Saturday night is setting up to be quite the scene at Neyland Stadium. The 4-2 Volunteers are flying high after back to back blowout SEC wins, and will now welcome Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss team to town.
It’s a night game, and now we know Checker Neyland is set for a return. Danny White confirmed the news on Monday, saying ‘This Saturday we #CheckerNeyland.’
You can find what color your section is by visiting CheckerNeyland.com. It will be the fifth time Checker Neyland has taken place. 2015 Oklahoma, 2016 Florida, 2017 Georgia and 2018 Florida were the other times, and Tennessee has only come out on top once — that wild 2016 win over Florida.
Saturday’s game isn’t short on storylines. Lane Kiffin makes his return to Neyland Stadium for the first time as a head coach since bolting for the USC job back in 2010. The game will also feature two of the country’s best offenses, with a Vegas total sitting around 80 points.
Tennessee has not had a sellout this year. They had their biggest crowd of the season last weekend against South Carolina, hosting over 89,000 fans. Call it COVID concerns, call it growing tired of over a decade over losing, Neyland Stadium hasn’t seen capacity just yet this season. That may change on Saturday night.
Kickoff for Ole Miss-Tennessee is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. SEC Network will have the coverage.