2022 is set to be an extremely pivotal year for Tennessee football and second-year head coach Josh Heupel. There are plenty of games on the Vols’ schedule that would make for season-defining wins. The biggest obviously being Alabama and Georgia, but is a victory in those matchups a realistic expectation for Heupel in year 2? Not in my opinion. But, there are other games that are very winnable and that would be massive wins for UT football at large. Primary among those winnable, but huge, games is Florida in Knoxville on September 24th and at LSU on October 8th.

Both games would be monumental victories for the Big Orange, given the events of the last 15 or so years. But, which game would make the most noise for the Volunteers going forward? Beating Florida would exorcise a lot of demons but Tennessee is arguably the superior team at the moment and will have home-field advantage. LSU, on the other hand, probably still has the better roster and the game is in Baton Rouge, possibly making a win over the Tigers the more impressive feat. On this week’s Big Orange Podcast, Zach Ragan and I discussed which game, if the Vols could only win one of the two, would be a more “make or break” scenario for Tennessee. Check out the discussion in the YouTube video below…

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