Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is not buying into that 32 and a half point margin set by the prognosticators out in Las Vegas. He views last weeks UT loss to Florida as more of a fluke and anticipates a game more in line with how this series has traditionally played out saying, "The perception out there is that some people look at Tennessee and say certain things I look at Tennessee and say that's really well coach, hard-nosed fundamental football team that's coming in here off a situation where they had many turnovers they had so the focus for our players is it's always a tough physical football game, it's been close for years."
Except last year when the Dawgs put the bite to the Vols, 41-0 and Georgia looks just as good, if not better this year. It's the Vols and Dawgs Saturday at 3:30 right here on WVLT and CBS.
As for this week of practice post Florida, coach Pruitt said Wednesday,
"Lots of competition out there today," Pruitt said. "I saw guys competing all the way to the end of practice… you could see a little more sense of urgency. I think a little bit of that is maturity. I think some of it is confidence, so that's a good thing. We've got to continue to work the next two days to get ready for a really good football team in Georgia."
As for playing on the road Saturday in a hostile environment the coach added, "When you go on the road in the SEC, you find out a lot about yourself," Pruitt said. "To me, one of the best things about being a player or coach in this league, is you find out really who you are when you go on the road. Everybody is against you. It's a tough environment. You have to overcome a whole lot, but you find guys who have maturity, who can focus and do the little things that it takes to have success."