Over at The Athletic, ask the musical questions, “How big is the gap between Tennessee and Florida? Is it shrinking or growing?”
You can read the whole thing, but I’d like to inject Staples’ conclusion directly into my veins.
What Florida must guard against is overconfidence against Tennessee. As David has so astutely pointed out, the rosters aren’t as different as the results of the past two meetings would suggest. Tennessee is a completely different program now than the one that got shelled in Gainesville last year, and Florida players would be wise to understand that. They can’t get caught up worrying about LSU or Georgia, because Tennessee — and probably Kentucky — can give them hell if they aren’t completely prepared.
Hell, your typical Daily Gator isn’t worried about LSU or Georgia, so the meteor game posing a problem would come as a complete shock.