Should Tennessee be playing Appalachian State?
It was reported today that Appalachian State will be coming to Knoxville to play the Vols on September 3, 2016.
This is a topic that we here at VITF have discussed before multiple times: Tennessee’s non-conference foes. I have always been against Div I schools playing lower division opponents (OK, we’re now talking FBS and FCS). And I’m sure most Michigan fans would agree with me.
So, normally, I would not be happy with this recently announced schedule addition.
But now it’s OK with me, because in 2013, the football Mountaineers began a 2-year transition to the FBS, with FBS bowl eligibility beginning in 2015. What a way for Appalachian State to begin the second season of their new status as a member of the top echelon — with a trip to Knoxville and a big huge pile of cash as a reward.
And, being a former ASU student myself (just a year before moving up to the big time), I’m thrilled that the folks in Boone will be making the trip over the Smokies.
Maybe the UTAD should legalize pot for the away section on that game day just to make the Appy crazies feel at home!
But I digress… What do you think?