Friday, October 20, 2006


The Friday Skinny

#7 Tennessee (5-1) vs. Alabama (5-2)

Location: Neyland Stadium in Knoxville (capacity 104,079)

Surface: Tifway Bermuda grassed mowed at ¾ inch height which drains 12 inches an hour thanks partially to a 16 inch crown in the center of the field.

Time: 3:30 P.M.

VolWalk: The Vols will make their way to the stadium at 1:15 P.M. from the Neyland-Thompson Sports Complex

Pride of the Southland procession: The band makes their way to the stadium at 1:50 P.M.

Vol Network's Kickoff call-in show: Starts outside of gate 21 at 2:00 P.M.

Tennessee legends of the game: Richmond Flowers (1966-1968) and Haskel Stanback (1971-1973) will be honored

Weather: Click here for the latest game day forecast

Television: The game will be shown on CBS with Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (analyst), and Tracy Wolfson (sidelines)

Radio: Vol Network in Knoxville, WIVK 107.7 fm,
Bob Kesling, play-by-play
Tim Priest, color analyst
Jeff Francis, sideline reporter

Last time out:

Tennessee beat Georgia 51-33
Alabama beat Ole Miss 26-23 in overtime

Last meeting: Alabama beat Tennessee 6-3 in 2005

The coaches:

Phillip Fulmer (Tennessee 1972)
At Tennessee: 133-38 (.778/14th year)
Versus Alabama: 10-3

Mike Shula (Alabama 1987)
Overall record: 25-19 (.568/4th year)
Versus Tennessee: 1-2

Jayson Swain - ankle, probable
Arron Sears - elbow, ankle, toe, probable
Anthony Parker - ankle, probable
Austin Rogers - mono, out

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