The Tennessee Volunteers football team has lots at stake this postseason in terms of status. Here is a rooting guide for Vol Nation on all the Bowl Games.
One of the most fun things about the college football bowl season is not just when your team is playing but being able to watch all of the other games.
This is the time when fans take a serious interest in a bunch of random match-ups for the sake of conference pride and just pure enjoyment. After all, there’s nothing like being off work, enjoying the holidays with the families, and watching football at the same time.
And as long as your favorite team wins its bowl game, watching the others brings a lot of relaxation and enjoyment.
For the first time in a while, the Tennessee Vols are playing in a bowl game as one of the upper-echelon teams in the SEC in Butch Jones’s fourth year.
The result is the Volunteers being in the thick of the SEC bowl season, as their play against the Northwestern Wildcats in the Outback Bowl will be a huge game for conference pride.
But for Tennessee, there is a heck of a lot more than conference pride on the line for this bowl game, even if no championship is in play.
In addition to already having their best season since 2007, the Vols are looking for their first Top 25 finish since that same year. Ending the season ranked with a 9-4 record will have meant that they met expectations for this season.
And it will increase the hype behind the program going into Jones’s fourth year, which could help with recruiting as well given that the prestige would rise.
Simply put, this bowl season matters altogether. Here is a guide for which team Vols fans should root for in every bowl game this postseason. Note that these are who Vols fans should root for, not our official predictions for each game.