KNOXVILLE, TN - JANUARY 14: Cameron Tatum #23 of the Tennessee Volunteers goes up for a shot against Terrence Jones #3 and Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats at Thompson-Boling Arena on January 14, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 65-62. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
It still makes me smile. So the numbers favor #1 Kentucky over the Vols tonight in Rupp Arena. No surprise there, but VolQuest really emphasizes the challenge:
For a Tennessee team that has struggled mightily to put its best foot forward away from home, tonight's trip to Lexington, where No. 1 Kentucky wait[s], is about as stiff a challenge as you could draw up. For a little perspective, this year's Vols have yet to win in an opponent's gym, while Wildcats are currently riding the nation's longest home-winning streak at 47 games.
Nice. Coach Martin points out that we are a better team now than we were when we played the Wildcats before, but still. If we do win, though, I do in fact want the team to act like they acted when they'd been there before, meaning I want to see Cuonzo rip his shirt off in the locker room.
National Signing Day is tomorrow, and we're helping, but Brad is ALL OVER IT. The official source of breaking Tennessee recruiting news tomorrow is @Vol_Football, but we'll also have immediate analysis as well as the news. Time to find out whether having 2 of the top dozen best recruiting hires of the year pays dividends. Sure, we're practically making history with a class devoid of offensive linemen, but it's an intentional trade for guys like Daniel McCullers, the 6'7", 400 lb guy with size 18 shoes and size XXXXXXL (that's 6XL) shirts who is a yes-sir, no-sir teddy bear off the field and a "sack of hell" on it. Who doesn't like a big ol' sack of hell along their defensive front?
Miscellaneous links and a Cuonzo YouTube below the jump.
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You want to know how toxic a candidate Craig James is? Chernobyl-level toxic: