There is only one completely fool proof way to deal with crowd noise. That is to shut the crowd up. Break off a few big runs and deep passes then put two or three possessions in between you and the home team on the scoreboard then the crowd has nothing to be loud about. I know we are easily capable of doing that. We just have to weather the storm early until we have a lead established.
When it is full, Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., is one of the loudest venues in college football. Alabama sophomore Trey DePriest will experience the noise for the first time at 6 p.m. CDT Saturday when the top-ranked Crimson Tide meets Tennessee. As a middle linebacker, DePriest is in charge of communicating many of the defense's calls.