Earlier this week Joker Phillips called the season to this point a failure. Some of you are overwhelmingly in agreement, but a lot of us think that’s simply not the case – yet. A disappointing season so far, sure. But only disappointing because we were so close a number of times, and that has to at least be taken into consideration, doesn’t it?
So what constitutes a successful season this year? As far as I see it, there are three paths the rest of the season can take. Success hinges on beating Tennessee, but it is not required to prevent a total ‘failure.’ This is my take on it, but I want to hear yours in the comment section.
A successful season:
-Beating Louisville, ending the Spurrier Streak, finally beating Tennessee, and another bowl game.
An acceptable but disappointing season:
-Beating Louisville, ending the Spurrier Streak, losing to Tennessee but finishing with a bowl win.
A failure for the team:
-Losing to Vanderbilt, losing to Tennessee, not making a bowl.
Some of you will argue that the second option is a step back, and therefore cannot be considered anything but a failure. My argument is that it’s Joker’s first season, he has played almost all the important games without senior star Locke, and pretty much every game without DeQuin Evans (at least it seems that way.)