KNOXVILLE -- Saturday afternoon fading to Saturday night, the atmosphere inside Neyland Stadium turned as gray as Tennessee's uniforms. Sad gray. Stormy gray. Angry gray.
Seconds earlier it had been the way football Saturdays used to be inside this massive structure. It had been alive. The Volunteers locked in a 31-31 overtime tie with sixth-ranked Georgia, the place was shaking with deafening noise and nervous energy the way it had not shaken since Nov. 14, 1998, when a late Arkansas fumble on this same soil gift-wrapped an unexpected national championship.
But that was four coaches and 15 years ago. In modern times, after four losing seasons in the last five years, for the Vols to simply reach OT against the Bulldogs was shocking in the best ways.
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