Tennessee football: 5 overreactions from Vols loss to West Virginia

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Tennessee football lost its first game of 2018 to the West Virginia Mountaineers 40-14. And, of course, there are lots of overreactions from Volunteer fans.

First-year coach Jeremy Pruitt didn’t get his Vols off to the start he wanted. Sure, he wanted to win, everyone did. But, I know he was expecting his defense to play a bit better. The 40-14 loss to West Virginia was not a good look for the Tennessee football team.

They played hard, but the defense couldn’t stop the incredibly talented and explosive Mountaineers offense. However, the overreactions from Vol nation is ridiculous. It has been a decade of distress for Rocky Top, and I don’t blame them for their hunger to win.

But, overreacting to a loss from the No. 17 team in the nation just doesn’t seem right. Not to mention it was the first game of a young season that has a lot of swing games left on the schedule.

In this post, that we will bring you weekly, we are going to cover the top five overreactions from the past game. This being the first game, it has more implications for the Vols program as a whole.

Sure, I could have said something about Tim Jordan being the next John Kelly, which I did compare his running style to Kelly. Maybe that is an overreaction since it was only one game, but I genuinely feel Jordan is a tough runner and the type that can succeed in the SEC.

As we break down the overreactions keep in mind, we don’t actually believe these things. These come straight from Vol nation. So let’s look at the biggest overreactions following Tennessee football’s season-opening loss.