The tenth in a series leading up to fall camps brings us to Rocky Top. And boy is it rocky.
Tennessee Vols 5-7 (1-7) in 2012
Synopsis: Let's review:
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If you had a kitten the last time Tennessee won the national championship, it has probably died of old age by now. 1998 and winning seasons for that matter are seemingly a distant memory in Knoxville. The uniforms are the same but the level of play is not.
New head coach Butch Jones will have to rebuild the offense since most of the key members of the 2012 passing game are now trying to make NFL teams (see below). But there is much more than that to rebuild. Fan confidence too is at an all-time low.
Key Losses: WR Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Justin Hunter, TE Mychal Rivera, QB Tyler Bray (basically the whole passing game), OT Dallas Thomas
Key Returners: LB A.J. Johnson, OT Ja'Wuan James, ummmm...
Newcomers: Head Coach Butch Jones, WR Marquez North, DE Jason Carr, WR Paul Harris
08/31/13 vs. Austin Peay (Knoxville, TN) - Win
09/07/13 vs. Western Kentucky (Knoxville, TN) – Petrino is BACK! - Win
09/14/13 at Oregon (Eugene, Ore.) - Things are about to get tough for Butch & friends - Loss
09/21/13 at Florida (Gainesville, FL) - Loss
09/28/13 vs. South Alabama (Knoxville, TN) - Win
10/05/13 vs. Georgia (Knoxville, TN) - Loss
10/19/13 vs. South Carolina (Knoxville, TN) - Loss
10/26/13 at Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) - Loss
11/02/13 at Missouri (Columbia, MO) - Win
11/09/13 vs. Auburn (Knoxville, TN) - Loss
11/23/13 vs. Vanderbilt (Knoxville, TN) - Loss
11/30/13 at Kentucky (Lexington, KY) - Win
Let's go Bowling! Nope