Mr. Football Enjoys Trip "Home"

Terry Grant was Mr. Football in Mississippi a few years ago. He was back playing in his homestate Saturday and enjoyed his Alabama team's 27-24 win over the Mississippi Rebels.

Alabama tailback Terry Grant got the start against the Ole Miss Rebels in Oxford Saturday and the redshirt freshman tailback was Bama's leading rusher with a modest 16 carries for 62 yards. He had one touchdown.

Grant was complimentary of the Rebels. Grant, who prepped at Lumberton, Miss., said, "They played a great game. We played a good game, but we've still got some things to work on. We need to polish some things up and we can do a lot better."

Grant said "It was a great atmosphere." But, he said, "It was hard to have people from your homestate booing you. I guess that's what comes from being the visiting team. But it was fun to come back to my homestate and compete against guys I know."

He added, "Our last score quieted them down a little bit."

Grant wasn't surprised at Alabama's ability to come from behind and win the game in the fourth quarter. "That's what we're about," he said. "That's what Coach Saban preaches. He says there are four quarters to a game."

Grant had not started the previous week. He said, "It's not a matter of losing your job. Just other people are hot at the time. That's competition. It's a great way to do it."

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