This very early line for UT’s opener against Utah State is closer than you might think

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Not convinced that Tennessee will have its hands full in its season opener against Utah State?

Vegas would beg to differ.

OK, not Vegas, but at least an offshore sports book that has released very early lines on some opening games.

Tennessee is favored by a mere 5.5 points over the Aggies in the Aug. 31 game at Neyland Stadium. (Note all the usual disclaimers).

The Vols really need to win that opener (and, preferably, Week 2 against Arkansas State) because road games against Oklahoma and Georgia follow.