Nice to be feared: Knoxville news paper glad Vols don’t play hogs in 2012

Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley looks at the point after attempt that put Arkansas ahead 49-7 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Nov. 12, 2011. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)<br />

Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess, ©KNS/2011 //

Arkansas wide receiver Joe Adams runs back a punt for a touchdown against Tennessee at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Nov. 12, 2011.  (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)<br />

Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess, ©KNS/2011

Arkansas wide receiver Joe Adams runs back a punt for a touchdown against Tennessee at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Nov. 12, 2011. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

Arkansas wide receiver Joe Adams breaks tackles to return a punt for a touchdown against Tennessee at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Nov. 12, 2011. UT lost the game 49-7. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)<br />

Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess, ©KNS/2011

Arkansas wide receiver Joe Adams breaks tackles to return a punt for a touchdown against Tennessee at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Nov. 12, 2011. UT lost the game 49-7. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

Arkansas wide receiver Joe Adams breaks past Tennessee defensive back Brian Randolph  to return a punt for a touchdown at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Nov. 12, 2011. UT lost the game 49-7. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)<br />

Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess, ©KNS/2011

Arkansas wide receiver Joe Adams breaks past Tennessee defensive back Brian Randolph to return a punt for a touchdown at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Nov. 12, 2011. UT lost the game 49-7. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS

In the Knoxville News Paper today I read:

SEC unveils 2012 schedule; Vols avoid Arkansas

  • By Andrew Gribble
  • govolsxtra.com
  • Posted December 28, 2011 at 10:10 a.m., updated December 28, 2011 at 10:16 a.m.

Given a choice, Tennessee would have likely swapped its game against highly-ranked Arkansas for a shorter drive to Mississippi State in a heartbeat last season.

In theory, that’s exactly what the Vols will do in 2012, according to its revised schedule, which was released today by the SEC.

The Vols won’t have to worry about a rematch with the Razorbacks, who, after routing the Vols, 49-7, in November, were originally scheduled to play atNeyland Stadium next year. Instead, that spot was filled with the SEC’s newest member, Missouri, which will begin its annual series with UT in Knoxville on Nov. 10.

The Vols’ originally scheduled road trip to take on the Bulldogs remained in place. UT, after a bye week, will gun for its first October win against an SEC foe since 2009 when it travels to Starkville on Oct. 13. The Bulldogs will join Alabama (Oct. 20) as UT’s only two SEC West foes on the schedule.

Considering the lengthy delay, hand-wringing by SEC athletic directors and added complexity because of the addition of two new teams, the release of UT’s new schedule was relatively anti-climactic. The Vols’ four non-conference games remained in tact and unmoved, they will continue to face their annual rivals around the same time of year that they always do and the SEC’s other new team, Texas A&M, is nowhere to be found.

Thanks to consecutive road games with Georgia and Mississippi State and an open date sandwiched in between the two, the Vols will go four weeks without a game at Neyland Stadium from Sept. 22 (Akron) to Oct. 20 (Alabama). That quirk is compensated by the presence of just one road game (at Vanderbilt, Nov. 17) in the entire month of November.

Eight of UT’s 12 opponents next season won at least six games in 2011. Of the five SEC teams UT won’t face in 2012 — LSU, Arkansas, Auburn, Texas A&M and Ole Miss — all but one (Ole Miss) qualified for a postseason bowl.

 

2012 schedule

Sept. 1 – NC State (Atlanta)

Sept. 8 – Georgia State

Sept. 15 – Florida

Sept. 22 – Akron

Sept. 29 – at Georgia

Oct. 6 – Open

Oct. 13 – at Mississippi State

Oct. 20 – Alabama

Oct. 27 – at South Carolina

Nov. 3 – Troy

Nov. 10 – Missouri

Nov. 17 – at Vanderbilt

Nov. 24 – Kentucky

I got this from www.knoxnews.com:

A team-by-team look at the 2012 football schedules for teams in the SEC.

ALABAMA

Sept. 15: at Arkansas

Sept. 29: Ole Miss

Oct. 13: at Missouri

Oct. 20: at Tennessee

Oct. 27: Mississippi State

Nov. 3: at LSU

Nov. 10: Texas A&M

Nov. 24: Auburn

ARKANSAS

Sept. 15: Alabama

Sept. 29: Texas A&M

Oct. 6: at Auburn

Oct. 13: Kentucky

Oct. 27: Ole Miss

Nov. 10: at South Carolina

Nov. 17: at Mississippi State

Nov. 24: LSU

AUBURN

Sept. 8: at Mississippi State

Sept. 22: LSU

Oct. 6: Arkansas

Oct. 13: at Ole Miss

Oct. 20: at Vanderbilt

Oct. 27: Texas A&M

Nov. 10: Georgia

Nov. 24: at Alabama

FLORIDA

Sept. 8: at Texas A&M

Sept. 15: at Tennessee

Sept. 22: Kentucky

Oct. 6: LSU

Oct. 13: at Vanderbilt

Oct. 20: South Carolina

Oct. 27: Vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)

Nov. 3: Missouri

GEORGIA

Sept. 8: at Missouri

Sept. 22: Vanderbilt

Sept. 29: Tennessee

Oct. 6: at South Carolina

Oct. 20: at Kentucky

Oct. 27: Vs. Florida (Jacksonville)

Nov. 3: Ole Miss

Nov. 10: at Auburn

KENTUCKY

Sept. 22: at Florida

Sept. 29: South Carolina

Oct. 6: Mississippi State

Oct. 13: at Arkansas

Oct. 20: Georgia

Oct. 27: at Missouri

Nov. 3: Vanderbilt

Nov. 24: at Tennessee

LSU

Sept. 22: at Auburn

Oct. 6: at Florida

Oct. 13: South Carolina

Oct. 20: at Texas A&M

Nov. 3: Alabama

Nov. 10: Mississippi State

Nov. 17: Ole Miss

Nov. 24: at Arkansas

OLE MISS

Sept. 29: at Alabama

Oct. 6: Texas A&M

Oct. 13: Auburn

Oct. 27: at Arkansas

Nov. 3: at Georgia

Nov. 10: Vanderbilt

Nov. 17: at LSU

Nov. 24: Mississippi State

MISSISSIPPI STATE

Sept. 8: Auburn

Oct. 6: at Kentucky

Oct. 13: Tennessee

Oct. 27: at Alabama

Nov. 3: Texas A&M

Nov. 10: at LSU

Nov. 17: Arkansas

Nov. 24: at Ole Miss

MISSOURI

Sept. 8: Georgia

Sept. 22: at South Carolina

Oct. 6: Vanderbilt

Oct. 13: Alabama

Oct. 27: Kentucky

Nov. 3: at Florida

Nov. 10: at Tennessee

Nov. 24: at Texas A&M

SOUTH CAROLINA

Aug. 30: at Vanderbilt

Sept. 22: Missouri

Sept. 29: at Kentucky

Oct. 6: Georgia

Oct. 13: at LSU

Oct. 20: at Florida

Oct. 27: Tennessee

Nov. 10: Arkansas

TEXAS A&M

Sept. 8: Florida

Sept. 29: Vs. Arkansas

Oct. 6: at Ole Miss

Oct. 20: LSU

Oct. 27: at Auburn

Nov. 3: at Mississippi State

Nov. 10: at Alabama

Nov. 24: Missouri

VANDERBILT

Aug. 30: South Carolina

Sept. 22: at Georgia

Oct. 6: at Missouri

Oct. 13: Florida

Oct. 20: Auburn

Nov. 3: at Kentucky

Nov. 10: at Ole Miss

Nov. 17: Tennessee

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