Tennessee football can go from Music City Bowl to Sugar Bowl next season ... yes, really


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Could Tennessee catapult from the Music City Bowl in 2021 to the Sugar Bowl next season?

It's within the realm of reasonableness after quarterback Hendon Hooker announced Sunday that he'll return to UT for a sixth season of college eligibility in 2022.

If you don't believe us, just look at Ole Miss' success this season. The Rebels laid groundwork in 2020 by going 5-5 in Lane Kiffin's first season. Quarterback Matt Corral's return offered promise for better times ahead in 2021.

On this edition of "The Volunteer State," Blake Toppmeyer of the USA TODAY Network and the News Sentinel's John Adams and Adam Sparks debate whether Hooker's return positions Tennessee to emulate the Rebels' second-year surge.

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