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No. 1 Alabama welcomes no-huddle Rebels

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Maybe the huddles have been holding teams back against No. 1 Alabama.

The Crimson Tide faces Mississippi and Hugh Freeze's up tempo, no-huddle offense Saturday night. It at least presents Alabama's defense with a different- sort of challenge.

So far, nobody has mustered much offense or presented much of a problem to Alabama. Now, it's the Rebels' turn to give it a shot in their SEC opener after a 3-1 start against mostly suspect competition.

The Rebels come in as 31-point underdogs and having lost eight consecutive SEC openers. They're also winless in eight tries against No. 1 teams and have beaten Alabama just nine times in 59 meetings.

Tide coaches have been showing players a video of Tim Tebow's emotional speech after the Rebels stunned Florida in 2008.

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