Sep 21, 2003

Hail Mary! Vols Win - up 4 spots in polls to Eighth
Sample the mornings Stories
BAD-ZOOK! VOLS WIN - In 11 seasons at Florida, Steve Spurrier's offense was dubbed the "Fun and Gun." After yesterday's appalling 24-10 loss to Tennessee, second-year coach Ron Zook's offense will be known as "Dumb and Dumber." New York Post
TENNESSEE 24, FLORIDA 10
A Shocking Catch Tips the Balance to Tennessee
- At the end, Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen climbed gingerly into the east stands today at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and began directing the Volunteers' band in their school song, "Rocky Top." NEW YORK TIMES
Draining the Swamp Vols' TD deflates Florida - Before Tennessee could pound the rock on Saturday, a well-timed pebble had to fall from heaven. Memphis Commercial Appeal
Vols swamp Gators-- It was all a bit fuzzy. The expectations, all the hopes, a realistic season outlook. Were we to believe that this is the Florida Gator team that trounced the Miami Hurricanes through one half of football? Or the Florida Gators that blew a 23-point lead and lost that game? Orlando Sentinel
Prayer answered, Vols jump to early lead in SEC east --- Tennessee calls it "Dancer-All Out and All Go," and the Volunteers work on it every Thursday at the end of practice. There's only one problem with the Hail Mary pass designed for the last play of a half. "It never works in practice," said James Banks, the Tennessee wide receiver. "I've never seen it work anywhere." Atlanta Journal Constitution
Shot in the dark ends up shot in the arm Vols needed Tennessee's offensive playbook, it is called Dancer — All Go. It's a catchy name, but usually it ends up with no catch. It's more like Dancer — No Go. Those who have watched the Vols practice this fling and a prayer are painfully aware that it is little more than a shot in the dark, just a long incompletion on the way to the locker room. Tennessean
Fulmer: Don't give up on the Gators Don't tell Phillip Fulmer the Gators aren't a good team. He's not hearing it. Despite Florida's lack of a passing attack and struggles to stop Casey Clausen's big plays, the Tennessee coach said it's only a matter of time before Ron Zook's Gators make a big statement. Miami Herald

If Rush Limbo Mumbo Jumbo can foul the ESPN cable with his viscious blabber on NFL Countdown, Rush Limbaughtomy reserves the right to rant about the Big Orange. Once again dreams of Sugar Plums errr bowls dance in Vol fans heads and a trip to Miami in November looms large - followed by a trip to Atlanta and an SEC Championship rematch with LSU.
The Limbaughtomy's Top Ten
1- Tennessee - until somebody knocks em out the home team is always # one.
2- LSU - The undefeated of the SEC always get top billing from the rabid Vol fan.
3- Arkansas - see above
4- Miami - If you are on the schedule and undefeated you're next
5- Florida State - Hates the Gators as much as Vols do. (our pic for NC foe in New Orleans)
6- USC - Undefeated with a win over SEC foe Auburn
7- Oklahoma- Undefeated with a win over SEC foe Alabama
8- Oregon - Trashed Michigan and we like Ducks
9- Virginia Tech -
10- Georgia - A loss at LSU by 7 is better than beating Bowling Green at home by 7 (see Ohio State)
percolatin under the top 10 - Iowa, TCU, Marshall, Toledo, Northern Illinois, South Carolina,

BAD MONEY PIC OF THE DAY: Florida (-3½) over Tennessee: This game opened at two and has moved up steadily. It looks at first glance like a defensive struggle, but the Gators have too many weapons, led by a good passing game against the Vols' shaky pass defense. Don't see Casey Clausen coming from behind against this D, especially on the road. - don't bet the ranch with this dude Podesky.
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