Big Orange Nation is focusing on Florida this week, and it looks like the Vols may have some unlikely fans on the West Coast.
Earlier this week, Florida defensive back Quincy Wilson engaged in the team's favorite past time with a little Tennessee trash talk, but it didn't make a whole lot of sense.
He said, "Have you ever seen a duck pull a truck? Ducks don’t pull trucks. Nobody has ever seen a duck pull a truck. Florida Gators are going to win, simple as that.”
But now, thanks to our friends out in Eugene, that analogy makes even less sense. The Oregon Ducks posted a video of their mascot pulling a truck!
Have you ever seen a Duck pull a truck?— GoDucks (@GoDucks) September 22, 2016
Not that's funny.
Tennessee's official Twitter account responded, sort of, with a set of emoji's that usually mean that's none of my business. Coach Butch Jones and Vol players have said they do not plan to get involved in the trash talk with the Gators.
Florida, of course, couldn't resist. They responded, from their official football account, by saying, "Props to Oregon...must have taken a while to find that footage from back in 2004.
The tweet was a reference to the fact that the Vols have not defeated Florida in 11 years.
Tennessee and Florida will obviously settle the matter on the field on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. in Neyland Stadium.
But seriously, what is up with the support from Oregon?? We're certainly not complaining!! And it's not the first time.
Before the Vol's home opener, the Oregon duck tweeted a photo with Smokey with a caption that read: "SMOKEY, my love. Beat those Appalachian mountains. Your friend, Duck."
Tennessee and Oregon have only faced off twice, in 2010 and 2013, with the Ducks winning both games.