Florida

Do we beat Florida this year ?

  • Yes

    Votes: 252 85.7%
  • No

    Votes: 42 14.3%

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#31

dduncan4163

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#31
Florida is not winning anything of note this year and this will be a great shot for TN to beat Florida. I do find it a little curious that FL is perceived to be 5th place or worse in the East, TN is perceived to be 2nd or 3rd in the East, yet the teams had very similar records last year (7-6) and (6-7) and the head to head meeting wasn’t close.

Also, Florida won’t be the same team that quit on their coach and basically surrendered vs the SC’s and Mizzou’s of the world at the end of last year.

But I think the advantage in this game is that TN’s offense will be established and clicking against a Florida defense that is a complete unknown. I’m not at all sold on TN’s defense but I’m also not sold on FL’s offense. So of the 4 units on the field, TN’s offense is the only unit you can mostly trust. Advantage TN.
I'm a Napier believer. I think Florida wins 7 maybe 8 games this year. If Billy is given time yall will be competing for the East in 2024. If we are gonna get this monkey off our back it has to be this year. No more excuses
 
#34

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#34
It’s a HUGE game for Heupel and company but don’t overlook the Pitt game two weeks prior at Pitt. I don’t think that game is getting enough buzz and talk that is a very big game and I think some fans on here think that game will be a cakewalk which it def won’t be we will be lucky to get out of Heinz field with a win.
If we play to out potential, it is a solid but not easy win. If we aren’t clicking on offense, they can definitely give us the L
 
#35

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#35
If Tennessee loses to Florida watch out , the negativity will be coming from everywhere and some of vol nations finest will be questioning coach Huepel.
Please for the sake of our fan base beat Florida this year.
TN should win this game. I won’t call for Heup’s job if TN loses but I will be very disappointed.

We will win this game b/c it marks MY 30th Anniversary seeing the Vols beat Florida in person.
I was a 21yr old UT transfer student pledging a fraternity. I will never forget that day as it was either my first or second game @ Neyland

I had never been to a College game and was in awe of 104k strong clad in Orange. I remember being so proud that I made it to a prime time university and to be in attendance for that game.

I became an avid Vol fan that day and my hatred for Florida began along with Bama later that year. I have been to about 6-8 other TN/FL games but will celebrate this win like no other!
 
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#36
It’s a HUGE game for Heupel and company but don’t overlook the Pitt game two weeks prior at Pitt. I don’t think that game is getting enough buzz and talk that is a very big game and I think some fans on here think that game will be a cakewalk which it def won’t be we will be lucky to get out of Heinz field with a win.
Agree. Pitt is a good team and I am concerned. I don’t think crowd noise will be a huge factor, but they have a better defense with an underrated QB @ the helm. Our D still concerns me.
 
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They have won 16 out of the last 17 damn games....The same as vandy over that same period....less than KY and much less than South Carolina...

I wouldn't bet a plug nickle we beat them.
 
#39

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#39
Florida is not winning anything of note this year and this will be a great shot for TN to beat Florida. I do find it a little curious that FL is perceived to be 5th place or worse in the East, TN is perceived to be 2nd or 3rd in the East, yet the teams had very similar records last year (7-6) and (6-7) and the head to head meeting wasn’t close.

Also, Florida won’t be the same team that quit on their coach and basically surrendered vs the SC’s and Mizzou’s of the world at the end of last year.

But I think the advantage in this game is that TN’s offense will be established and clicking against a Florida defense that is a complete unknown. I’m not at all sold on TN’s defense but I’m also not sold on FL’s offense. So of the 4 units on the field, TN’s offense is the only unit you can mostly trust. Advantage TN.

TN’ s defense is concerning for Volnation imo. We added some pieces but there are missing parts. Eventually the defense has to get stops to reduce pressure on Hooker and company.
 
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Tennessee will not win this game because of offense. If we get the win it will be because of the defense. We haven't been able to stop a running qb in years.
 
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There’s no monkey on Heupel’s back yet. The Florida game will come down to who performs best in the trenches. Give Hooker time, rush for a hundred or so and get off the field on 3rd down and we win.
 
#48

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Tennesse wins. Let see, Jeremy Pruitt worked for Saban, Derek Dooley worked for Saban, Sal Sunseri worked for Saban, and Billy Napier worked for Saban. And he professes to want to copy the Saban playbook. Not going to work. He is not original enough to win big in college football.
 
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Florida is not winning anything of note this year and this will be a great shot for TN to beat Florida. I do find it a little curious that FL is perceived to be 5th place or worse in the East, TN is perceived to be 2nd or 3rd in the East, yet the teams had very similar records last year (7-6) and (6-7) and the head to head meeting wasn’t close.

Also, Florida won’t be the same team that quit on their coach and basically surrendered vs the SC’s and Mizzou’s of the world at the end of last year.

But I think the advantage in this game is that TN’s offense will be established and clicking against a Florida defense that is a complete unknown. I’m not at all sold on TN’s defense but I’m also not sold on FL’s offense. So of the 4 units on the field, TN’s offense is the only unit you can mostly trust. Advantage TN.
Florida's implosion is something only a Tennessee fan can truly appreciate. We set the record for implosions over the last 20years.
 

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