The Alabama Crimson Tide will most likely be pre-season No. 1 in all of college football. They’re a favorite to get into the college football playoffs, and several sources list them as the favorite to win the whole thing.
Don’t tell that to Terry Bradshaw.
The very opinionated NFL Hall of Famer believes there’s one team that will “walk all over” Alabama — Tennessee.
Bradshaw made his remark on the Paul Finebaum show while talking with, arguably, Finebaum’s most famous caller, the Alabama super fan Phyllis from Mulga, Al.
“I’m a Volunteer fan,” Bradshaw told Phyllis. “And they’ll probably walk all over Alabama. Tennessee is back.”
Even though she was on the phone I could have sworn the screen was fogging from the smoke coming out of her ears.
The “Tennessee is back” is curious given the Vols lost a ton of talent — Josh Dobbs, Jalen Hurd, Alvin Kamara, just to name a few — and could be in for a down year.
This could very well be a case of Bradshaw talking just to stir something up. Tennessee hasn’t beaten Alabama since 2006. One sports book has UT with an over/under win total of 7.5, while Alabama sits at 10.5.
So it seems as if Bradshaw, in a slow off season, was just trying to stir something up. He did his job.