There's no denying it: Neyland Stadium -- home to the Tennessee Volunteers -- is an iconic college football venue.
It's big (102,455 seating capacity). It's loud (just ask the 2006 LSU team that won there on a last-second touchdown pass from JaMarcus Russell to Early Doucet). And it's, say, musical.
LSU fans, whether they find beloved "Rocky Top" catchy or annoying, should be prepared to hear it A LOT on Saturday.
According to the Tennessean, it's a band tradition for a senior trombone player to keep track of how often the marching band plays "Rocky Top" each season. During the 2016 season, the report said, the Pride of the Southland Band played it 438 times.
The Vols played 13 games in 2016. That's an average of about 34 renditions of "Rocky Top" per game day.
In case you want to sing along...
Wish that I was on old Rocky Top / Down in the Tennessee hills / Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top / Ain't no telephone bills.
Rocky Top you'll always be / Home sweet home to me / Good ole Rocky Top (woo) / Rocky Top, Tennessee.
Enjoy it, Tiger fans. It's not often LSU gets to play the Vols. As a Southeastern Conference Western Division team, the Tigers last played Tennessee in 2011 (a 38-7 LSU win) in Knoxville. After Saturday's game LSU isn't scheduled to play Tennessee again until 2022, and that game is in Baton Rouge.
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