Just look at that countdown clock. Two days.
GoVolsXtra.com ($) has a nice feature this morning on Erik Ainge and the improved attitude of the offense. Here's the quote that everybody's going to be talking about today:
I, and so many other Vol fans, have been rough on Ainge, but let me be clear on this: I am behind Ainge. A multitude of things went wrong during The Season of Which We Do Not Speak, and he just happened to be the one with the ball in his hands when things came crashing down. We failed to equip him to handle team-wide, catastrophic failure, and I believe that the team as a whole is going to be much better this year. Ainge will again be the one with the ball in his hands this year, and when things go right he should get as much credit this year as he got criticism last.
GoVolsXtra.com also has a bunch of audio interviews with coaches and players. If you're a Vol fan and don't have a subscription, you really should get one.
Inside Tennessee (Scout.com) ($) runs the numbers on teams from the West traveling to the East to play football games. History is on our side, at least. On the other hand, the Vols' record against top 10 teams in openers is not so good, so who knows?
ESPN.com has the video of coach Fulmer's comments to the media about the attempt to turn things around this season.
That's all for now. There's still only one diary (in addition to mine explaining what the diary section is all about), so somebody head over there and start a conversation. Thanks for reading.