Elephants in Orange Country

Vols 17, Crimson Tide 13

Rivalries die hard in the South, and if in recent years the Tennessee–Alabama rivalry has dwindled, the past two years (and the ensuing controversies) have ratcheted it up to a new level. The third (or occasionaly fourth) Saturday in October is a time to throw season stats and win-loss records out the door. anything can happen, and yesterday a defensive struggle for both teams paved the way to a Volunteer victory. As usual, see Colby Willen (whose UT blog is quickly becoming the GoVols.com of the free world) for the detailed analysis.

A bonus to the day was to see lowly Mississippi State beat Florida. It was the Bulldog’s first SEC win in their last 10 conference games. Ron Zook is on thin ice. Could this mean that the Florida faithful will put out call for the archenemy to come save the day?

(10/25) Ding, Dong, the witch is dead, the wicked witch is dead. Zook is gone, and rumors already abound. Will the full measure of Gator hatred soon be revived?