Poll: How do you feel about the Vols?

A Tennessee fan hangs his head late in the game as the Vols play the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

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A Tennessee fan hangs his head late in the game as the Vols play the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

What word describes your feelings about the current season?

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There’s no way to make an interesting poll about UT’s upcoming game with Troy.

Players and fans alike are suffering from battle fatigue as the Vols have lost every opportunity to beat a ranked team during the regular season this year. And after getting themselves worked up for games against Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, Alabama and South Carolina, is there anything left for Troy — one of those schools you might not even think about if they weren’t on UT’s schedule?

The Vols are 0-5 in the SEC for the third year in a row, a harsh reality for sure, but are times really that bleak in Big Orange Country?

Isn't there evidence the Vols have been improving? Aren’t fans heartened by the fight UT showed in those losses — especially against Georgia and South Carolina? Does it matter that the five defeats have come at the hands of teams ranked No. 1, 6, 8, 11 and 18? Teams that would all be undefeated apart from the games they have played against each other?

So how bad is it, really? Tell us the one word that best defines how you feel about the current state of UT football. Pick one of these or post your own (but please keep it clean).

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Comments » 15

justingh1 writes:

Clusterfudge

PinballWizard writes:

Gruden

tensie2004 writes:

sucks

volbob writes:

Massively disappointed wasn't on the list. Like most others, including Dooley based on his pre-season comments, I thought the worst part was behind us. Was completely blindsided by the terrible defense UT has fielded this year. Really thought a decent bowl was on the horizon. Never thought we would struggle to reach 7-5 AT BEST.

volbob writes:

in response to volbob:

Massively disappointed wasn't on the list. Like most others, including Dooley based on his pre-season comments, I thought the worst part was behind us. Was completely blindsided by the terrible defense UT has fielded this year. Really thought a decent bowl was on the horizon. Never thought we would struggle to reach 7-5 AT BEST.

Helps to read the thing first. One Word, dufus. DISAPPOINTED

tractoronthepole writes:

It causes me heartache and astonishment at how far we have fallen since 2001.

Prepare writes:

Unbalanced

volaholic45 writes:

disillusioned

SouthALVol writes:

Expected

arkyvol writes:

i couldn't find 'disgusted'.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

How about a little of them all including encouraged? I again hate these ridiculous polls and won't vote for the troll magnets.
I understand that not everyone who is against Dooley remaining at UT is a troll. so leave it be. Thanks. seriously KNS what's the purpose besides getting a discussion? Debate. argument. brawl. fight. disagreement. badger. uhhhh ok I'm out.

civilianvol_formerly_marinevol writes:

Defenseless.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to volbob:

Helps to read the thing first. One Word, dufus. DISAPPOINTED

lol. You prolly ain't the only one massively dis appoint ed. Heck there are lots of us dufuses around.

MikeNPS writes:

Disappointed would be the best word to describe my feelings.

Shake_Bake writes:

Frustration

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