It’s Finally Football Time in Tennessee (Again)
Here’s what you need to know about the 2011 Montana Grizzlies.
- Feature a hurry-up, spread option attack.
- Lost some considerable talent at RB, S, and DL.
- No. 1 and 2 QBs are a sophomore and a junior, the latter being the 2010 team’s second-best rusher.
- RB situation hasn’t been sorted out (injuries and graduation), so the ground game looks very weak.
- Starting OL and DL are experienced and fairly deep.
- LB squad is even deeper in talent – Jordan Tripp had 99 tackles last season and is an All-American candidate.
- PK is also an All-American candidate, and last year was also the punter and did KO’s.
It all boils down to Tennessee being able to get some good full-pads practice against a hurry-up, spread offense as well as lighting up the Grizz secondary to get the summer practice kinks out.
That’s right. Tennessee should maul the hairy bears.
I’m in no mood to show any ‘respect’ for a rebuilding Div II school. As a matter of disclosure, I’m in no mood for this particular game. At all. Cincinnati in a week? Sure. I’ll look forward to watching that one, with an eye forward to Gainesville.
But, in the meantime…
…let’s just get it started and get this one over with and in the books.
Tennessee 47 Montana 17