Year two of the Dooley regime has had its ups and downs.
Three convincing home wins against non-conference opponents has given most fans a cause for optimism.
However, a disappointing road loss at Florida, Tennessee's only SEC game so far this season, has left some people wondering how much progress the program has really made since last season.
With a very big pivot game coming up this weekend at home against Georgia, a win would be Dooley's first over an SEC opponent with a winning record and put UT back in the Eastern division race.
A loss could leave UT looking at no conference wins in October for the second year in a row.
With all this on the line this week, let's take a look at some of the winners and losers for the Volunteers after the first month of the season: Who has exceeded and fallen short of expectations.