Best of Week 7: 'Dixieland Delight' makes its glorious return to Alabama

Alabama fans did their best to keep the "Dixieland Delight" tradition alive on Saturday night. John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports

Week 7 has us singing a new verse of an old tune.

The biggest news this week in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was Tua Tagovailoa's sprained knee the return of beloved stadium anthem "Dixieland Delight" for the Crimson Tide's game against Missouri.

The fan favorite -- by the band Alabama, the three-time Country Music Association Entertainers of the Year -- was last played in Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2015, but was nixed due to the annotations made by a large segment of the crowd (their additions in parentheses):

Spend my dollar (on beer)
Parked in a holler 'neath the mountain moonlight (Roll Tide)
Hold her up tight (against the wall)
Make a little lovin' (all night)
A little turtle dovin' on a Mason Dixon night (F--- Auburn)
Fits my life (and LSU)
Oh so right (and Tennessee, too)
My Diiiixielaaaaaaaaand Delight

Such a shame to corrupt a beautiful tune about ... what's that now? We'll let Wikipedia break it down:

"The song's title refers to the girlfriend of the singer. Later in the song, [songwriter Ronnie] Rogers conjures up images of various forest animals (e.g. a white-tailed buck and a red-tailed hawk) and how they bring peace to him, before returning to how the main character plans to become intimate with his girlfriend during their weekend outing."

Seems like the perfect jam to get the people going in the fourth quarter. So along come athletic director Greg Byrne, Tide running back Damien Harris, UA student body president Price McGiffert and one Miss Terry Saban, begging fans to let "Dixieland Delight" live by not saying the very bad words.

And we're pleased to report that it made its triumphant return, albeit with an assist from the stadium's speaker system which blasted the word "beat" over the offending word before Auburn.

Miss Terry is so very proud of y'all. "Dixieland Delight" lives to see another day. Now let's see what happens when the song plays in the Iron Bowl.

Warning: You might get fired up

LSU defensive end Breiden Fehoko, from Hawaii, performs a haka outside Tiger Stadium with his dad to get ready for Georgia. In retrospect, this was probably a bad sign for the Dawgs, who lost 36-16.

Swish swish

Ohio State's band has joined your mom in learning how to floss.

Meanwhile, Iowa State not only treated its fans to a 30-14 upset of No. 6 West Virginia, but also this scene at halftime.

A decade of Dabo

A year ago today, Clemson introduced Dabo Swinney as its interim head coach following the ouster of Tommy Bowden. The Tigers released a video to commemorate the anniversary.

Was it in the basement?

Did you know Texas A&M and South Carolina played for a trophy? Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp did not.

According to myaggienation.com, the trophy hasn't been seen in past years because it has actually been at the Alamo. It'll stay there for the fifth year as the Aggies are 5-0 against South Carolina since joining the SEC.

Wanna see it? Here it is being held by Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

Just kicking it around

Tennessee forced a Jarrett Stidham fumble and bounced it down the field until picking it up for a touchdown.

Off the bench

After Sam Ehlinger left with a shoulder injury on the first drive of the game, Texas quarterback Shane Buechele took over and helped the No. 9 Longhorns to a 23-17 win.

What they're wearing

Illinois honored a legend for its homecoming game against Purdue.

Ole Miss wore all whites for its visit to Arkansas.

West Virginia suiting up in the Stormtrooper unis for its night game at Iowa State.