Relief and belief

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What we have here is good news a full notch above maybe and perhaps. Call it relief and belief.
No jumping to conclusions, mind you, but I am about to begin …

Auburn contradictions

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Unpredictable Auburn has a new problem. Off to the side, it has created one for Tennessee.
The Tigers, thought to be championship contenders back in the summer, are disappointing. They lost …

Improvement? Optimism? Careful now

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Jeremy and I thought we saw some encouraging signs. As 26-point losses go, this wasn’t all that bad. Georgia has a good team.
Jeremy was more emotional than I am about …

Different degrees of bad

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Fortunately, for Tennessee, there are different degrees of bad. The Vols were awful against Florida but worse is possible. Give that some thought.
Six turnovers are not a world record. Once …

Big game in town

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With no regard for big-game week, another problem has popped up.
Florida, winner of 12 of the past 13 games against Tennessee, is far, far ahead in the newest university rankings …

Greatest honor

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This is a substitute column. I decided to spare you what I might have written about East Tennessee State and Texas-El Paso. They have nice people.
Be advised that three really …

Reading of the words

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I do believe it was Mac Davis who sang “Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble.”
I am flattered to report that the Jim Martin family and friends in Charlotte (plus …