GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP/WVLT) -- Tennessee-Florida is becoming an irrelevant rivalry.
For more than a decade, the series essentially decided the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division -- in September. The winner usually ended up in Atlanta playing for the league title; the loser had to wait a year for another shot.
Now, though, the rivalry is as lopsided as some of its recent scores.
The 19th-ranked Gators (1-1) have won eight in a row against Tennessee (2-1). Florida has won the last six games by double digits, a couple of them nowhere near that close.
First-year Tennessee coach Butch Jones says "in order for us to continue to really make this a rivalry, we have to start winning some of these football games."
Jones gets a shot at ending the slide Saturday in Gainesville.
The Vols-Gators game can be seen on WVLT-TV and CBS starting at 3:30.
If you are not able to be in front of a TV tomorrow afternoon, but have a computer, you can log onto local8now.com and click on the Tennessee-Florida link to watch the game live.
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