Tennessee football is looking for a turnaround in Jeremy Pruitt’s second year. Here are five goals the Volunteers should have in the 2019 season.
What’s the expectation for Tennessee football this year after a 5-7 record in Jeremy Pruitt’s inaugural season? Is it just a bowl appearance? Or is it something more: A winning record, a top 25 finish, or, in the shock of all shocks, an SEC East title?
This is the exciting part about the beginning of preseason for college football and even the NFL for that matter. Everybody gets excited over the future of their program, and that’s no different for the Vols, regardless of how much the program has struggled in recent years.
Regardless of what people are hoping from Tennessee football this year, though, there are certain things they could aspire to in trying to reach any of them. In fact, if the Vols meet any of their expectations, they will almost have to do some of those things.
So instead of reaching an overarching goal, what are mini goals they should set to reach that main achievement? That’s what this post is all about. We’re going to be looking at certain accomplishments UT could reach throughout the season.
If they reach more than half of these, they will certainly reach the minimum goal of a bowl appearance. In fact, reaching all five means pretty much hitting the max possible accomplishment anybody could reasonably expect from them this year: nine wins.
Our goals are also being ranked in terms of importance. The higher they are, the greater number of wins they mean for the Vols. And this year, wins are the biggest thing as they try to get back to relevance after back to back losing seasons. However, the lower ones may also be the more difficult ones.
All of these aspirations, though, are reasonable and will go a long way toward helping the Vols. So let’s go ahead and break each one down by importance. These are five reasonable goals for Tennessee football in 2019.