- With the regular season behind them and the bowl location and opponent yet to be determined, the Kiffin Chimera is focused on winning the next competition: recruiting. Lane blew off the Knoxville QB Club (and somehow roped Bruce Pearl into filling in for him) so that he could recruit, and it's a good thing, too. According to Scout, Tennessee's recruiting class is currently ranked 6th, which sounds great until you realize that five of the top ten teams are in the SEC. Four of them Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama) are annual opponents. As it stands right now, Tennessee is just behind Alabama and LSU and just ahead of Florida and Georgia. The Rivals rankings are similar except that Auburn also cracks the top ten and Florida is above Tennessee. The competition for recruits in the SEC appears to be even tighter than the competition on the field was this year, so it should be interesting to see how Kiffin and his staff do with a full season under their belts.
Later today at RTT: Tennessee football All-Decade QB