TFW time isn’t on your side

With the meteor game approaching for a coach in his inaugural season in Knoxville, this probably isn’t what you want to hear from him as he’s about to face college football’s top rushing team.

… That Florida became so good so quickly at running the option is certainly a concern for all Gators foes given that they likely didn’t prepare for it back in the spring or even in preseason camp.

Heupel already has admitted as much.

“For the most part, it’s been this week,” Heupel said. “In year one of a program and certainly the time when we took over, the majority of reps were just getting your work installed as far as what you do and getting the kids up to speed.”

To be fair, UT’s actually been very good defending the run so far this season, ranking second in the conference.  Doubtful that’s gonna be enough Saturday, though.

It is a meteor game, so I don’t care which team turns out to be the winner.  What I am hoping for is that Florida jumps out to an early lead, Tennessee claws its way back into the game and then can’t finish the job.  Transitive moral victories, for the win!


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39 responses to “TFW time isn’t on your side

  1. Biggen

    I don’t see how UT even scores in this game. Hooker looks like has concrete boots on and isn’t accurate at all from what I’ve seen.

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  2. practicaldawg

    Heupel looks to be the latest Tennessee coach to be in way over his head. Tennessee is like a blend of the Titanic and Groundhog Day where they keep putting in a new ship captain and hoping for a better result.

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  3. Were they so focused on trying not to lose to Tennessee Tech that they didn’t spend most of that week preparing for the Handbags? Is Heupel that clueless that he couldn’t see that Dopey was going to go back to his QB run centric offense?

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  4. W Cobb Dawg

    You would think a believer in a high-powered passing attack, like Heupel, would want the opponent to run all day. Heck, you’re playing against a Grantham D. Big plays are all but guaranteed.

    If 10rc wants to win, I suggest airing it out by doing your best kiffin imitation. Force Jones’s weakness by making him pass to keep up. Probably not gonna happen though.

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  5. David D

    I’m hoping Tennessee wins so we can have another week of Florida defending the very principals of how great they almost are.

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  6. Dawg in Austin

    Even meteor games deserve context. We want Tennessee to win because they have no chance of winning the division. More losses on the Gators’ ledger is better for Georgia.

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  7. On the one hand, I’d love the reptile tears if UF were to lose.
    On the other hand, if UF were to lose, they might fire Todd Grantham and hire a defensive coordinator.

    It’s a tough call.

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  8. Rameses II

    Yes, it’s a meteor game, but we have to hope the meteor does more damage to FU than UT. FU starting 0-2 in the SEC would be sublime.

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  9. lincolndawg

    I hope UT wins by 8 touchdowns.

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  10. 3rdandGrantham

    Even though I strongly dislike UT, and we’re now only 8 wins behind them as far as all-time program wins are concerned, I will happily root for a UT win over UF this weekend.

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  11. theotherdoug

    This game has all the ingredients for UF to show up unfocused and UT pull off the upset, accept UT is awful.

    If Huepel has any tricks up his sleeve he needs to unleash them in this game. It’s his best chance to build some goodwill in a season that is going to be rough.

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    • siskey

      I am hopeful that this is exactly what happens. Shades of certain Georgia teams I have seen over the years that pulled an upset or looked a lot better than they had previously only to come down the next week, Auburn 1997, everything post-LSU in 1998 and 2004, South Carolina in 2007 after the game against Oklahoma State, etc- not an exhaustive list.
      If Mullen comes out and they get too cute with Richardson or try to do more than just secure the win then I think that Tennessee may have a chance. Tennessee’s QB can run around and has a lot of experience, so if Florida’s defense is freelancing or confused then maybe they can make it a game.

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  12. iusedtopostasmikecooley

    Boy howdy I’m not as torn as some of y’all are. Sideshow Dan and his band of idiots losing is exactly what I hope happens. Them with another loss and basically out of the picture in the conference is reason enough. But also hearing them turn a loss into a bad Tennessee team into another moral victory and seeing the contortions they’ll have to go through to continue their narrative that Sideshow is a genius will be hilarious. Watching the media get whiplash trying to shift gears on Florida will be fun too.

    I haven’t posted here in a really long time. Glad to see so many familiar names and glad for what looks like a really good season.

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  13. charlottedawg

    I’m rooting for Tennessee all the way. They have no prayer of winning the division so another L for Florida really helps our cause. That being said, no way Florida loses as Tennessee always finds a way to lose this game. Even when the programs were in their hey day in the 90s Tennessee managed to win a total 3 games that entire decade against UF. Tennessee has lost 15 of the last 16 and since 1990 they’ve gone 7-23 and only once have they won back to back games against Florida. This isn’t a rivalry and it’s never been a rivalry, it’s just a annually scheduled beat down.

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    • Down Island Way

      FU needs to be a winner till the WLOCP, cause if FU lost to big urnge kuntry, the FU hc would declare all remaining games don’t matter and their season is over…don’t really care about any meteors, just wanna see how vandy handles 5 star gazing when that UGA football meteor rolls into town…


  14. 86bone

    I wouldn’t pull for either of ‘em if their team planes had one engine on fire!
    Watching their game should be illegal for all Georgia fans…rather watch two mules fight’n over a turnip🐶🐾

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    • Ran A

      Oh, I don’t know. Help understand where both are. UT is going to put the ball in the air; want to see how Grantham’s boys manage that. Got a good feeling on how UT’s defense is going to manage things – and it isn’t pretty…

      All that orange does kind of turn your stomach though – doesn’t it.

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  15. Ran A

    UT’s line backer play is atrocious. And it’s going to show up this weekend in a big way.


  16. 86bone

    RR…to answer that Hairy Dawg question in ‘82…
    Beecham doesn’t know for sure, but guessed that Billy McEllhannan might have been the guy!

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  17. W

    Jones isn’t big. It’d be nice if opponents started planting him every time he made that option pitch.

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  18. Salty Dawg

    I cannot and will not pull for a vowel victory, ever. Let the ditch lizards beat them them silly. Let the lizards ego swell! It will make kicking their asses all over the field that much sweeter!

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  19. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    My favorite non-Georgia game of the year—one of them has to lose!

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  20. RangerRuss

    Watching the dumpster fire that is Tennessee football has me counting my blessings as a Georgia Football Fan. When Richt was fired my worst fear was the Dawgs would become a convoluted cluster fuck similar to the Vols. The 2016 season, specifically the undisciplined Tennessee game that the Dawgs let get away, did nothing to diminish my anxiety. The losses to Vandy and tech only increased my consternation.
    That fear was alleviated with the historic beatdown and shutout of those waddling, subhuman slop buckets in K’ville 41-zip. Now the Dawgs are on the rise with a bullet. Meanwhile the trash fire on the Tennessee River continues to burn like the coal seam in Valkenvania. That’s fine by me. My wish that the Vols beat those arrogant assholes from Hogtown is in no way an endorsement of that shithole. Fuck ’em both.

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  21. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    The Vowels recruit Georgia. For the most part the Handbags don’t. Anything that helps Tennessee recruit against the Dawgs, like a win against Florida, I’m against. Therefore I’m in favor of UT losing. Plus there is that whole “total number of wins” thing. That said, if 10RC pulled off the upset and knocked FU out of the race for the East I would be thrilled too. Hard call. That’s why I’m conflicted.

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  22. unionjackgin

    I am continuing my long-standing policy of rooting for one team and one team only – those fine fellas from Athens, GA – the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

    I will pull for the statistical improbability that both teams can lose Saturda night in Gainesville.

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  23. Comin' Down The Track

    This is always my favorite game to watch. I have approximately equal hatred represented, someone has to lose and everyone gets injured. It’s a rare pleasure all around.

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  24. cowetadawg

    Like the Senator said, it’s a meteor game. Since someone has to win, I’m hoping for the most grueling, longest, OT game, that sucks all the energy out of both teams for the next couple of months.

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  25. uga97

    UT covers. Grantham abput to find out what warp speed looks like defending.