If it is about being loose and having fun, then the Florida players are probably brimming with confidence going into UT games. I'm sure that helps, actually.
I'm reminded of UGA fans in the 90s - we'd all be drinking in Jax before the game and they'd admit they weren't going to win, which astounded me. But back then, Florida was just beating them 'normally' every year. Only one was what I'd consider a heart-breaker (I think in 93, when UGA thought they tied it late, but UF called timeout).
But the repeated heart-wrenching ways Florida has beaten UT is something unique, isn't it? I thought the 4th and 14 play was the cherry on top - never to be rivaled. But then this past year happened. I don't get the same vibe from UT fans that they just admit they're not going to win, but when the game is going on and things look good for UT, do you withhold confidence in the win?
Like what's your mindset during a UF-UT game and is it any different than vs UGA or Bama or whoever?