Vol fans have been on a bit of a journey this week, from Monday's "gloom, despair, and agony on me and Jonathan Crompton" to dreaming the impossible dream this morning. Here's how Tennessee-Florida week has played out so far on Rocky Top Talk:
- Monday: As feared, Saturday's mistake-filled home loss to an underdog broke the dam that had been holding back all of the nightmarish memories of 2008's Season of Constant Sorrow. A looming visit to the Swamp to take on the Florida Gators had Vol fans resigned to a historic beatdown on par with Georgia Tech's 222-0 shutout of hapless Cumberland in 1916.
- Tuesday: Looking at the animated drive charts and the stats from Florida's first two games didn't help a great deal, but did suggest that perhaps a blowout wasn't a forgone conclusion.
Yeah, that's a lot of ifs. But we've come a long way since Monday.