“If at first the game – or the breaks – go against you, don’t let up…put on more steam” is the third of General Robert Neyland’s “Seven Maxims” he created for Tennessee’s football program. And Tennessee wants Vol fans to “put on more steam” this weekend when Florida comes into Neyland Stadium.
Tennessee released a hype video on Wednesday to get Vol fans pumped up about Saturday’s match-up with the Gators. The Vols and Gators will kick off the game at 7:00 PM Eastern, the first time the two schools have faced off later than 3:30 Eastern since their 2012 match-up in Neyland Stadium. It also marks the first “big” night game in Neyland since Tennessee’s contest against Oklahoma in 2015.
And that specific game was the focus of the hype video.
Admiral Schofield, one of the Vols’ stars for the men’s basketball team, narrates the hype video and reads quotes from Oklahoma’s players about how loud Neyland Stadium was that night when the Vols took on the Sooners. According to decibel recordings at the game, Vol fans set a stadium record with a 114 decibel reading during the game. That’s louder than a jet at take-off and is considered to be a noise level that is the “average human pain threshold.”
Tennessee wants a similar atmosphere on Saturday. And their hype video asks Vol fans to “put on more steam” whenever the Gators are on the field.
Here’s the video:
#VolNation, don’t let up.
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) September 19, 2018