Tennessee defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri spoke with reporters today, and he spoke about how hard it is to be on opposite sides of his son, Alabama defensive back Vinnie Sunseri.
“I didn’t think it would be this hard,” said Sunseri, who served as a Nick Saban assistant at Alabama during 2009-11. “I didn’t imagine it would be this hard. But it is very, very, very tough.”
Sunseri spoke to reporters for a little less than six minutes, and it was emotional for him to speak about his son. He said it’s hard for his wife, Roxann, too.
“For her, she’s trying to be a wife and she’s trying to be a mother,” Sunseri said.
Vinnie has said his mother won’t attend Saturday’s game, and Sal said he doesn’t know.
“To be honest with you, I don’t want her to come,” he said.
We’ve got the video here, courtesy of the University of Tennessee media relations office: