Frank: Good to hear from a reader in Germany. I don't want to extinguish the sizzle on your Wiener schnitzel, but I don't think Tennessee is going to win the SEC or national title.
The schedule helps the Vols, as there are nine games within the state borders, but it still will be challenging to pass tests when Miami (Fla.), Alabama and Florida visit. There also is a trip to Georgia, which has had a Phillip Fulmer voodoo doll the last two years. And the rebuilt defensive line figures to have a hiccup or two along the way. So, that's that.
But, hey, life for you isn't so bad: You're in Germany. You could be wrestling bears in the June heat at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.