It’s almost like the University of Tennessee football team is trying to eliminate every recent gridiron curse in a single weekend.
When No. 14 Tennessee hosts No. 19 Florida, Vols supporters will “Checker Neyland” by having entire sections of the stadium alternate wearing orange or white. However, the fans who conjured up the idea prior to the 2014 season are now asking fans to reverse which sections wear white or orange compared to previous years.
Tennessee’s injury situation is a mixed bag of good news and bad heading into the season’s biggest game against Florida on Saturday.
Starting with the bad news: Star cornerback Cameron Sutton has a fractured bone in his ankle and will out indefinitely. The senior suffered the injury in the first quarter against Ohio on Saturday. Sources close to Sutton have indicated to the Times Free Press Sutton could miss three months.
The Oct. 1 game between No. 14/12 Tennessee and No. 12/11 Georgia at Sanford Stadium will feature a 3:30 p.m. ET broadcast on CBS, as announced by the Southeastern Conference on Monday.
The Vols are currently 3-0 following wins over Appalachian State, Virginia Tech and Ohio. Tennessee’s nine-game winning streak is the third-longest in the nation and UT’s best since winning 14-straight over the 1998 and 1999 seasons.