Official Countdown to the 2019 Tennessee Vols Football Season

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On January 1, 1943, Vols QB Walter Slater was 7-15 for 88 yrds in a 14-7 victory over #4 Tulsa in the Sugar Bowl. UT would finish 9-1-1 and ranked #7.
After leaving Knoxville to serve in WWII, Slater would return to finish his playing career as a Vol. He would play one season for the Pittsburgh Steelers and led the NFL in punt return yards. He left the team over a $500 contract dispute.
Slater would go on to be a High school coach and mayor of St Augustine Beach, Fl.
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On January 1, 1943, Vols QB Walter Slater was 7-15 for 88 yrds in a 14-7 victory over #4 Tulsa in the Sugar Bowl. UT would finish 9-1-1 and ranked #7.
After leaving Knoxville to serve in WWII, Slater would return to finish his playing career as a Vol. He would play one season for the Pittsburgh Steelers and led the NFL in punt return yards. He left the team over a $500 contract dispute.
Slater would go on to be a High school coach and mayor of St Augustine Beach, Fl.
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It always baffled me how St. Augustine became so great. Now I know.
 

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Almost went to Flagler College there. Great city. Oldest in the US
We were heading down to Daytona and got off to a late start and ended up pulling in there(I hit the wall so to speak when it came to driving and needing to sleep.) for the night. It was more morning than night. After spending the day there we ended up coming back and staying there for a different vacation.
 

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How about defeating Auburn at Auburn in 2018? Find that good news where you can.
For sure. I made plans that ended up falling thru to attend that game. It would have been a good one to attend. I haven’t seen us win there yet. Bring on 2032. I would like to see us play 9 SEC teams in the regular season. With rotating home and home games with the west teams.
 

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Lots of good ones for 85, but I can’t pass up my favorite Vol...and I was there as a 9 yr old.

On December 1, 1979, Jimmy Streater, who was cleared to play minutes before the game after missing the previous two, connected on an 85 yrd TD pass to Anthony Hancock in the Vols 31-10 victory over Vanderbilt. They also teamed up for a 41 yrd TD as well. Hancock had 163 yrds receiving and Streater had 236 yrds passing. Streater set the record for most passing yards in school history that day and the 85 yarder was the longest in school history at the time. RIP Jimmy!
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On January 1, 1986, Tennessee faced second team All-American Vinny Testaverde and the Miami Hurricanes in the Sugar Bowl. The key factor in the Vols 35-7 victory was the exceptional play of Ken Donahue’s Defense. The explosive Hurricanes were held to 269 yrds of offense. The Vols Defense also recorded 7 sacks for 84 yrds of losses.
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On January 1, 1986, Tennessee faced second team All-American Vinny Testaverde and the Miami Hurricanes in the Sugar Bowl. The key factor in the Vols 35-7 victory was the exceptional play of Ken Donahue’s Defense. The explosive Hurricanes were held to 269 yrds of offense. The Vols Defense also recorded 7 sacks for 84 yrds of losses.
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Drove from Bristol to watch this game with 5 of my buddies. Got to see my good friend Todd Kirk #66 start at center. Great memories!
 

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