July is arguably the worst part of the year for football fans. Sure, we have mid-season baseball and possibly some international soccer to keep us occupied. Outside of those two things, this is the time of year that college football fans are clamoring with anticipation for the season to start. Until then, we have preseason hype, SEC media days and way-too-early predictions to distract us. “Talkin’ season”, as the Head Ball Coach dubbed it.
Talkin’ seasons around Knoxville are always tense times, and everyone has an opinion about how the Vols’ season will end up. The Vols are always full of surprises though, whether good or bad. With that, here are Tennessee’s last 10 seasons’ teams ranked by their preseason expectations.