2017 Predictions.

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by BigOrangeBeech, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    A little over 2 months out, we might as well go ahead and get this going.

    Predict the Record first

    Then predict whether or not Butch is back and if not, at what point in the season is he canned?

    Im going 7-5.

    Wins: GA Tech, Umass, Indiana St., S. Miss, Kentucky, Vandy, Mizzou,

    Loses: Bama, LSU, UF, UGA, USCe

    I think they beat GA Tech, then lose to UF, UGA, and the wheels fall completely off against USCe before getting throttled by Bama.

    Butch is canned after the loss to LSU at home.

    Hoke or Shoop coaches against Vandy and shows its not all that hard to win the state championship.

    NEW COACH Contributor

    9-3 and Butch is back.
  3. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    7-5 as well. Gone after South Carolina.
  4. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    If he loses to them again, he absolutely should be canned before that night ends.

    For some reason I have a feeling they wait until after LSU.
  5. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    He absolutely won't be able to win a close game against the Gamecocks. Muschamp is in his head. He has to hope we out talent the hell out of them to a big lead and can hang on through his inevitable fourth quarter idiocy.
  6. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    Who are the losses to?

    NEW COACH Contributor

    And one between UGA/UK/South Carolina
  8. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Larry Scott better be significantly better than his two predecessors or our offense will be terrible. Butch has yet to show that a running back can be even a little productive against decent defenses without an all-time great scrambler taking snaps at QB. If John Kelly can't get going, teams are going to quadruple team Jennings. We've never been willing to utilize Wolf, and we have no other proven pass catchers. There's also the terrifying possibility of Kelly getting injured.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2017
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  9. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President


    Win the bowl game to reach 10 wins for first time in x years. Lifetime contract.
  10. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    How much does Larry Scott matter? Will he be allowed to matter?
  11. gcbvol

    gcbvol Fabulous Moderator

    Mostly agree with your predicted wins/losses, though I think GT gets us. 6-6.

    NEW COACH Contributor

    Larry Scott can't be any worse than an Olympic sport director.
  13. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Probably not. I doubt Butch really trusts the guy. Only worked together a year.
  14. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    And there's still the matter of the OL never really having been very good despite having multiple NFL players over the last few years. We got rid of Mahoney, but sounds like we might have actually downgraded.
  15. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Scott will attempt to use Wolf a lot.
  16. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I hope so. As a freshman I was thinking he'd eventually end up in the pros, but the last couple of years definitely haven't helped his case.
  17. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    7-5 butch fired
  18. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    We go 15-0, Tennessee seceeds, Butch Jones becomes President and Lord of the Grand Divisions of Tennessee, lives to be 175 years old and trolls this board relentlessly until he dies.
  19. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    Losses: South Carolina, LSU, bammer
    Split UGA/Florida and KY/Vandy

    If GT is a loss, the wheels could come off the wagon on the way to a historic loss total.

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  20. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    I'm just not sure how much control over the offense would be relinquished for anybody. It's Butch's baby.

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