The Tennessee Volunteers couldn't have asked for a better week to play their in-state cousins, the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders.
It's homecoming in Knoxville, and it's high time for a Vols win.
The last time the Vols won, Tyler Bray was healthy, James Stone was snapping the ball and Brent Brewer was manning the safety position in the defensive secondary.
Now, the Vols are playing a true freshman at quarterback for the second consecutive year on homecoming, a first-year transfer is the new center and Brewer joined the All-Star lineup in the trainers' room for Tennessee.
Enough with the excuses, though!
Tennessee must defend its home state, and with two games left against Tennessee colleges, the push starts now.