NASHVILLE — If Tennessee doesn't yet look at itself as a basketball state, perhaps it should consider undergoing that transformation.
I say this after a weekend of watching some of the most depressing and flawed football ever played in the Volunteer State.
It started on Saturday afternoon when UT's Volunteers turned Neyland Stadium into a video game during a 55-48 win over Troy. It moved the Vols to 4-5 on the season, though they remain 0-5 in the Southeastern Conference. It did nothing to cool Big Orange boss Derek Dooley's hot seat, however.
"Football traditionalists are probably rolling over in their graves right now," Dooley said afterward, and Gen. Robert Neyland surely was, though at least the Big Orange won.
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