November 21, 2006
Friends to reunite on Saturday
Saturday, Erik Ainge will go against the man who got him to Knoxville and will be chasing a record set by Peyton Manning in what is just another point of how different of a year it has been on Rocky Top.
A year ago, Sanders left down and Ainge finished the year completing 45.5 percent of his passes. Today, Ainge is completing 68-percent of his passes and Sanders will coach in Neyland Stadium on the opposite sidelines for the first time ever.
The completion percent record at Tennessee for a minimum of 300 attempts is 64.2 set by Peyton Manning. For Ainge, the improved completion percentage is his greatest achievement of the season.
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