2000 Alabama Crimson Tide football team
|2000 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
|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)|
|Home stadium||Bryant–Denny Stadium
|2000 SEC football standings|
|#10 Florida x$||7||–||1||10||–||3|
|#19 South Carolina||5||–||3||8||–||4|
|#18 Auburn x||6||–||2||9||–||4|
|#24 Mississippi State||4||–||4||8||–||4|
|Championship: Florida 28, Auburn 6|
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 30-28 loss at LSU was the 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 9-0 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.
|September 2||2:30 p.m.||at UCLA*||No. 3||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA||ABC||L 24–35||76,640|
|September 9||11:30 a.m.||Vanderbilt||No. 13||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||JPS||W 28–10||83,091|
|September 16||8:00 p.m.||No. 25 Southern Miss*||No. 15||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||ESPN2||L 0–21||83,091|
|September 23||8:00 p.m.||at Arkansas||Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR||ESPN||L 21–28||51,482|
|September 30||2:00 p.m.||No. 23 South Carolina||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL||PPV||W 27–17||83,818|
|October 14||6:00 p.m.||Ole Miss||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry)||ESPN||W 45–7||83,818|
|October 21||2:30 p.m.||at Tennessee||Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October)||CBS||L 10–20||107,709|
|October 28||2:00 p.m.||UCF*||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL||PPV||L 38–40||83,818|
|November 4||2:30 p.m.||at LSU||Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry)||CBS||L 28–30||91,778|
|November 11||11:30 a.m.||at No. 15 Mississippi State||Scott Field • Starkville, MS (Rivalry)||JPS||L 7–29||44,114|
|November 18||2:30 p.m.||No. 18 Auburn||Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Iron Bowl)||CBS||L 0–9||85,986|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|
- Source: Rolltide.com All-time Football Results: 2000 Season
- "All-time Football Results: 2000 Season". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved August 27, 2011.