Naturally, the big weight hanging around the neck of all thoughts on this subject is what 2010 will bring. The circles of thought bring me ’round again and again to the same thing, a point in time, the 1977 season. . . . . The thought of 1977 is frightening. The unbridled enthusiasm that came with Majors’ arrival was soon replaced with the stark reality that we saw on the gridiron – we were in deep trouble. We suffered the worst season arguably ever seen in Knoxville. That was a bad football team. Worse, the road back to the top took many seasons. It was the ultimate test of patience for Vols everywhere. But that patience paid off with big dividends.Got Time? " Vols in the Fall Vols in the Fall jumps off from there into a thorough examination of the 1977 season and what it might mean for 2010.