Neyland Stadium will be checkered soon.
On Monday, Tennessee announced that “Checker Neyland” is returning for the Volunteers’ game against Georgia on Saturday. The tradition started in 2014 when Tennessee hosted Florida and lost. It returned in 2015, when the Vols lost to Oklahoma. Then last year, Neyland Stadium was checkered ― meaning fans dress according to an assigned color to create a checkerboard pattern in the stands ― when Tennessee beat Florida to snap an 11-year losing streak.
Saturday is the day. #CheckerNeyland returns to Rocky Top 🍊
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) September 25, 2017
The Georgia game will be fascinating on a number of levels. Tennessee enters the contest with a 3-1 record, but it’s coming off a sloppy 17-13 victory over Massachusetts last Saturday.
The Bulldogs, meanwhile, gained national respect with a 31-3 rout against Mississippi State. The result helped Georgia improve to 4-0.
The atmosphere should be rocking Saturday in Knoxville.