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.
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