Meyer Calls Vols "the team we're playing this week."

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September 14, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida coach Urban Meyer has referred to Tennessee as "the team we're playing this week," refusing to call his upcoming opponent by its proper name.

The ploy is one of the many motivational tactics he uses before rivalry games. His methods work, too. The fifth-ranked Gators haven't lost a rivalry game under Meyer and they hope to keep that streak intact tomorrow afternoon against the 22nd-ranked Volunteers.

The winner assumes command in the SEC East Division while the loser will be playing catchup.

Tennessee is 1-1 while Florida is 2-0 but against weaker opponents. The Gators also have a couple of key players injured.

WVLT Sports Director Rick Russo is in Gainesville covering the Vols-Gators game, you can click on the above video links to see his reports from "The Swamp."


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  • by BrierVol Location: Greenbrier, TN on Sep 15, 2007 at 06:23 PM
    I am sick and tired of UT being a step slow and confused. Going into the 4th, we are down by 15 and the gators are driving. I say if we lose this game, find a search committee to replace Fulmer. Start Crompton more often. Call this year what it is, a rebuilding year and let it the hell go. I am tired of believing in the current direction the Vols are going and their leadership.

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