I keep hoping and praying that one day I will be able to write a Vols Stock Report that is more positive than negative.
That day is not today.
The Vols absolutely embarrassed themselves on Saturday as the fell to the Wildcats in Neyland for the first time since 1984. Just when you think this program can’t sink any lower, Pruitt and the boys find a way to be successful at sucking.
This week’s Stock Report features 3 sells and one buy.
Take some Tylenol before proceeding because this week isn’t fun.
Vols Secondary: SELL
The Vols secondary continued the tradition of not being able to defend the middle of the field under Jeremy Pruitt. The inability of this group to defend the pass has compounded the defense’s struggles to get off the field on 3rd down.
This secondary made Terry Wilson look like a potential 3rd round NFL draft pick. Embarrassing doesn’t begin. to describe it.
Vols Offensive Tackles: SELL
The Vols tackles, no matter who was in, got absolutely worked on Saturday. Multiple times the Kentucky edge-rushers found themselves wreaking havoc in the backfield.
I am a humble person, so I won’t say that I was right again about the offensive line being overrated.
Chris Weinke and Will Friend: SELL
I believe 67% of the Vols woes this season can be pinned on these two position coaches. The lack of development at the QB position is the biggest factor handcuffing this team.
The apparent lack of coaching for the offensive line is the second biggest factor hindering this team. Pruitt would be wise to make a move to move on from them before Fulmer has to make a move to move on from Pruitt.
Vols Running Backs: BUY
Eric Gray and Ty Chandler continue to be bright spots for a, so far, underachieving Tennessee team. The duo rushed for 179 yards and a touchdown on 36 carries.
I commend them for continuing to bust their tails every week, knowing their effort won’t be matched at the QB position.
The Vols are gearing up to host Alabama this weekend. With that said, don’t expect an overly positive Vols Stock Report next week.