After yet another installment Saturday at Alabama, it's clear the script hasn't changed much from Year 1 to Year 2 under Derek Dooley at Tennessee.
The Volunteers have enough talent and energy to hang with the nation's best teams through the first halves of games, but they inevitably collapse in the second half thanks to a mix of low physical stamina, weak mental toughness and, now, a self-fulfilling prophecy that it's only a matter of time before the better team ultimately wins.
"The teams we've been better than, we've played well (in the third quarter)," Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said. "They're probably worried about their halftime adjustments. The teams we're not as good as we've had problems."
No. 2 Alabama, playing on its home field before 101,000 fans, certainly fell into that category, and the Volunteers couldn't do much to stop the Crimson Tide after a first half that ended in a 6-6 tie. Alabama torched the Vo...