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Finally the two teams can play the game and the war of words and mind games can be put to rest.
We all know Kiffin likes to talk and we all know that Urban Meyer also likes to talk but does so more quietly. UF has far superior overall talent and their offense will be hard for the Vols to contain.
I think some fans are getting a little too excited about how bad UF will demolish Tennessee. Don't get me wrong, I do think the Gators will win convincingly, but to completely disregard a team who has been looking forward to this game (On both sides) isn't necessarily the smartest thing.
Tennessee's problem is their offense. Will they, can they, get a run game going?
Will Crompton make a ton of mistakes like he did against UCLA? Many people are calling the Vols loss last week embarrassing but honestly, UCLA has a VERY good defensive line and a good secondary.
Nonetheless, Tennessee can not turn the ball over that often and expect to win any games. They need to play smarter and figure out how to run the ball better.
Florida has all of the weapons surrounding a great quarterback.
Their defense is stacked and as Lane Kiffin mentioned, they certainly all could see playing time in the NFL. Brandon James in my opinion will have the biggest impact on the game...if he is able to explode for big plays, UF will have zero issues.
Close for a while, especially since the Gators have played nobody decent yet and will have to get adjusted to a somewhat solid team in Tennessee.
Winner: Florida 39-14