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1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama in the 1999 college football season. The team was led by head coach Mike DuBose, who was in his third season with the program. The Crimson Tide, also known informally as the Tide, played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Legion Field, in Birmingham, Alabama.

1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football
SEC champion
SEC Western Division champion
Orange Bowl, L 34–35 OT vs. Michigan
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 8
1999 record10–3 (7–1 SEC)
Head coachMike DuBose (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorNeil Callaway (2nd year as OC 3rd overall)
Defensive coordinatorEllis Johnson (3rd year)
Captain
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 83,818)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 83,091)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 12 Florida x   7 1         9 4  
No. 9 Tennessee   6 2         9 3  
No. 16 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   4 4         6 6  
Vanderbilt   2 6         5 6  
South Carolina   0 8         0 11  
Western Division
No. 8 Alabama x$   7 1         10 3  
No. 13 Mississippi State   6 2         10 2  
No. 22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
No. 17 Arkansas   4 4         8 4  
Auburn   2 6         5 6  
LSU   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Alabama 34, Florida 7
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The team entered the season trying to build upon a 7–5 record from their 1998 season. The 1999 team had tremendous success. After a stunning last second loss to Louisiana Tech early in the year,[1] they eventually finished with a 9–2 regular season record (7–1 in the SEC). This included defeating Auburn on the road for the first time ever.[2] The team went on to the 1999 SEC Championship Game where they defeated Florida for the second time for the year.[3] Alabama played Michigan in the 2000 Orange Bowl[4] and suffered a 35–34 loss in overtime, due to a missed extra point.[5] Alabama had beaten Florida during the regular season by a single point in overtime, also due to a missed extra point.[6]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 411:30 a.m.at VanderbiltNo. 20JPSW 28–1741,600
September 1111:30 a.m.Houston*No. 21JPSW 37–1080,110
September 184:00 p.m.Louisiana Tech*No. 18
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham, AL
PPVL 28–2980,312
September 252:30 p.m.No. 14 ArkansasCBSW 35–2883,818
October 22:30 p.m.at No. 3 FloridaNo. 21CBSW 40–39 OT85,721
October 162:30 p.m.at No. 22 Ole MissNo. 11CBSW 30–2452,122
October 232:30 p.m.No. 5 TennesseeNo. 10
CBSL 7–2186,869
October 302:00 p.m.Southern Miss* No. 14
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
PPVW 35–1483,818
November 611:30 a.m.LSUNo. 12
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (rivalry)
JPSW 23–1783,818
November 132:30 p.m.No. 8 Mississippi StateNo. 11
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (rivalry)
CBSW 19–783,818
November 206:30 p.m.at AuburnNo. 8ESPNW 28–1785,214
December 47:00 p.m.vs. No. 5 FloridaNo. 7ABCW 34–774,309
January 1, 20007:30 p.m.vs. No. 8 Michigan*No. 5ABCL 34–35 OT70,461
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

1999 Alabama Crimson Tide football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 37 Shaun Alexander Sr
WR 80 Jason McAddley So
WR 15 Freddie Milons So
T 60 Chris Samuels Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 24 Tony Dixon Jr
DT 97 Cornelius Griffin Sr
DT 98 Reggie Grimes Sr
DB 23 Reggie Myles So
LB 11 Saleem Rasheed So
DT 88 Kenny Smith Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Louisiana Tech has history of comebacks". ESPN. October 23, 2003. Retrieved September 24, 2008.
  2. ^ "Atlanta-bound Alabama: Tide secure SEC West crown with 28–17 victory". Sports Illustrated. November 21, 1999. Retrieved September 26, 2008.
  3. ^ "Alabama Beats Florida In the S.E.C. Title Game". The New York Times. December 5, 1999. Retrieved September 24, 2008.
  4. ^ "Alabama to make 50th bowl appearance". The Crimson White. December 6, 1999.
  5. ^ "Michigan vs. Alabama". USA Today. January 1, 2000. Retrieved September 24, 2008.
  6. ^ "2nd Point After Is the Difference". The New York Times. October 3, 1999. Retrieved September 24, 2008.