Chicken fried football

Vols 27, Gamecocks 24

A fellow named Dickens once wrote a novel that began with the words, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” — words which would not be unfitting for the Vols overtime upset today of 16th ranked South Carolina. In a game that showcased both the best and worst Tennessee could do, the Vols somehow, someway came out on top.

With Florida losing to Georgia, and Kentucky on the ropes, Tennessee finds itself in the driver’s seat of the SEC East division. Arkansas is the threat that looms greatest right now, and given the Vols’ ability to throw 21-point leads to the wind, Kentucky is still a present danger.

Tonight was rough, but as my brother adequately remarked, “I’ll take it.”