Croyle, Shula looking forward to Tide's test

From Alabama's plans for Florida to Ole Miss' struggles to Tennessee finding its QB, the SEC is covered here.

Updated: September 29, 2005, 6:24 PM ET
By Chris Low | Special to
Here it is: Alabama's chance to show that it truly is back among the SEC heavyweights. Alabama (4-0, 2-0) is the only unbeaten team in the Western Division. The Crimson Tide could really separate themselves in the West by winning at home Saturday against fourth-ranked Florida.

"This is our biggest game in a couple of years," Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle said. "It's our chance to win a big game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. We haven't done that since I have been here."

Nobody needs to tell Alabama coach Mike Shula that he has yet to win a big game, either, since returning to his alma mater in 2003.

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