June might as well be the worst month on the college football calendar.

Yes, summer workouts are underway at Tennessee and every other program in the country, but you're too far removed from spring practice and still too far out from preseason practice to focus on either of those key checkpoints of the offseason.

For the Vols, it's too difficult to begin trying to find answers to so many of the question marks heading into Tennessee's debut season under new coach Jeremy Pruitt.

So why not pass the time quicker by taking an advanced look at the teams awaiting the Vols this season?

This month, GoVols247 will take a longer look at Tennessee's 12 opponents and some of the best players and position units awaiting the Vols in 2018. After ranking the five best opposing quarterbacks on Tennessee's schedule, it's now time to give each of the Vols' opponent an in-depth. We'll preview two or three opponents a week.


First up is West Virginia, Tennessee's season-opening opponent in the Belk College Kickoff at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Sept. 1.

The Mountaineers have been installed as an early favorite — West Virginia is anywhere from a 7.5- to 9-point favorite according to Vegas oddsmakers — in what will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs, but the Vols will be hoping to spring an upset of a likely preseason top-25 opponent in Pruitt's coaching debut.

GoVols247 takes a deeper look at West Virginia.