Posted September 20, 2013 on AP on Fox
Tennessee-Florida is becoming an irrelevant rivalry. For more than a decade, the series essentially decided the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division - in September. The winner usually ended up in Atlanta playing for the league title; the loser had to wait a year for another shot. Now, though, the rivalry is as lopsided as some of its recent scores. The 19th-ranked Gators (1-1) have won eight in a row against Tennessee (2-1), the series' longest streak since the Volunteers won the first 10 meetings between 1916 and 1953. Florida has won the last six games by double digits, a couple of them nowhere near that close. ''It's a great rivalry, but in order for us to continue to really make this a rivalry, we have to start winning some of these football games,'' first-year Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. Jones gets a shot at ending the slide Saturday in Gainesville. A victory might mean more to his players, who have no idea what it feels like to bea...
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