SEC Media Days: Alabama and Mike Shula

HOOVER – Here's a look at the day Alabama Head Mike Shula and the Tide had at the SEC's annual Media Day event.

Last season: 6-6

Last game vs. Georgia: 37-23 loss

Series Record: Alabama leads 35-25-4

Most memorable Georgia win: 1964 Flea-flicker

Most memorable Georgia loss:

Starters returning: 16

Best player: DeMeco Ryans

Biggest Weakness: Coaching

2005's big question: How much time does Mike Shula get to win at Alabama?

Inside the numbers vs. Georgia (as seen in the upcoming Dawg Post 2005 Season Preview):

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That's how many wins Georgia has in Tuscaloosa in its history. Alabama is one of two teams that Georgia has played more than 50 times that has a winning record against the Dawgs (Auburn).

SEC Media Day's quote to note:

"Expectations this year are higher than the last two years. I want to be at a place where the expectations are high." – Head Coach Mike Shula

"When I took this job my name was on the hot seat." – Shula on what fair and what's not

"When you win people say good things about your team – when you lose they don't." – Shula again, talking about fans and the media.

"Close is a very difficult word; close can get you fired." – Shula when asked how far away his team was to winning the SEC title.

Legge's projected SEC finish: 3rd SEC West

Legge's All-SEC Tide players: LB DeMeco Ryans, LB Freddie Roach


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