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I have mentioned it several times already, but Justin Worley is going to get his first college start tomorrow. After burning his red shirt in the waning minutes of the Alabama game last week, Derek Dooley decided it was time to give the freshman a chance.
While the Tennessee Volunteers have had a tough season, nothing that out of the ordinary has happened. The Vols lost to two SEC East teams that were better than them as well as the top two teams in the country.
Tennessee laid the smackdown on now ranked Cincinnati, so it's not farfetched to call that a nice win. Remember the line was around six or seven for that game, and Tennessee ended up winning 45-23.
What I mean to say is that with just three victories more, the Vols will find themselves back in a bowl game, an impressive feat after having your top two offensive threats are docked with injuries. With a win over South Carolina (and over the much-improved Vanderbilt), Tennessee is likely to go 7-5, an improvement over the 2010 season.
Worley can be the man to take them there. He threw 5,313 yards and 64 touchdowns his senior year. No, that wasn't a typo. Worley was named the Gatorade Player of the Year, a distinction held by Tim Couch, Matt Barkley and some dude named Peyton Manning.
I'm getting on the Worley Train!