Kentucky Wildcat Football - Know Your Enemy: Tennessee Volunteers

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GAME 11

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS 4-7 (0-7)
NOVEMBER 24, 2012 – 12:21 PM
NEYLAND STADIUM – KNOXVILLE, TN

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SEC NETWORK

TENNESSEE KEADS SERIES 69-18-8

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
11/26/2011: KENTUCKY 10 Tennessee 7
11/27/2010: Tennessee 24 KENTUCKY 14
11/28/2009: Tennessee 30 KENTUCKY 24
11/29/2008: Tennessee 28 KENTUCKY 10
11/24/2007: Tennessee 52 KENTUCKY 50

Here we go again. Kentucky vs Tennessee. In Neyland Stadium. Where Kentucky nightmares are born and bred. And a good chance for Joker Phillips to break another streak of Titanic sized proportions. Face it, Aerosmith was king and we were all all warm and fuzzy over the Bicentennial the last time Kentucky pulled off back to back wins over the Dirty Vols. It was 1976-77 and Kentucky has only beaten the Vols three times since then.

But let’s face it. The Vols are not as scary. Remember the “Friday the 13″ movies when Jason scared the hell out of everyone and then he became a sad shadow of his former self by movie 8 or 9? Well, that has become Tennessee football now. The Vols still want to talk big and act like a football schools, but the Vols have not truly relevant since 2007. And as Kentucky fans found out during the BCG years … it hurts not to be relevant in the sport that was your birthright.

So it comes down to this. Two beaten down SEC schools trying to find a sliver of pride in their season. Kentucky has a lame duck coach in Joker Phillips who is desperately trying to add a bright note to his disastrous legacy. And Tennessee will be coached by something called Jim Chaney. In the end, all there to play for is pride and a chance for young players to impress whoever their new coach may be. Let’s meet the Volunteers.

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