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“We have to accept accountability and then we have to move on and focus on the task ahead,” Alabama coach Anthony Grant said. “We can’t get this one night back. This is done. It’s in the books. We have to accept it and understand what caused it, and then we’ve got to move on and get ready for our next one.”

Tennessee has lost four of its last five games with Alabama and owns a 9-26 record at Coleman Coliseum. Thompson looks forward to the challenge.

“I feel like (the Mississippi game) helped me a lot,” Thompson said. “My confidence is up right now. I’m just trying to carry it over to our next game.”


AP Sports Writer John Zenor in Auburn, Ala., contributed to this report.