Week 7 is in full swing, and Tennessee Football is back to preparing for an opponent, this time Texas A&M, after an off week. Caleb Calhoun and Dave Hooker ask why the Vols are favorites against the Aggies while also discussing UT’s style of play and injuries. Eric Berry and coaching blunders made news as well. John Adams joins.
Why is Tennessee Football favored vs. Texas A&M?
The line moved from double-digits before the year started in favor of Tennessee Football to a touchdown last week to now roughly a field goal this week. Despite it moving towards the Aggies, why are the Vols favored at all to this point given how close Jimbo Fisher’s team came against the Alabama Crimson Tide?
Is Tennessee Football a boring team?
Unlike last year, Tennessee Football has been winning games with a dominant rushing attack and a suffocating defense. Joe Milton III is clearly not Hendon Hooker, and this is not what anybody expects from a Josh Heupel offense. Are the Vols now a boring team? Does that sit well with fans?
Are injuries ever an excuse?
When Texas A&M visits Tennessee Football Saturday, the Aggies will be playing their backup quarterback, Max Johnson, who is starting his third straight game since Conner Weigman is out for the year. UT, meanwhile, has Cooper Mays back but will be without go-to receiver Bru McCoy, who is now out for the year. Should these ever be excuses?
Worst coaching decisions of Week 6
Football IQ is a thing many fans hear from players and coaches. The idea is that when fans question a decision, they don’t understand why it was made so they don’t get to point out how obviously stupid it was. Coaches make these mistakes all the time. What were the biggest blunders during Week 6?
Eric Berry to be honored Saturday
Two-time All-American safety, Freshman All-American and Jim Thorpe Award winner Eric Berry will be recognized at Neyland Stadium Saturday before Tennessee Football kicks off against Texas A&M. Berry will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame later this year for his accomplishments on the field with the Vols from 2007 to 2009.
How big of a story is the Tennessee Football defense?
After it was considered the biggest issue for Tennessee Football all last year, the Vols have a top 25 scoring defense this year, giving up 19 points per game, and shockingly a top 15 pass defense, giving up 176 yards per game. Is this real improvement, or does it have to do with who they have faced?