Baylor grad Jumper earns praise as Vols get set for Georgia
Head coach Butch Jones and four assistant coaches spoke to reporters on Wednesday as preparations for Tennessee's upcoming game with SEC East rival Georgia continue.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTsports.com) -- Head coach Butch Jones and four assistant coaches spoke to reporters on Wednesday as preparations for Tennessee's upcoming game with SEC East rival Georgia continue.
No. 11 Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) meets No. 25 Georgia (3-1, 1-1 SEC) for the 46th time on Saturday when the SEC East rivals face off at Sanford Stadium in Athens. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS with Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Allie LaForce calling the action.
Tennessee is 4-0 for the first time since 2003 and is seeking its third consecutive victory over a ranked opponent, dating to 2015. Saturday marks the first meeting between the Vols and Bulldogs as ranked foes since 2006 when 13th-ranked Tennessee picked up a 51-33 victory at No. 10 Georgia.
The Volunteers earned their signature win of 2015 last season against the Bulldogs. In a game that bore many of the same characteristics as last Saturday's comeback win over Florida, Tennessee found itself trailing 24-3 to No. 19 UGA late in the third quarter. What followed was a furious rally that saw the Vols score 28 straight points en route to a 38-31 victory. Dobbs accounted for five total touchdowns in the win, passing for 312 and three scores and rushing for 118 and two more.
Offensive coordinator Mike DeBord, defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, special teams coordinator/tight ends Larry Scott and associate head coach/defensive line Steve Stripling followed Jones at the podium to discuss Tennessee's preparation for the Bulldogs.