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SEC media days: Tennessee not worried about Florida Gators' smack talk

Tennessee defensive back Cameron Sutton speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Hoover, Ala.

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Tennessee defensive back Cameron Sutton speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Hoover, Ala.

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HOOVER, Ala. – The Florida Gators (at least some of them) have spent the offseason talking about their 11-game win streak over rival Tennessee, and why they think it will grow to 12 in a row.

The Vols? They’re staying quiet.

“I don’t really got time for that,” Tennessee defensive back Cameron Sutton said Tuesday during SEC media days.

Sutton said the losing streak to a major rival isn’t weighing on the program because each year is different.

His teammate, linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin, said the Gators games are no bigger than any other one, although he admitted that the Vols “let those last (two) games slip between the cracks.” He has heard about predictions from UF cornerback Jalen Tabor, but that’s not Tennessee’s style.

“That’s not the temperament of our team,” Reeves-Maybin said. “And if that’s them, there’s no problem with that, but that’s their temperament. That’s his temperament, that’s ‘I’mma talk.’ That’s not what we do. It’s not about being chatty for us. We work. We grind. That’s what we do.”

How little has UF’s smack talk been discussed in Knoxville? Quarterback Joshua Dobbs said he hadn’t heard about it before entering The Wynfrey Hotel on Tuesday.

“That just shows we’re not worried about what outside people are saying about our program,” Dobbs said.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:09pm]

    

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