This Saturday in Nashville will be the annual meeting of the Tennessee Volunteers and Vanderbilt Commodores. The rivalry is one of the most understated ones in college football, mainly because it has been so lopsided in the Vols' favor for the past 30 years. Vandy, however, has closed the gap.
What are the keys for a Tennessee victory in this otherwise disappointing season?
Putting the talk of Derek Dooley's job status on the back burner is an obvious key. The team will need all of its focus on 6-4 Vanderbilt, whose own head coach, James Franklin, has the players and fanbase enthused like never before.
This once guaranteed win has become a heated confrontation. Let's see what the Vols need to do in order to get the best of this exchange.