Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor mocked experts for picking Tennessee to win the SEC East a couple of weeks ago. Vols defensive end Jonathan Kongbo fired back with some smack talk of his own.
The star junior college transfer aired plenty of confidence about beating Florida when the schools square off Sept. 24 at Neyland Stadium.
“Well I mean, I just kind of laughed at (Tabor’s comments) because I know we’re going to beat Florida,” Kongbo told Rocky Top Insider’s Stephen Kasper.
Kongbo said he found Tabor’s comments to be humorous and is looking forward to seeing how Vols tailback Jalen Hurd performs against Tabor and the Gators defense.
Kongbo wasn’t done there and may have guaranteed an undefeated season in Knoxville.
“I know we’re going to beat Alabama,” Kongbo told Kasper. “We’re going to beat all those teams. So I’ll say right now, we’re going to beat every team we play next year.”
Expectations will be sky high at Tennessee, especially with comments like those.