Tennessee football podcast: Too soon to declare Vols’ Team 121 a failure

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s loss to Georgia dashes the Vols’ hopes of winning the SEC East Division, one of the team’s goals every year and something the program hasn’t accomplished since 2007.

So, Coach Butch Jones was asked at his press conference on Saturday, what’s the goal for the rest of the season?

“Win — to win every single game,” Jones said. “That’s the number one goal. We have seven opportunities left that we’re guaranteed, and that’s always the goal is to win.”

Many fans are upset with the loss to Georgia and disappointed in the 3-2 Tennessee football team.

But to declare the season a failure on Oct. 2 seems short-sighted, in the sense that this is a Vols’ team most knew would be in transition.

Team 121 is trying to seal what would be the first run of three straight Top 25 seasons since 1997-1999 and win a fourth bowl game.

There’s a lot of football between now and then, including an old score to settle in what has become a hotly contested rivalry with South Carolina on Oct. 14.

SEC Country’s Mike Griffith and WNML’s Josh Ward discuss why it’s unfair and even somewhat hypocritical to suggest Tennessee’s season as failure with so many games remaining.

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