(WBIR) Soon Vols fans will flood Neyland Stadium for the Orange and White Game.
Saturday's matchup will give Big Orange Country a taste of what it could see for the upcoming football season. UT head football coach Butch Jones says the game will have a lot variety, showcasing the team's full potential.
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Butch Jones tells us what to expect during Saturday's Orange and White game including some one-on-one battles.
"I think it's going to be great for our fans. They're going to be individual one-on-one matchups. So you may see Josh Malone versus Cam Sutton, wide receiver versus defensive back in the red zone," said Butch in a recent press conference. "We'll call their name out, and they can go compete in front of our great fans."
Admission is free, and kickoff is set for 3 p.m.
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Before the game fans will get the chance to meet Coach Jones and players on Neyland Stadium's field from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. The waiting line will start forming at 7 a.m. in front of Gate 7. Autographs will be limited to one item per person.
Last year the Orange Team, comprised of the defense, took home bragging rights against the White Team, made up of the offense. As it stands, both the Orange and White teams have won 25 times since the series began in 1961.
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Bragging rights aren't the only things on the line; the winning team will get a steak dinner served on fine china, while the losing team will have franks and beans served on paper plates with sporks. Jones told UTSports.com that everything in Tennessee's football program is based off competition.
"You compete in life every day," Jones said to UTSports.com. "You compete in academics. You compete on and off the field. That's the basis for our football program. We want to reward excellence in our football family."
Jones says the spring practice game is great barometer of how his players will perform under pressure.
"It's going to be a great opportunity for me to see which players want to get up and compete in the type of environment that we're going to have for Big Orange week," Jones said.
Vols fans are also presented with a big challenge Saturday. The Orange and White Game drew the second-largest crowd in the history of the series with 61,076 people last year. UT hopes to exceed that number in 2014. The largest attendance for the Orange and White Game was set in 1986 when 73,801 people packed into Neyland Stadium.