Heading into this season, most
Despite having this understanding, the winless October the team experienced was still hard to swallow. Blowout losses to
Now that we have reached November, a very serious question must be addressed: Are more wins really waiting for the team? What have we seen in the last month that would indicate this team has improved to the point that it can play 60 good minutes?
In the aftermath of the
The Volunteers stand 2-6 and are on the brink of their worst record since 1977's team went 4-7. This year's team has things in common with the 1977 squad. Both teams began the year 2-2. The 1977 team then went on an October losing streak that saw its record drop to 2-5. That team avoided dropping to 2-6 by beating
Coincidentally, the Vols play the same school this Saturday, and the Vols must win. Simply put,
Given the terrible state of
A loss would put the program at the lowest point in its history. Let's face it; the team is already on the borderline when it comes to being the worst in school history. A loss to
So, if somebody tells you that
The big concern is that the team will not be emotionally pumped up. After four straight conference games, the Memphis Tigers are not a sexy opponent. In recent years,
The stakes are high Saturday night, and a season hangs in the balance.
Perhaps there will be enough magic in the moonlight for the Volunteers to win.