Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

There are some hot takes floating around the sports world, and then there’s what a couple of Tennessee football players reportedly said about Alabama ahead of their Week 8 clash in Tuscaloosa.

As relayed by Molly McGrath of ESPN and shared by Stewart Mandel of The Athletic, these players poked the bear in a big way, saying, “This doesn’t look like an Alabama team that can win a national championship.”

That’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off for them.

For what it’s worth, the Crimson Tide enter the game with an undefeated record, having beaten their foes by an average score of 51-17. They are favored to beat Tennessee by a mere 34.5 points.

Given this bulletin-board material, I’ll go ahead and suggest you take that bet.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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