MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama is trying to maintain momentum
going into the Southeastern Conference. Auburn is seeking to regain
The Crimson Tide opens Thursday with South Carolina, a team they
beat eight days earlier in a strong closing week. The Tigers face
Florida after having won two straight before losing to the Tide in
the regular-season finale.
Alabama coach Anthony Grant thinks the Tide showed in its two
wins that some lessons might have been learned from earlier defeats
after blowing leads.
Auburn coach Jeff Lebo figures the Tigers will face a hungry
Florida team. The Gators are trying to strengthen their NCAA
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