The picture on the sidebar is the cover of the University of Tennessee 2005 Football Media Guide. The player pictured on the cover is Jesse Mahelona, the Flyin’ Hawaiian, who is one of the three or four UT players everyone will be watching this year, the others being cornerback Jason Allen and running back Gerald Riggs.Expectations are high for the team this year. Collegefootballnews.com has them ranked #3 (with LSU #2 and Florida #8). The USA Today Coaches Poll also has them at #3 (with LSU #6 and Florida #11). According to Lindy’s, UT is #6 (with Florida #4 and LSU #9). Athlon has UT at #2 (with LSU at #9 and Florida at #13). The reason for mentioning Florida and LSU is that our second game is at Florida and our third game is at LSU. Two really tough away games.
Anyway, we’ll see. Can’t wait.