WATCH: Tennessee Drops Roaring Hype Video to Kick-Off Game Week

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    The Tennessee football team dropped a brand new hype video here on Monday morning to kick off game week.

    The Vols are just three days away from the season opener in Neyland Stadium and are certainly stirring up the fanbase’s excitement with the video that dropped in the morning.

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    “Let’s ride, coach!” one Twitter user replied along with an orange emoji.

    “Love you, coach!” Twitter user Luke replied. “Optimism has never been this high that I can remember. Vol Nation has your back! GBO.”

    Tennessee will open the season in Neyland Stadium against Ball State this Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. ET.

    The Cardinals finished the 2021 season with an overall record of 6-7. Ball State defeated Western Illinois, Army, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Akron, and Buffalo last year but wound up closing the season down on a bowl game loss to Georgia State in the TaxAct Camellia Bowl.

    Tennessee handily defeated Bowling Green by a score of 38-6 to start the 2021 season, and the outcome of this Thursday’s game doesn’t expect to be much different. ESPN’s Football Power Index currently gives Tennessee a 95.1 percent chance to take home the victory in week one in front of a hungry home crowd.

    Vols head coach Josh Heupel will be partaking in his opening game week press conference on Monday afternoon at 12:15 p.m. ET. Stay tuned to Rocky Top Insider throughout the day for coverage from Heupel’s press conference in Knoxville.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.