especially when you have a freshman-sophomore dominated team like the Vols.

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Titans have work to do

When a quarterback plays well and his team does the same, it is the quarterback that gets most of the credit.

If a quarterback has a bad day, odds are his team will find ways to lose. The quarterback then gets most of the blame.

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A yardstick game for UT Read more...
Well done, Big Ten Read more...
College football finally arrives Read more...
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The calm before the storm Read more...
Observations from a wet LP Field Read more...
Vols, Vandy have lots in common Read more...
Titans refute national media Read more...
Questions abound in the SEC Read more...
Fun at Cumberland -- Part II Read more...
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