GVX Audio: CBS analyst Gary Danielson says Vols took big step with South Carolina win

Tennessee running back Rajion Neal (20) leads the band following their 23-21 victory over South Carolina Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Neyland Stadium.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee running back Rajion Neal (20) leads the band following their 23-21 victory over South Carolina Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Neyland Stadium. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

Tennessee's upset win over South Carolina provided tangible evidence that the program is moving in the right direction, CBS analyst Gary Danielson said on Wednesday.

The Vols (4-3, 1-2 SEC) play No. 1 Alabama (7-0, 4-0) on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Danielson will broadcast the game with Verne Lundquist.

"Butch knew the team was improving, and he could show his team through tapes that they were getting better. A victory on the scoreboard is what you work for," Danielson said on Wednesday's News Sentinel Sports Page. "Butch has done a good job of telling the fans, 'We'll never compromise what the ultimate goal is, but hang with me. We're getting better. It'll pay off eventually.' That's a big step for the program."

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johnlg00 writes:

There would have been little chance that UT-Bama would have been a featured game on CBS if the Vols hadn't beaten UGA. Despite the highly-debatable Athlon coach rankings, CBJ has done a marvelous job getting the Vols at least back to a place where the national media considers them worth covering against such an opponent at this time in the season.

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