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ROCKY TOP BEAT: Butler’s team wins Saturday
The first thing I would like to do is congratulate fellow columnist Jim Butler after his Commodores found a way not to lose the rivalry game. After both teams tried so hard throughout the game to give this game to the other team, it was Jim’s favorite team from Nashville that came out on top 14-10. I can only hope that they parlay this into a bowl trip somewhere warm for our friend.
All in the Game: Vandy-Vol match got here in a hurry
It's hard to believe that it is already time for the big Vanderbilt and Tennessee encounter on the gridiron. Remember when it was just a small speck on the Volunteers' radar because this victory was assured and was in the bag?
Rocky Top Beat: Vols favored against rival Vandy
The game that fellow columnist Jim Butler and I wait for each year is just hours away. While the season has flown by way too fast, this game has been forever getting here after last year’s debacle in the Music City.
ALL IN THE GAME: I hope that I don't get spoiled
As my team number whatever continues its journey toward what is hopefully another bowl appearance, I hope that I don't get to the point that it is win at all costs. That will not happen with us Vanderbilt fans, as winning is a good thing for us, but not the only thing.
ROCKY TOP BEAT: Vols’ loss to Auburn shows what is needed to be better
The lopsided loss last weekend to Auburn said volumes about where the program is now and what is needed to get better in the future. The Vols were simply too slow on defense and had no answer for Auburn’s ground game. Most of those fixes will come from recruiting, but in the meantime, there are a few more games to be played this season.
All in the Game: Quaterback issues plaguing teams
Keeping a healthy number one quarterback seems to be the issue for many teams around the SEC. Vanderbilt and Tennessee are among those teams that have been hurt by injuries at this most key position and both teams must have someone step up to make it to the bowl season
Panthers play at Ooltewah tonight in playoffs
The TSSAA playoffs begin tonight, as the Stone Memorial Panthers travel to Ooltewah to face the Owls, who finished in a three-way tie for first in District 5AAA at 5-1 with Cleveland and East Hamilton.
Rocky Top Beat: Vols host Auburn Saturday
The Tennessee schedule is starting to take its toll on the team, the coaching staff and the Vol Nation. After playing two exceptional games at home against quality opponents earlier in October, the Vols have taken their lumps in two of their latest contests on the road.
ALL IN THE GAME: It was great while it lasted
My euphoria over the big Vanderbilt upset of Georgia was shortlived, but believe me, I truly enjoyed it. A sound thumping by Texas A&M can not take it away. I'm sure that Frank Gale feels the same way regarding Tennessee, who was fairly, soundly beaten by that "red team" after the Vols' upset of the Gamecocks. Then again, some UT fans just can't take a defeat even when it is to the number one team in the land.
ROCKY TOP BEAT: Vols to start true freshman QB Saturday
Tennessee saw its season’s record fall to 4-4 this past weekend when they went down to long-time rival, top-ranked Alabama. The Vols also lost Justin Worley, probably for the remainder of the season, when he re-injured his throwing hand. Enter true freshman Joshua Dobbs, the third signal caller of the season, as the Vols roll into what was once to be the easier part of a difficult schedule.
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