Last week was the first little bit of payoff in Jeremy Pruitt era. Tennessee knocked off a ranked Auburn team on the road, earning Pruitt his first win in the SEC in the process. The reward? Tennessee gets a visit from Pruitt’s old boss Nick Saban and Alabama. Welcome to life in the SEC.
Tennessee’s progress — at least on the scoreboard — may be halted for a week with Saban’s group in town. The Vols are four touchdown underdogs at home and have a tall task in front of them. Still, it’s going to be interesting to see how Tennessee stacks up against far and away the best team in the nation.
Below you’ll find all of our stories leading up to this one. The Vols and Crimson Tide will kick off at 3:30 PM eastern on CBS on Saturday.