NASHVILLE - Around mid-November, Whit Taylor knows he will start to get phone calls about Vanderbilt’s 1982 football win over Tennessee.
“I figured it was that time of year,” said Taylor, the quarterback for that Commodores team. “That’s the only time.”
This year feels somewhat different for Taylor and the rest of his 1982 Vanderbilt football teammates, who defeated the Vols 28-21. There’s a sense that the Commodores (6-4, 4-3 SEC) could rack up their first home win against Tennessee (4-6, 0-6) since that season on Saturday night (6 p.m., ESPN2).
This year’s team also has a chance to get eight wins for the first time since that squad went 8-4. The only other team in the last 30 years with that chance heading into the UT game was the 2008 team that was also 6-4 before it played the Vols but finished 7-6.
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