KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s loss to Georgia dashes the Vols’ hopes of winning the SEC East, one of the team’s goals every year and something the program hasn’t accomplished since 2007.
So, Tennessee coach Butch Jones was asked at his press conference on Saturday, what’s the goal for the rest of the season?
“Win — to win every single game,” Jones said. “That’s the No. 1 goal. We have seven opportunities left that we’re guaranteed, and that’s always the goal, to win.”
Many fans are upset with the loss to 41-0 Georgia and disappointed in the 3-2 Tennessee football team.
But to declare the season a failure on Oct. 2 seems shortsighted, in the sense that this is a Vols’ team most knew would be in transition.
Team 121 is trying to seal what would be the first run of three straight top-25 seasons since 1997-1999 and win a fourth bowl game.
There’s a lot of football between now and then, including an old score to settle in what has become a hotly contested rivalry with South Carolina on Oct. 14.
SEC Country’s Mike Griffith and WNML’s Josh Ward discuss why it’s unfair and even somewhat hypocritical to suggest Tennessee’s season as failure with so many games remaining.
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