Tennessee Football: A Final Farewell to the Volunteer Seniors

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Tennessee Football: A Final Farewell to the Volunteer Seniors
Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

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.

In the words of former Vol great Joey Kent, "They didn't have the same experience that I did." And that's disappointing. But they gave their all for Tennessee and are Vols For Life.

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