Vanderbilt DL after Kansas State win: 'Alabama, you're next'

Vanderbilt safety Ryan White (14) celebrates LaDarius Wiley (5), Tre Herndon (31) and Nifae Lealao (77) after White intercepted a pass against Kansas State. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

It’s almost always a bad idea to say anything about Alabama.

Some will proclaim, “We Want ‘Bama!” No you don’t! You really don’t! Vanderbilt defensive lineman Nifae Lealao is a senior. He’s been around the SEC long enough to know that, but that didn’t stop him from saying this:


That was Lealao after the Commodores upset No. 18 Kansas State 14-7 in Nashville Saturday night. Lealao and the Vanderbilt defense played really well to contain Jesse Ertz and the Wildcats offense, but next on the schedule is a much bigger challenge. That’s right; it’s none other than No. 1 Alabama, who Vandy hasn’t played since 2011 or beaten since 1984.

Both teams are 3-0, but the Tide will be heavy road favorites.

Vandy is an improved team, no doubt, but you don’t want to give Alabama any extra motivation to knock your teeth in.


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