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Monday Bulldog Football Notebook

FAMILIAR FACES: When Vanderbilt goes on offense Saturday evening, there will be a couple of guys named Smith facing off from opposites sides of the ball. Both Alabama boys, too. But of course Bulldog FS Zach Smith and Vandy QB Larry Smith will have opposite ambitions on every snap. And State's Smith has a little inside info on his Commodore counterpart.

"I played with him in the all-star game," Zach said. He means the Mississippi-Alabama high school all-star contest played annually in Mobile. Zach prepped at Susan Moore HS in Altoona, while Larry hails from Prattville. "I'd seen him at camps and stuff," Zach recalls. "We got to become pretty close that week of the Alabama-Mississippi game." State's Smith got to see the Vanderbilt version after... Recommended Stories