Do the Vols have what it takes to win the SEC East?


Tennessee Volunteer’s Head Coach Josh Heupel

Evan W.

The Tennessee Volunteers could be one of the most surprising teams in College Football this year. After a very successful season last year under their new head coach, Josh Heupel, and new transfer quarterback from Virginia Tech, Hendon Hooker, the Vols surprised many. Finishing the 2021 season with a 7-6 record, I think the Vols easily improve that this year. Tennessee is starting off hot with a 4-0 record, after last week pulling off a huge win against the Florida Gators. The Vols do not have it easy the rest of the way through the season, as next week they are playing at LSU. LSU just made the new AP poll this week coming in at 25. Then back in Neyland Stadium the Vols host the current number 1 team, Alabama Crimson Tide. I think that this SEC matchup will be a dog fight. Depending on the outcome of this week’s game, against LSU, I really do think the Vols have what it takes to pull off the upset against Bama. If Tennessee can get their star wide receiver back, Cedric Tillman, in my opinion the Vols chance just gets better. On the other hand, if the Vols want to win the SEC East they will need to beat Georgia later in their schedule. After Georgia’s performance this past week against Missouri, I think this Vols team does have what it takes to win the SEC East. If Tennessee’s offense can keep the tempo of how they’re playing they will win big games when needed. The Vols have only one negative and it’s their defense. Now their defense is not horrible but there’s some cleaning up that they need to do if they want to stay in big games, like against Alabama and Georgia.