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  • 02:35 PM ET  12.04
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I have been attending Tennessee football games since 1974 and I can say that this is the most tumultuous time I've seen as a Vol fan. I can think of tough times before, but none rival what I've seen on Rocky Top over the past four years.

The mid to late 70's were no fun, back when fans were saying that Bill Battle could recruit, but he couldn't coach on game day. 1992 was bad, the fan base was split between Fulmer and John Majors and the season came crashing down shortly following what many called a premature come back by Majors.

I'm sure that other fans would cite the mid 60's as a…
  • 12:03 PM ET  10.03
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Tennessee's last marquee win came against Georgia in 2009. Tennessee, a proud school with rich tradition has been floundering around in obscurity since the 2007 SEC championship game. This game wouldn't restore the nations belief in the Vols as a contender, but it would help UT's image on a national scale. At least fans might believe in the Vols as a team that can compete.

Derek Dooley took the Vols to Athens last year looking for a big win, but instead they were thumped by an average Georgia team. No Vol fan can really point the finger to what caused that collapse, but if it happens in…
  • 03:29 PM ET  04.20
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Now that spring football is over for the year, and there isn't much to do until the fall, I thought I would reminisce a little with a former Vol about some glory days in Tennessee football history. Thanks to Eric Swanson for taking some time to talk about his days on the Hill.
1. Tell me what you remember most about the 1985 championship season?
Eric: "What I remember most about ???85 was simply how we felt good about ourselves early and then things just steamrolled for the good. I think a lot of us played to and beyond our potential...we just always knew and expected something good was…

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