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Topic: when will your season be 'over the hump'?

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Drew4UTk

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when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« on: August 05, 2019, 05:36:47 PM »
some season's are spread out from beginning to end in pitfalls- every week a trap.  Some have their work up front, and some have their work on the backstretch.  Atop this, there is always and forever the 'gelling' period where things really start to click- most call it reaching 'mid season form'.  Often, the construction of the season (schedule) helps with that by forcing teams to execute simple plays and sets offensively, and defensively often play a bit aggressive in effort to both disrupt an offense that is also trying to gel as well as simply trying to 'control' what they can as anticipating plays is trickier early on. 

With Tennessee I'm thinking the Mississippi State game is when we'll truly know what kind of team they have... They'll, at best, split UF or UGA but will most likely be two stacked in the loss column at that point. Chattanooga and Georgia State should be wins.  BYU should likely be a full third advantage UT, but.... who knows.  So- somewhere around 3/2 or 2/3 by the time MSU comes to town.  MSU will be the point the team has an identity.... so, MSU is the hump game.  it just so happens it's also the sixth.  

my opinion of UGA, for instance, is they are a supremely rounded and fundamental team- they don't need a lot of room to 'gel'.  We'll know what they're all about after their second game and how they leave South Bend.  

UF might be as deep as Kentucky or Tennessee before they can be pegged.  

USCjr tags into Mack Brown's UNC right offf the bat- which is fortunate for them early in the season with a first year coach we know is pretty dang good at his job... they also play both Bama and Mizzou before September ends... we'll know what they're about likely right after Bama.  

anyway.... your team? 

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Re: when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 06:28:01 AM »
The Hump is beating Alabama, so early December for UGA.

If they get their shot.  UGA plays ND in Athens, they already played them in South Bend in 2017.  And they face Vandy and two cream puffs before Notre Dame on 9/21.

South Carolina, Missouri, Texas A&M, and Kentucky are in Athens also.  Auburn is on the road.  

They have now lost 3 five stars players from their Number One recruiting class.


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Re: when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 10:06:47 AM »
They sure do play at home.... I got twisted there which is all too common. ND is a pretty good team and should test your fellas.  

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Re: when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 01:37:09 PM »
They did last time, but it also was Jake Fromm's first start as a true freshman.  He's a bit more experienced now.

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Re: when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 02:57:20 PM »


Chaney is about one cheeseburger away from a heart attack but if he survives it will be who he picks for his QB for the offense he runs.

IMO we are still weak in certain key positions. Not to call out any player but we will be over the hump when and only when we get top quality players in those key play making positions.

Best case scenario IMO we split the four games with Fla- L, Ga - W, Bama- L and MSU- W, worst case lose all four then pray we can win out which is unlikely.

Not being negative just facing the reality of how hard it is to rebuild a program like ours which was allowed to sink into oblivion.

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Re: when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 11:12:49 PM »
For Florida, it may just be one game.  Miami.
If we lose to them, pffftt....we're an 8-4/7-5 type team at best.


If Florida beats Miami comfortably, I'll be confident in a 10-2/9-3 season.  



Of course, the argument could be made that Florida could start out 5-0 and we wouldn't know much about them. 
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Re: when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2019, 12:47:49 PM »
I'd say if Florida beats Miami in a close game, it is not a good sign for them.  Of course, the OL might well gel over the course of the season and the Gators could be quite solid by November.  I agree 5-0 is very possible even with a struggling team, but there would be signs, close wins, etc.

Auburn could be tough of course, @LSU, @USCe could be dicey, UGA, @Mizzou could be as well, and FSU could be substantially improved, they have some talent.


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Re: when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 02:12:15 PM »
pre-saban, for bama it was always arkansas. beat them in game 3/4, it was very likely a 10+ win season. lose, and it's 6-8 win season.

saban era, it's been lsu game where we know what's gonna happen. beat lsu, likely an 11+ win season with a seccg birth and bcs/cfp game. lose to them, probably lose to au as well, miss seccg, and get a decent, not great bowl. could also argue the iron bowl for here as well.

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Re: when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 01:47:21 PM »
Tennessee SHOULD be able to get to 6-8 wins this year. 
OOC schedule is less than daunting. BYU, Chattanooga, Ga St and UAB should be definite wins.
if Tennessee doesn't beat BYU it's going to be another long year. 

Tennessee should roll into Gainsville 3-0. 
i would argue week 4 is the hump game. Beat UF and Vols are going to have some swag back. 
lose that one and it could be a 5 game losing streak going into UAB and they'll be fighting like hell for a bowl birth again.  Will Pruitt be able to keep the team from quitting on him if a skid like that happens? 




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Re: when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 04:06:56 PM »
From what drama ive been told about that team when he got there, they were a bunch of prima donnas and all about "self".  Hes been trying to change that and get rid of those practicing it... Its not jist the coach and schemes at UT, its what the culture had become. Hes got quite a job to pull off. 

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Re: when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 07:14:26 PM »
What I saw of the "culture" at UT under Butch was horrible, really really bad.

Pruitt will fix that largely but it may take another year.

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Re: when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 11:24:12 PM »
Honestly, and not to be harsh, UT found the most savage ways to lose games the past 5-6 years.  Like full-on, that's F-ed up ways to lose.  I don't know how the fans stay loyal during all that and there's a 100% chance some players are going to check out.  They didn't run through the T to get clowned on in new, innovated ways over and over again.  


Anytime any program resembles a dumpster fire tumbling downhill into a shitstorm, there's going to be dissonance.  
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Re: when will your season be 'over the hump'?
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2019, 02:53:49 PM »
I would go with 7-5 for the Vols.  They could end up 8-5 and "on a roll" of sorts having edged Minnesota in the Underpants Bowl.


 

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