During the second half of the Kentucky game, there was a video tribute shown on the Tennessee Volunteers' Jumbotron honoring the 2012 senior class. These men went through hell during their Vol careers, but they represented the orange proudly through it all.
I immediately felt gratitude toward each and everyone one of the seniors. Some of them saw four different coaches in their time as Volunteers, but you never heard a word of disparagement.
They fought, cried, bled and sweat working to uphold the tradition that is Tennessee football. The Vols will regain their place atop the college football world one day, and when they do, they'll be standing on the shoulders of the 2012 seniors.