A little over a month ago, the thought of the Tennessee Vols playing in a bowl game seemed silly.
In fact, plenty of folks were wondering if the Vols could even equal last year’s 5-7 record.
But with only four games left this season, the expectation, once again, is that Tennessee is playing past November.
That’s because a recent surge from the Vols, which includes conference wins against Mississippi State and South Carolina, has the program in a position where they need to win three of their final four games to reach bowl eligibility.
The Volunteers are playing their best football of the season right now. And with a favorable schedule down the stretch (UAB, Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt), it’s not out of the question that UT could win out and finish the season at 7-5. If that happens, then I can’t imagine the hype heading into next season (even though the 2020 schedule looks daunting, thanks to a scheduled road matchup with Oklahoma).
So what are the biggest reasons the Vols have started playing at a high level?
Well, I think there are three key reasons for Tennessee’s turnaround this year.
Three biggest reasons for the Vols’ recent surge —>>>
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