Gameday in Tuscaloosa is just one day away. The Alabama Crimson Tide and Tennessee Volunteers will meet for the 97th time on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. ‘Bama has won the past eight matchups, and owns a 52-37-8 all-time record against its rival from the north.
Here are four things to know:
- One of Altee Tenpenny’s ex-teammates set up a GoFundMe campaign to pay for his funeral. The kind gesture resulted in $15,000 of donations to Tenpenny’s family.
- Alabama will honor the late, great Ken Stabler in November. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback passed away this year at the age of 69.
- Throwback Thursday produced a couple memorable Alabama-Tennessee matchups. ‘Bama fans will probably want to relive 2009’s blocked kick instead of 1995’s Peyton Manning show.
- Nick Saban wishes Bryant-Denny Stadium could be a little more like Texas A&M’s Kyle Field. It’s true; the coach said as much on his Thursday night radio show.
Other Alabama news from around the Internet
- An Alabama-themed NASCAR paint job should be fan favorite at Talladega.
- VIDEO: Former Crimson Tide great Marcell Dareus read Shakespeare in London.
- Arkansas, Alabama are both showing interest in a record-setting running back.
- Former ‘Bama LB Xzavier Dickson posted an Instagram video featuring the late Altee Tenpenny. (via Marq Burnett)
- Athletic director Bill Battle said the Crimson Tide are becoming a team “people don’t want to play.” (MontgomeryAdvisor.com‘s Duane Rankin)
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