Brady Quinn Calls Neyland Stadium the ‘Loudest Place’ He Ever Played

With college football weekend’s signature matchup coming up between the Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers, all eyes will turn to Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.

For one former college quarterback, Neyland brings back memories of what it was like to enter the cauldron of a riled up Tennessee fanbase.

Brady Quinn, who played at Notre Dame from 2003-2006, made a road trip to Knoxville in 2004, and had some comments about his experience in a recent CBS Sports HQ discussion.

Quinn said Neyland “is the loudest place I’ve ever played.”

The Volunteers are favored by 10.5 points, and Quinn believes that Florida may struggle even more than the line indicates due to the crowd noise.

Expect Neyland Stadium to be rocking this weekend.
Expect Neyland Stadium to be rocking this weekend. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

On top of the raucous atmosphere, Quinn said that no one outside of his offensive guards could hear him when he was under center. His center told him the ball was moving on the field due to the noise.

Despite the noise, Quinn’s Notre Dame team won their matchup in Knoxville, squeaking out a 17-13 win.

Hearing these comments will certainly help rile up the Volunteers fans to generate even more noise.

The Horseshoe also might have something to say this weekend for Ohio State’s matchup against Wisconsin. Heck, even Kansas managed to sell out their stadium for their game against Duke.

But according to Quinn, no other stadiums hold a candle to Neyland. We’ll see if it helps out Tennessee on Saturday.

Written by Ian Miller

Ian Miller is a former award watching high school actor, ice cream expert and long suffering Dodgers fan. He spends most of his time golfing, eating as much pizza as humanly possible, reading about World War I history, and trying to get the remote back from his dog. Follow him on Twitter.

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