UT-Florida Matchup chart

What follows is a position-by-position comparison of Tennessee and Florida, who meet Saturday at 3:30 in The Swamp:

Game #: 1158
Site: Gainesville
Date: Sep. 19
Conference: SECE
Coach Match-up:
For the Vols - Kiffin and for the Gators - Meyer


Vols

Gators
OLCOMMENTSOL

Florida has twins Maurkice and Mike Pouncey in its O-line; UT has twins Cody and Cory Sullins in its O-line. The Gators have depth in their O-line; the Vols do not.

QB'sCOMMENTSQB's

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RB'sCOMMENTSRB's

Florida's Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey have more speed; UT's Montario Hardesty and Bryce Brown have more power. Both backfields are exceptional.

WR'sCOMMENTSWR's

The Gators miss 2008 stars Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy but Tennessee's top two wideouts, Gerald Jones and Denarius Moore, aren't 100 percent healthy.


Vols

Gators
DLCOMMENTSDL

Florida's front four returns intact from '08. Tennessee's front four lacks both size and depth.

LB'sCOMMENTSLB's

UT's Rico McCoy is a quality 'backer but Florida's Brandon Spikes might be the best defensive player in college football.

DB'sCOMMENTSDB's

Tennessee's Eric Berry is the best there is but Florida's returns its top eight DBs from last year's national championship team.

S. TeamsCOMMENTSS. Teams

Brandon James might be the best return man in college football. Chas Henry averaged 43.4 yards per punt last fall and Jonathan Phillips hit 12 of 13 field-goal tries. The Gators are superb in the kicking game.


Vols

Gators
INTANGIBLES

Florida has a significant home-field advantage, plus the revenge motive after Lane Kiffin accused Ubran Meyer of cheating last winter.

PREDICTION

Tennessee's defense might keep the Vols in the game for a half but look for the stop unit to wear out in the fourth quarter. Florida, 38-10.


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