October 8, 2006

Alabama reaches midway point

At the midway point of the season, the Alabama Crimson Tide has lived up to the preseason expectations most had for it. Yep, with its 4-2 record, Mike Shula's team is on pace to finish 7-5 and in fourth place in the SEC Western Division.

Of course, that's not the kind of season most of the faithful had in mind back in August.

Tide fans howled when, at SEC Football Media Days, the media slotted Alabama behind Arkansas in the West. But with a 1-2 record through its first three conference games, it appears as if league scribes and talking heads may have been on target when projecting this team.

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