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Monday, September 21, 2009
Meyer: Vols weren't going after the win

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low


Did you hear the subtle shot Florida coach Urban Meyer sent Tennessee's way following the closer-than-expected 23-13 win over the Vols?

You can bet it's getting some play in the Tennessee coaching offices.

Meyer, in discussing Sunday why the Gators were a bit more conservative on offense in the game, suggested there was really no reason to open it up because the Vols were simply trying to keep the game close.

"I didn't feel like they were going after the win," Meyer said. "They wanted to shorten the game. I think that was the plan. There are 10 minutes to go and they're not in a no-huddle. It's 23-6 and no urgency (on Tennessee's part).

"The way we lose a game there is throw an interception. Why put yourself in that position? Let's find a way to win the game. We're not trying to impress the pollsters. We're trying to win the game. A lot of it had to do with the way they were playing. It made our life a little easier."