WATCH: Heupel Gives Final Message Before Ole Miss

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    Tennessee HC Josh Heupel meeting with the media before the Vols host Ole Miss on Saturday night.

    Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel knows how important this game will be for Tennessee. Not because of the opposing head coach, nor the sell-out crowd. In Heupel’s mind, this game is the most important simply because it is the next.

    “This is the biggest game of the season because it’s the only game we play this week,” Heupel said on Thursday.

    During his final press conference before Saturday night’s game, Heupel spoke about the environment around the game. Tennessee not only announced the return of Checker Neyland this week, but also the first sell-out crowd of the Josh Heupel era. Both of which, have not been present during a Tennessee football game since 2017.

    Additionally, Heupel spoke about some of the philosophies and strategies heading into the game, as well as give some injuries updates.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.