Coaches’ Poll Monday Morning Huddle #4

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But a massive 2nd half performance in front of the home fans at Neyland Stadium fueled the Volunteers 38-28 comeback victory over the Gators. The win moved Tennessee (4-0) up to 11th in the Amway Coaches’ Poll while Florida (3-1) fell five spots to 21st.

Wisconsin notched one of the bigger victories of the weekend with a 30-6 road rout over Michigan State. The Badgers (4-0), who have allowed just three offensive touchdowns this season, inched up the Amway Coaches’ Poll to 8th. The road doesn’t get any easier as a trip to the Big House awaits next week vs. No. 5 Michigan, who throttled Penn State 49-10 on Saturday.

One result had a huge effect on the college football landscape. LSU’s last-second winning touchdown was overturned as Auburn held on for an 18-13 victory. The Tigers (2-2) not only fell out of the Amway Coaches’ Poll but fired head coach Les Miles and offensive Cam Cameron. Ed Orgeron will take over the interim duties for the remainder of the season.

Other big movers in the Amway Coaches’ Poll included Miami (3-0) jumping five spots to 14th and Nebraska (4-0) rising to 15th. Georgia dropped nine spots to 20th after a 45-14 defeat to No. 17 Ole Miss. Joining the top-25 party were North Carolina (3-1) at 23rd and San Diego State (3-0) at 24th.

When you have those tough times and challenges along the way with your organization, you have to find strength; look forward, not backward; and swim, not sink. That gives you the chance to do something really, really special.

– Former Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer, speaking to a group of Amway IBO’s last week in Illinois


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