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Rocky Top Talking Points: Friday

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Here are your talking points for the last day of Florida week:

  •'s Mark Schlabach interviews Florida coach Urban Meyer.
  • College Football News has its Tennessee-Florida perspective piece up.  
    Ever since Steve Spurrier left this affair (in 2001), Gators-Vols has acquired an eerie dynamic in which the loser of this game--while perhaps picking up an easy SEC win against a Kentucky or Ole Miss in September--eventually tumbles in October and November. [Several recent examples.]  

    As you can see, while the winner of this game still has to contend with Georgia, [but] the loser suffers a death blow.

  • Injured defensive tackle Justin Harrell has been named a game captain and will start against the Gators this weekend.
  • The Tennessean has an article on Florida coach Urban Meyer and quarterbacks Chris Leak and Tim Tebow.  There is in fact no controversy at the position, but I think it's too early to say that there won't be one.  A lot of the things being said -- by the media, by the coaches, by the players -- are the same things we were saying last year.
  • UT running back Arian Foster's status for the Florida game is still in doubt.
  • Also, check out today's other posts: The Uh-Oh Stat for the Tennessee-Florida game, Chemistry brewing among the Tennessee Volunteer offense, this week's Hail Mary Haiku, and What to Watch and Who to Root For if you're a Tennessee Volunteer football fan.

All for now.  Check in with Orson at Every Day Should Be Saturday today, who's promised a preview of the Vols-Gators game.