As the top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide put an 18-game winning streak on the line, the Tennessee Volunteers look to end a nine-game losing streak in the series.

Veteran Knoxville News Sentinel sports columnist John Adams joined Wimp and Barry Sanderson during Wednesday’s edition of Inside the Locker Room to preview Saturday’s big game in Knoxville.

Tennessee’s tendency of falling behind early and climbing back in the second half has been one of the most discussed aspects of their season. Adams chronicled how the play of Josh Dobbs has been better when the Volunteers are trailing.

“Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee’s quarterback, when things go badly and they get behind, he just plays better. Maybe he doesn’t think as much, but he’s a great playmaker. He’s a great runner. He’s the best runner on this team, and he just starts making plays when they get down.” Adams said.

The veteran Tennessee football observer elaborated on the mentality that the Volunteers adopt when falling behind in a game.

“The team has a great attitude when down. It’s as though they almost expect to win once they get down.” Adams said.

Adams also addressed Tennessee’s injury situation and how the postponement of Florida’s game with LSU affects Tennessee.

He also touched on how Butch Jones has improved the program’s standing through recruiting and their outlook in the future

“Butch Jones has recruited consistently well.  Even though Tennessee will lose a number of key players this year, I think it very easily could be the favorite in the (SEC) East, regardless of what happens down the stretch.” Adams said

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