GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - With Lane Kiffin no longer around to
steal the spotlight, the focus of the Florida-Tennessee is back on
And nothing has dominated this Southeastern Conference rivalry
like the ground game.
The team with more yards rushing has won 18 of the past 20
meetings, a staggering statistic that past and present coaches
Steve Spurrier, Philip Fulmer, Ron Zook, Urban Meyer, Kiffin and
newcomer Derek Dooley probably know as well as their playbooks.
The 10th-ranked Gators are certain it will be the key again
Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn., especially after watching Tauren
Poole the past two weeks.
Linebacker Brandon Hicks says Florida wants to "kill the run,
period." That means stopping Poole, who leads the conference with
272 yards rushing.