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An SEC Christmas Vacation

Written by: Alex Abernathy (TheAbernasty) Ahhh Christmas time is upon us and the football season is wrapping up quicker than most would like. With Christmas approaching and college football’s regular season closing, it got me thinking; I really love SEC football. I also have watched the movie Christmas Vacation about 400 times. There has to be some way to tie together my two loves right? What if every SEC team’s football season could be described as a character from the movie? Sounds like a tall order, but that’s exactly what I’ve done. Which character best personifies your team’s season? Read along and find out, but fair warning – you might not like who you get. Alabama- Mary Mary is the beautiful woman that Clark runs into at the clothing store and later fantasizes about her swimming in the pool he wishes to open at his house. Mary is used throughout the movie as a symbol of perfection. She’s something that Clark and undoubtedly others, chase after even though they know they can never have her. If that isn’t Alabama’s football season in a nutshell, I don’t know what is. This team has been untouchable all season and no one looks like they can stop the Crimson Tide. Teams lust after Bama much like Clark with Mary. They will continue to fantasize about one day being the top dog, but for now it’s nothing more than a fantasy. Auburn- Clark Sr. Movie Quote: Clark: Our Holidays were always such a mess. Clark Sr.: Oh yeah. Clark: How’d ya do it? Clark Sr.: I had a lot of help from Jack Daniels Clark Sr. has learned something that Auburn fans are also rapidly having to come to [...]

An SEC Christmas Vacation2018-12-01T12:58:45-04:00

All Roads Lead to Mizzou

Written by: Paul Bristol (@PaulBristol1) Once again, Volnation is left with the timeless question... Is Tennessee going bowling? This roller coaster of a season has left the Vols with five wins and two games left to play. The opponents remaining on the Vols’ schedule have been giving Tennessee fits within this decade. Kentucky, who Tennessee defeated in Neyland, was coming off of their second loss of the season against the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs and they are folding in the month of November once again.   Since head coach Mark Stoops was hired on at Kentucky, the month of November has not been kind to him. Stoops and the Wildcats have lost 17 out of the 22 games towards the back end of the regular season. The Wildcats have not beaten Tennessee in Neyland since 1984. Despite being ranked 11th entering Neyland Stadium last week, the Vols were able to shut them down 24-7, putting them closer to bowl eligibility. The Vanderbilt Commodores have been doing their best Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde impersonation after starting out the year strong with two blow out wins over MTSU and Nevada. However Vanderbilt and head coach Derek Mason have lost four out of the last five games them have played in 2018. The team left on the Vols’ schedule that Tennessee does not hold a winning record over is the Missouri Tigers. Missouri made their first appearance in the Southeastern Conference in the year 2012. The Tigers recorded two SEC wins that year. One of their two wins came against Tennessee in a nail biter, with a score of 51-48, in Knoxville. Since then, Missouri has a winning record of 4-2 over the Vols and they have [...]

All Roads Lead to Mizzou2018-11-17T13:01:21-04:00

Tennessee vs. No. 11 Kentucky Football Preview

Written by: Jake Wallman (@WallmanE75) Tennessee hosts Kentucky on Saturn for the 114th edition of the rivalry formerly known as “Battle of the Beer Barrel”.   While the presentation of the barrel to the winner of the game ended in 1998 the hate these two have for each other is alive and well. When Kentucky makes its way into Neyland Stadium Saturday they won’t only see a stadium, but a house of horrors as the Wildcats haven’t won in Knoxville since 1984. Since then it’s been 16 straight losses with an average score of 37.4 - 16.3 in favor of Tennessee. But now it’s Kentucky who’s enjoying a 7-2 season with a bowl berth already in place who’s looking to take advantage of Tennessee while they’re down. A win would further Kentucky’s opportunities at two things: a New Year’s Six bowl appearance and an eleven win season which would be the first since 1950 when Paul “Bear” Bryant was roaming the sidelines in Lexington. A win would give them six wins in the SEC which would be the first time since the program went 6-0 in 1977. Tennessee on the other hand? Well the Vols are just trying to stay afloat and reach the six win mark to earn a spot in post-season play. Injuries, inconsistent play across the board and just overall being out-matched in some games have plagued Tennessee this season.   Now let's take a look at how Tennessee matches up with Kentucky and what the Vols need to do to reach win number five and stay on track for a bowl game.   When you look at the numbers on offense for the Vols, nothing really jumps out as an amazing stat. The offense is [...]

Tennessee vs. No. 11 Kentucky Football Preview2018-11-10T14:11:31-04:00

SEC Football Preview Week 10

Written by: Nicholas Hill (@nickoverthehill) The SEC has reached its tenth week of the season and the matchups this week will likely determine the winners of each division and who will play in Atlanta for the SEC Championship on December 1st. The current leader of the SEC West is Alabama at 5-0 in conference play and the SEC East has a tie between Georgia and Kentucky, who will play this week for the SEC East Championship. Alabama can clinch the SEC West Championship this week with a win at LSU, but it the Tigers win they would not clinch the division and Alabama would still remain in SEC West title contention. There are five SEC Conference matchups this week in addition to two non-conference games including Tennessee’s homecoming game against Charlotte. Vanderbilt and Arkansas are off this week. Here is a short rundown of the six matchups this week that involve SEC teams excluding Tennessee. Lines are as of Thursday, November 1st and the rankings are from the College Football Playoff Committee's pole. 20 Texas A&M (5-3)(3-2) @ Auburn (5-3)(2-3) TV & Time: 12 PM on ESPN Line: Auburn -4 Series: Texas A&M leads 5-3 Streak: Auburn has won 1 straight Last Meeting: Auburn won 42-27 in College Station last season. Synopsis: Texas A&M did win the meeting prior in 2016 when the two meet at Auburn as the Aggies outscored the Tigers 29-16. However, the A&M is coming off a 28-13 loss at Mississippi State, while the Tigers were off last week. Auburn did win their last game two weeks ago in Oxford against Ole Miss 31-16. While both teams are essentially out of contention for the division title, this game should go a long [...]

SEC Football Preview Week 102018-11-03T10:51:34-04:00