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Life on the Edge

Phillip Fulmer

A couple of close losses has turned a potential 3-1 start for Tennessee into a 1-3 beginning and uphill climb ahead, but this situation isn't so surprising, in fact, it was almost predictable.

Living on the edge has largely been a way of life for the Vols the last couple of seasons thanks to big wins in close contests. In 2007 Tennessee needed a fortuitous fumble and overtime to overcome South Carolina in Knoxville 27-24. It took four overtimes to subdue Kentucky in Lexington, 52-50. The week before UT survived a 25-24 scare against Vanderbilt before prevailing. The situation was...

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