The Florida Game Start Time Is Set (or how will the rest of the team look this fall?)
After their mistake last year of requiring the UT vs Florida game to start at noon, CBS has finally shown some sense and scheduled the UT/Florida game to be in prime time. If you're a Vol fan, you gotta like the chances--the past two prime time games with the Gators, we've won. Of course, those two have been decided by a total of five points, but I bet that is what CBS wants. Well, that and to promote the heck of out the Leak brothers battling it out.
Which brings up some interesting thoughts--while we have this on-going battle for QB, how does the rest of the team stack up? Well, after seeing the Orange and White game last weekend, I've got to say it looks good. Our defense could be quite good and hopefully get back to the dominance we once had. We've got a good crew of wide receivers--some say the most talent we've had in a while. I am not sure about that just yet, but then again, you gotta have a QB to get the ball in their hands. I'm taking the wait and see attitude on this one, though I was fairly impressed with what I saw Saturday.
As for running back--well, we've got a boatload of talent. And while Gerald Riggs Jr hasn't yet lived up to the hype, I think we've got enough talent there that it could be a good thing. While I'm all about a good passing game, I think we need to get back to some pounding the ball with a strong running back. Of course, to do that we need a good offensive line. For me the jury is still out on that one. Part of it is the Orange and White game separated a lot of the starters so it's hard to get a good read. I hope we'll know more in the fall and at the UNLV game.
The thing that is always hardest is Florida comes up early on the schedule. We don't have a lot of time to address issues and get things ironed out before we play them. And it's not like home field has been all that great an advantage in this series the past three or so years. It's going to be interesting to see how this all shakes out in the upcoming season.
Man, I can't wait for September....
posted by Michael Hickerson at 4/22/2004 09:41:00 AM