2005 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Preview

On this page you will find all the information for the 2005 Alabama Crimson Tide. Included is a preview of the team, some information about the school, and the 2005 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Schedule. If you are going to be betting on NCAA football this year be sure to check out our College football picks we do offer. When it comes to football betting maddux sports has you one step ahead of the bookmaker.

Coach: Mike Shula (3rd year at Alabama)
Team Name: Crimson Tide
2004 Record: 6-6
2004 SEC Conference Record 3-5
2004 ATS Record: 7-4
Returning Starters: 15

There are 2 things that have killed Alabama the last couple years, injuries and losing every single close game they are in. First let us start with the injuries, last season the Crimson Tide lost starting QB Brodie Croyle in the third game of the season, than lost starting running back Ray Hudson and finally full back Kenneth Darby went down against Tennessee later in the year. Injuries are a part of football but when you lose your entire starting backfield, there just isn't too much a team can do to be at an equivalent level with backups compared to the skilled starting unit. The next thing Alabama will have to work on is winning the close games. In the two seasons since Shula took over, the Crimson Tide are 0-9 in games decided by single digits. They will need to make a striking turn around in the tight games, if they expect to challenge for the SEC West crown. The good news is the talent is there and although they draw Florida, Tennessee, and LSU, all 3 of those games are at Tuscaloosa.

Alabama Football Schedule

Sep 3
Middle Tenn
Sep 10
Southern Miss
Sep 17
South Carolina
Sep 24
Oct 1
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Utah St.
Nov 5
Mississippi St.
Nov 12
Nov 19

2005 SEC Football

Here are the individual team previews for each school in the SEC conference. If you click on the team links you can find the 2005 info for each school. To return to the main 2005 preview page you may click here at anytime.

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