Another meme. Another myth.
Here’s Tennessee’s record in games following off weeks from 2002-2006:
- 2006 – UT beats ‘Bama, 16-13, at home
- 2005 – UT loses to ‘Bama, 6-3, on the road
- 2004 – UT beats Florida, 30-28, at home; UT beats Vandy 38-33, on the road
- 2003 – UT beats Florida 24-10, on the road
- 2002 – UT loses to Florida, 30-13, at home; UT loses to ‘Bama, 34-14, on the road
That’s a 4-3 record over that time, hardly the stuff that legends are made of. Georgia lost Saturday on its own merits, thank you very much.
Those with an abiding faith in the Power of the Off Week are about to see it seriously tested in Jacksonville in three weeks.