Vols' Jancek, Martinez downplay matchup with Richt

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Updated: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:17:14 EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After spending several years working alongside Mark Richt at Georgia, Tennessee defensive coordinator John Jancek and secondary coach Willie Martinez now are trying to beat their former boss. Jancek and Martinez downplay the notion that their personal connections to Georgia give them added incentive to beat the sixth-ranked Bulldogs. Jancek spent five seasons at Georgia and Martinez was there for nine years before both were fired in December 2009. This isn't a new situation for Martinez, who faced Georgia last year as Auburn's secondary coach. But it is something different for Jancek, who hasn't coached against the Bulldogs since leaving Georgia's staff. Both coaches say they have good memories of their Georgia tenures, but that they're preparing for Saturday's matchup the same way they would any other game.

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