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Tennessee Volunteers to have an “orange-out” for Alabama game

Nick Saban stands on the sideline during Alabama vs. Tennessee game
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

Alabama’s matchup against Tennessee means something for the first time in the Nick Saban era.

The Crimson Tide has won 15 games over Tennessee since 2007, but the Volunteers are different this year.

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Josh Heupel, a former national champion at Oklahoma, has turned the program around in Knoxville (Tenn.) during his second season as head coach. Tennessee will enter Saturday’s matchup against the Tide undefeated (5-0) at Neyland Stadium. The game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT via CBS. Hendon Hooker and Tennessee played well in 2021, but Alabama got a 52-24 victory.

Heupel has a complete team this year as the Vols are scoring 46.8 points and allowing 17.8 points per game.

Tennessee fans are so excited they want an “orange-out” for the contest.

Arkansas had a “red-out” for its game versus the Tide, but Alabama won 49-26. The “Third Saturday in October” rivalry looks to be very interesting.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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