Florida players react to Tennessee's stunning loss to South Carolina
Perhaps no team other than Florida was happier to see Tennessee lose last Saturday.
Aside from the two schools being bitter rivals, the Volunteers were lurking just one game behind the Gators in the SEC East standings due to their head-t0-head win earlier this season. A pair of Florida players didn’t shy away from saying how they really felt to see then-No. 18 Tennessee fall at South Carolina.
#Gators center Cam Dillard: "It's always nice to see Tennessee lose. No one likes Tennessee."
— Jordan McPherson (@J_McPherson1126) October 31, 2016
“Obviously whenever Tennessee loses, it's nice,”- #Gators DL Bryan Cox
— Jacquie Franciulli (@JacquieFran_) October 31, 2016
The loss was not only an embarrassing one for Vols, but it gave the Gators much more breathing room in the race for the SEC East title. Now the Gators have to lose two of their three SEC games and Tennessee has to win out for the Vols to win the division championship.