Tennessee dismisses unusual prediction by Florida cornerback

Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson's unusual reference to predict the Gators will beat Tennessee for a 12th straight time hasn't riled up the Vols.

Wilson asked "Have you ever seen a duck pull a truck?" while referring to Florida's winning streak against Tennessee. Wilson added that "ducks don't pull trucks. Nobody has ever seen a duck pull a truck. Florida Gators are going to win, simple as that."

Gators coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday he'd only heard "bits and pieces" of Wilson's comment. The 19th-ranked Gators (3-0, 1-0 SEC) are 6 ½-point underdogs in Saturday's game at No. 14 Tennessee (3-0, 0-0).

McElwain said during the Southeastern Conference coaches' teleconference that Wilson "better go back it up, I guess, whatever he said."

Tennessee coach Butch Jones dismissed the comments as "clutter and distractions."


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