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Fumble caused by Harper turned game

Before the final, climactic play, before Roman Harper's helmet hit the football in just the right place, Joe Kines gathered his players around him on Bryant-Denny Stadium's sideline.

Tennessee tailback Gerald Riggs, Jr., was being helped off the field with an injured leg, but the Crimson Tide defense was in deep trouble. The Vols had first-and-goal at the Alabama three-yard line, and with the game tied 3-3 and time ticking away, this was no time to allow a touchdown. So the University of Alabama defensive coordinator huddled his charges and gave them the best advice he... Recommended Stories