Another week brings another rival and another former assistant trying to outclass the master. Jeremy Pruitt will be newest challenger to Nick Saban’s 22-0 record against former assistants.

The Tide is rolling in Neyland Stadium after an impressive 41-24 win versus Georgia, the Volunteers look to bounce back from a 34-7 beat down courtesy of Kentucky. The Third (fourth) Saturday in October is here, and the “rivalry” continues.

Yes, there is a quotation around rivalry being that Alabama is 56-38 in these meetings and the last time Tennessee picked up a victory against the Tide was on Oct 21, 2006.

That’s four presidential terms ago, I was in elementary school, and Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake was the No. 1 song in the world.

Simpler times.

To Pruitt’s credit he did post a respectable 8-5 record (5-3 in conference) last year while pulling in the No. 10 recruiting class coming into the 2020 season.  With a quality win versus South Carolina and a solid first half versus Georgia, Pruitt's teams has flashes though their record my not suggest that.

Coming from the smack down where the offense only put up 7 points, ESPN is only giving the Volunteers a 7.6% chance to win the game and on paper it makes sense. The Crimson Tide double the Vols in points per game and passing yards along with a 30-yard advantage in the rushing department, but fortunately for the Vols the game isn’t played on paper.

The game will be broadcast a 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS, you can find pregame coverage beginning at 9:30 a.m. right here on Tide 100.9 FM.

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