It's a big week here in East Tennessee because it's Florida Week. The Vols will face off against the Gators on Saturday.
Big Orange fans showed their spirit a little early out in West Knoxville. Fans gathered in the corner parking lot of Belk to enjoy live music from the Southern Drawl Band.
There was also a Q&A with Bob Kessling and John Brice. Fans also got a visit from Smokey and the UT cheerleaders.
Texas Roadhouse served up ribs for the hungry fans at the event.
Meanwhile, college football's most prominent panel of analysts have finally arrived in Big Orange Country.
ESPN College Gameday's crew started setting up in Circle Park on campus where they will be reporting live on Saturday before and during the game. This is the first time the crew has been to Knoxville since 2004.
In honor of the much anticipated arrival of the College Gameday crew, students welcomed the crew using one of campus's most prominent landmarks, The Rock.
They painted Lee Corso's likeness as well as a detailed ESPN College Gameday logo.
Students and those passing by snapped pictures as they went by.