September 11, 2012
Brice's Off the Beaten Path
It's year five of "Off the Beaten Path," and it had been five years since Tennessee had been ranked during the season until it cracked this week's Associated Press Top 25 at No. 23.
There are five Florida Vols in Tennessee's two-deep depth chart listed this week for the battle against Florida, including projected starters on defense Mo Couch, from Orlando, and Curt Maggitt, a West Palm Beach native.
Five times against Georgia State, Tennessee's offense engineered scoring drives that elapsed 90 seconds or less off the game clock.
Florida's offense last week at Texas A&M allowed quarterback Jeff Driskel to be sacked five times, but the Gators have scored on five of their six trips into the red zone.
Lastly, the Vols have had five different offensive starters score touchdowns through the first two games: Cordarrelle Patterson, Zach Rogers, Rajion Neal, Justin Hunter and Mychal Rivera.
On to this week's Path
James Berry had been biding his time, trying to seek the perfect replacement for the Berry family dog.
The former Tennessee team captain and running back, and yes, Eric Berry's dad, casually mentioned to his superstar son that he wanted a "Smokey" dog like his alma mater's mascot.
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