LOOK: Tennessee wearing 'Florida Strong' helmet sticker for game against Gators
The Tennessee-Florida rivalry is one of the most heated annually held games in the league. Despite the animosity that often exists between the white lines among the two schools, some things in life matter far more than the results of a football game.
Following the destruction caused in the state of Florida by Hurricane Irma, Tennessee wants the Sunshine State natives to know the school is keeping those affected by the storm in their thoughts. To illustrate that point, the Volunteers will wear a special “Florida Strong” helmet decal Saturday for the game in Gainesville.
The school revealed the decal Saturday morning on social media:
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) September 16, 2017
While the storm hit well outside of Tennessee, it still affected several people connected to the UT program. The Volunteers have 13 players on the roster that hail from Florida, as well as multiple coaches.
Tennessee online sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.