Here at the Fearless Prediction we aren’t afraid to admit when we are wrong.
And boy… we were wrong.
In our defense, how were we to know the Vols would turn the football over six times (five in the first half) and basically forget how to play the great sport of football against a mediocre Florida team? I mean, sure we’ve seen moments of ineptitude before… like most every time Tennessee has played the Gators since 2005, but hey, learning from history is for nerds.
It’s time to bounce back with this week’s matchup against second-ranked Georgia.
Last year Georgia shutout the Vols 41-0, a game so awful and emotionally scarring for Tennessee fans that all video has been banned from IP addresses within the Volunteer State’s borders. It was the Vols worst home loss since Teddy Roosevelt was president.
I don’t know how much better things are going to get this year with the game moving to Athens.
The Georgia Bulldogs are looking every bit the conference and national championship contender once again. They have yet to score less than 41 points in any of their four games this season. If five-star quarterback Jake Fromm struggles, five-star quarterback Justin Fields is there to take snaps. The defense lost a lot of talent from the 2017 team, but still is playing well. They’ve scored two touchdowns themselves. The Bulldogs special teams have also accounted for two scores.
This Georgia team is loaded.
To make matters worse, the Tennessee defensive line is going to have to deal with Bulldogs offensive tackle Cade Mays. Yes, the same Cade Mays who had been committed to Tennessee since he was in the womb. Mays de-committed when the Butch Jones era was in its final days, and eventually picked Georgia. The five-star prospect is currently mashing people, starting at left tackle as a true freshman.
As far as Tennessee is concerned, this certainly isn’t a team ready to compete in the conference. Head coach Jeremy Pruitt has a massive rebuild ahead of him. The loss to Florida proved that fans that have shown the patience of Job over the past decade will need to once again lower their expectations.
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