A lot of optimism is flowing around Knoxville these days with the hires that AD Mike Hamilton has made for the football team.
Whether you like Lane Kiffin and Co. or not, you must admit they are putting forth the effort so far to build a once-proud Tennessee tradition back from its shambles.
Don't get me wrong; I am not bashing Fulmer, nor will I ever. What that man put into the University of Tennessee can not be expressed in words. Just two years ago, he had the Vols back into the SEC championship game and only lost by 7 to the eventual national champions, LSU.
With an offense that supposedly takes two years to get going, the Volunteer faithful decided they had enough. Understandably so, with two out of four years missing a bowl game. Tennessee fans were not accustomed to such nonsense.
So Phil had to go (tipping my hat), along with all his staff. In comes Kiffin and Co. and people just can't believe all the big names they have gotten on one coaching staff.
So here is a game-by-game breakdown of how IMHO the Volunteers will do against their schedule if they play to their upmost ability.