Alabama Crimson Tide

Middle Tennessee head coach Andy McCollum isn't sure what will happen but one thing he knows for sure, the Blue Raiders are not going to sit back and watch.

"We'll be aggressive," McCollum said Monday. "When you play against teams like Alabama that are so physical, and have such great athletes, you can't just line up and try to physically match up with them. We'll try to mix things up, keep things off-balance offensively. We are a no-huddle team. We believe in that. We believe in doing things quick and that is how we will play."

"One of our goals last year was to beat a 'name,' " McCollum said. "We told our players, 'Don't let the name beat you before you even get out there."