Things are getting crazy on Rocky Top. Tennessee football was supposed to be the type of team that had an overheated stock overall, one that would come crashing down once deficiencies were exposed by the right team. However, they keep winning, and they have had chances for their deficiencies to emerge.
Remember, this is a team that was wrecked by injuries through October, but they enter November a lot healthier. They are also coming off a game in which they beat a ranked team by over five touchdowns with a style exactly the opposite of how they have been winning games.
Taking all of this into account, it was harder than ever to find anything negative when breaking down the value of the Vols. However, we were able to nitpick enough to find some. As usual, we’ll separate these slides by stocks that are up, stocks that are down, stocks to buy and stocks to sell, but let’s start with Tennessee football’s overall stock.
The Tennessee football Volunteers’ stock continues to shoot through the roof.
Overall stock report: A new potential max
Remember when movie studios starting their own streaming services was supposed to kill Netflix but Netflix adapted to start in-house productions? What was supposed to kill Netflix ended up pushing their value higher. Well, it’s turning into the same situation for the Vols, whose issues were their strengths recently.
We’ll dive into those specifics with other stocks on here, but the short story is UT didn’t have to beat Kentucky with quick strikes and big plays on offense. The Vols mounted methodical drives and took control on defense, a way they haven’t won since Josh Heupel’s era began.
This goes back to our opening paragraph Tennessee football is now as strong as ever in the specific areas that it’s supposed to be vulnerable. That has pushed up the possible max for the value of this program, and quite honestly, you wonder just how far Heupel can take them given how much they keep improving.