Roddy Jones is not a buyer of the Tennessee offense this week against Alabama, and on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” called the Vols a “pretender” during a segment with Matt Barrie.

It’s not to say the Vols don’t have a good offense, and won’t have success, but Jones said the Vols are about to see a defense they haven’t faced yet this season.

“I just think Tennessee is about to see a defense the likes of which they haven’t seen yet this year,” Jones said. “Alabama did a great job against this crew last year, held Tennessee to its lowest output offensively of the season. And that defensive line is different from what they’ve faced so far this year.”

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Jones said Tennessee did a great job in the run game last week against LSU, but, “That’s not going to happen against Alabama.”

Jones also noted that Hendon Hooker and the Tennessee receivers were not in sync last week, and Cedric Tillman, even if he plays, will not be at full strength while recovering from an ankle injury.