2. The Vols have finally learned to win
It felt like Tennessee specialized in finding ways to lose early last season. Maybe it was the 2015 comeback against Georgia, or maybe the late-season winning streak last year, but at some point, the Vols have figured out a way to win. Tennessee has reeled off 10 total victories, dating back to last year, and have now won all four games this season despite having adversity in all of them. A team that started fast early, but finished slow last year has flipped that script in a big way.