OK, I get it that you can't take the game face seriously. I don't frown well. Sorry. But the gear's in place, the game jersey is on the bed (that's a warmup I'm wearing) awaiting 7 p.m. gametime and I'm pumped.
How the hell can you get pumped about Utah State, you might legitimately ask? And I'll explain: a series of losing seasons make me appreciative of any foe Tennessee can beat and I think maybe Utah State qualifies. We'll know about 10:30.
Anyhow, the festival begins today and we'll see if the promise of the Butch Jones Era at UT has any substance.