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1) University of Tennessee? That’s the whole question. You take it from there – unlimited directions you could go in. – laphroaig
Chris Coleman: I’m glad you asked, because I tossed out this scenario in the office this morning to Will and Ricky. On Jan. 4, 1999, Tennessee won one of the luckiest National Championships that I can recall. They beat Florida State 23-16 in the Fiesta Bowl, and the ‘Noles were without Chris Weinke that night. That was fortunate for the Volunteers, because replacement Marcus Outzen (affectionately called Marcus “Three And” Outzen by Will Stewart) had a horrible game. Put Weinke in that game, and Tennessee probably loses.
That was the first of several close and somewhat fortunate wins for Tennessee that season. Let’s go over them…
Syracuse: Tennessee kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired to beat Syracuse 34-33 in the Carrier Dome.
Florida: Florida kicker Collins Cooper missed a field goal in overtime, and Tennessee won the game 20-17 despite only finishing with 235 yards of total offense.
Arkansas: The Razorbacks held the lead late, but quarterback Clint Stoerner fumbled a snap when Arkansas was running out the clock with under two minutes left. Here’s the video.
Mississippi State: In the SEC Championship Game, the Vols were held to 249 yards of total offense and trailed 14-10 in the fourth quarter, but managed to win the game 24-14.
Combine all that...
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