KNOXVILLE — Tennessee is starting at a disadvantage against top-ranked Alabama before the first snap Saturday.
The Volunteers have a weight problem.
The Crimson Tide’s three defensive linemen weigh a combined 100 pounds more than the Volunteers’ interior offensive linemen. That’s not good for a Tennessee team that often relies on its run game.
“That is something that we’ve got to figure out a way to move the ball in there. We’re giving up a lot of weight and size in there,” Tennessee Coach Lane Kiffin said.