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Tennessee — Florida kickoff and tv channel officially set

This is gonna be a big one.

East Tennessee State v Tennessee Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images


The Tennessee-Florida game has officially been announced as the 7 PM (eastern) kickoff on ESPN.

This year’s Tennessee — Florida matchup will officially be played under the lights at Neyland Stadium.

The Vols and Gators will kick off at 7 or 7:30 on ESPN, ESPN2 or SEC Network. The official announcement will come next week, following Tennessee’s game against UTEP and Florida’s against Colorado State.

Colorado State won’t exactly be a push-over for the Gators. They were able to knock off the rebuilding Arkansas Razorbacks last week. Florida lost to Kentucky for the first time in 31 years last Saturday night, raising plenty of questions about a team that was ranked inside of the top 25.

Tennessee and Florida remain unknowns at this point as Jeremy Pruitt and Dan Mullen begin their rebuilding process. Both are chasing Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs right now — and will be for the foreseeable future, but the winner of this game could gain an early edge in the SEC picture.