How bad are we underachieving?

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by A-Smith, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    Which college football teams have better rosters right now than Tennessee?

    I've got:
    1. Alabama
    2. Ohio State
    3. LSU

    After that I'm not sure.
    Clemson? Georgia? Ole Miss? Maybe.
    Notre Dame? USC? Florida State? Auburn? Florida? Doubtful.

    I don't see us being below # 7 overall in terms of talent. We may be Top 5. definitely Top 10. With 4 losses.
  2. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    we ought to be right in that top 10 somewhere
  3. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Founder of the Mike Honcho Fan Club

    You don't understand. Our guys have to have their diapers changed at half time, not to mention formula feedings every quarter. How can you expect them to compete with Bama when Saban has had almost 10 years of recruiting to get ready for this year?

  4. RockyHill

    RockyHill Loves Auburn more than Tennessee.

    UT vs. Auburn....I think I'm giving UT the edge. AU has a lot of young guys that it's hard to say if they're slow developing or busts.
  5. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Do you know how hard it is to play at home?
  6. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    usc is definitely up there
  7. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Chieftain

    Yes. FSU too.
  8. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    Don't leave out the shitty Pac 12.
  9. Volgrad98

    Volgrad98 Contributor

    TCU? I haven't watched any of their games so I have no idea.
  10. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    Heard anything on there coaching search?
  11. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Chieftain

    They're pushing for DeBord.
  12. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Founder of the Mike Honcho Fan Club

    Don't worry, Lyle will up his pay grade.
  13. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    nope. i'm sure they'll try for del rio, but he actually might make the playoffs.
  14. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    Its seems like its bad timing for all the guys they really want. It should be interesting how things play out for USC.
  15. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Clemson probably does. Florida State is top 5 talent wise too. I say Tennessee is 7th or 8th.
  16. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    I don't think talent is our issue as much as depth.
  17. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    We should still be a playoff hopeful. We aren't because our coach is dumb as hell. Period.
  18. BigOrangeBeech

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

    Should be 7-1 at the very worst.
  19. Daddy Gee

    Daddy Gee Chieftain

    Such a waste
  20. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    The only thing out of Butch's mouth that I've agreed with is his saying "we don't have championship depth".

    Tennessee's starting 22 are some of the best in the country. Tennessee has good depth at RB, DB, DE and WR. The LBs are scary thin. The defensive tackle group had 4 guys that could play good enough with Williams, McKenzie and Tuttle playing the best, injuries have that at 3 now, maybe two.

    The difference between Tennessee and say LSU or Ohio State are the fact their second string is good enough to start most anywhere. Tennessee isn't quite there yet.

    This team is definitely good enough to win the East with a puncher's chance at playoff contention.

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