Now you know why Tennessee first-year coach Lane Kiffin fired his off-season potshots at Florida, rather than Georgia. The Bulldogs were too easy of a target.
If you just asked, "What do you mean?" you weren't paying attention at Neyland Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Kiffin might have come across as a smart-aleck for his Florida-directed humor. He came across as just plain smart against the Bulldogs.
If UT's special teams hadn't been hell-bent on sabotaging an almost perfect Big Orange afternoon, the Vols might have locked up the victory by halftime.
They eventually settled for a 45-19 victory over the befuddled Bulldogs, who have lost four of their last six games against their SEC East rivals.
They didn't just lose Saturday. They could have been mistaken for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in the process.
And it's not because both teams wear red. It's because both teams looked out of their league in Neyland Stadium.
That's acceptable for the Hilltoppers. They are out of their league.
Western Kentucky is a fledgling FBS program, which was predictably overwhelmed 63-7 in UT's season opener. What's Georgia's excuse?
How bad were the Hill Dogs?
Answer: Ask UT wide receiver Denarius Moore, who turned a short pass completion from Jonathan Crompton (more about him later) into a 33-yard touchdown.
After making the catch, Moore was hit almost simultaneously by linebacker Rennie Curran and safety Reshad Jones, who are arguably Georgia's surest tackles.
Moore reacted to the contact as though leaves had breezed into his shoulder pads. He then sped down the sideline for UT's second touchdown.
It's not supposed to be that easy for any offense in the SEC, much less one with a passing game as supposedly deficient as UT's.
Aside from one interception, the offense was almost flawless. It often is against Willie Martinez's defense.
Georgia's defense made UT quarterback Erik Ainge look like Peyton Manning a few years ago. This time, it made Crompton look like Ainge on his best day.
Crompton wore out the Hill Dogs with short passes in the first half, then beat them deep in the third quarter with a 51-yard touchdown throw to Gerald Jones. Everything worked against a secondary which couldn't tackle any better than it could cover.
The Hill Dogs gave up a combined 78 points in back-to-back victories against South Carolina and Arkansas. So you knew their pass defense was suspect.
But you didn't know UT could exploit it.
Not only did Kiffin and his staff come up with their best offensive game plan of the season. Crompton and company executed it with shocking efficiency.
Based on Crompton's track record, UT fans probably had a sense of uneasiness despite his unerring accuracy in the first half. He couldn't keep it up, could he?
You had your answer early in the third quarter when Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown.
But that was a hiccup, rather than a prelude to disaster. Crompton followed it up with five consecutive completions - including the touchdown toss to Jones - on the next two possessions.
Just like that, the game was in hand, and the rest of the season had a surprising glow.
A week earlier in a loss to Auburn, UT appeared to be teetering on the brink of a disastrous October. It looked like the second-best team in the East on Saturday.
And Georgia looked like a program Kiffin can have a lot of fun with.
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