One interesting fact that connects Nick Saban, Tennessee and Tom Brady
Alabama and Tennessee will resume their rivalry this weekend in a Top-10 clash.
The Vols lost their first game this season in a thrilling overtime bout against Texas A&M last week and are looking to get back on track against the nation’s top-ranked team. History is not on their side, however, as the Crimson Tide’s coach has had enduring success against Tennessee.
The Last Time Nick Saban Lost to Tennessee (Sept. 29, 2001)
Patriots QB Tom Brady had yet to start an NFL game.
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) October 10, 2016
Nick Saban’s last loss against the Vols came in a 26-18 game, while he was the coach at LSU. Since then, Saban has played Tennessee 10 times – once as LSU’s coach and nine as Alabama’s – and he has won each contest.
Saban’s streak against Tennessee has spanned the entire starting career of Tom Brady, who is currently the oldest active quarterback in the NFL at 39 years of age. The Alabama coach has dominated the SEC for over a decade, but Tennessee is looking to put an end to one aspect of that dominance when the two teams meet on Saturday afternoon.