5 Big Things: Vols vs. Georgia

Tennessee place kicker Michael Palardy reacts after kicking an extra point during the first half against South Alabama  Saturday, Sep. 28, 2013 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee place kicker Michael Palardy reacts after kicking an extra point during the first half against South Alabama Saturday, Sep. 28, 2013 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

1 One Shade of Gray: No orange Saturday. The Vols will unveil their Smokey Gray uniforms. But as Butch Jones and every one of his players know, gimmick uniforms never won a game. It’s how you play, not what you wear.

2 Lane Closure: The Vols might have pulled the upset in Athens last year, except for those Bulldog freshmen who kept taking it to the house. Keith Marshall had TD runs of 75 and 72 yards and Todd Gurley went for 51. Can’t happen today if Tennessee wants to spring the upset.

3 ‘We’re No. 1’: In interceptions, that is. The Vols are tied with Virginia Tech with 11 interceptions. Adding to that total would be a mighty weapon to slow down Georgia’s explosive offense. So go ahead and chant every time Aaron Murray drops back to pass.

4 When, Not If: Assuming he avoids injury and doesn’t get ejected for spearing somebody with his helmet, Georgia’s Murray will break the SEC career passing yardage record today. He only needs 99 yards. But it would behoove the Vols to make Murray wait awhile, preferably the second half.

5 Tim Kerin: Was the beloved trainer for the Vols who died suddenly in 1992. You don’t have to remember Tim to donate a few bucks to the drive held annually in his name to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Look for the folks selling Power Towels outside all stadium gates.

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snafu14u#241639 writes:

Talk about a Vol for Life....Tim Kerin. All of these 5 points are very nice. It's up to the O-line, The D-line and secondary from letting backs turn the corner and Worley acting like he belongs there and is making progress. It's up to UT to win. Bonzai Vol

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