Over the years I’ve been wrong about a lot of things. It comes with the territory. But I’ve never been more wrong about a game than I was about how Tennessee would play against Georgia last Saturday in Knoxville.
There was some logic to thinking the game would be close. The last six games between these rivals were all decided by one possession. Tennessee had its backs to the wall. Volunteer coach Butch Jones was fighting for his job. The game was at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee under Jones has a habit of playing up—or down—to the level of competition.
I expected Georgia—who is very good, by the way—to win. But I also expected Tennessee put up a fight.
I was wrong. Georgia’s 41-0 win was the worst home loss for Volunteers since 1905. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.