Even though the Alabama vs. Tennessee rivalry has been one sided, Alabama football coach Nick Saban's scheduled appearance at a benefit dinner 60 miles south of rocky top shows that the rivalry is still alive and well.
The four time championship coach is scheduled to speak at the seventh annual Athens Area Chamber of Commerce benefit dinner on Tuesday.
The dinner has sold out its 1,500 spots.
While the dinner will be heavily attended, many Volunteer faithful have not been so thrilled to have their rival coach speak on their own turf.
Rob Preston, the chamber president, says his office has received over 100 complaints about the Saban appearance over the last several months. Preston says security was beefed up for the event as a precaution.