Here’s the first real sleeper of the season. The Volunteers are the  headscratcher  of the SEC.  Let’s look at some numbers.  17 starters coming back  who won 9 games last season. The have a quarterback in Joshua Dobbs who can run the offense and a defense which can stop a lot of offenses.  They get Alabama at home. They get Florida at home.

But then we hear this chatter: Tennessee can’t close the deal. Coach Butch Jones talks a good game, but the Volunteers seldom do it when it counts–and never against the teams that matter. Nine straight losses to Alabama, 11 straight losses to Florida.  The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.