The big buzz before the big UT-Florida game Saturday was focused on Circle Park where ESPN's GameDay crew set up shop.
"It's really awesome to have GameDay, we're back in the spotlight a little bit, so it's very exciting," said Joshua Stovall, a UT junior. "The last time we were in the national spotlight was Kiffin leaving, so that's nice for us to be in the national spotlight for something good."
Stovall brought along an enormous Tennessee flag, while many other fans brought along signs - a popular accessory for the fans of the cable sports shows.
The signs were inspired by everything from Coach Derek Dooley's hair and orange pants to Quarterback Tyler Bray recent brushes with the law.
But mostly they were about the Tennessee Vols taking on the Florida Gators.
"We're friends, all except one weekend out of the year," said Lucien Patton of his friend Jamie Green.
Patton is a Gators fan. Green cheers on the Vols.
"I'm here to watch the streak end," Green said. "The pants are bringing it."
The university president agreed, despite his past as a Gator.
"Not a bit of division in my loyalties, not one bit," Dr. Joe DiPietro said. "I'm a Vol through and through, and the Vols are gonna beat 'em tonight."
And, in the end, Lee Corso made his famous pick, choosing Tennessee to edge out Florida, and he did it with the help of Smokey and local guy Kenny Chesney.
"Every Gameday here in Knoxville's always a great one, and this one's more amped up, you know, Lee Corso and the whole gang behind us here in Circle Park, so everyone's out here, trying to show off their signs, show off their colors, and there's not too many Florida fans here, so that's always good," Stovall said.