Tennessee D-line has tall task of facing 'Bama's beef

Tennessee's defensive front has 1,574 pounds of Alabama blockers to contend with Saturday. Learn about the matchup within the matchup.

Alabama's star-studded defense gets most of the headlines but its offense is nothing to shake a stick at.

The No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide (6-0) enter averaging 44.8 points per game, 5.7 yards per rush and 252.8 passing yards per game.

"Every year it's just a challenge with those guys," fourth-year Tennessee defensive line coach Steve Stripling said. "They're probably the most physical and complete line that we play every year."

Heading up the Tide's offensive front from left to right are Cam Robinson, Ross Pierschbacher, Bradely Bozeman, Alphonse Taylor and Jonah Williams. All are in their third year or older except for Williams.

"He's younger but very athletic," Stripling said of Williams. "I think lack of experience shows on certain snaps, but I think he's going to be a really good player. He's just young, and he's developing."

Learn more about Tennessee's defenders in the trenches by watching the Stripling video above or get the players' perspective with the LaTroy Lewis video below:

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