Eight commits in 8 days, you already know Tennessee Football is the talk of social media right now. It’s been a long time since we’ve had this kind of clout, granted we were the butt of everyone’s joke for a while.
That was all thanks to program leadership with hires that should’ve never happened (Butch Jones and Derek Dooley). Since the firing of former head coach and now AD, Phillip Fulmer, the football program, went a whopping 62-54; needless to say, we weren’t very good.
As you may have seen on Twitter, major programs like Oklahoma and Georgia have sub-tweeted the Vols after recent recruiting success. You may ask why, but the answer is simple, teams are starting to fear the orange & white again.
The SEC East has been a two-way race for the championship for so long; I think it’s about time for Tennessee to take their throne back after many years of drought in Atlanta.
That brings me to my question, “why does Tennessee NEED to be relevant again?”
If you take a stroll through memory lane, you’ll see that the Vols were a powerhouse throughout the ’90s, and it was the best time of college football. Tennessee brings a level of competition that’s contagious, and the SEC needs that drive again. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Vols have a certain je ne sais quoi at making rivalries. Imagine having all that rivalry and being a powerhouse; everyone will step up.
Tennessee has been the laughing stock of the SEC, and many media members make dumb statements like “Tennessee will never be back” or “it’s always their year.” Honestly, it’s time for a shift in college football after the recent domination from Alabama and Clemson, and I’m ready to shut the haters up!
Hardly any program in the country has a rich tradition like the orange and white in Knoxville. No school consistently has a stadium packed with 102,000 fans; we are there winning or losing.
In conclusion, teams used to fear the orange and white rolling into their town on a Saturday night. Teams are getting scared of the recent momentum the Volunteers have had because they know a run of failure is this coming to an end. It’s about to feel a lot like it did 20 years ago when the Vols won a national title.
Overall, college football is a better place when traditional programs like the Tennessee Volunteers are on top!