Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt was asked Monday afternoon on his weekly Zoom call how his defense has fared this season when it comes to guarding tight ends.
"Well, it doesn't matter how we've defended them," Pruitt said. "None of them have been like this guy. This is probably, in all my years coaching, the most talented guy that we've ever played against."
Florida junior Kyle Pitts, the 6-foot-6, 246-pound mismatch for everybody in college football, returned from a two-week absence due to a concussion and hauled in three touchdown catches last Saturday afternoon as the No. 6 Gators thumped Kentucky 34-10. Florida will make its first December trip to Knoxville this week, where a triumph would clinch a first Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title since 2016.
The 34-point showing against the Wildcats was actually the lowest output of the season for third-year Gators coach Dan Mullen, who was magnificent as the offensive coordinator on Utah's undefeated team in 2004, Florida's national championship teams of 2006 and 2008, and as head coach of Mississippi State's 2014 team that climbed to No.