Lately, it seems all the Vols football program has received for Christmas is lump of coal after lump of coal.
In 2008, the lump of coal was a 5-7 season and the firing of a longtime head coach. In '09, it was the armed robbery incident and Lane Kiffin's mouth. In early 2010, it was Lane Kiffin abruptly leaving for USC two weeks before signing day.
In late 2010, it was a disastrous October that saw a gut-wrenching loss at LSU, a blowout at Georgia and at home versus 'Bama, and a near-comeback win-turned eventual loss at South Carolina.
When November began, however, it appeared the Vols luck just might have begun to change.
After a four game winning streak to finish the season with bowl eligibility, Vols fans are hoping and believing again.
In this season of giving, the Vol faithful are ready as ever to receive some good stuff under that big orange Christmas tree this time around. Here's just a few of the items on most Vols fans wish lists.