Bulldogs to get an earful of ‘Rocky Top’ this week

The Bulldogs will have Tennessee’s fight song “Rocky Top” playing on repeat throughout practice this week.

The song will be played over the loudspeaker, as per usual when Georgia prepares to play in Knoxville, Tenn.

“We might hear it more at the facility than we do up there because we will hear it everywhere we go,” receiver Chris Conley said of the coaches preparing the players for Neyland Stadium, which holds more than 102,000 people.

Wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley, who reeled in the go-ahead touchdown pass from Aaron Murray against LSU, hasn’t played in the Volunteers’ stadium yet, but the redshirt sophomore is already well aware of its atmosphere.

“I think it’s going to be crazier because we’re on offense and they’re going to be trying to distract us,” Scott-Wesley said. “They’re going to have all the noise going, the band’s going to be playing. … There’s going to be orange everywhere. It’s going to be crazy.”

Conley said the stands in Neyland Stadium seem like they just goes straight up.

“When you’re standing on the field, it actually looks like the stadium is coming over you where it’s going straight up and it makes it so much louder,” he said.

Scott-Wesley said he hates the song “Rocky Top,” as did tight end Jay Rome.

“Yeah, not a fan of the song,” Rome said. “… It’s just an annoying song.”

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