KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s football team is taking a businesslike approaching tonight’s game with LSU.
“It is a business, but it’s my senior year and I have two guaranteed games left here at Tennessee,” Vols senior tight end Ethan Wolf said. “I feel for everyone on the team, but we can’t just sit here …. it’s out of my hands, and all I can control is how hard I play against LSU.”
The firing of Coach Butch Jones has, no doubt, changed things up for Tennessee’s team.
Interim head coach Brady Hoke said he’d “tweak” some things this week in practice, and that could include the offensive philosophy and play calling against the Tigers.
Junior defensive end Kyle Phillips said the Vols have continued to take a workmanlike approach.
“We work hard, we come every day preparing to win, it just sucks things haven’t been going our way so far,” Phillips said. “It was very disappointing, but at the end of the day it’s a business, and we’re just moving forward and trying to get these next two games for our seniors.”
Tennessee football vs. LSU, game time
- Time: 7 ET
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 11
- Location: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
Channel for Tennessee football vs. LSU?
ESPN is televising the football game between Tennessee and LSU.
How can I watch Tennessee football vs. LSU on Internet?
Fans can go to WatchESPN.com for a live stream of the Tennessee-LSU game.
How to listen to Tennessee football vs. LSU on radio
You can listen to the Tennessee broadcast on the Vol Network, with Bob Kesling and Tim Priest on the call. The Vols-Tigers football game also is on satellite radio, Sirius Channel 138 and XM Channel 190.
Who is calling Tennessee-LSU for ESPN?
Bob Wischusen will handle play-by-play duties, and Brock Huard will provide analysis for the Tennessee-LSU football game.
What you need to know about Tennessee-LSU
• Tennessee will be honoring the 20th anniversary of the 1997 SEC Championship team. Peyton Manning was the senior quarterback and Leonard Little enjoyed an All-American year on defense.
• Tennessee true freshman Trey Smith has been nominated for All-American and All-SEC honors. Smith is the first true freshman to start at left tackle for a Vols’ team in at least 30 years.
• Punter Trevor Daniel ranks second in the SEC and fourth in the nation with a punting average of 47.1 yards. The school’s single-season record is 46.9, set by Jimmy Colquitt in 1982. Daniel leads the nation with 29 punts of 50 yards or more.
• This is the first meeting between Tennessee and LSU since 2011, and the Vols hold a 20-9-3 mark all-time against the Bayou Bengals.
• DBs Rashaan Gaulden and Nigel Warrior have each forced three fumbles this season — tied for 7th most in the nation.
• Tennessee’s offense had eight freshmen on the field at one time in last week’s 50-17 loss at Missouri.