Game Thoughts: Just Remember, It Was Western Kentucky
It was fun to see a Tennessee team not play down to the level of their competition.
And it was nice to see a Tennessee team play with passion, and look like they were having fun.
But, this was the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, not the Florida Gators. Heck, they aren't even the Kentucky Wildcats.
Tennessee failed to score in the first quarter, stopped not by the Hilltopper defense but by their own mistakes. If the mistakes can be chalked up to first game jitters and not the Vols usual lack of discipline, then we are looking good for the rest of the season. We won't win them all, but we will play them all,and that's somthing that has been lacking for the Vols.
I liked Kiffin's decision to go for it on 4th down in the third quarter. Against WKU that's a good call. Against an SEC opponent, not so much.
I liked our running game. We ran with power and a bit of flash,and the offensive line opened some monstrous holes. Hardestyran better than I've ever seen him run before,and the new kidslook pretty exciting as well.
Monte Kiffin's defense simply smothered the HIlltoppers.
UT's freshmen contributed significantly, as Kiffin predicted, something that will help recruiting next year, not to mention our performance this year.
I give the Vols an A for this week. UCLA comes to Neyland Stadium next week, providing a tough early test for the Vols.
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And just what is that supposed to mean!!!