Former Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen appeared on ESPN this week to talk about UF’s upcoming matchup with the Tennessee Vols on Saturday in Knoxville.

Mullen, who is 5-0 against Tennessee as a head coach (4-0 at Florida and 1-0 at Mississippi State), had plenty to say about Neyland Stadium and the Vols fanbase during his appearance.

“Every time you go in there (Neyland), the stadium is packed, it’s going to be deafening,” said Mullen. “I think it’s one of the most impressive stadiums in all of college football. I go back, I remember going there as a grad assistant when I was at Notre Dame, you walk in and I mean, it is a cathedral of a stadium. 360 degrees around you. You look up at the press box and the press box is about 100 yards long.”

“It’s impressive that the fan base is that passionate,” added Mullen. “Win or lose, wherever they’re at, they’re going to show up and they’re going to support the team. They’re going to create a hostile environment.”

The fact that Tennessee is universally recognized as having one of the most passionate fan bases in college football, despite having some extremely tough times the last 15 years, is a testament to Vols fans across the country.

Just imagine how rowdy Tennessee’s fan base will get if the Vols beat Florida on Saturday.

I imagine there might be a flaming couch or two that lights up the East Tennessee night.

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