Every school always wants bragging rights on each other. Especially in a power conference such as the SEC.
Tennessee has many rivals in the SEC since it began in 1933. Alabama, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Missisissippi State, and Ole Miss were constants on Tennessee's schedule up to 1992.
After league expansion Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina became constants on the schedule. Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State went to the Western Division. After that Tennessee only kept Alabama as thier constant from the West side.
This slide show is for informational purposes only. I figure that some current fans dont know that much about the history of these teams playing each other.
This is especially true for teams fans like Florida, who act like thier Gators have always been atop the standings.
I just have a sneaking suspicion those guys where Miami Fans in the 80's, Florida State fans in the 90's and probably Miami again in the early 2000's. I'm just saying you didn't see that fanbase as big as it was until Spurrier and Meyer came to town.
That's fine though, because either they are not as loyal or just have that luxury. In Tennessee we have the Vols, and then if you really glutten for punishment their is Vanderbilt or Memphis.
Alabama has the Tide and Auburn. Mississippi has the Reb's and Bulldogs. Georgia has the Bulldogs and if your spineless and dont want to be an SEC fan, there is always the Yellow Jackets. Personal opinion Georgia Tech left the SEC because of too much competition.
This is all in good fun, as I am just talking smack because thats what college football fan's do. I have composed a slide show of how my beloved Vol's have fared in the past against thier conference foe's. Some good and some bad. But at the end of the day win or lose, I will always be all-Vol. As I am sure my fellow Tennessee fans will too. Unless Vandy goes 12-0 next year then I might have to change my wardrobe. Right Florida fans. Joke