You think the Vols get their first SEC win Saturday? They no doubt have better athletes than Vandy. If Tennessee hits a few big plays early I am not sure they can keep up.
They should, but they probably won't. Tennessee should have beaten MSU and Mizzou, but of course they didn't. Tennessee's offense is actually really really good, but our defense is just atrocious. Also, I think you have to take into consideration that it is now known by the players that Dooley isn't going to be back next year. Moreover, how well was Dooley able to run practices this week with the knowledge that he is a lame duck coach?
I'm not sure how the players will respond.
Should we beat Vandy? Sure. But nothing really seems to have gone UT's way this year, so I don't know if we will.
I'm not very high on the Vols right now, though. So my analysis might lean a bit towards the pessimistic side of things. Can you blame me?