You think this season has been hard on UT fans? Imagine how it’s been for the players.
As we head into the team’s season finale against Kentucky (12:21 p.m. at Neyland Stadium), consider how it’s been for the upperclassmen on this team. What if you were a senior who had the misfortune to play for Lane Kiffin during his scorched-earth season, only to follow that with three increasingly disappointing years under Derek Dooley? Perhaps it has been even worse for the juniors, who didn’t even have that glimmer of hope under Kiffin before he disappeared into the night.
There’s been enough ugliness at UT lately, so in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we think it’s time to acknowledge the young men who play football for UT. Seniors like Zach Rogers, Mychal Rivera and Herman Lathers and juniors like Tyler Bray, Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson — guys who have put on the orange and white under questionable leadership and still shown moments of greatness, all while risking serious injury for our entertainment.
All things considered, which current Vol are you most thankful for? Pick one of these or post another.