High Cotton

Vols 38, Aggies 7

The New Year’s Day hangovers must have felt especially harsh when the oddsmakers awoke to find the 5-point favorite Texas A&M scoreless for most of the Cotton Bowl. Tennessee was bigger, faster, and much, much stronger than the Aggies today. Casey Rick Clausen looked like a seasoned veteran, and Gerald Riggs exploited the A&M defensive line almost as good as a U.N. oil-for-food scandal.

Hats off the Vols for the 2004 season. You did much more than we expected, and a 10-3 record gives us great hope for the future–especially with the coming coaching shake-up in next year’s SEC. Should be an interesting year…