Haralson, who starts at defensive end, is eager to return to his homestate, even as an opposing player.
''It's going to be a great experience,'' he said. ''I'll get to play in front of my family and friends and some of the guys I grew up with.''
Asked how many ticket requests he's gotten from family and friends, Haralson replied: ''I'm going to need an awful lot.''
Haralson feels confident heading to Oxford. After struggling in a Game 4 loss to Auburn, he and the rest of Tennessee's D-line bounced back with a strong shoting in a Game 5 upset of Georgia last weekend.
''I thought we played a wonderful game,'' he said. ''We played hard, kept the pressure on and did what we had to do. We made a lot of progress.''