Tennessee on verge of an afterthought on Florida schedule

Florida will seek ninth straight win over Tennessee, which is coming off 45-point loss at Oregon

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012 file photo, Florida head coach Will Muschamp holds up his arms as fans cheer as he walks off the field after defeating LSU 14-6 in an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla.Florida has given Muschamp a raise after an 11-win season. School president Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley upped Muschamp's salary $250,000 annually, making him the seventh-highest-paid coach in the Southeastern Conference. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012 file photo, Florida head coach Will Muschamp holds up his arms as fans cheer as he walks off the field after defeating LSU 14-6 in an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla.Florida has given Muschamp a raise after an 11-win season. School president Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley upped Muschamp's salary $250,000 annually, making him the seventh-highest-paid coach in the Southeastern Conference. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

GAINESVILLE — Tennessee is on the verge of becoming an afterthought on Florida’s schedule.

The Gators have had control of the series for eight years and can stretch it to nine when the teams meet at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday (3:30 p.m., CBS). Lately, their attention has been consumed far more by Georgia, South Carolina and LSU.

Florida, which fell one spot to No. 19 in Sunday’s AP Top 25 poll, beat the Volunteers by double digits in each of the past six seasons. Even in their worst years, 2010 and 2011, the Gators toppled Tennessee by 10 and 14 points, respectively.

Continue reading at the Palm Beach Post.

© 2013 govolsxtra.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Comments » 3

volnsc writes:

Nothing like becoming a little locker room fodder nor is there anything like being dissed by the local rag.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to volnsc:

Nothing like becoming a little locker room fodder nor is there anything like being dissed by the local rag.

This article was from a Florida paper. Although it may hurt Vol fans' feelings, the team's best chance Saturday will be if the Gators DO see the Vols as an "afterthought". Even if they do, it will still be yet another uphill battle for the Vols. We can only hope they have enough resolve, and healthy players, to bounce back from what had to be a devastating loss at Oregon.

volnsc writes:

in response to johnlg00:

This article was from a Florida paper. Although it may hurt Vol fans' feelings, the team's best chance Saturday will be if the Gators DO see the Vols as an "afterthought". Even if they do, it will still be yet another uphill battle for the Vols. We can only hope they have enough resolve, and healthy players, to bounce back from what had to be a devastating loss at Oregon.

By local, I meant a Florida paper. You have a point.

Want to participate in the conversation? Become a subscriber today. Subscribers can read and comment on any story, anytime. Non-subscribers will only be able to view comments on select stories.

Features