2003 Record: 4-9 overall (2-6 SEC)
2003 NCAA STATS RANKINGS
Total Offense: 79th (350.6)
Rushing Offense: 54th (159.0)
Passing Offense: 85th (191.6)
Scoring Offense: 69th (25.5)
Total Defense:46th (360.2)
Rushing Defense: 36th (132.5)
Pass Defense: 72nd (227.8)
Scoring Defense: 61st (25.6)
LDE Mark Anderson (6-5, 239, Jr.)
RDT Jeremy Clark (6-3, 280, So.)
WLB DeMeco Ryans (6-1, 213, Jr.)
MLB Freddie Roach (6-2, 237, Jr.)
RCB Anthony Madison (5-9, 171, Sr.)
SS Roman Harper (5-1, 182, Jr.)
LCB Charlie Peprah (5-11, 195, Jr.)
* All-Star Candidates
Quarterback, defensive secondary.
TEAM QUESTION MARKS
Defensive line, coaching.
Nov. 20, Auburn. This is always a critical game for the Tide.
HEAD COACHES COMMENTS
"We moved spring ball up, went through spring, players had time off, went through first spring recruiting season, found out a lot about offseason demands this position has at university of Alabama. A lot of our players are now in summer school, getting themselves ready for fall practice. Excited about our new facilities. Will have a brand new field turf field ready to go, in our new weight room, entered that in January."
"Brodie Croyle is our starter (QB). He is 100 percent healthy. Has done a nice job with rehab over course of offseason. Could have practiced in spring ball but we held him out. Behind him Spencer Pennington is 100 percent. Spencer and Marc Guillon will compete for No. 2 position."
"WR is probably our scariest position. Have lot of young guys out there. Will have some freshmen playing, possibly starting. The WR with the most experience is Tyrone Prothro, a true sophomore, and he had 16 catches last year."
2004 SCHEDULE AND GAME PREDICTIONS
Sept. 4 UTAH STATE, W 35-10
Sept. 11 OLE MISS, W 24-17
Sept. 18 WESTERN CAROLINA, W 28-10
Sept. 25 at Arkansas, W 27-20
Oct. 2 SOUTH CAROLINA, W 28-21
Oct. 9 at Kentucky, W 21-17
Oct. 16 SOUTHERN MISS, w 27-6
Oct. 23 at Tennessee, L 17-10
Nov. 6 MISSISSIPPI STATE, W 27-7
Nov. 13 at LSU, L 24-10
Nov. 20 AUBURN, L 23-17
VandyMania's 2004 Alabama prediction: 8-3 (5-3 SEC)