It's past time for a foot to be applied to the throat of an opponent.
Tennessee has never lost to Tennessee Tech in five meetings. The Vols shut out the Golden Eagles in three of those games and outscored their in-state foes 242-20.
No player that will be in uniform when the Eagles and Volunteers kick off was alive for any of those five Tennessee wins. Nonetheless, Team 120 needs to pick up where those orange-clad squads left off.
The Vols need more than just a victory Saturday. They need a contest that was never in question and the final seconds to tick off on the Neyland Stadium Jumbotron with walk-ons getting plenty of action.
Does Butch Jones have the wagons circled for such a performance after his Vols played their worst in a 24-21 loss at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia last week?
See what host Bill King and IT publisher Scott Hall said about the state of things in Knoxville by listening to InsideTennessee Radio.