Tennessee Vols head coach Josh Heupel had a very specific request for UT fans on Thursday as he met with the media for the final time before Saturday’s game against Florida.

Heupel wants fans to be loud on Saturday — especially when Florida has the ball.

“I can’t imagine that this won’t be the loudest stadium in the country on Saturday…I expect it to be absolutely electric for 60 minutes” said Heupel.

“It (crowd noise) can have a huge impact on the game,” added Heupel. “[I] expect it to have a huge impact on the game. Make it as hard as possible for them to communicate. Expect our crowd to be a huge factor in the game…there’s nothing better than gameday here in Knoxville, TN.”

“When you get out at Vol Walk and there’s 40,000 people, there’s nothing like it in college sports.”

There’s no doubt that the atmosphere in Neyland on Saturday is going to be wild. The Vols are knocking on the door of the top 10 and they’re heavily favored against a Florida team that’s had their number for the last 17 years.

Tennessee can make a huge statement on Saturday by taking care of business against the Gators.

Heupel, however, knows that just because the Vols are favored doesn’t mean this will be an easy win for Tennessee. That’s why he wants Vols fans to make it as tough as possible on Florida’s offense to communicate.

Based on what we’ve seen in the past at Neyland, I don’t think Tennessee fans will have any problem making Knoxville the loudest place in the country on Saturday evening.

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