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Every Week is Hate Week, Outback Bowl, Tennessee: A History Lesson

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In which we teach you a thing or two about Tennessee.

When you step back and take a look at it, college football is full of odd and comical minutiae. That's what makes it great. Every program has quirks that make it unique and also laughable to the outside world.

So each week during the 2015 season, Ben Goren will explore the weird ticks of Northwestern's opponents. Because... well, because Every Week is Hate Week.

This week, we have Northwestern's Outback Bowl opponent: Tennessee.

Northwestern and Tennessee don't play each other too often. In fact, since the inception of the two programs, they've only ever met once, and it was nearly 20 years ago. So we don't blame you if you don't know much about the state or its football program.

But don't worry. American History major Ben Goren is here to take you through all you need to know before Friday's game.