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Big Test Coming For McElroy

Greg McElroy

Life is good for Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy. Last Saturday night he started his 15th consecutive game for the Crimson Tide. As in the previous 14, the entire 2009 season, McElroy finished with a victory. He is in his second year of college after having earned his degree prior to last season. And he may be headed for future study at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

It rains in England, and as it turns out Greg McElroy had a little rain on his parade this week. The Alabama statistics crew had credited McElroy with a 13-15 passing performance in the Crimson Tide's 48-3 season opening victory over San Jose State. Sportswriters had him with three misses--an uncharacteristic drop by Julio Jones, an uncharacteristic misread by McElroy trying to force the ball to...

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