SEC, don’t forget to talk about Tennessee?

Updated: August 30, 2013

NORTH CAROLINA-(BASN)-Everybody knows about Alabama’s quest to 3-peat.

Everybody remembers Cam newton when he was at Auburn.

Everybody has seen and heard the hit delivered by South Carolina’s defensive end Jadeveon Clowney on Michigan’s running back Vincent Smith during the Outback.

No one can ever forget, even though they might want to, the Honey Badger at LSU.

Plus, college football fans are still talking about Tim Tebow’s remarkable career at the University of Florida.

And now, the legend of Johnny Football is starting to take over the South, which makes all other football conferences irrelevant when comparing them to the SEC.

Besides, the SEC has won the last seven BCS National Championships.

So with all of this fanfare, why isn’t anybody talking about the Tennessee Volunteers?

This is simply an educated guess, but I think some of the silence surrounding the Vols. has a lot to do with their miserable 28-34 record since 2008, along with their eight-game losing streak against to the Florida Gators.

But first-year head coach Butch Jones intends to change the atmosphere by implementing a new winning culture in Tennessee when they face the Gators on Sept.21, even though they have three games before that epic showdown.

“Every time we break down from a team meaning we say “Beat Florida,” DL Jacques Smith said.

Eric D.Graham is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television and a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies. Currently, he is the Editor and Chief of  Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles  appear daily along with his controversial  cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at

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