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Week 12 FanPulse: No Tennessee football creates a slight drop in confidence

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Where’d all the faith go?

South Carolina v Tennessee Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images

Apparently, a bye week doesn’t do any good in terms of retaining confidence.

Maybe people are just restless and impatient. Whatever it is, it caused confidence in the football program to dip just slightly over the past week.

Something tells me it won’t dip again if the Vols beat Missouri on Saturday.


Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide (6th) were knocked out of the top-5 after losing starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season last week. Georgia (4th) and Oklahoma (5th) moved ahead of Alabama.

Baylor (11th) and Minnesota (12th) fell out of the top-10 after suffering their first loss of the year. They were replaced with Oregon (8th) and Utah (9th), while Florida fell a couple of spots from last week’s poll to round out the top-10.

Iowa (21st), Air Force (22nd), and Oklahoma State (25th) are this week’s newcomers.

Rocky Top Talk’s Week 12 Top 25

1. LSU (10-0)

2. Ohio State (10-0)

3. Clemson (11-0)

4. Georgia (9-1)

5. Oklahoma (9-1)

6. Alabama (9-1)

7. Penn State (9-1)

8. Oregon (9-1)

9. Utah (9-1)

10. Florida (9-2)

11. Baylor (9-1)

12. Minnesota (9-1)

13. Memphis (9-1)

14. Auburn (7-3)

15. Notre Dame (8-2)

16. Cincinnati (9-1)

17. Wisconsin (8-2)

18. Michigan (8-2)

19. SMU (9-1)

20. App State (9-1)

21. Boise State (9-1)

22. Iowa (7-3)

23. Air Force (8-2)

24. Virginia Tech (7-3)

25. Oklahoma State (7-3)


And in a surprising turn of events, confidence has dipped just a bit in the direction of the Tennessee basketball program over the last week.

I guess you can’t stay perfect for long. You’re always gonna have those who worry just a bit more than others.

From what this guy has seen, I wouldn’t be worried about much right now, though.

Confidence dipped just a bit, but it’s not a big deal.

Either way, as the long as the Vols keep winning, we won’t have to worry about much.