“Only Yesterday”

Doug Dickey always said the 1967 Alabama game, Tennessee 24, Alabama 13, at Legion Field in Birmingham was the key win during his time at Tennessee.

That’s why finding the tape of the game on YouTube was so great.

It was fun watching the Vols of 47 years ago knock heads with the Crimson Tide.

There was the 67-yard drive off the opening kickoff for a score, Bubba Wyche, Bob Johnson, Richard Pickens, and a host of Volunteers leading the way. Albert Dorsey intercepted three passes in the fourth quarter, taking the final oskie in for a score that clinched the victory.

Steve Kiner, Jack Reynolds, and Vic Dingus were great, as were the rest of the defenders in orange.

All in all, it was a great day, many years ago.

But watching the tape, it only seemed as if it were yesterday.

Sunday, July 20, 2014