The 'exhibition season' is over and done with and now this Saturday afternoon the 'regular season' finally gets underway - in a big way - when Florida welcomes the Tennessee Volunteers to the Swamp. InsidetheGators.net has the very latest on this heated SEC East rivalry in this Game Week Breakdown. Guerry Smith breaks down the Volunteers with his answers to five burning questions as well previewing five UT players Gator fans should keep an eye on this weekend.
FIVE VOLS TO KEEP AN
EYE ON: Here's a list of five Tennessee players Gator fans will want to keep an
1) Eric Berry, 5-foot-11, 203-pound junior strong safety
Smith Says: With 487 yards on interception returns, Berry needs just 15 more to break the NCAA record of 501 set by FSU's Terrell Buckley.
2) Montario Hardesty, 6-foot-0, 215-pound senior tailback
Smith Says: UCLA stopped Hardesty a yards short on fourth-and-goal from the 2 late in the fourth quarter, but he is Tennessee's most reliable (only?) option on offense.
3) Rico McCoy, 6-foot-1, 220-pound senior weak side linebacker
Smith Says: McCoy, a second-team All-SEC pick the last two years, has 12 tackles through two games, including 1.5 for loss. He is fast and active.
4) LaMarcus Thompson, 6-foot-1, 221-pound junior strong side linebacker
Smith Says: Thompson has a team-high three tackles for loss, a sack and also has recovered a fumble. Tennessee's linebackers are tough.