Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Brady Quinn thinks the Florida Gators are going to struggle against the Tennessee Vols in Neyland Stadium on Saturday.
Quinn, a first-round selection by the Cleveland Browns in the 2007 NFL Draft, said on CBS Sports HQ on Tuesday that Neyland was the loudest place he’s ever played.
And he thinks that will lead to some struggles for the Gators.
“I’ve been to Neyland Stadium, I’ve played there, that is the loudest place I ever played,” said Quinn. “I swear to God our center turned around on third down in the third quarter and he looked me and was like ‘the ball is moving’. It was so loud that no one outside of my guards could hear me under center.”
“It’s going to be a tough, tough environment to play with the way Tennessee and Hendon Hooker have this thing going on,” added Quinn.
The former Notre Dame quarterback also said he’s taking the Vols to cover the spread (CBS has UT favored by 10.5 points).
Richardson has played in front of some big crowds — he saw significant action last season at LSU (Tiger Stadium always has a raucous crowd, but it doesn’t hit quite the same for an 11 AM game). The atmosphere on Saturday afternoon in Neyland, however, is going to be the wildest crowd he’s ever seen.
Florida QB Anthony Richardson on playing in Neyland pic.twitter.com/YbbFC98TyN— zach ragan (@zachTNT) September 20, 2022
This is probably going to be the craziest environment we’ve seen at Neyland since the 2015 Oklahoma game. If it gets that loud again, the Gators are going to have some real issues communicating on offense. And it could certainly rattle Richardson, a player who is still finding his way as a quarterback.
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