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Grading the Vols’ Performance Through Five Weeks

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The Vols had their bye week last week and are preparing to take on No. 21 Auburn this weekend. It’s not technically the halfway point in the season right now for Tennessee, but it’s close enough for us to take a look back at how each unit and the team as a whole has played through the first five games of the year.

Tennessee sits at 2-3 and has suffered three losses by 26 points apiece. The Vols are winless in SEC play as of now, and their only two wins have come against an FCS school and a lower-tier FBS program. There have been positives for the Vols this season, but largely the first five games have been more disappointing than anything.

Managing editor Nathanael Rutherford and staff writer Ben McKee share their position and coaching grades for the Vols through the first five games of the season.

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  1. No way the QB gets a B-. UT has a QB that has no feel for the game, cannot read defenses, and has no running ability. JG is the worse QB in the conference behind the worse line in the conference.
    I grade him a D- at best, just due to the fact he has improved from last year in the “throw game” (but not by much) and is playing behind this horrible offensive line.

    With this team, we need a true mobile QB that can make plays with the legs. I would bring Jennings back to QB and let him run the team against Auburn, Miz, Kent, Charlotte, and Vandy. We have no chance with JT.


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