Tennessee (7-3, 3-3 SEC) will host its first Southeastern Conference game at Neyland Stadium on Saturday for the first time since Oct. 14.
The Vols will play Georgia (10-0, 7-0 SEC) at 3:30 p.m. EST.
Tennessee native Dolly Parton will be in attendance for the SEC East matchup.
“We have a great opponent coming to town this week,” Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel said. “You look at Georgia, they play extremely well, smart football, physical football in all three phases of the game. They have dynamic playmakers in all three phases of the game as well. It is a huge test for us, and we have to have a great week of preparation to get ready for these guys. It’s the first time we have been back home for an SEC game inside Neyland Stadium in over a month. Looking forward to our fans, seeing them there on Saturday. We need a great atmosphere. Dolly (Parton) is going to be there as well, so my mom will be excited about that one.”
PHOTOS: Dolly Parton through the years
Ahead of kickoff, Vols Wire looks at pregame social media buzz and is listed below.
Though @Vol_Football had several CBS appearances prior, the first-ever SEC on CBS package broadcast was from Neyland Stadium on Sept. 21, 1996. On Saturday, it will be the 49th and final CBS broadcast from the iconic venue. Many of those were produced by ace Craig Silver, who… pic.twitter.com/bQKG9zq1kC
— Bill Martin (@Bill_Martin) November 15, 2023
Tony Vitello on Tennessee-Georgia game on Saturday: “The Kansas City Chiefs can have Taylor Swift all they want. We have Dolly Parton.”
— Karthik Venkataraman (@KarthikV_) November 16, 2023
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