And the Volunteers are talented enough to have played Oklahoma, which a lot of smart folks believe to be the nation's best squad, relatively close in Norman two weeks ago. Tennessee was driving to make it 27-17 in the fourth quarter, but a tipped passed became the 100-yard interception return that made the final score -- 34-10 -- appear more emphatic that it was.
Then again, if any team should be forewarned about the Vols' upset capabilities, it's Georgia. The Bulldogs needed a last-gasp touchdown to force overtime in Knoxville last season and a Vol fumble on the goal line to escape. A year later, Tennessee under Butch Jones still hasn't beaten anyone of consequence unless you count Utah State, but the belief here is that the Big Orange isn't far from being relevant again.