The 2022 Tennessee football season is quickly approaching. SEC Media Days is next week and before we know it, it’ll be time to start packing the tailgating tent in the car to head to Neyland Stadium. But in the meantime, it’s officially the busy season for making predictions and giving analysis.

On this week’s Big Orange Podcast, CBS Sports national college football writer Barrett Sallee joined the show to give his take on what’s to come in Josh Heupel’s second year in Knoxville. Unlike most national media members, Barrett was optimistic about the Big Orange. He even said that the program is “by far” the second best team in SEC East ahead of Florida and Kentucky. Check out all that Barrett had to say in the YouTube video below…

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