Vols prepare to avoid Tide shame 

October, 18, 2012
In advance of the game, Tennessee linebacker Heman Lathers spoke to TideNation about the matchup and what the Vols will have to do to be successful:

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AP Photo/Wade PayneHerman Lathers and the Tennessee defense have a tall task ahead of them in defending Alabama.
Scarborough: What's the mood after losing in Starkville? How important is it to play well against Alabama and try to get a win in the SEC?
Lathers: Every loss is a tough loss no matter who it is. The mood this week at practice has been great. Our energy has been great. We know we have a big game coming up this weekend against the No. 1 team in the nation. You know, if you don't come prepared they're going to embarrass you. So we've been working really hard at practice. The energy has been great. We've been flying around. The mood is good and I think we'll be ready.
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