RTI Podcast Week 8: The Third, No, Fourth Saturday in October – Tennessee @ Alabama

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    The Rocky Top Insider Podcast is back with Week 7 in the rear-view mirror and Week 8 on the horizon.

    The Tennessee Volunteers are hovering just over .500, with an overall record of 4-3 on the year. The Vols are 2-2 in SEC play with wins over South Carolina and Missouri. Join RTI’s Ryan Schumpert and Ric Butler as the guys get you ready for Tennessee’s road matchup with Alabama this Saturday night.

    As usual, the podcast goes with its three-part structure, with the guys starting with their closing thoughts on the Ole Miss game. Additionally, they go over the most significant storylines of the week, including the legal news from Wednesday involving Jeremy Pruitt, Phillip Fulmer, and Rick Barnes.

    The podcast closes with a preview of Alabama as the guys discuss what Tennessee will need to do to stay competitive, and which injured players Tennessee will need back the most in the game.

    Tennessee (4-3, 2-2 SEC) will travel to take on No. 4 Alabama (6-1, 3-1 SEC) this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ET.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.