So it’s come to this. The Vols are 0-6 in the SEC and heading into Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt (7 p.m., ESPN2) as a 4-point underdog. Sure, Vanderbilt is 4-3 in the conference and playing at home. But still ... it’s Vanderbilt.
In our previous 10 polls this season, you voters have had an uncanny knack for accurate prediction.
When we asked how the game with Alabama would go, your top answer was, “Tennessee will hang tough into the second quarter, maybe even till halftime” — and indeed the Vols only trailed 7-3 at the end of the first quarter and 20-10 well into the second quarter, though they ended up getting pounded by the Tide, 44-13. (By contrast, when we asked if you were concerned about the Georgia State game, the top response was that you were “not at all worried” — and the Vols won, 51-13.)
You also said that the Mississippi State game was of utmost importance and could be pivotal to Derek Dooley’s career. (UT lost, 41-31.) You said you feel “embarrassed” by the Vols’ season more than anything else, and last week you said Dooley is Tennessee’s main problem.
Meanwhile, back in October before the South Carolina game, we asked how the rest of the season would go, and your top answer was that the Vols would lose to the Gamecocks and drop at least one game in November. They did, and they have.
So bring it home, fans. Tell us how the 2012 campaign is going to end.