Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson played one of his best games of the season in last week's win against Missouri and now he's turning his attention to the Tennessee Vols.

The junior played his first two seasons under defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt but now he'll see him across the sideline at Neyland Stadium on Saturday.

"Coach Pruitt, he's a great guy," Wilson said. "Our relationship is still there. We always communicate, talk ball. I probably talked to him a week and a half ago just congratulating him on his win and telling him to make sure he keeps those guys going despite the losses that they took. It's definitely a relationship that we'll probably have forever."

The Third Saturday in October is such an passionate rivalry on both sides and the players know what's at stake.

"Obviously it's a big game. You know, there's a lot of tradition behind it so I feel like it's something we gotta take pride in because it was a lot of tradition with game probably even before we were born. So it's something that we're going to be prepared for."

Listen to everything Wilson had to say during his media appearance this week by watching the video above.