As Alabama opens SEC play this weekend, the target is square on its back as the conference tries to unseat its three-time champion.

First up is Vanderbilt. The Commodores are undefeated and coming off the high of beating No. 18 Kansas State last weekend. That feeling was so euphoric, one defensive lineman felt the need to remind Alabama that it's next. But the 'We Want Bama' chants and signs are nothing new to players in the program.

"It happens everywhere," Alabama center Bradley Bozeman said. "No matter where you play, people are going to talk trash. You just move forward and you try to execute. You can't play with emotion in this game. You can't let your head get rattled with different aspects outside of football."

Regardless of the chirping, Vanderbilt brings the nation's top-ranked defense into the matchup and it will give Jalen Hurts and the Alabama offense a lot of different looks on Saturday.

"We have to be stronger at communication," Bozeman said. "You know, it happens every week. People are going to shift, people are going to move, but you have to be able to go out and execute even without maybe even saying something to your offensive linemen. You all have to be on the same page."

We'll see how well the Crimson Tide offensive line will do that when the two teams kickoff at 2:30 p.m.