2000 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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2000 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
2000 record 3–8 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Mike DuBose (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Neil Callaway (3rd year as OC 4th overall)
Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson (4th year)
Captain
Home stadium Bryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 83,818)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 83,091)
Seasons
« 1999 2001 »
2000 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#10 Florida x$   7 1         10 3  
#20 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
#19 South Carolina   5 3         8 4  
Tennessee   5 3         8 4  
Vanderbilt   1 7         3 8  
Kentucky   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
#18 Auburn x   6 2         9 4  
#22 LSU   5 3         8 4  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 5  
#24 Mississippi State   4 4         8 4  
Arkansas   3 5         6 6  
Alabama   3 5         3 8  
Championship: Florida 28, Auburn 6
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 Alabama Crimson Tide football team represented the University of Alabama in the 2000 college football season. The team was led by head coach Mike DuBose, who was coaching his final season at 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.

The team entered the season trying to build upon a 10–3 record from their 1999 season, which included a 34–7 victory in the SEC Championship over the Florida Gators. The 2000 team would not have the same success. Despite a preseason #3 ranking they eventually finished with a 3–8 record (3–5 in the SEC). The 2000 season was filled with several close losses. A 28-30 loss at LSU was Tide's first loss to LSU in Baton Rouge in 31 years, ending a 14–0–1 streak Alabama had posted there since 1969. A 0-9 defeat at the hands of in-state rival Auburn came on a cold and rainy afternoon and marked the first Iron Bowl played in Tuscaloosa since 1901.

For the first time since the 1956 season Alabama failed to win any out-of-conference games and became the first team from a BCS conference to lose to Central Florida, falling 38-40 at home on a last-second field goal.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 2:30 pm at UCLA* No. 3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA ABC L 24–35   76,640
September 9 11:30 am Vanderbilt No. 13 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL JPS W 28–10   83,091
September 16 8:00 pm No. 25 Southern Miss* No. 15 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL ESPN2 L 0–21   83,091
September 23 8:00 pm at Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR ESPN L 21–28   51,482
September 30 2:00 pm No. 23 South Carolina Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL PPV W 27–17   83,818
October 14 6:00 pm Ole Miss Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) ESPN W 45–7   83,818
October 21 2:30 pm at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) CBS L 10–20   107,709
October 28 2:00 pm UCF*dagger Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL PPV L 38–40   83,818
November 4 2:30 pm at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS L 28–30   91,778
November 11 11:30 am at No. 15 Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS (Rivalry) JPS L 7–29   44,114
November 18 2:30 pm No. 18 Auburn Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS L 0–9   85,986
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
  • Source: Rolltide.com All-time Football Results: 2000 Season[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-time Football Results: 2000 Season". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved August 27, 2011.