Former Alabama OL Bill Searcey Reflects on the Rivalry with Tennessee
A rivalry started in 1901 with a 6-6 tie game, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers have one of the most prestiges rivalries in college football.
Outside of the Iron Bowl against the Auburn Tigers and the new rivalry with Alabama/LSU through the Saban/Les Miles days, the Third Saturday in October is one game the fans circle on their calendar despite the opposing teams record at the time.
Alabama leads the series 55-39-7 and the last time the Volunteers defeated the Crimson Tide was in 2006 with a 16-13 victory.
Former Alabama offensive lineman and two time national champion Bill Searcey joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to reflects on his days playing against Tennessee and his favorite memory, the history between the two programs, the tradition of the cigar smoking after the victory in the Third Saturday in October, a look ahead to this weekend's match up, and biggest surprise in college football this season.
For more of Bill Searcey's thoughts on the Alabama/Tennessee rivalry and preview of the Third Saturday in October, make sure you watch the video above the article. Don't miss The Game with Ryan Fowler weekday afternoons from 2-6 p.m. for the latest surrounding the Alabama Crimson Tide.