Most of the conversation this week centered on Tennessee’s loss at Florida and how the Vols can get back on track.
Thursday’s Josh and Swain went in a different direction during the first segment in our third hour.
A listener stopped by while we were at SmartBank in Alcoa.
She asked if we could mention her papaw, a long-time Tennessee fan and listener of The Sports Animal.
We were happy to do it, which led to a longer discussion about the connection between Tennessee football and its fanbase.
Jayson Swain provided a great perspective on his experience as a player at UT and what he’s learned about the importance of Tennessee football since his playing career ended.
“I get a chance to experience and hear all these stories and how much Tennessee means to fans,” Swain said. “It’s really powerful.”
Check out the full segment below. I think you’ll enjoy it.