Kirk Herbstreit interested in implications of UT-Florida game

So much for the notion that Tennessee's football rivalry with Florida has lost its luster.

ESPN college analyst Kirk Herbstreit added to the hype surrounding Saturday's game, saying this season's matchup in Gainesville could have SEC championship game implications.

"Whoever comes out of this game alive at Florida, whoever survives that game, all the sudden becomes a serious player in trying to take on South Carolina to see who can get there out of the East,'' Herbstreit said Wednesday. "I think both of these teams have the ability to be more competitive than we all thought.

"(Tyler) Bray and these receivers on the road, against the speed of Florida, I cannot wait to watch and see how that turns out.''

Herbstreit, a former quarterback at Ohio State (1989-1993), is among those impressed with Tennessee's sophomore quarterback and the Vols' passing attack heading into Saturday's game (TV: WVLT, 3:30 p.m.) at The Swamp.

"Man alive, Tyler Bray is lights out. This guy doesn't throw many incompletions, he doesn't make many mistakes. Right now he has seven touchdowns and hasn't thrown a pick,'' Herbstreit said. "He has (Da'Rick) Rogers on the outside to go with (Justin) Hunter. They look like old school Tennessee wide receivers where they are long and lean and athletic and get downfield in a hurry.''

Bray ranks sixth in the NCAA with 349 passing yards per game and fifth in passing efficiency with a 204.20 rating. UT's 87 points through the first two games rate 22nd in the nation.

ESPN's College GameDay show Saturday will feature a segment with Bray in the film room with former Florida coach Urban Meyer and NFL draft analyst Todd McShay.

"I still think (Tennessee) is a year or two away with (coach) Derek Dooley, at least at the beginning of the year I felt that way, I thought maybe some of their inexperience would come into play against Cincinnati, where they might be peeking ahead to Florida,'' Herbstreit said. "This is where we're going to find out, is Tennessee really this improved, or is it because of who they've played? Same with Florida ...''

The Gators, who like the Vols opened with a pair of home wins (Florida Atlantic, 41-3; Alabama-Birmingham, 39-0), rank No. 1 in the nation in scoring defense and sixth in total defense (174.5 yards per game). Florida opened as a 10-point favorite.

"(Florida) lost so many guys in the secondary from a year ago ... this will be their first real test,'' Herbstreit said. "In a game like this where Tyler Bray has had a lot of success getting the ball downfield, how will those corners hold up? Will Florida be able to get pressure, to disrupt the rhythm, which not many people have been able to do against Bray?

"I want to see if (Florida coach) Will Muschamp, who's probably about as creative as any coach you're going to find because of his days with Nick Saban, is he able to rely on the defensive front where he doesn't have to leave those corners out there by themselves, or is he going to have to get pretty creative with his blitz package to try to disrupt Tyler Bray and what they are doing?''

Herbstreit said the Gators' defensive line has been highly touted with good reason and could prove pivotal.

"If you have a dominant defensive line, it's amazing how an average secondary becomes good, (and) how you defend the run better because these (defensive linemen) are getting off blocks or occupying blocks and letting linebackers make plays,'' he said. "We talk about SEC defenses and what makes them unique; Florida is kind of the poster child for that; a big strong defensive line that's fast and linebackers that can run to the ball. This will really be the first time that the Tennessee offensive line goes up against guys that can take a game over''

Herbstreit said Tennessee's defense remains a bit of a mystery.

"If there's still a question about Tennessee, it's how their defense can match up man to man with (Florida quarterback John) Brantley and (offensive coordinator) Charlie Weis and what they are trying to do with more of a pro-style attack,'' he said. "I think (Tennessee) feels pretty good about its secondary. I think it's more about how they are in the front, especially the defensive line. (With) Charlie Weis, they'll pound you, and then they'll get creative with screens and draws, and they have your head spinning on what's coming next. It's a real test for the Tennessee defensive line and to see how far along they've come.

"(Running back Chris) Rainey is off to a good start; (running back Jeff) Demps looks like he's back and ready to go. There's a lot of big-play ability on Florida's offensive side of the ball.''

UT ranks 63rd nationally in total defense after its wins over Montana (42-16) and Cincinnati (45-23), yielding 371 yards per game.

The Gators' offense, meanwhile, is 21st in total offense (490 yards per game) and 32nd in scoring offense (40 points per game).

"Is Brantley going to be OK with Weis' offense, is their defense ready to face a quarterback like Bray?'' Herbstreit said. "We're going to know a lot more about both of these teams after they play each other.''

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murrayvol writes:

I'm more interested in the outcome. The implications will take care of themselves.

516milesfromUT writes:

Seems like the buss is certainly surrounding Mr. Bray. I think Herbie mighta ji zzed a little.
-T-

TommyJack writes:

in response to murrayvol:

I'm more interested in the outcome. The implications will take care of themselves.

Right, Murr. And you were #1.

BigVolinCarolina writes:

This game against Florida is simple: If Tennessee cannot stop the run AND win the defensive battle on 3rd down, it's going to be a long game for the Vols.

A "W" would be great for this football team. A "W" would also be tremendous for our program.

ok_with_failure writes:

Tennessee will not win this football game for many reasons.

1. No matter how good your QB is, you can not win when he is face down in the ground all game
2. He's never started outside of the state of Tennessee
3. Charlie Weiss and Will MusCHAMP are some of the most creative, smart coaches in college football, they will have the Vols D and Tyler Bray's head spinning. Need I say more?

Tennessee keeps it close for the first half (17-14) then Florida pulls away in the second half.
UF-34
UT-17

ok_with_failure writes:

in response to Navalorange:

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I think y'all will hang in there for the first half, but Florida pulls away in the second. You can't beat someone when you can't run the ball. The D-Line at UF is one of the best in America and they will wreck havoc on Bray and the offensive line all game. Bray will put up some big numbers, but just like Manning, he won't beat Florida

OrangePride writes:

No doubt, this is an important game....but the entire season does not hinge on its outcome for Tennessee. Outside Knoxville, very few expect this team to be within a touchdown, so the pressure to win is squarely on Florida's shoulders. We'll see if they are up to all that hype. BUT, if the OL holds up and gives Bray just a little time to throw, then look out Florida. The other key is, of course, turn overs. If we go -3 or something, then we have scant chance of surviving. Frankly, I don't see that happening. This is shaping up to be a great game, and DO NOT count my VOLS out by any means!! GO VOLS!

Madkels writes:

Bray in the film room with Meyer? What? Why would Dooley let Bray near him? Meyer is still a gator and I wouldn't trust him being neutral and not sharing his thoughts with Muschamp. We need every advantage we can get. Meyer getting inside Brays head is not one.

ok_with_failure writes:

in response to Madkels:

Bray in the film room with Meyer? What? Why would Dooley let Bray near him? Meyer is still a gator and I wouldn't trust him being neutral and not sharing his thoughts with Muschamp. We need every advantage we can get. Meyer getting inside Brays head is not one.

Bray's head is to big for Meyer to fit into..

keepitreal4vols writes:

Things I thought I would never see:
Tyler Bray in the film room breaking down defenses with Urban Meyer.

Futurecoach16 writes:

in response to Madkels:

Bray in the film room with Meyer? What? Why would Dooley let Bray near him? Meyer is still a gator and I wouldn't trust him being neutral and not sharing his thoughts with Muschamp. We need every advantage we can get. Meyer getting inside Brays head is not one.

Yeah, cause Meyer is going to jeopardize his career by being a snitch and all that. Same as everyone on here saying that Hart is going to ruin the athletic department. While these guys may have been the "enemy" before, they moved on and will do their current job to the best of their abilities. There's not a conspiracy theory behind everything.

tree_em_smokey writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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Like I said earlier on another thread: http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/gatorb....

Your idiot coaches keep it up you wont have a FB team in a couple years! GBO!!!

ok_with_failure writes:

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Your pass protection is gonna be bad. Bray's gonna be getting hit by Floyd, Powell, Easley, and others ALL NIGHT LONG. Florida will have a couple of big returns from Debose, then we will have a blocked punt. Cincinatti has already proven you have no defense, so it looks pretty sad for Vols fans. UF wins O-Line vs. D-Line battle, special teams, and our running game will wear out your defense, and Florida wins the game. Be afraid Tennessee, be very afraid.

trubleoj#657755 writes:

in response to Futurecoach16:

Yeah, cause Meyer is going to jeopardize his career by being a snitch and all that. Same as everyone on here saying that Hart is going to ruin the athletic department. While these guys may have been the "enemy" before, they moved on and will do their current job to the best of their abilities. There's not a conspiracy theory behind everything.

Well the first thing I thought of was Jack Sells. Trust no one, this is a millionaires game. Would Tressel jeopardize his career just to keep one guy of a hundred on his team?

VOLliven2it writes:

Afraid, our greatest fear in the swamp could be the poor officiating and one-sided calls and no calls. When the Gatas have won and won big then we will think about being afraid. This team will play and play hard. They may make mistakes and will have useless penalties called but they won't quit and that says all that needs to be said. So let's see who wins, who is the superior bunch of guys. Just a few days more and we will know.

tnsportsman writes:

GO VOLS! ITS A WIN against the Swamp Lizards! Put it on the table and dare someone to cut it off!

GO VOLS, VFL!

ok_with_failure writes:

in response to SectionQ:

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Always have something to say this time of year...I'm sure after we throttle y'all Saturday, you'll crawl back into your trailor until August...then you'll start the cycle over again. It hasn't been too great to be a Vol recently. 0-6 in the past 6 years. That must be such a joy for the VolNation

Halls3 writes:

The implications are simple. Both teams are & will continue to be well coached & talented. Both teams are going to regain dominance of the 1990s. Finally, this game is going to mean something again. Simple as that.

RunningWithTheVols writes:

in response to ok_with_failure:

Tennessee will not win this football game for many reasons.

1. No matter how good your QB is, you can not win when he is face down in the ground all game
2. He's never started outside of the state of Tennessee
3. Charlie Weiss and Will MusCHAMP are some of the most creative, smart coaches in college football, they will have the Vols D and Tyler Bray's head spinning. Need I say more?

Tennessee keeps it close for the first half (17-14) then Florida pulls away in the second half.
UF-34
UT-17

Charlie Weiss is nothing special without Bellichek and Brady. Period. ND is better with Kelley and the same athletes.

Florida has had the players for the last 15 years, but that has not always translated into wins. That said, it will take a special day for the Vols to win in the Swamp with an inexperienced team (haven't beaten a quality opponent with Dooley or Kiffin).

Really, the last signature Vol win was Fulmer's in Miami to break their home-win streak. Still can't believe he ran the end-around on the last play of the first half for a TD which was the play of the game.

tdvol1989 writes:

The Gators can talk smack all they want, but there is no pressure on the Vols. We don't have to live up to the all those Top 5 Recruiting Classes. We are the Underdog. We can afford to take risks. And, we actually have some matchup advantages this time and while getting on the Bandwagon, in and of itself, doesn't make you right, there are an awful lot of folks that smell trouble for the Gators. There is a reason for that.

Personally, I am not sure the Vols are ready yet for championship contention, but who cares?!? I am pretty sure Tennessee plays well. Bray will be cold (in personality) blooded and on point. The game comes down to turnovers (who makes the critical mistakes) and whether the UT Defense gives up big plays again.

Don't be shocked if Poole has a good game, ala Oregon and Bama last year. And, don't be surprised if our defense is much more prepared for a pro-set offense.

The Gators can protest and talk smack, streaks, and Weiss all day long. But, this series is about to turn and everyone who follows College Football can feel it...including Dooley and Company.

volpreacher writes:

in response to ok_with_failure:

Your pass protection is gonna be bad. Bray's gonna be getting hit by Floyd, Powell, Easley, and others ALL NIGHT LONG. Florida will have a couple of big returns from Debose, then we will have a blocked punt. Cincinatti has already proven you have no defense, so it looks pretty sad for Vols fans. UF wins O-Line vs. D-Line battle, special teams, and our running game will wear out your defense, and Florida wins the game. Be afraid Tennessee, be very afraid.

Do you happen to have the lottery numbers for this week? I thought you might since you know it all. lol

ok_with_failure writes:

in response to SectionQ:

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Use the term "undefeated" at the Swamp..out of how many games? If I'm not mistaking, he got beat AT HOME by a terrible Florida team. this year we have a better defense and offense. You guys are falling in love with an unproven QB. Ok, so he can dominate Montana and Cincy. But against a decent North carolina team..he can't beat them. Don't even say he's matured since then, cuz look at his back.

Ayres_Hall writes:

What has Charlie Weis done lately w/o Tom Brady? How many games has Will Muschamp won as a head coach?

This game will be more than Rival star teenagers. The adults are going to matter.

VolAlum03ISBACK (Inactive) writes:

I can't believe the title of this article. Kirk Herbstreit isn't interested in anything but himself.

ULTIMATEVOLUNTEER writes:

in response to ok_with_failure:

Bray's head is to big for Meyer to fit into..

Surely. Surely, you meant to say Meyer's head is too big! He has to be the most egotistical coach I've ever seen. Who else writes a book entitled "Urban's way" before getting whipped for four games with Tebow at the helm.

ok_with_failure writes:

in response to volpreacher:

Do you happen to have the lottery numbers for this week? I thought you might since you know it all. lol

Debose returned a kick vs. Carolina and Demps should have had a kick return against FAU, were pretty explosive on kickoff return. We've had a blocked punt already this year, there's always going to be a threat for that against Florida. Look at the article and Herbie says Florida has a strong D-Line. And he said Muschamp is going to be creative. And i dont know if you watched that Cincy game, but they broke off a couple of big runs and ran all over you. Yeah, going by facts, I'd say I do know a pretty good amount of stuff. You should try looking at the facts

BigVolFaninSC writes:

This is the same Herbstreit that picked Cincy to WIN in Neyland last week! All of these prognosticators are front runners and they're trying to catch the Bray wave! We may lose the game to a team with 4 and 5 star players with more experience than we currently have, but I KNOW that we are ascending back to our rightful spot of #1 in the East! Maybe this year, maybe not...but soon! GBO! Trolls are spouting so much because they can feel the change coming and they don't like it!

VolAlum03ISBACK (Inactive) writes:

Without a doubt, this game is going to come down to whether the O-Line can give Bray and our receivers that extra 1.5 seconds necessary to go from a good offense to a great offense. If we can shred Florida with Hunter and Rodgers, they will have no choice but to let off on the run to defend the pass and Poole, while not excellent, will be able to churn out at least three/four yds per carry and keep the offense churning.

Other than the ability to score off the pass, the ONE thing that has impressed me this year is the ability by the Vol offense to sustain long drives. Think about it. We haven't seen a team able to do that since Ainge was under center...and even then it was rare. Sustaining long drives is the hallmark of a disciplined, conditioned offense. It was what we lacked last year and it was the quality that I thought Dooley was incapable of instilling into this squad two years in.

IF the O-Line holds up and IF UT is able to find whatever rabbit's foot Auburn has tucked away...then we come out of the Swamp with a signature win and direct path to Atlanta.

Football played in the trenches is the best kind.

Go Vols! Beat Florida!

Madkels writes:

in response to Futurecoach16:

Yeah, cause Meyer is going to jeopardize his career by being a snitch and all that. Same as everyone on here saying that Hart is going to ruin the athletic department. While these guys may have been the "enemy" before, they moved on and will do their current job to the best of their abilities. There's not a conspiracy theory behind everything.

No conspiracy. But you are an idiot if you think Muschamp won't ask Meyer some questions about Bray's line of thinking.

VolinCalif writes:

in response to TommyJack:

Right, Murr. And you were #1.

Hi TJ, haven't heard much from you this summer. But the games start and here you are. Great It is good to have some of the guys back that had somewhat slipped away.

tenndave writes:

in response to ok_with_failure:

Tennessee will not win this football game for many reasons.

1. No matter how good your QB is, you can not win when he is face down in the ground all game
2. He's never started outside of the state of Tennessee
3. Charlie Weiss and Will MusCHAMP are some of the most creative, smart coaches in college football, they will have the Vols D and Tyler Bray's head spinning. Need I say more?

Tennessee keeps it close for the first half (17-14) then Florida pulls away in the second half.
UF-34
UT-17

LIstening to you is like thinking people in Kentucky know something about football. Weiss is a has been and if he was so great he would still be at ND. Muschamp is great on defense but he has a new team. FL hasn't exactly lit up the world against the schools for the poor. Bray is 10 times the quarterback as Brantley and Tennessee recievers are probably the best corp in the Nation. BUT you are somewhat right. 1. Can Tenn. stop the run. 2. Can the line give bray time. Swamp has nothing to do with it. Answer yes to the 2 questions and TN blows them out. Answer no to both and we lose. Give Bray time and we score points fast. FL runs ball well and eats clock which could prove fatal if they are behind and great if they are ahead. So crawl back in your troll hole under the bridge or atleast give us information worth reading. GO VOLS!

OwensboroVol writes:

I, personally, hope we have to kick a field goal with 1 second left on the clock to make the final score Tennessee 72 Florida 0. However, I feel that my Vols, although so improved that they don't resemble the team from last year, are one year away from winning the SEC. I just feel that our lines, Defensive and Offensive, need one more year to really become SEC Championship Caliber. I still think that We beat Florida, but I just don't think we're ready for the SEC Championship. But what the Heck do I know!!! Lets Win it ALL

SEC1 writes:

bray is over-hpye look at his starts at memphis at vandy, ole miss, unc(nashville) where he blew the game with a int. montana ,cinny, all pathetic defensive teams minus unc which was depleted with ncaa suspensions. ut fans will be very disappointed in scarecrow once a real d smack him in the mouth, happy feet number two

BamaVol writes:

in response to ok_with_failure:

Tennessee will not win this football game for many reasons.

1. No matter how good your QB is, you can not win when he is face down in the ground all game
2. He's never started outside of the state of Tennessee
3. Charlie Weiss and Will MusCHAMP are some of the most creative, smart coaches in college football, they will have the Vols D and Tyler Bray's head spinning. Need I say more?

Tennessee keeps it close for the first half (17-14) then Florida pulls away in the second half.
UF-34
UT-17

What was ND and Texas record last year with those two coaches. Need I say more. DA

VolinCalif writes:

in response to tdvol1989:

The Gators can talk smack all they want, but there is no pressure on the Vols. We don't have to live up to the all those Top 5 Recruiting Classes. We are the Underdog. We can afford to take risks. And, we actually have some matchup advantages this time and while getting on the Bandwagon, in and of itself, doesn't make you right, there are an awful lot of folks that smell trouble for the Gators. There is a reason for that.

Personally, I am not sure the Vols are ready yet for championship contention, but who cares?!? I am pretty sure Tennessee plays well. Bray will be cold (in personality) blooded and on point. The game comes down to turnovers (who makes the critical mistakes) and whether the UT Defense gives up big plays again.

Don't be shocked if Poole has a good game, ala Oregon and Bama last year. And, don't be surprised if our defense is much more prepared for a pro-set offense.

The Gators can protest and talk smack, streaks, and Weiss all day long. But, this series is about to turn and everyone who follows College Football can feel it...including Dooley and Company.

Good Post. I too believe that Poole will have a good game Sat. I don't think the running game has shown anything for a reason. First they didn't need to show anything. Second Mo was a very big and heavy per player and we needed some practice moving them. Cinn just wasn't that large but they were more Exp and better talent than Mo. Those were practice games and that is why we didn't make big stat's. This game is for real and our running game will be very good.

tdvol1989 writes:

in response to SEC1:

bray is over-hpye look at his starts at memphis at vandy, ole miss, unc(nashville) where he blew the game with a int. montana ,cinny, all pathetic defensive teams minus unc which was depleted with ncaa suspensions. ut fans will be very disappointed in scarecrow once a real d smack him in the mouth, happy feet number two

Having good stats against weaker opponents is expected. And, that is as a true freshman. Now, he is a Soph and playing VERY well ... 7 TD's to 0 INT's. Just keep talking and keep trying to convince yourself that it didn't really turn so fast.

Montana and Cincy were better than the first 2 teams UF played. And, Brantley still sucked. So ... how is it better to suck against weaker opponents than to dominate them? "THAT DON'T MAKE NO SENSE!" Without the fake punt last year, a MUCH weaker Vol team would have scared the Gators.

As Bob Dole would say, "You know it, I know it, and the American people know it!" The worm is about to turn.

dvols writes:

TN dissed ESPN years ago and now TN is reaping the wrath. FL and AL are ESPN dream kids aka TEBOW, URBIE, SABAN, PALMER, and thats how the ball will bounce from now until....

until they hire PEYTON>>>>>>>>>>>>

Packer_Park_Orange (Inactive) writes:

in response to Navalorange:

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You are the same people that trashed and wanted to tar and feather K.H. for daring to think Cincy might be competitive with us...Now all of a sudden he's Grantland Rice and Shirley Povich in one...Give me a break!

Upgrayedd writes:

in response to MrDonCorleone:

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Cincy tried running up the middle on 4th and 1. Twice. Guess what happened both times. Keep underestimating our run defense. If Malik Jackson (the only All-SEC D-lineman playing in this game) gets a hold of one of your midgets, someone is gonna get hurt. And it won't be Malik.

tennezz writes:

in response to ok_with_failure:

I think y'all will hang in there for the first half, but Florida pulls away in the second. You can't beat someone when you can't run the ball. The D-Line at UF is one of the best in America and they will wreck havoc on Bray and the offensive line all game. Bray will put up some big numbers, but just like Manning, he won't beat Florida

How do you know fla. has one of the best d-l ines? They have only played 2 jr-high teams and ran up the score on them! Tenn. could have scored another 30 to 50 points, but showed a little class! So we will see how good fla. is on defense!

Upgrayedd writes:

in response to SEC1:

bray is over-hpye look at his starts at memphis at vandy, ole miss, unc(nashville) where he blew the game with a int. montana ,cinny, all pathetic defensive teams minus unc which was depleted with ncaa suspensions. ut fans will be very disappointed in scarecrow once a real d smack him in the mouth, happy feet number two

Bray had better stats in one half against South Carolina last year than Brantley has in two games this year. In case you didn't notice, that South Carolina defense made the Gators their prison-b_tches last year. Bray may not have started that game, but he nearly led a comeback. South Carolina has a PROVEN d-line (something the G-turds don't), and he didn't blink. Your point is moot.

Upgrayedd writes:

in response to SEC1:

bray is over-hpye look at his starts at memphis at vandy, ole miss, unc(nashville) where he blew the game with a int. montana ,cinny, all pathetic defensive teams minus unc which was depleted with ncaa suspensions. ut fans will be very disappointed in scarecrow once a real d smack him in the mouth, happy feet number two

On top of what I just said, all of UF's d-line starters are back from last year. That same UF line gave up over 200 yards on the ground to Lattimore. A freshman. Your line is OVERRATED. A bunch of 5*'s who haven't done diddly-squat.

Again, OVERRATED.

Ttown1978 writes:

Cdd had to have told him share nothing with thad dude come on why go in the same room

BleednUrnge81 writes:

I'm happy i ge to speak my mind about my vols on a site i know wont ban me from it. That's right vol fans, i was posting on a florida writers article( before gator fans say anything i see ya'll in here talkin smack, so shut ya moufs), he wrote the most arrogant article i have ever read on the bleacher report. go see for yourselves vol fans. It's called "tennessee vs florida, the rivalry that almost was". the first person to call him arrogant was an alabama fan. anyways, i cussed him for being such a cocky a-hole. I then falt bad about it, and in an attempt to be a classy guy, i wrote a public apology post on his article. he deleted my posts, including the apology, said i deleted them, and accused me of tuckin tail and runnin. go see for youselves vol nation. the evidence is there unless he got rid of it. his name is jim folsom. he's not even a gator, he graduated from central florida. he is only a gator fan cause his alma mater sucks. You know something vols fans, none of this will matter much come saturday. no one is giving us a chance. people will only say we could win, not we will win. 10 point favorites the gators are. 5 stars all over the d line. 500 awesome running backs. they don't rebuild, they reload. charlie weis, musCHAMP, blah blah blah stfu no ones cares but florida and the media. georgia fans want us to win. carolina fans want us to win. florida state fans want us to win. the nation wants us to win. everyone is tired of the cocky gators and their cocky, cup o' piss throwin fans(oh yes that is a fact, bigvoldaddy from youtube had piss cups htrown at his family and himself when they went to a game at jerkoff stadium at dui field. Every fanbase has good fans and bad ones. If there was ever a passionate fanbase in this country, its the one that calls rocky top home. we go into enemy territory on saturday, and come home with an emotional win. florida has no tradition. no real tradition. smokey, the hill, the vol walk, runnin through the T, the pride of the southland band. general neyland. that my friends is tradition. florida's streak ends saturday. GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!

VolAlum03ISBACK (Inactive) writes:

in response to Upgrayedd:

Bray had better stats in one half against South Carolina last year than Brantley has in two games this year. In case you didn't notice, that South Carolina defense made the Gators their prison-b_tches last year. Bray may not have started that game, but he nearly led a comeback. South Carolina has a PROVEN d-line (something the G-turds don't), and he didn't blink. Your point is moot.

Are those two "d"s in your name for a double dose of your pimpin'?

volspaws writes:

in response to FLVOL79:

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Weiss can't pound the ball, but he obviously can pound doughnuts, nachos, wings, cakes, pies, burgers, pizza, etc, etc, etc

gc_scvol writes:

in response to ok_with_failure:

Always have something to say this time of year...I'm sure after we throttle y'all Saturday, you'll crawl back into your trailor until August...then you'll start the cycle over again. It hasn't been too great to be a Vol recently. 0-6 in the past 6 years. That must be such a joy for the VolNation

Can't spell..can't think straight..you really don't have much going for you..huh?

Vol4EVA writes:

Vol fans...everyone relax...shhhhh....This is Florida week...Can you feel it? Enough with the talk...Enough with the speculation....Let's play some football....Go to H**l Florida! WE ARE ABOUT TO STOMP YOUR ARRSS.....

Go Big Orange!...I'll hang up and listen to your comments...

acolvol#632266 writes:

in response to ok_with_failure:

Tennessee will not win this football game for many reasons.

1. No matter how good your QB is, you can not win when he is face down in the ground all game
2. He's never started outside of the state of Tennessee
3. Charlie Weiss and Will MusCHAMP are some of the most creative, smart coaches in college football, they will have the Vols D and Tyler Bray's head spinning. Need I say more?

Tennessee keeps it close for the first half (17-14) then Florida pulls away in the second half.
UF-34
UT-17

Yeah, Weiss is a real football legend, just ask Notre Dame.

SummittsCourt writes:

in response to SEC1:

bray is over-hpye look at his starts at memphis at vandy, ole miss, unc(nashville) where he blew the game with a int. montana ,cinny, all pathetic defensive teams minus unc which was depleted with ncaa suspensions. ut fans will be very disappointed in scarecrow once a real d smack him in the mouth, happy feet number two

Dude, you really need to take an english class. If you speak as badly as you type you must be really stupid.

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