Tennessee will start the Brady Hoke era tonight in Neyland Stadium against the LSU Tigers. John Currie decided to pull the plug on Butch Jones after his blowout loss to Missouri last Saturday night. Hoke will steer the ship for the final two games.
The Vols are still banged up — we just don’t know how banged up. Hoke didn’t give us any information this week on injuries, so we’re in the dark here. We’ll have to see if Drew Richmond, Brett Kendrick, Marquez Callaway and Jarrett Guarantano can go tonight. Stay tuned.
What’s at stake?
If Tennessee loses tonight, they’ll be eliminated from bowl contention. The Vols have been to three straight bowl games, winning the TaxSlayer, Outback and Music City bowls in consecutive seasons. With the line favoring LSU by 16 tonight, I’m not holding my breath here.
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Kickoff: 7:05 PM (Eastern)
Radio: Vol Network
Odds: LSU -16