Vols football schedule released

Tennessee football will open up its 2020 campaign on the road in Columbia
Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 3:08 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tennessee football will open up its 2020 campaign on the road in Columbia.

The Southeastern Conference announced each team’s week one opponents Monday afternoon on The Paul Finebaum Show.

On the opener in Columbia coach Pruitt said, “It’s a long time until we play South Carolina. We have lots of things that we need to fix here at Tennessee and we have 24 more practices to help develop our team, and we have to work hard to do that. We’ll start focusing on South Carolina as we get closer to that time, but to speak on them, Coach (Will) Muschamp to me has always done a fantastic job. He’s one of the best defensive coaches in college football. He’s hired Mike Bobo to be his offensive coordinator, who’s a good friend of mine and I think is one of the best guys across the country. I know that they have a talented roster, but right now we need to focus on us.” 

On the difficulty of an all SEC 10 game schedule coach Pruitt added, “The unique thing about our league is that anybody can beat anybody any week, so it will be a tough 10 games. You have to be prepared every week, you have to be at your best every week. You have to sustain and stay healthy. Obviously, this will be the first time that any of us have ever experienced it. It’ll be a great challenge and something that we’re looking forward to.”

The remainder of the 10-game, conference-only schedule was announced live Monday on the SEC Network at 7 p.m. Florida goes from September 26th to the season finale. Also, on November 14th, the Vols will be hosting Texas A&M for the first time ever at Neyland stadium. UT’s off date for this abbreviated all SEC schedule comes on October 31st.

Sept. 26: At S. Carolina

Oct. 3rd: Vs. Mizzou

Oct. 10th: At Georgia

Oct 17th: Vs. Kentucky

Oct. 24th: Vs. Alabama

*VOLS OFF OCT. 31st*

Nov. 7th: At Arkansas

Nov. 14th: Vs. Texas A&M

Nov. 21: at Auburn

Nov. 28: at Vanderbilt

Dec. 5: vs. Florida

The SEC Football Championship Game will be played Dec. 19 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, rescheduled from the original date of Dec. 5.

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