University Tennessee Football  Volunteers (once one always one)

University Tennessee Football Volunteers (once one always one)

Attend BCS national championship game where Georgia and Tennessee are playing. [Borrowed this from my daughter, Tammy L. Phillips.]

Attend BCS national championship game where Georgia and Tennessee are playing. [Borrowed this from my daughter, Tammy L. Phillips.]

Smokey V checks out University of Georgia mascot Uga III before the 1980 football game against Georgia in Knoxville.

Smokey V checks out University of Georgia mascot Uga III before the 1980 football game against Georgia in Knoxville.

1973 VTG Tennessee vs Georgia Game Program (11.3.73) Homecoming #TennesseeVolunteers

1973 VTG Tennessee vs Georgia Game Program (11.3.73) Homecoming #TennesseeVolunteers

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones walks among his players before an NCAA college football game against Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones walks among his players before an NCAA college football game against Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

1981 Georgia Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers 30 x 40 Framed Canvas Historic Football Poster

1981 Georgia Bulldogs vs Tennessee Volunteers 30 x 40 Framed Canvas Historic Football Poster

The 1998 national champion Tennessee Volunteers didn't lose a game. In the three seasons prior, they won 11, 10 and 11 games, respectively. Three seasons after the title, they went 11-2.  Rajion Neal at Tennessee    Rajion Neal was recruited to Tennessee out of the Atlanta area.    Back then, Tennessee was among college football's most consistent, most talked about, and most respected programs.    And its success recruiting in the state of Georgia played a crucial role.

The 1998 national champion Tennessee Volunteers didn't lose a game. In the three seasons prior, they won 11, 10 and 11 games, respectively. Three seasons after the title, they went 11-2. Rajion Neal at Tennessee Rajion Neal was recruited to Tennessee out of the Atlanta area. Back then, Tennessee was among college football's most consistent, most talked about, and most respected programs. And its success recruiting in the state of Georgia played a crucial role.

"Hail Mary Catch" Tennessee beat Georgia in one of the most unforgettable ending in that game.

"Hail Mary Catch" Tennessee beat Georgia in one of the most unforgettable ending in that game.

Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) runs for a touchdown as Tennessee linebacker Curt Maggitt (56) gives chase during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

No. 5 Georgia holds off Tennessee, 51-44

Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) runs for a touchdown as Tennessee linebacker Curt Maggitt (56) gives chase during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

7 Aug 1998: Quarterback Tony Graziani #13 of the Atlanta Falcons prepares to take a snap during a pre-season game against the Tennessee Oilers at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The Oilers defeated the Falcons 31-16. Mandatory Credit: Craig Jones

7 Aug 1998: Quarterback Tony Graziani #13 of the Atlanta Falcons prepares to take a snap during a pre-season game against the Tennessee Oilers at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The Oilers defeated the Falcons 31-16. Mandatory Credit: Craig Jones

University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Marching Band @georgia lin. lin. Dome SEC Championship game vs. LSU

University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Marching Band @georgia lin. lin. Dome SEC Championship game vs. LSU

Pat Summitt honored at the Tennessee vs. Georgia State game on September 8, 2012.

Pat Summitt honored at the Tennessee vs. Georgia State game on September 8, 2012.

Todd Gurley celebrating with the fans after the Tennessee game

Watch Todd Gurley hurdle a Tennessee defender

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