Tennessee could use a bye week to heal up. North Texas should suffice.
The Vols (5-4, 3-3 SEC) shouldn’t have to sweat the details this week as they prepare for the Mean Green on Saturday. North Texas is 1-8 and should be one of the worst teams to come to Neyland Stadium in recent memory. Tennessee is a huge favorite. If things go according to plan, this should be a good week to rest starters and prepare for the final two games of the season.
Recruiting will certainly be a key moving forward as the Vols look to fill out their 2016 class.
Here are five things to know:
- The Vols figure to have an easy day on Saturday. Oddsmakers certainly agree.
- Tennessee is trying to top an SEC rival for a Florida offensive line prospect. Here is what he thought about his visit to Knoxville.
- Some former Vols looked back on the South Carolina game via Twitter. Here are their thoughts.
- An LSU commit couldn’t take his official visit to Knoxville this weekend. He will reschedule.
- Former Vol Dale Carter’s son’s recruiting itinerary is starting to take shape.
Other Tennessee news from around the Internet
- The Vols did just enough to beat South Carolina. Here are the grades for the Vols.
- Tennessee coach Butch Jones begged for positivity after the game on Saturday. That could be a good thing, per Knoxville News Sentinel columnist John Adams.
- A close win was just fine for Jones, according to Knoxville News Sentinel reporter Dustin Dopirak.
- The Vols lost out on one of their key offensive line targets on Sunday, per 247 Sports reporter Brian Perroni.
- Commentator Dr. Jerry Punch’s son will be a Vol, per 247Sports.com’s Ryan Callahan.
The best stories around the SEC
- The SEC’s pecking order was a little more established on Saturday.
- Racial strife is causing serious issues at Missouri.
- Former Florida coach Will Muschamp is happy for the team he once coached.
- Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has a new favorite player.
- Former Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton decided to destroy an opposing fan’s banner. Authorities were called.