McKinstry Not Looking Back
Jalin Hyatt isn't walking through that door. He scored five touchdowns in last year's Tennessee upset of Alabma in Knoxville, but Hyatt has matriculated to the NFL.
Another of UT's top receiving threats is injured, that being Bru McCoy.
However, Bama fans should not be overly confident about shutting down the Vols passing game this thrid Saturday in October.
"[Tennessee's wide receivers] are good players," cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry said. "They also understand the scheme that their coach is trying to get accomplished. I feel like they do their jobs. They don’t try to do too much outside of what they need to be doing. I feel like they play very hard, and they block on the outside. I feel like they run good routes, and I feel like those guys are good players, too."
Those receivers have a strong-armed quarterback slinging it their way, too.
"I feel like [Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton] is a good player," McKinstry noted. "He has a very strong arm. He can make all the throws. He plays like he’s very smart and he understands what the offensive coordinator is trying to get accomplished with their offense."
Bama fans who won't soon forget a controversial pass interference drive that kept a winning drive alive for Tennessee last year could take a lesson from the guy it was called against.
"I haven’t looked at that play since the Monday after the game after we watched film with Coach," McKinstry said earlier this week. "That’s last year. I’m kind of focused on this year, focused on doing what we need to do to execute and play fast and physical as a defense this week. I haven’t really went back and looked at that."
No. 11 Alabama will host No. 17 Tennessee Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT. You can hear the contest on both Tide 100.9/1230 WTBC and 95.3 The Bear.
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