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2017 Schedule
7-0, 1st in SEC - West

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Former Tennessee athletic director Doug Dickey used to say that the head football coach at Tennessee would always be measured by how he fares against Alabama, Florida and Georgia. With the Vols headed to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday as a 36.5-point underdog and coach Butch Jones' seat scorching hot, the reality is that Tennessee hasn't measured up for much of the last two decades, spanning four different head coaches. Going back to the start of the 2000 season, Tennessee is just 15-38 against Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Phillip Fulmer had 11 of those wins from 2000-08, Jones three from 2013 to present, Lane Kiffin one in 2009 and Derek Dooley none from 2010-12.

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Robinson talks transition from Bama to NFL (3:14)
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Ben Hogg ESPN Producer 

Tim Tebow & Marcus Spears mono y mono in a game of cornhole in Tuscaloosa! (Laura as ref) Join then for SEC Nation Sat 10am ET on SEC Network

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Byrne praises Saban's leadership (1:38)

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama is a 36.5-point favorite over Tennessee on Saturday. It's one of the largest point spreads on an SEC game in the last 40 years. The largest? Florida -43 over Vanderbilt in 1996, per ESPN Stats and Information.

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Alabama heavily favored against Tennessee

Alabama has won 10 straight against Tennessee and remain big favorites to run the table in the SEC West. The Crimson Tide is looking to start 8-0 for the seventh time in the past 11 seasons. Tennessee hasn't scored a touchdown since Sept. 23.

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12hAlex Scarborough

Tennessee wants Bama ... to put the Vols out of their misery

The Third Saturday in October is one of the SEC's most tradition-rich rivalries. Lately it's gone bankrupt. Tennessee's visit to Alabama is a reminder of the vast gulf between two historic programs.

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How can Tennessee pull off an upset? (2:47)
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SEC rewind: Tennessee vs. Alabama in 2003 (1:38)
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Down year? SEC projects to own half of College Football Playoff field

The 2017 version of the SEC has not been as strong from top to bottom as in other years, it's true. But ESPN's projected strength of record metric says the league has a strong chance to end up with two of the nation's four most worthy playoff teams.

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1dAlex Scarborough

Alabama WR D. Lee dismissed from team

Alabama walk-on wide receiver Donnie Lee was arrested on a charge of domestic assault on Thursday. Lee was involved in a physical altercation with a woman he was dating that resulted in injuries, according to a police report obtained by WBRC.

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A decade of dominance

Alabama has rolled over Tennessee since Nick Saban took over in Tuscaloosa in 2007. The Tide have won 71 straight games against unranked opponents, the third-longest streak in AP Poll history.

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A look into Saban's relationship with the media (3:10)
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Hurts, Tide not letting success alter focus (2:59)
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SEC Say What: Week 7 recap (1:36)
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What to look forward to this week and beyond (2:43)
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Jones, Saban not taking UT vs. Bama rivalry lightly (2:39)

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Butch Jones calls Alabama "probably the most complete team I've seen in a number years."

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Recruiting Insiders: Week 7 news

Top-10 teams Alabama and USC got the chance to post impressive wins in front of some of the two teams' current and future targets, including potential Trojans signal-caller Tanner McKee.

Team Stats

Passing Yards182.3102nd
Rushing Yards302.67th
Points For42.78th
Points Against10.12nd