ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum previewed today's slate of college football games during an appearance on SportsCenter this morning.
Finebaum believes one major SEC coach needs a win "badly" this afternoon.
Florida, which is off to a 2-1 start this season (with that one loss coming at home to Kentucky), is set to travel to Knoxville, Tenn. to take on the Vols at Neyland Stadium.
The contest is expected to be a close one and Finebaum believes Florida first-year head coach Dan Mullen needs a win "badly."
"I think the pressure is clearly on Florida’s side for this reason — they’ve already lost to Kentucky for first time in 31 years and let’s say they lose a toss-up game (at Tennessee), then next week Dan Mullen at Mississippi State,” Finebaum said. “They can’t wait to beat his brains out in Starkville. And if he loses there, he gets to go home when they honor Tim Tebow in two weeks when they play LSU.
“Dan Mullen needs this win badly.”
Florida has dominated this rivalry in recent years. The Gators have won 12 of the last 13 matchups.
The same was said of Florida's matchup against Kentucky, though, and the Wildcats finally ended that losing streak.
Florida and Tennessee are set to kick off at 7 p.m. E.T. The game will be on ESPN.