Vince’s View: Analyzing key aspects of Vols 29-16 loss at Gators; week on SportsTalk & podcasts

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports (on X/Facebook/IG/YouTube)

Despite the history of the prior nine meetings in Gainesville, spanning twenty years, it was a surprising Saturday night for the Tennessee Volunteers in losing at the Florida Gators 29-16.

On SportsTalk Monday and throughout the week, co-host John Wilkerson and I will discuss and analyze what happened in the game, including these key aspects of the game:

-Missed tackles
-Missing Keenan Pili
-Line of scrimmage
-No Cooper Mays
-3rd quarter chances
-All aspects of Joe Milton’s play
-Secondary questions remain
-Coaching on both sides
-Officiating (at least 6 key calls went against UT)
-1st half steamroll by UF after UT’s great 1st possession
-Crowd impact
-Pass rush
-Graham Mertz’s play
-Run-game advantage for UF
-Time of possession finally matters
-Play of the wide receivers
-UT’s return game nullified
-Vols postgame comments (Heupel/Milton/McCoy)
-What this game means for Tennessee moving forward
-Listener reaction and interaction at 865-656-9900 (text or call)

Here’s what you can expect this week on SportsTalk, weekdays 6-9am Eastern on 99.1 The Sports Animal,, the WNML app and your smart speakers:

6:03/7:03/8:08am The Walk Through (Wallace Real Estate)
Time TBD – UT Football Practice Report (American Outdoor Equipment)
7:55am This Date in TN Football History (Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union)
8:03am Step To The Plate At 8 (Trivia with great prizes)

8:35am Monday Morning Quarterback w/VFL Heath Shuler

7:18 to 7:48am The Officiating Half Hour with Gerald Hodges (AG Heins)
8:18 to 8:48am Brent Hubbs – Volquest (Diversified Enclosures & Screen)

Time TBD – UT Opponent Preview with guest TBA
Time TBD – The Journey
8:20am Mike Keith
8:35am VFL Matt Simms

7:35am VFL Steve Hamer (AG Heins)
8:20am Tony Vitello
8:35am John McClain

6:20am Football Weekend Package
7:35am UT Football Game Preview
8:35am Six Pack of Picks

John Wilkerson and I call high school football on Friday nights and SportsTalk producer Sam Forman is the studio host for our prep football coverage with updates, scores and postgame interviews.

This past Friday night on 99.1 The Sports Animal, John and Rob Demastus had the call of Catholic vs. Briarcrest Christian. VFL Jay Graham and I called the KOC Game of the Week, West at Central. Here are the commercial-free podcasts of our games and interviews for you to listen to.

GAINESVILLE, FL – September 16, 2023 – Defensive lineman Bryson Eason #20 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Florida Gators and the Tennessee Volunteers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics


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