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Jeremy Pruitt Jokingly Reveals Tennessee's Plan Against Alabama

Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt talking to his players.

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 24: Head coach Jeremy Pruitt of the Tennessee Volunteers coaches during the first half of a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Jeremy Pruitt's Tennessee team is coming off a much-needed win over Mississippi State. For their victory, they'll experience the reward of playing the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide this weekend.

This longstanding series has not been much of rivalry of late. Tennessee last beat Alabama in 2006. Of the Crimson Tide's 12 consecutive victories, 10 have come by double-digits.

To make things even tougher for the Vols, Saturday's game is in Tuscaloosa. Pruitt knows his team is behind the proverbial 8-ball this weekend.

During his weekly press conference, Pruitt joked that his strategy for the game will mirror the one utilized by Little Rock (Ark.) Pulaski Academy, a high school team that does not punt and kicks onside every time.

Give Pruitt credit for being brutally honest here. Even if his team actually did use this game plan, they'd be hard-pressed to pull of this upset.

Tennessee and Alabama will kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday from Bryant-Denny Stadium.

ESPN will broadcast the action in primetime.