Back in 1992, I remember UT rolling into Columbia with a season on the line and desparately in need of a win...and that horrible Halloween afternoon, Steve Tannyhill played the game of his life and South Carolina pulled an upset, defeating the Vols. And basically, opening the door for Johnny Majors to leave as our head coach.
Tonight, South Carolina comes to Neyland Stadium. It's a season that started with great hopes and now, well, the Vols need a win in the worst possible way. And this time, instead of Steve Tan-My-Hill, we've got the most-hated man in coaching, Steve Spurrier coming in to town.
I have to admit I'm nervous about this game. After the loss to Bama and with Notre Dame coming up next week, I wonder if the Vols will be focused on this game. Or will they figure--hey we've beat them for the past 12 years, so why should we concern ourselves with them now? I mean, Vegas seems to think that we can win by two touchdowns...but based on the team I've seen offensively the past few weeks, I wonder where these 14 points will come from.
So, I'm worried...Spurrier, overlooking a team and must win for our team. It could make for an ugly combination.
Please don't think I'm against my beloved Vols. But I see it coming down to a hard-fought game and I think SC is going to play out of their minds for three quarters and we'll put it away late.
I'd love to see UT blow them out...but this is Spurrier and I'm not sure that will happen. I predict UT 28, USC 20.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/29/2005 02:54:00 PM