And then the Vols started recruiting.
Many of the Vol faithful started to squirm a few weeks back as some of the seed they had sowed began to be reaped by the likes of LSU, Bama, Florida and Mississippi State. It seemed that once Tennessee snagged a backup quarterback and a decent defensive end that everything was copacetic. Or at least that's the impression the Volniacs got as two wide receivers and an offensive tackle went the way of the dodo. Suddenly, No. 21 on the recruiting board didn't seem so bad. But before the Vol fans could get depressed the recruiting board lit up again and made me rethink my judgement of defensive back coach and recruiting coordinator Terry Joseph. No delusions of grandeur here. But if he stays on track and finishes with a couple of solid athletes, Tennessee may be celebrating Christmas early.