Week three of the NCAA football season has come and gone. This week was tough for Tennessee football. A new coach. A new offense. A new defense. It’s like having a brand new team with all of the same players.
So nobody expected to run the table this season. And if you asked most folks – they would say that they would be happy if the Vols won more than they lost and were at least competitive in the “big” games.
And Saturday was certainly a BIG game. Number one ranked Florida. That’s tough. And adding fuel to the fire was some “motivational” quotes from Coach Kiffen. The one that was played the most was during the press conference when it was announced that he was the new head coach back in December. He was looking forward to the Vol Walk. He was looking forward to running through the “T”. And he was looking forward to singing Rocky Top all night long when we beat Florida.
Ouch! The press had a field day with that last week! Especially with Florida being number one and the Vols being unranked. “Florida is going to kill them.” “Coach Meyer won’t let off the accelerator all day.”
And indeed – the bookies thought the same thing. The last I saw – Florida was favored to win by 29 1/2 points. Everyone expected us to leave Gainesville with our head hung low.
So how did it turn out?
We did indeed chalk another one up in the “L” column. But they only won by 10 points – 23 to 13. Our defense looked good – holding back an extremely high powered offense. And the Florida defense hadn’t allowed a touchdown since sometime last year – until they played us that is!
So we may have started the season out 1 and 2. But we all are excited about the prospects of the rest of the season!
And for those of you patiently waiting for a baby update – your wait is nearly over! I know – I know. It’s been two weeks since a baby update. but we have a Dr. appointment this afternoon and we’ll fill you in on all the latest news…
And the countdown continues! 75 bottles of beer on the wall. 75 bottles of beer. Take one down. Pass it around. To be continued!