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It has been years since the annual Tennessee-Florida rivalry game has had as much juice as Saturday's coming contest. Ryan Wooden of Tennessee site Checkerboard Chatter, a part of the Bloguin network, joins CBR managing editor Allen Kenney for a podcast to preview the game.
Ryan and Allen touch on:
*The heat on Derek Dooley's seat.
*The mood in Knoxville heading into the game.
*Beer-bottle-tossing Tyler Bray's maturation (on the field, of course).
*The Vols' adjustment to Sal Sunseri's 3-4 defensive scheme.
Also, Dave Bartoo of CFBMatrix.com joins Allen for his weekly segment looking at some of his favorite upset possibilities this weekend. Listeners who are interested in purchasing the CFBMatrix Best Bets package can click HERE to sign up and use promotional code "cbr" for a discount on their purchase.
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And as every week happens in the college football season, the landscape is littered with more and more upsets. On my Upset Watch last week, I finally got on the right side of the ledger with Wake Forest upsetting North Carolina. Other than that, I was 1-5 last week, so, right now it’s good news if your team is put on Upset Watch. However, despite not being able to call, there...
There are a number of Vols fans out there who like to play the "Miss me yet?" card when it comes to comparing former Tennessee head football coach Phil Fulmer to current HC Derek Dooley. (Hi, Losers With Socks). The Great Pumpkin apparently wants to have nothing to do with such treatment of His Hairness, as he spoke in front of the Knoxville Quarterback Club Monday evening...
Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Tyler Bray is a projected first round pick, and this season he is continuing to display exactly why.
Bray threw for 333 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Volunteers first game of the season against N.C. State and this week he threw for 310 yards and 4 touchdowns against Georgia State. While Georgia State isn’t exactly the toughest opponent, Bray has...
Shirts Without Random Triangles There may be one thing on the University of Tennessee campus that can trump the fashion savvy and hair discipline of Vols head football coach Derek Dooley. That would be the legendary back tattoo of Vols star quarterback Tyler Bray. With that in mind it was inevitable that someone would immortalize Bray's so-dorky-it's-awesome ink job...
Since we are having a Tyler Bray love affair on this site, there’s no point in not sharing this shirt with you all.
You’ve seen Bray’s back tattoo here, now you can have your very own shirt with that same tattoo design on it and his number “8″.
Enjoy Tennessee fans!
Again, here’s Bray’s tattoo.
Previously: Terrible LSU shirt with spelling error
Also: Hail Saban …...
What: Funeral When: Saturday Where: Neyland Stadium; Knoxville, Tennessee BYOM! Team will dress appropriately.
Covering Dixie Like Mildew
- The SWRT roundup of SEC news.
Tennessee's Tyler Bray is "the best quarterback in the country."
Because Bray's Vol teammate, wideout Justin Hunter, said so. (The Knoxville News-Sentinel)
The quarterback shuffle.
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban discusses replacing starting quarterback A.J. McCarron with backup QB Blake...
Nothing upsets the good feeling of being ranked for the first time in two years like five of your next six games coming against Florida, Georgia, Mississippi St, Alabama, and South Carolina. That's the life of a rebuilding SEC program. Just to be clear, 'rebuilding' is a term that we have all (for some reason) decided means shuffle a few coaches, take a few humiliating...
Welcome to the Fallout.
In the wake of the Louisiana-Monroe upset of Arkansas, looks at what comes next for both teams. Arkansas faces reigning BCS champions Alabama, while the Warhawks face 0-2 Auburn. (The Mobile Press-Register)
Warhawks vs. War Eagle.
Joel A. Erikson looks ahead to Louisiana-Monroe's next game on Saturday against Auburn. (al.com)
Tyler Wilson out...
Steve Spurrier and Johnny Majors probably would not approve.
No. 18 Florida is running the ball early and often, a slow-it-down, ground-and-pound attack featuring senior Mike Gillislee.
No. 23 Tennessee is throwing it all over the field, relying on junior Tyler Bray's accuracy, arm strength and decision-making skills to direct an up-tempo, often no-huddle, offense.
As the third weekend of college football arrives, you need to make sure you are tuned in to these games.
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1. #18 Florida at #23 Tennessee
Could there be any more hype for this game? The Vols are ranked for the first time since 2008 and behind their STAR quarterBACK Tyler Bray they have a good shot at knocking off the Gators at home. Florida is coming off of...
Got another great guest this week on the Slate of Eight, Russ Mitchell from College Football News. Russ is one of my favorite guys to chat with and despite the technical difficulties, we had a great time talking football. Please excuse a bit of a quality issue; it was on my end and the whole record, quality and everything got janky as hell but we made it work.As for the games? Get...
Ranked for the first time in four seasons, Tennessee will likely have to get past an old nemesis to keep its spot in the Top 25.
In their SEC opener, the No. 23 Volunteers will seek to earn their first win in eight years over No. 18 Florida on Saturday night.
Tennessee (2-0) is back in the AP rankings for the first time since the 2008 preseason poll thanks to a pair of decisive...
It is the type of game that makes the blood boil, you are either for Tennessee or Florida, there is no in between. Come Saturday when Smokey leads the Volunteers through the T, in front of 100,000 screaming fans in Neyland Stadium, that is when it hits you, this is what the Gators vs. Volunteers rivalry is all about. For the first time since 2007, the Florida Gators and Tennessee...