Projections, projections for 2009

McElroy likely to start against Va. Tech
Mr. College Football thinks Greg McElroy will lead the Alabama Crimson Tide when it takes the field against Virginia Tech in the Chick-Fil-A College Kickoff game in the Georgia Dome. What does he base that opinion on? Glad you asked.

“Star Jackson, the redshirt freshman, is talented but you can’t start him against a Bud Foster defense,” according to Barnhart.

Barnhart also provides a glimpse at other SEC West teams in today’s blog.

Most anticipated college games for 2009
Can Ole Miss live up to the hype? That will be a big question in 2009’s SEC West race, and it makes games like Alabama’s matchup with Ole Miss a highly anticipated game for the season. According to NBC Sports list of the 20 most anticipated games of 2009, Alabama vs. Ole Miss is 3b.

Bama headed to Fiesta Bowl
We’ve had early looks at the 2009 preseason polls, so why not get our first look at the 2009 bowl games? According to, Alabama is headed to the Fiesta Bowl to face California. Get ready for another strong Tide season, with another BCS bowl, or maybe wait a few more months before making those travel plans. Can you trust a projection that has Auburn headed to the Music City Bowl?

Daniel Moore lawsuit update
Ian Rapoport of the Birmingham News has an update on the University of Alabama’s lawsuit against artist Daniel Moore. In summary, the University continues to use the legal process to harass Mr. Moore. Alabama should do the right thing and end this lawsuit, but I’m not holding my breath because when has Alabama done the right thing in managing its athletic department?