October 3, 2007

UA-Houston: Five on the spot

The Alabama football team faces a high-powered Houston offense Saturday for Homecoming. Here are five players to watch against the Cougars:

1.] John Parker Wilson

Is Alabama capable of beating Houston without a big game from the quarterback? Yes. But that doesn't mean Wilson's performance isn't vitally important to his personal progress. Wilson pulled together respectable numbers thanks to the two-minute offense last week, but production was lacking for three-plus quarters. UA follows Houston with back-to-back SEC games against Ole Miss and Tennessee that will determine whether November football matters in Tuscaloosa this year. If there are no signs of improvement against the Cougars, there can be none expected against the Rebels or Vols.

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