KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban finally likes
what he sees.
After grilling the Crimson Tide for not playing with the
toughness and intensity that's characteristic of his Alabama
squads, Saban thinks his players finally lived up to their identity
in a 41-10 win at Tennessee on Saturday night.
Sixth-ranked Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC) certainly did not look like
a team that's played eight straight games. Greg McElroy threw with
precision, Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram finally found some open
space on the ground and Julio Jones set a single-game school record
with 221 yards on a career-high 12 catches.
It was just the kind of win the Tide wanted as it heads into a
bye week and before its tasked with facing No. 12 LSU at Baton
Rouge on Nov. 6.