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Tide Didn't Like ‘Red Team' Stuff

Kevin Norwood

It seems the Alabama football team, depending on whom one asks, was not too thrilled with Tennessee's players referring to them this week as "The Red Team" instead of using the Crimson Tide or Alabama. Apparently, that strategy in Knoxville served as a motivator on the practice and game fields in Tuscaloosa, the latter resulting in a 45-10 blowout win for the top-ranked Tide Saturday.

"We heard they were calling us ‘The Red Team,' and we felt that was disrespectful," said Alabama senior wide receiver Kevin Norwood, who torched Tennessee for 112 yards on six catches, including a 22-yard scoring strike from A.J. McCarron. "It was just one of those nights when everything was clicking for us. "We grabbed all the momentum (in the first half, with 35 unanswered points), and then... Recommended Stories