Tennessee Football needs to get back on the right track this week but open as road underdogs in its Saturday matchup against Auburn.
Tennessee football is collapsing by the week. The Vols have struggled to find the win column, and in some cases, they’ve struggled just to find the end zone. Jeremy Pruitt got an extra week to try to fix the issues within the offense after the Vols’ game against Texas A&M was canceled due to COVID-19.
The Vols are sitting at 2-4 and holding on for dear life with the hopes of getting a low-level bowl game. With almost every football coach being the only coaches in the athletic department to decline a pay cut from the university.
Those assistant coaches better cook up something good for the Auburn game and the rest of the season after not having enough self-awareness to take a pay cut after every coach in every other sport opted to help the university and take the pay cut.
Tennessee has opened as ten-point underdogs, which doesn’t seem like a horrible bet on Auburn if you’re looking to make some money. Based on recent weeks, it doesn’t look like the offense would be able to score ten points, much less keep the game within ten points.
If Auburn’s offense shows up and scores half the points they have been scoring, then Tennessee’s chances of winning might be gone before the game starts. Auburn has scored at least 29 points in all but two of their games, including a 48-11 blowout win against LSU two weeks ago.
It’s unclear where Tennessee stands when it comes to the quarterback position. Jarrett Guarantano suffered a head injury in the Vols’ loss to Arkansas, so Pruitt could be preparing a backup to take over the starting quarterback position for Saturday.
Tennessee fans have been asking for a full game with Harrison Bailey at quarterback, and they might just get that if JG can’t play.
The Vols will be under the lights this Saturday when the Vols travel to Auburn to take on the Tigers in Jordan-Hare Stadium.