Here we go again: The Vols are launching into a new season.
Hopes and fears are at red alert: Will 2012 be a thrill ride for the Vols? Another nightmare? Something in between?
It all starts with Tennessee’s game against North Carolina State in Atlanta this Friday (7:30 p.m., ESPNU). The Vols are favored by a few points — is that good news? Is Da’Rick Rogers’ suspension a back-breaker? Can Tyler Bray get the job done?
And just how important is this game to the overall season, anyway?
So here we go again with our first Knoxville.com poll of the season: How crucial do you think this week’s game is to the Vols’ 2012 campaign? Pick one of these answers or post your own.