Wow. One week ago. We were all riding high on the wave of swagger and the promise of the upswing starting with an upset. Let's start the show shall we?
No throat slash necessary.
tbrayvol8 Tyler Bray Its time to shock the WORLD! @MillerTime_864 @Mr_VD4@darickrogers
Yes, yes it was. We got some national love...Being picked as the upset.
Josh_Ward Josh Ward RT @sports180: Dan Hawkins on ESPN picks UT over Florida: "Tyler Bray, this guy's unbelievable. This guy's a sleeper Heisman candidate."
Even Eternal Buckeye Herbstreit picked us:
Vols_Beat Austin Ward Herbstreit doubted Vols last week, takes them to beat Gators: "Winner of this game is rubbing elbows with South Carolina."
Some Twitter smack talkin from Elam of Florida and our own Da'Rick Rogers:
Dopest_Hitter22 Matthew Elam So Tennessee wide receivers talking trash??! Haha ok good job! 15 Sep
Dopest_Hitter22 Matthew Elam
15 SepGrowing up playing ball I learned that the ones who talk the Most trash are the ones that are really frightened in the inside! Lol
darickrogers Darick Rogers "@Dopest_Hitter22: No disrespect to Montana & Cincinnati but you really don't have any!" Tweets of a terrified DB. 15 Sep
And it's on.
Anthony Anderson makes it two weeks in a row with his random tweets. Cookie connoisseur now animal afficienado
Ant_Anderson36 DOUBLE A We have a new edition to our #Volfamily our new pet hawk which flyswatter around our in door complex. His name is Napoleon Oscar :-) 16 Sep
Ant_Anderson36 DOUBLE A Alert the hawk is just flying in our information sports complex lol
No immediate response was given if this was the cousin of Spirit, Auburn's beloved, who had his own run-in this week. Details of the fly-in are here. Spirit is fine, btw.
And I did a little giddy dance when I read this one:
God, I love those pants.
After this it goes downhill...
Vols_Beat Austin Ward Big third-down throw from Bray to Hunter, but it looks like it might have come with price. Hunter down holding knee -- now walking off. 17 Sep
Up until an hour ago, we didn't have an official answer, but most of our hearts knew:
Vol_Football Tennessee Football #Vols WR Justin Hunter Suffers Torn ACL In Left Knee - utsports.com/sports/m-footb… via@Vol_Sports 1 hour ago
First tweets from Justin Hunter last night.
j_hunt11 A Kid Named Scott Romans 8:28 ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE THE LORD AND ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE!!!! 21 hours ago
j_hunt11 A Kid Named Scott nothin gonna hold me down 20 hours ago
We are all hoping for a speedy and full recovery for Mr. Hunter. Our thoughts are with you.
The game made even just taking the snap a ridiculous task.
As we will learn what life is like without Justin Hunter on the field each Saturday this fall, there is another season approaching the horizon:
the first year of Cuonzo Martin era Year Zero of Cuonzo Martin's BasketVols.
Cuonzo getting some love:
Josh_Ward Josh Ward RT @LangWiseman: We got a steal with Cuonzo. Every time I see & talk with him I think how fortunate we are to have him at Tennessee. 12 Sep
Much to Swiperboy's delight, the legendary Rev Run of RunDMC made a little trip to Knoxville.
RevRunWisdom Rev Run Had a blast @ University of Tenn.. They Rock hard!!!!!! #UT 17 Sep
No basketball twitter recap is complete without the always open Waffle House
MrMartel_34 Jeronne Maymon That waffle house set me super straight!!! #satisfied 16 Sep
And file this one under awkward town population 2:
TJonesLive Tony Jones Wow what a awkward moment just saw UT Chancellor Jimmy Cheek at barber shop. LOL. Funny! 13 Sep
Remember TJones is always live and keeping it real.
Moving into the bye week, let's try not to what-if.
Couch407 maurice couch Cant change the past, you put it behind you and focus on the next opponent! 24 minutes ago
This sums it up this week or at least my feelings today.
DooleysHair Dooley's Hair So. Eric Berry out for year. Peyton Manning out for year (probably). Justin Hunter out for year. #didimissanybody 47 minutes ago