A cast of legends from Peyton Manning to Dolly Parton were inside Neyland Stadium to observe what the College Football Playoff committee recently acknowledged: No. 1 Georgia remains the nation’s best team. A short list of teams even have hope of toppling these Bulldogs. Tennessee isn’t one of them.
Georgia is strengthening, too, and there’s nothing Manning, Parton or anyone wearing orange could do to stop it.
Manning ushered Tennessee’s beloved music icon onto a stage after the first quarter, and Parton sang – if you could call it that – a rocky rendition of “Rocky Top.” When the spectacle ended, Georgia resumed grinding the Vols into dust.
“I couldn’t hear because my sound went out, and the stadium was so loud,” Parton explained to CBS. “I couldn’t even hear to sing ‘Rocky Top.'”
The Bulldogs handled the stadium noise well enough.
Georgia’s schedule is quite accommodating to its three-peat quest. Neyland Stadium is the toughest environment the Bulldogs have faced.
Georgia didn’t have its A-game. It spotted Tennessee an early lead when Jaylen Wright raced 75 yards for a score on the game’s first play. This was…